Study says cannabis smokers ‘fail to grasp health risks of smoking’

A new study claims that many people who smoke cannabis consider themselves non-smokers, leading to hand-wringing from experts who say weed consumers may not be aware that inhaling the substance carries risks, especially when mixed with tobacco, reports The Guardian. Read More
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Kiwi musician Tiki Taane claims to be “a really good driver stoned,” saying bud makes him courteous and chill

It’s unlikely a message any parent wants to hear, but Kiwi musician and staunch cannabis supporter Tiki Taane argues he’s “a really good driver” after having a few puffs. Read More
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Ottawa to form advisory committee after Canadians voice interest in ‘cannabis health products’

The results are in from more than two months of public consultations by Health Canada regarding cannabis health products, with more than 60 per cent of respondents indicating that they would be interested in such items. Read More
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A quarter of menopausal women have used weed to tackle symptoms, but more are open to trying it

More than a quarter of U.S. women taking part in the Midlife Women Veterans Health Survey report they have used or are using cannabis to manage their symptoms, but another 10 per cent say they’d be open to giving weed a try. Read More
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Here’s how cannabis can help fight chronic gut problems

A primary reason that many patients turn to medicinal cannabis is to treat chronic pain. In fact, a 2019 study published in the journal Health Affairs found that more than 62 per cent of medical marijuana patients were using the plant to relieve pain symptoms. Read More
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Is pure CBD the most medicinal part of cannabis?

The word on the street is that cannabidiol (CBD) is the most medicinal part of the cannabis plant. The non-intoxicating compound of marijuana has gained rock star status ever since Dr. Sanjay Gupta showed the world in his documentary Weed 2 that it has the power to control seizures in epilepsy patients. Read More
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Three things older adults should know about using weed

Now that cannabis has earned legal status across a number of different U.S. states, it has gone through a process of re-evaluation. It seems that people of all ages are now more open to trying the plant, whether that be for recreational or medicinal purposes. In fact, one of the fastest growing demographics who are canna-curious are baby boomers. Read More
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