Category Archives: medicine

Terpene Technologists Report Anti-Covid Breakthrough

CANNABIS CULTURE – Israeli-based Technologies firm Eybna says a recently discovered combination of terpenes and CBD has the potential to manage the symptoms of COVID-19, and may even prevent infection altogether.  Nadav Eyal, CEO and co-founder of Eybna “We used our database and advanced data-mining and formulation design methodologies to research and isolate terpenes with […]

Medical Cannabis Ambulance Hits The Road In Maine

Joseph Sorbello is a physician assistant who helps local residents in Maine access the state’s medical marijuana program. His “mobile certification unit,” a revamped ambulance that makes house calls to help enroll people in the state’s medical cannabis program, has been making the rounds for a few years, but caught the attention of Reddit earlier […]

Father Of Cannabis Research Plans A New Revolution Nearly 60 Years Later

“The more we checked, the more we saw that we have a new potential alternative to probably two of the most horrible diseases you can find today.” In 1963, Prof. Raphael Mechoulam sent shockwaves through the scientific world when he became the first scientist to isolate and eventually synthesize the active psychoactive ingredients in the […]

Using Cannabis To Treat Endometriosis

“The future of access for women, the future of medical cannabis, I think, lies in ensuring that we have a voice and we share our experiences.” Ashleigh Brown found little relief from epilepsy in traditional medicine. In the summer of 2016, Brown was going on seven years of experiencing up to 180 seizures a month […]

Cannabis Finds A Place In Grandmother’s Cupboard

Former Greater Victoria doctor says studies show benefits of cannabis on aging population If you don’t believe cannabis improves memory functions in older folks, you may be amazed by the mice in the maze. “There’s a great study out of Germany that shows cannabis helps prevent memory loss in the older generation,” said Dr. Dave […]

Why Medical Cannabis Packaging Poses Accessibility Challenges

“We have had patients who used hacksaws, pliers, or vice grips to get to their medication.” Opening medical cannabis packaging is complicated and difficult for many patients, and this is intentional. The Cannabis Act was developed with the purpose of preventing youth access, protecting public health, curbing the illicit market and ensuring the medical stream […]

Cannabis And Chronic Pain: Does The Case For Medicinal Use Stack Up?

Two expert groups have recently recommended against medicinal cannabis for people suffering persistent non-cancer pain. As a pain specialist, I often have patients asking me whether they should try medicinal cannabis. There’s a common perception it can be an effective way to manage chronic pain. But two expert groups have recently recommended against medicinal cannabis […]

How Cannabis Helped This Okanagan Woman Walk Again

Sitting in a little cafe in Syilx territory in downtown Vernon, Jayna Pooley clinks her spoon against her cup as she gingerly stirs her coffee. The sun is out and she’s preparing for a meeting later that day to talk about cannabis with the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Pooley has been sharing her story, […]

Can Cannabis Help You Get A Good Night’s Sleep?

If you are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep these days, you’re not alone. Up to 70 million people are affected by sleep disorders, according to data from the National Institutes of Health, and consumers are spending $70 billion a year on sleep aids, 65% of which goes to medications. And let’s be honest, […]

Study Examining Cannabis For PTSD In Veterans Given Green Light

The Battle Brothers Foundation said Wednesday it has obtained authorization from the national Independent Review Board for the study on the efficiency of medical cannabis in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. What Happened: For this study, the Battle Brothers Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on providing support to veterans, will collaborate with NiaMedic, a […]