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Father Of Cannabis Research Plans A New Revolution Nearly 60 Years Later

“The more we checked, the more we saw that we have a new potential alternative to probably two of the most horrible diseases you can find today.” In 1963, Prof. Raphael Mechoulam sent shockwaves through the scientific world when he became the first sci…

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Cannabis Finds A Place In Grandmother’s Cupboard

Former Greater Victoria doctor says studies show benefits of cannabis on aging population If you don’t believe cannabis improves memory functions in older folks, you may be amazed by the mice in the maze. “There’s a great study out of Germany that show…

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Charlie Hughes: Parents Of Boy With Epilepsy Drop Nice High Court Challenge

The parents of a three-year-old boy with severe epilepsy have dropped a legal challenge after guidelines on prescribing cannabis were ‘clarified’. Charlie Hughes went from having up to 120 seizures a day to fewer than 20, after receiving cannabis oil p…

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Recent Survey Finds Many Parkinson’s Disease Patients Turn To Cannabis

Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects populations all over the globe. In fact, it is estimated that over 10 million people live with the condition worldwide. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative health condition that affects the nerve c…

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Cannabis And Chronic Pain: Does The Case For Medicinal Use Stack Up?

Two expert groups have recently recommended against medicinal cannabis for people suffering persistent non-cancer pain. As a pain specialist, I often have patients asking me whether they should try medicinal cannabis. There’s a common perception it can…

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How Cannabis Helped This Okanagan Woman Walk Again

Sitting in a little cafe in Syilx territory in downtown Vernon, Jayna Pooley clinks her spoon against her cup as she gingerly stirs her coffee. The sun is out and she’s preparing for a meeting later that day to talk about cannabis with the Union of B.C…

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Parkinson’s Foundation Releases Results of First-Ever Medical Cannabis and Parkinson’s Disease Survey

The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the results of the medical cannabis and Parkinson’s disease (PD) survey. The survey, titled Weeding Through the Haze: A Survey on Cannabis Use Among People Living with Parkinson’s Disease in the U.S., was dist…

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How CBD Can Transform Your Skincare Routine

Of all the cure-all associations of CBD, skincare is one arena where this cannabinoid actually proves quite effective. Here’s what you need to know. Of all the medical claims and cure-all associations of CBD, skincare is one arena where this cannabinoi…

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Study Examining Cannabis For PTSD In Veterans Given Green Light

The Battle Brothers Foundation said Wednesday it has obtained authorization from the national Independent Review Board for the study on the efficiency of medical cannabis in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. What Happened: For this stud…