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Many Women Say They Might Use Cannabis to Treat Gynecological Conditions

World NewsWellnessMedicalLifeLegalizationHealthCBD Many women say they might use cannabis to treat gynecological conditions Authors theorize that the willingness to give cannabis a shot could be influenced by the relative safety associated with cannabis use. Author of the article:Maria Loreto • The Fresh Toast While medical acceptance of cannabis has a way to go, the use of cannabis for treating menopause and menstrual pain has become more common. / PHOTO BY PORNPAK KHUNATORN / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Article by Maria Loreto, The Fresh Toast via Growth Op A new study reveals that women would consider using cannabis to treat different gynecological conditions, from menopause to menstrual pains. Published in the Journal of Women’s Health, the study shows that women have a history of using cannabis to cope with chronic pelvic pain, menstrual cramps and pain associated with gynecological ...

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Cannabis May Not Have a Heart: Weed Use Linked to Complications After Cardiovascular Procedures

World NewsWellnessNewsMedicalLegalizationHealth Cannabis may not have a heart: Weed use linked to complications after cardiovascular procedures Separate studies find cannabis smokers had higher risk of stroke after angioplasty and higher rates of recurrent acute myocardial infarction. Author of the article:Angela Stelmakowich Smoking marijuana was associated with a higher risk of stroke after percutaneous coronary intervention. / PHOTO BY HYWARDS / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS Dr. Yoo emphasized that patients should not be deterred from “pursuing potentially life-saving PCI procedures.” / PHOTO BY MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES More positively, the AAA reports, cannabis users had significantly lower rates of high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, although it is unclear why. / PHOTO BY ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op An analysis of Michigan patients who smoked cannabis and had had angioplasty found that they also had a higher risk of stroke following the procedure. That was one finding of a preliminary study being presented at the American Heart Association (AAA) Scientific Sessions 2020, which runs virtually from Nov. 13 through 17, notes a press ...

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Funding Flows to Canadian Cannabis Research Projects

Funding flows to Canadian cannabis research projects Published 21 hours ago | By James Hale FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditEmail cannabis science Join our Science Symposium, part of MJBizCon 2020, on Nov. 24, 2020 for more on genetics and production science. Despite the generally poor economic environment and the tight financing facing cannabis businesses, two cannabis innovation projects based in Canada have secured new funding.

Article by James Hale, Marijuana Business Daily Despite the generally poor economic environment and the tight financing facing cannabis businesses, two cannabis innovation projects based in Canada have secured new funding. Hyasynth Biologicals—a six-year-old, Montreal-based biotechnology company that produces sustainable products through fermentation—announced it has received a $2.5-million milestone payment for its commercialization achievements in being the first to market cannabidiol (CBD) ...

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Professor Suggests a Little Puff of Weed Will Do You Good… at Least in ‘Older Brains’

World NewsWellnessNewsMedicalLifeLegalizationHealth Professor suggests a little puff of weed will do you good… at least in ‘older brains’ While minimal amounts consumed daily might produce health benefits in older consumers, the story seems to be different for younger users. Author of the article:Angela Stelmakowich Whether cannabis choosing to partake turns out to be potentially positive or negative for health seems at least partly associated with age. PHOTO BY WIGGLESTICK / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS The age of first exposure to weed appears to be very important. PHOTO BY RUIZLUQUEPAZ / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS Although there is no definitive answer regarding whether or not the effect of cannabis is age-dependent, Wenk wonders what role neurogenesis may play. PHOTO BY CHERRIESJD / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op It seems that only a single puff of cannabis daily “is necessary to produce significant benefit” in older brains, suggests a member of the Ohio Governor’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee. Moderation looks to be the best approach for cannabis consumers as they get older, Gary Wenk, Ph.D., an emeritus professor of behavioural neuroscience, writes ...

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Genetic Test Identifies if Cannabis Plant Will Produce CBD or THC

NEWS Genetic test identifies if cannabis plant will produce CBD or THC Researchers suggest using the ratio of THC to CBD, not THC level, to determine if a plant should be legally deemed marijuana or hemp. By Angela Stelmakowich That 0.3 per cent THC level for hemp is specified in law in both Canada and the U.S. / Photo: Tinnakorn Jorruang / iStock / Getty Images Plus Researchers propose using the ratio of THC to CBD to separate THC-type plants from CBD-type plants. / Photo: iStock / Getty Images Plus iStock / Getty Images Plus “For hemp to take off in Minnesota and elsewhere, there must be ways to assure growers they won’t have to destroy their crops at the end of the season.” / Photo: Getty Images Getty Images

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op A new genetic test to predict THC and CBD in industrial hemp — essential to determine if a plant is legally hemp or marijuana — could provide U.S. farmers a much-needed assist since THC doesn’t peak until plant maturity. The level of THC in crops is particularly cogent given that if plants have more ...

