Category Archives: research

Can The Body’s Endocannabinoids Fight Intestinal Infections? This Research Suggests They Can

Mice study shows molecules in the body that share features with cannabis may be able to block bacteria before it can lead to disease. A new U.S. mice study offers promise for advancing understanding of how cannabis can help lessen the symptoms of various bowel conditions, insight that could lead to new ways of fighting […]

Marijuana And Athletes – What You Should Know

Some users believe it helps them reach their fitness goals, while others appreciate the feeling of euphoria that helps them relax after training. It seems that cannabis has never attracted this much attention. After decades of being outlawed for no valid reason, many states have legalized it again. The positive campaign attracted many users and […]

Study: CBD May Help Block Pain-Signalling Pathways

Nerve cells treated with CBD saw reduced levels of a key signalling molecule in the pain pathway. There’s no shortage of anecdotal evidence about the efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD) for treating pain, but a new study offers further scientific insight into how the compound interacts with nerve cells. Published in the Journal of Pain Research, […]

Women With Menopause Turn To Cannabis For Treatment

Each year, over 2 million women reach menopause, while 27 million are in the throes of it. Defined as the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle, women with menopause experience a natural decline in their reproductive function with common symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood irregularity. New data presented at the the […]

Smiths Falls Town Council Asked To Amend Bylaw To Allow For Cannabis Research

is being asked to amend its smoking bylaw by one of the town’s biggest employers. Canopy Growth is asking town council to relax the rules so it can allowing cannabis smoking and vaping at its plant, all in the name of research. “For over eight years we’ve had a smoking bylaw in town to make […]

Patients Prefer Medicinal Cannabis In Chemotherapy Trial

Medicinal cannabis has been shown to make a difference for cancer patients to relieve the side-effects of chemotherapy. Early results of a landmark trial involving 80 patients at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse hospital show that cannabis capsules were better than placebo at improving symptoms. “An extra one in 10 people had control of nausea and […]

More Seniors Turning to Cannabis and Backing Its Legalization

Seniors’ use of cannabis and their support for its legalization is on the upswing. According to nationwide polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of “Boomers” (those born in the United States between the years 1946 and 1964) now say that marijuana ought to be legal for adults. That percentage […]

What Is CBG—And Is It Different Than CBD? Experts Weigh In

If you tend to be up on all the latest wellness trends, you’re probably no stranger to the many forms of CBD that have popped up on the market over the last few years. And while CBD oils, creams, and capsules are still all the rage when it comes to healing and relaxation, it turns […]

Researchers See Promising Results Using Cannabis Terpenes To Treat COVID-19

A recent study examining the use of cannabis terpene formulation – NT-VRL on inflammatory conditions has had some promising results in treating cytokine storm syndrome caused by COVID-19. Cytokine storm syndrome is a form of inflammatory response where white blood cells are activated and release inflammatory cytokines, which the activate more white blood cells. The […]

Epilepsy and Cannabis: The Latest Research

It’s now a widely-held and recognized belief that cannabis helps patients with epilepsy maintain a better quality of life and find respite from seizures. With the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) citing that epilepsy affects over 3.4 million Americans, identifying a key function in the disease’s ability to target certain parts of the body gives […]