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The world of medical cannabis can be daunting. With all of the new strains and products out there, how do you find the right one? Unfortunately, many medical cannabis patients have to do quite a bit of experimentation before they finally hit their stride. When it comes to pain relief, however, certain strains may be better than others. Here’s the scoop on which cannabinoid is better for pain relief, THC or CBD.

Cannabis-infused sports creams claim to offer muscle relief. We spoke to experts to see if they're worth a shot.Chances are you're no stranger to muscle aches. Well, what if we told you that cannabis creams might help provide relief?  

 The introduction of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabis compound known for its ability to reduce chronic inflammation, alleviate seizures and increase energy, to the medical community has catapulted the reputation and applications of hemp oil for patients seeking natural forms of treatment.

It seems that CBD is not just an alternative, but also a healthy alternative, which is why so many people are choosing to use CBD products to treat a variety of ailments. That is just one of the findings of the largest survey on CBD (AKA cannabidiol), which not only found out that women were more likely than men to use CBD, but were also likely to drop their traditional medicine, too.
Research into the potential medical uses of marijuana compounds continues apace. Among the most recent, a study delved into why marijuana is an effective stress reducer. While not conclusive on their own, the results contribute to a longer-term possibility – that marijuana compounds may turn out to be more effective and safer in alleviating anxiety than prescription anxiety meds.

It will not get you high, and it will make you feel better.

Tackle Fall Allergies with CBD

Fall allergies are right around the corner, looking to CBD to provide relief is a natural way to keep your immune system and allergens intact. 

Two recent studies indicate that cannabis could be a valuable tool for fighting the opioid epidemic.

Federal health minister Jane Philpott has described the opioid epidemic as the “greatest public health crisis we face in Canada.” One new study suggests cannabis could be effective in treating opioid addiction through substitution therapy, while another recent study links CBD to the inhibition of opioid rewards in the brain.

Many of cannabinoids have therapeutic value and CBD is no exception.

Scientists are rapidly discovering more and more about the rather amazing abilities of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Most of them have shown therapeutic value, as have the terpenes, which give the plant its distinct odors. There are over 125 terpenes and over 80 cannabinoids in cannabis and each strain has its own unique blend that create its distinct effects.

Many people assume that cannabis only impacts their brain. This is far from the truth. Cannabis actually engages with various systems in the body, including your reproductive system. Compounds in the herb actively interact with sex hormone estrogen, which is a key culprit behind menopause symptoms. This segment of our Better With Age series is dedicated to the ladies. We’ll address one major question: does cannabis ease menopause symptoms? 

This stuff won’t get you high, but it might just change your life. After being ignored for several decades, CBD is finally getting its place in the sun, and as the recreational market matures, the opportunities to make CBDs a part of your personal health care are opening up.

Columbia University College of Physicians SurgeonsScientist at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York have published a new study on the potential use of cannabinoids in the treatment of brain cancer. Doctors Ivanov, Wu and Hei at the Center for Radiological Research, have published a study in the oncology journal Oncotarget (2017 May: Abstract) – on the efficacy of using cannabinoids to facilitate the treatment of brain cancer.

Imagine a life constantly in pain. Throw in some extreme tiredness, plus feeling like your whole body is on fire, and that is a roundabout description of fibromyalgia. Not surprisingly many sufferers also experience low mood, depression and anxiety as their once active lives become a living hell. More often than not the cocktail of drugs prescribed fail to keep symptoms in check and are accompanied by hard to bear side effects. So increasingly, many fibromyalgia patients are turning to medical cannabis, in particular CBD.

The United Nations is trying to figure out how to categorize cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive and medically beneficial cannabinoid contained in cannabis. And...

July 31, 2017

Cannabis-based products are one of the most attractive segments within the legal marijuana industry and we expect it to see continued growth for years to come.

One of the primary growth drivers of this market has been cannabidiol (CBD), an herbal extract with groundbreaking properties which has made it a beneficial daily supplement around the world.

We have highlighted five areas of opportunity for CBD-based products based on studies, research, and company developments.

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid that has taken the cannabis community by storm. As CBD gets into the hands of more and more people, the reported benefits are blowing the minds of medical professionals and cannabis users alike. According to users, and a number of studies, CBD seems to have an impact on those who battle depression. Is CBD truly a good treatment for those dealing with depression?