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Canadian Researchers Receive More Than $4 Million in Funding to Breed Better Cannabis

NEWS Canadian researchers receive more than $4 million in funding to breed better cannabis “The results of this project will benefit the Canadian cannabis industry and Canadian consumers, but also basic and applied science.” By Sam Riches The money will be issued by Genome Canada, a non-profit organized funded by the federal government. / Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will receive $4.2 million in federal, provincial and industry funding to study enhanced cannabis cultivars, with a particular focus on disease resistance.

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will receive $4.2 million in federal, provincial and industry funding to study enhanced cannabis cultivars, with a particular focus on disease resistance. In partnership with Aurora Cannabis, the project, titled Fast-Tracking Breeding of Powdery Mildew-Resistant Cannabis, is led by UBC researchers Loren Rieseberg and Marco Todesco. ...

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Study of Canadian Workers Shows No Link Between Cannabis Use And Workplace Injury

NEWS Study of Canadian Workers Shows No Link Between Cannabis Use And Workplace Injury A recent study finds no association between workplace injury and cannabis usage. Avatar BY THOMAS EDWARD OCTOBER 29, 2020

Article by Thomas Edward, High Times Workers in Canada who have toked up recently don’t appear to have faced any greater risk of a workplace injury than those who abstained, according to a new study out this week, suggesting that cannabis use isn’t necessarily linked to sloppiness on the job. Researchers from the University of Toronto found “no evidence that cannabis users experienced ...

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New ‘The Toker’ Campaign Offers Tips on Protecting the Lungs and Weed-Smoking During the Pandemic

HEALTH New ‘The Toker’ campaign offers tips on protecting the lungs and weed-smoking during the pandemic Health Canada-funded initiative by the Lung Health Foundation will see a reminder from the lung-challenged anti-hero pop up whenever young adults are spending too much time online. By Angela Stelmakowich Using a series of humourous videos shared on digital platforms, the Toker knows that spreading his message to Canadians aged 18 to 25 about cannabis smoking’s lung health risks is no joke. / Photo: Kerkez / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op The Toker is back and is alerting young adults about the dangers of overconsuming cannabis when it comes to lung health. The second iteration of the Lung Health Foundation’s comic book-inspired anti-hero is aimed at enhancing public health education, notes a foundation statement. Using a series of humourous videos shared on digital platforms, the Toker ...

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Cannabis Use Among Teens Down 2 Years After Legalization

New Brunswick Marijuana use among teens down 2 years after legalization Social Sharing Use among 18-24 year-olds stayed the same CBC News Two years after the sale of cannabis was legalized, use by teenagers age 15 to 17 has been cut in half, to just 10 per cent. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press) comments Two years after the sale of marijuana was legalized in Canada, and researchers have yet to see the feared increase in use, says Michael Boudreau, a criminology professor at St. Thomas University.

Article by CBC News Two years after the sale of marijuana was legalized in Canada, and researchers have yet to see the feared increase in use, says Michael Boudreau, a criminology professor at St. Thomas University. About six per cent of Canadians report they consume cannabis on a daily basis, a number that’s remained unchanged from before legalization. “So there, we’re ...

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Harnessing the Body’s Own Cannabis in the Fight Against Cancer

Life Harnessing the body’s own cannabis in the fight against cancer The human body produces chemicals that are similar to the active chemicals (cannabinoids) found in cannabis. Author of the article:Aymen Idris • The Conversation One strategy to boost the action of the body’s own cannabis is by inhibiting the enzymes that break down natural endocannabinoids. PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES Article Sidebar Share TRENDING Article content The drugs used to treat cancer after surgery can help to slow disease progression, but they don’t always stop cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body, nor do they help with pain associated with some cancers such as sarcomas (rare bone cancers). There is a drug, however, that potentially does both of these things: cannabis.

Article by Aymen Idris, The Conversation via Canada.com The drugs used to treat cancer after surgery can help to slow disease progression, but they don’t always stop cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body, nor do they help with pain associated with some cancers such as sarcomas (rare bone cancers). There is a drug, however, that potentially ...

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