UBC Study Connects Cannabis with Lower Rates of PTSD – LPC People who use cannabis for PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome) tend to have fewer depressive episodes and suicidal thoughts. In fact, researchers concluded that PTSD sufferers who didn’t use cannabis were “far more likely” to have major symptoms. “Among the cannabis-non-using population, there was a…

Women Using Cannabis During Pregnancy to Reduce Morning Sickness and Other Symptoms – LPC The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning against using cannabis during pregnancy. A National Public Radio (NPR) report explained how some women with extreme symptoms have turned to cannabis during pregnancy. (Please see link to full article below.)…

Aurora Spokesperson Says Cannabis Prescription Important Though – LPC It seems to be a catch-22 when it comes to getting a cannabis prescription. Andrea Paine, Aurora Cannabis’ national director of government relations, advised cancer patients near Montreal to get one. “It is important to have a prescription from a doctor,” Paine told patients at the…

Depending on Who You Listen To, Youth Cannabis Usage May Be Up or Down – LPC Investigating youth cannabis usage is a hot topic in the research community. After all, one of the main reasons for legalization was to remove the illegal market. That in turn would (the theory went) reduce youth cannabis usage and…

Journal States There Isn’t Enough Research into Medical Cannabis Risks and Benefits – LPC A new article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) calls for more research into medical cannabis risks and benefits. “Governments and regulators worldwide have a moral obligation to support the scientific study of cannabis to protect the well-being of patients,”…

Evidence Suggests Cannabis Addiction Affects 10 Per Cent of Users – LPC Addiction psychologist Dr. Jonathan Stea finds it “frustrating” when people say there is no such thing as cannabis addiction. “I think it’s been a popular misconception that cannabis is not physically addicting,” said the Calgary-based doctor. “We have an endocannabinoid system, and it’s…

…and Why Does Switching to Legal Supply Prevent Cannabis Vomiting Syndrome? Dr. Michael Verbora, who practises cannabis medicine in Toronto, doesn’t know what causes cannabis vomiting syndrome. But he does know that switching to a legal supply of cannabis can help. One patient started getting cannabis from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) and all of…

Research Still Needed into CBD Remedies, but Facts So Far Are Encouraging – LPC When it comes to CBD remedies, it’s difficult to decide who is right and who is wrong. You hear all these “miracle” stories about how cannabis cured this disease and relieved those symptoms. But then you hear from doctors who say…