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Linalool, Isopulegol: Behind the Oddly-Named Terpenes That Affect How Your Cannabis Affects You

Linalool, Isopulegol: Behind the oddly-named terpenes that affect how your pot affects you By Patrick Cain Cannabis store owner explains different kinds of marijuana strains

Article by Patrick Cain, Global News One surprise, as Canadians checked out brand new cannabis websites on Oct. 17, was a new and bewildering terminology. Newfoundland shoppers were confronted with a drop-down menu offering a choice of 36 different “terpenes”: ‘Trans-Ocimene,’ ‘Linalool,’ ‘Isopulegol.’ Terpenes, the site explained, “are aromatic oils that colour cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine.” ...

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Cannabis Researchers Turning Their Eyes To Seniors

Cannabis researchers turning their eyes to seniors

Article by Cassandra Szklarski, CTV News Constant back pain caused by a fall left Ash Basu in agony, so when his doctor suggested he see a cannabis specialist, he was intrigued. The 64-year-old had no experience with marijuana, recreationally or otherwise, but had heard reports of the herb’s pain-relieving potential and was eager to avoid opioids. He was referred to ...

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How Should Researchers Measure Cannabis Variables?

How should researchers measure cannabis variables? From individual doses to big-picture trends, Canadian researchers are starting to work towards consensus on quantifying cannabis By: Solomon Israel When Canadian researchers define new empirical measurements for cannabis, they'll be walking into a complex intersection of botany, chemistry and psychopharmacology. (Steven Senne / The Associated Press files) A sample of cannabis at a testing laboratory in Santa Ana, Calif. (Chris Carlson / The Associated Press files) In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, photo, a marijuana sample is set aside for evaluation at Cannalysis, a cannabis testing laboratory, in Santa Ana, Calif. Nearly 20 percent of the marijuana and marijuana products tested in California for potency and purity have failed, according to state data provided to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Researchers have long quantified marijuana's primary intoxicating molecule in terms of milligrams, but there's no scientific consensus on how many milligrams of THC count as a standard dose for the purposes of clinical research. (Jae C. Hong / The Associated Press files)

Article by Solomon Israel, Cannabis Life Network For Canadian researchers, recreational cannabis legalization opens up new possibilities for investigations in fields from social science to medicine, but first they have a problem to solve: a lack of agreed-upon standards for measuring cannabis-related variables. Take THC, for instance. Researchers have long quantified marijuana’s primary intoxicating molecule in terms of milligrams, but there’s no ...

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Eight Canadian Universities, Colleges Now Growing Cannabis on Campus

Article by Liam Casey, CTV News Marijuana, long snuck on to college and university campuses for use in bongs and joints, is now being grown legally at several academic institutions across the country. Eight academic institutions have obtained licences from Health Canada to cultivate cannabis for scientific purposes, allowing them to closely study the drug that was legalized for recreational ...

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Cannabis Still Has Mystery, Canada’s First Weed-Only Academic Researcher Says

Cannabis still has mystery, Canada's first weed-only academic researcher says BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A cannabis plant approaching maturity is photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on June 26, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Article by City News Yang Qu hopes to lead the way in unlocking the full potential of cannabis — both commercially and medicinally — just as he did as one of Canada’s foremost anti-cancer drug researchers. The 35-year-old will soon be the country’s first academic researcher focused solely on the cannabis plant. “Legalization just liberated the research on this plant,” ...

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CBD: Without Getting You High, Cannabis Can Still Result In A DUI

Without getting you high, cannabis can still result in a DUI JASON TCHIR

Article by Jason Tchir, Globe and Mail You’re not allowed to drive smoking cannabis, period, even if it doesn’t get you high – and there’s still a chance that CBD could get you a DUI, experts say. . CBD stands for cannabidiol, which, like delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is one of the more than 100 different molecules in marijuana. . “THC and CBD are two ...

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Researchers Smoke Out The Genes That Give Cannabis Its Kick

Researchers smoke out the genes that give cannabis its kick By JOSEPH HALL Cannabis Reporter

Article by Joeseph Hall, Toronto Star For pot to gain the vast popularity it’s achieved, it had to go viral. Now teams of Canadian and U.S. scientists have located the genes responsible for the sought-after kick of cannabis — genes that had been hidden to researchers amid vast stretches of the “junk” DNA deposited in the plant’s genome by viruses ...

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Too Many Bureaucratic Hurdles For Cannabis Research

Too many bureaucratic hurdles for cannabis research Why researchers are studying cannabis for promising antiseizure medication OPINION Nov 03, 2018 by Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo Hamilton Spectator We’ve lost many years of potentially important research on the use of cannabis as medicine because of polarized views of the “weed” among researchers, policy-makers and the general public, writes Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo. - UrosPoteko , Getty Images/iStockphoto

Article by Mohammad-Reza Ghovanloo, Hamilton Spectator We’ve lost many years of potentially important research on the use of cannabis as medicine because of polarized views of the “weed” among researchers, policy-makers and the general public. On one side, there are those who see cannabis as a dangerous psychoactive drug that should be prohibited. On the other, there are those who view ...

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Dalhousie Student Researching Cannabis Use Across Menstrual Cycle Hopes To Build ‘Educational Tool For Women’

Dalhousie student researching cannabis use across menstrual cycle hopes to build ‘educational tool for women’ By MITCHELL KEDROSKYFor StarMetro Halifax Kayla Joyce, a 23-year-old master’s student at Dalhousie University, is studying women’s cannabis use in relation to menstrual cycles. (MITCHELL KEDROSKY / FOR STARMETRO)

Article by Mitchell Kedrosky, StarMetro Halifax In the wake of cannabis legalization, more Canadian women might be looking for answers about using the drug and its relationship to their health. Kayla Joyce, 23, is currently engaged in psychiatric research in the second year of her master’s degree at Dalhousie University. For her thesis, she is examining patterns of cannabis use ...

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