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.,…

  As with Alcohol, Ongoing Discussion with Youth about Cannabis Use Prepares Them to Make Their Own Decisions Now that legalized cannabis is available for adult use, the conversation is changing between parents and youth about cannabis use. “Kids are smart and they’re watching everything and everyone,” said Ashleigh Brown. Brown is the founder of…

Some Hope Cannabis for Medical Use the Answer to Ohio’s Opioid Crisis Ohio first passed medical cannabis into law in 2016, but it took until January 2019 for the first store to open in that state. The law authorized patient use of cannabis with any of 21 conditions including cancer, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis (MS).…

One Author Says Yes, But Not All Agree Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson is asking partents to “Tell Your Children” about the dangers of cannabis use. Among them, the connection between cannabis and mental illness. In his book, he quotes the National Academy of Medicine (NAM – which advises the US government on…

  New Research is Promising, but So Far Inconclusive There have been several studies into how effective cannabis might be in treating or even preventing diabetes. However, the results aren’t clear. One 2012 study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found cannabis use reduced the risk of developing diabetes by 58%. A similar –…