Education

Edible Regulations

Edible Regulations 101

Edible Regulations 101 – What patients can expect from Canada’s second wave of legalization Edibles are the buzzword right now with the legalization of cannabis-infused foods, beverages and topicals coming this fall.  By: Ashley Keenan Canada is expecting it’s unofficial second wave of legalization this October, with a new set of cannabis products becoming legal. […]

Cannabis Retail

Nine Cannabis Retail Stores Raising the Bar For Dispensaries Everywhere

Nine cannabis retail stores raising the bar for dispensaries everywhere By: Ashley Keenan There is nothing that feels quite like the first time you walk in to a dispensary or cannabis retail store. Similar to the childlike wonder of Christmas morning, there is an excitement of being able to access large selections, understand product sources, […]

History

Bad Seed: Cannabis’s History as the Most Notorious Plant in America

Bad Seed: Cannabis’s History as the Most Notorious Plant in America Cannabis has a long, storied history in the Americas filled with literal highs and sobering lows. Its presence in the New World predates the formation of the United States and brought slaves to Brazil and the Carribean. After the US revolution, many early presidents […]

CBD Oil

CBD Oil – A revolutionary product or over-hyped snake-oil

CBD Oil – A revolutionary product or over-hyped snake-oil By: Ashley Keenan If you have a television or an internet connection, chances are you have heard of CBD, or Cannabidiol, one of the most popular cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. While studies are busy trying to determine the nitty gritty details on how CBD affects […]

CBD

CBD vs THC: Has comparison become a barrier to healing?

CBD vs THC: Has comparison become a barrier to healing? The dissection of CBD and THC is creating a fixation on high vs not high, pulling focus from whole plant medicine By: Ashley Keenan Cannabis has multiple cannabinoids, the chemical compounds in the plant that react with the endocannabinoid receptors in the body. The two […]

Cannabis and Sleep – 3 myths busted so you can sleep easy

Cannabis and Sleep – 3 myths busted so you can sleep easy By: Ashley Keenan Cannabis is considered effective for many sleep disorders, often without the negative side effects of pharmaceutical treatments. For centuries, cannabis has been used in ancient medicine to help with a variety of ailments, including insomnia. Studies have shown that consuming […]

Edibles

Edibles: How Fats Help Cannabis Absorption

Edibles: How Fats Help Cannabis Absorption It’s well-known in the world of nutrition that food pairings which maximize the health benefits of each individual item are a great way to move your health care plan forward. For instance, salad dressings that contain fats are typically recommended over non-fat alternatives because they help ensure that the vitamins and […]

Cannabis for Conditions

Cannabis for Conditions: Cancer

Cannabis for Conditions: Cancer Hundreds of different molecules are produced by hemp and cannabis plants. A large portion of these have proven—through anecdotal evidence and formal research—to deliver a wide range of medicinal efficacies to patients, including anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and analgesic (pain killing) qualities. One of the greatest potential benefits from the use of cannabis […]

Cannabis in sports

An Introduction to Cannabis in Sports, Athletic Recovery, and Wellness

Cannabis has a fickle relationship with sports organizations though plenty of athletes use it. All over the world top athletes have and will continue to turn to cannabis to help them focus on the moment, relax and aid recovery following sports injuries. They do this despite having access to other medications because it is presumed […]