New Research Studies Effects of Availability on the OTC Sleep Aid Market – LPC New research out of Colorado seems to indicate that many people are using recreational cannabis to treat insomnia. The research methods the researchers used are unique – and perhaps ingenious. Scientists from the University of New Mexico and California State Polytechnic…

  US and Canadian Scientists Call for All Cannabis Research Restrictions to Be Lifted – LPC Three scientists from Canada and the US are calling for cannabis research restrictions to be lifted. They state that these restrictions are unnecessary, perpetuate stigma, and are ultimately a danger to public health. “We think these restrictions require a…

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…

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…

Cannabis Anecdotally Helpful as an Opioid-Replacement Therapy, but Lack of Scientific Data Prompts Cautious Approach – LPC In a recent Globe and Mail report, Melanie Pratt said cannabis as opioid-replacement therapy saved her life. “Without cannabis, I wouldn’t be here now,” she said. “I would be dead. I know that for a fact.” Using cannabis…

Cannabis Research Project Will Follow 100 Ex-Players to See if CBD Can Help Avoid Opioid Use – LPC A new cannabis research project in Toronto will investigate whether or not using CBD can help wean ex-National Hockey League (NHL) players addicted to opioids. The cannabis research partners the NHL Alumni Association with Canopy Growth Corp.,…