Accessing medical cannabis is a relatively straightforward process in Canada, but has several steps and gatekeepers to be noted. Health Canada administer the regulation of the production, distribution, and use of medical cannabis through the ‘Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations’ (ACMPR). This post will survey the steps involved
While there is increasing clinical evidence of the medicinal benefits of cannabis , it is important to understand how it can have positive physiological and psychological benefits. Cannabis affects the human body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is a communications system which operates throughout the body, with the highest
The medical benefits of cannabis are often discussed for physiological applications such as chronic pain, inflammation, arthritis, and even cancer (McCormick et al 2017). However, cannabis can also help manage the symptoms of psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD (Hand et al 2016). There is solid clinical evidence
In light of the increasing buzz around medical cannabis, it’s worth slowing down to ask what exactly is cannabis, how does it affect the body, and what are the medical applications? Cannabis (cannabis sativa) is a multi-use crop which has been cultivated for thousands of years. There are three variants
In this post we’ll take our first dive into the medical research on cannabis.   Many people who are hesitant to consider cannabis as a treatment option for various conditions point to a lack of clinical research. That perspective is a bit wrong and a bit right. On the one