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Weed-Smoking Parents Are Harsher Disciplinarians: Study

Weed-Smoking Parents Are Harsher Disciplinarians: Study They might not be as "chill" as we think. By Connor Garel ASSOCIATED PRESS Many parents have found cannabis helps them, in varying degrees, to manage some of the challenges associated with raising children.

Article by Connor Garel, Huffington Post  In an age of new cannabis laws, advancing research and rapidly changing attitudes, the rise of the parent who uses marijuana has almost become a promised statistical outcome. Parenting is far from an easy journey, and many have been quite open about turning to the occasional joint to remain mellow through it all, to ...

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Silicon Valley Is Spending Millions Trying to Synthesize THC From Yeast

Silicon Valley Is Spending Millions Trying to Synthesize THC From Yeast Startups are growing THC, CBD, and "unnatural cannabinoids" from yeast. But some scientists say yeast-grown compounds will never compete with the real plant. By Troy Farah

Article by Troy Farah, Vice News A growing number of marijuana companies are betting that the cannabis plant will someday be obsolete. These startups predict powerful compounds called cannabinoids—such as THC, responsible for the “high” in marijuana—can be produced cheaper using bioengineered fungus rather than the traditional herb. It’s not difficult to insert enzymes into brewer’s yeast so that it yields something ...

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Cannabis’s Impact Varies Depending on the Part of the Brain It’s Acting On, Researchers Say

Marijuana's impact varies depending on the part of the brain it's acting on, researchers say Researchers examine effects of marijuana on brain London researchers are looking at why cannabis can have such different effects on different people. CTV’s Celine Moreau has more. Dr. Steven Laviolette of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry discusses his research on marijuana's impact on the brain in London, Ont. on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Celine Moreau / CTV London)

Article by Celine Moreau, CTV News Marijuana can produce radically different effects depending on the person, researchers studying different areas of the brain have found. It’s a drug that’s been legal now for close to a year, but one that researchers like Dr. Steven Laviolette of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, say needs further examination. “From a research ...

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Cannabis-Based Therapy Reduced Seizure Frequency in Child Patients, Preliminary Findings Show

Cannabis-based therapy reduced seizure frequency in child patients, preliminary findings show Thia James, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Postmedia News Dr. Richard Huntsman, lead U of S researcher on the pediatric cannabidiol study involving patients with severe epilepsy.

Article by Thia James, Saskatoon StarPhoenix via Truro Daily News Allyssa Sanderson says the sparks have returned to her son’s eyes, and everyone in his life has noticed. Eight-year-old Ben Sanderson was diagnosed at the age of two with a severe form of epilepsy, Lennox-Gasteut syndrome. He was one of seven children under the age of 10 to complete a ...

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Eleven Cases of Youths Hospitalized From Cannabis Exposure: Study

Eleven cases of youths hospitalized from cannabis exposure: study More than half involved children unintentionally eating edible cannabis By: Solomon Israel

Article by Solomon Israel, Leaf News At least 11 children or adolescents have been confirmed as suffering serious medical events related to non-medical cannabis exposures in Canada between September and December of 2018, according to the preliminary findings of a Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program study released Thursday. “This is a small number,” said Dr. Richard Bélanger, a pediatrician who practises adolescent medicine ...

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Analyzing the Use of Cannabis in Treating Addiction

Analyzing the use of cannabis in treating addiction Dana Roberts, Anchor/Videojournalist, Sudbury

Article by Dana Roberts, CTV News The opioid crisis is an ongoing concern in northern Ontario and beyond, and a Sudbury group is taking things into their own hands by offering free cannabis edibles to those battling opioid addictions. While not yet legalized in Canada, a local entrepreneur and cannabis advocate believes he has the solution to the growing opioid ...

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Ontario Marks First PTSD Awareness Day: Is Cannabis a Viable Treatment?

CULTURE Ontario marks first PTSD Awareness Day: Is cannabis a viable treatment? Although the medical community’s response to cannabis and post-traumatic stress disorder is wildly subjective, many physicians seem to be open to the drug’s potential as a treatment By Emma Spears Although the medical community’s response to cannabis and PTSD is also wildly subjective, many physicians seem to be open to the drug’s potential as a treatment. iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op June 27 marks the first-ever Post-traumatic stress disorder Awareness Day in the province of Ontario. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is catalyzed by a traumatic occurrence an individual has witnessed or experienced. The memories or impressions of these events can have a serious and long-lasting impact on an individual’s life. Symptoms of ...

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Cannabis Treatments are Finding a Home in the MMA Fighting Ring

ETFS News Wire Investing Commodities 20h ago Cannabis treatments are finding a home in the MMA fighting ring Kristine Owram, Bloomberg News

Article by Kristine Owram, Bloomberg News Cannabis companies are increasingly finding a good fit in mixed martial arts, the tough, anything-goes combat sport. CbdMD Inc., which makes topicals, tinctures and other CBD-based consumer products, is extending its reach into the cage through a partnership with Bellator MMA, a mixed martial arts organization owned by Viacom Inc. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a ...

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Cannabis and Sports: Up Against Outdated Rules

Cannabis and sports: Up against outdated rules Many professional athletes are coming forward as cannabis advocates. So what are the associated risks and benefits? ERIC STROBER, GREENCAMP.COM Big3 co-founder Ice Cube greets a fan during week eight of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Infinite Energy Arena on August 10, 2018 in Duluth, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) A growing number of professional athletes are coming forward as cannabis advocates, calling for reduced penalties—or none at all—for using the plant, and highlighting its benefits for pain relief compared to options like opioids. DAVID RAMOS/GETTY IMAGES In 2018, WADA removed cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical in cannabis that has therapeutic, but not psychoactive, effects, from its list of banned substances.

Article by Eric Strober, Green Camp via Regina Leader-Post While cannabis legalization in Canada and some states in the U.S. may have opened doors to additional research into the plant’s health benefits, one area where the move towards acceptance continues to face hurdles is within professional sports leagues—at least for now. A growing number of professional athletes are coming forward ...

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