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Could legalised cannabis be reducing the use of opioid painkillers?

Published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, opioid painkillers are typically used to treat issues such as chronic pain and insomnia, however legalised cannabis is suggested to be another option.

The study looked at 1,000 people taking legalised cannabis and found that among the 65% of people taking cannabis for pain, 80% found it was very or extremely helpful. This led to 82% of these people being able to reduce, or stop taking over the counter pain medications, and 88% being able to stop taking opioid painkillers.

Wed
03
Jul

As Europe’s regulatory environment progresses, Aurora Cannabis targets expansion in Europe

Aurora Cannabis is the world’s largest cannabis-producing company with target output of over 500,000 kilos per year, & now the company calls for patient-focused progression in Europe.

The opportunity for cannabis companies in operating in Europe as has been highlighted by the chief corporate officer of the world’s largest cannabis company, Aurora Cannabis. Cam Battley of Aurora Cannabis spoke at the inaugural European Cannabis Week in London last week and called for patient-focused progression in the European regulatory environment.

Wed
03
Jul

Cannabidiol quality in the UK found lacking

The UK’s Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) has revealed some disturbing results in its report on cannabidiol products sold in the nation.

Cannabidiol (CBD) use is growing in the UK. According to the CMC report, between 8- 11% of UK adults have tried CBD. The CMC says the UK CBD market is larger than the nation’s total Vitamin D and Vitamin C market combined, and states the current ‘hype’ around cannabidiol is not a passing fad – it is likely to endure.

Wed
03
Jul

Saskatchewan and Manitoba emerge as testing grounds for same-day cannabis delivery

Saskatchewan and Manitoba are emerging as testing grounds for cannabis delivery services, thanks to the provinces’ relatively liberal retail regimes, which allow private actors to operate online stores.

The result of those policies — which differ from the regimes in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta, where online cannabis stores are controlled by the province — has been a flurry of cannabis startups, including Super Anytime Inc., Pineapple Express Delivery Inc., and Prairie Records that offer same-day delivery to recreational cannabis consumers.

Wed
03
Jul

No, smoking weed won't actually kill your brain cells

You've probably heard someone say something like, "every puff off marijuana cigarette kills brain cells" at least a few times. But is there actually any validity to this claim? Not likely, say brain experts, writes Calvin Hughes.

Tue
02
Jul

Breeding for Cannabinoids: The CBG seed

It’s early on a mid-March Friday morning at the Oregon CBD headquarters, outside Corvallis, Oregon. The company’s co-founder, Eric Crawford, is breaking up a piece of intimidatingly frosty cannabis as I watch with apprehension.

“Don’t worry, it’s only hemp,” Crawford jokes as he packs the flower into the bowl of a glass pipe. “It has no measurable THC or CBD, but about 15 percent CBG and it really helps with staying focused.”

Tue
02
Jul

Here's what you need to know about infusing drinks with water soluble cannabis drops

For those like to drink in their cannabis but don’t like the taste of cannabis or the slightly oily residue often left behind when using oil-based cannabis tinctures, welcome to the world of water soluble cannabis drops. They are a clear liquid with no taste that can be added into coffees, teas, sodas, water, beer, ciders, cocktails, or mocktails without disrupting the texture or taste.

Tue
02
Jul

5 tips to help you spot wellness and CBD knockoffs

Wellness is a huge trend right now, meaning that, not only are a lot of people trying to stay healthy, the whole “wellness” term has transformed itself into a profitable industry.

Fri
28
Jun

Edible cannabis rules fall short of expectations

Health Canada’s regulatory framework on cannabis was released by the federal government on June 14 and takes effect on Oct. 17.

But the framework is not exactly what most had in mind a few years ago, when everyone thought the federal government was inviting all Canadians to an enormous festival, at an exciting venue playing great music, with lots of dancing and fun.

Under Canada's guidelines for cannabis edibles, candy-themed items such as gummies will not be manufactured in this country.

What we got instead is an invitation to some dingy bingo hall playing lousy music. That may explain why Canadians are now much less enthusiastic about the whole deal. But despite the industry wanting more leeway, this outcome was very predictable.

Fri
28
Jun

Low-THC strains of marijuana a safer substitute for anti-anxiety medications

For the past few years, there has been a lot of chatter surrounding the possibility of medical marijuana helping patients get off dangerous opioids. But the herb’s potential in curbing the use of highly addictive sedatives called benzodiazepines – the other prescription drug scourge currently pounding away at the United States – has largely been ignored. Perhaps the time to open up this part of the cannabis conversation is now.

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