Cannabis and Pregnancy; Is it Harmful?

Introduction Since the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada and several US States, it’s use in pregnancy has increased.  In the US its estimated cannabis use during pregnancy has increased from 1.95% to 7%1. The question on many people’s mind is; how does cannabis affect the baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding? Is it a positive […]

Therapeutic Value of Cannabis Terpenes

Introduction The therapeutic value of cannabis is becoming more understood by healthcare professionals as research is continually published.  However, one area of cannabis that is lacking strong studies is terpenes. Terpenes are molecules found in plants and cannabis that help create unique aroma and flavours. There is some research, largely in animal and test tube […]

Splitting Headaches; Is Cannabis the Answer?

Headaches and migraines can be debilitating for patients, even requiring expensive biologic therapy to treat severe cases. However, people are turning to cannabis as a medicinal option to treat and prevent their headaches.  Much of the information detailed below about how cannabis works in headaches/migraines comes from an excellent review from Bryson C Lockhte et […]

Cannabis and Psychosis – What you should know

The Author’s Background I am a psychiatric pharmacist that works in the emergency department of one of the largest mental health hospitals in North America. I work extensively with the patient population susceptible to psychosis. I will be using my experience along with clinical data to provide some background on cannabis and it’s relationship with […]

Cannabis Creams –  Do They Work?

Cannabinoid topicals are an exciting area of cannabis treatment that is gaining a lot of interest.  Many patients find topicals to be less intimidating compared to inhaling or ingesting cannabis because of how easy creams and ointments are to use.  However, the caveat is that there has been relatively minimal research in this area, so […]

Can Cannabis Cause Psychosis? Thoughts of a Psychiatric Pharmacist

(Update) For the latest and most robust blog on this topic check out: Cannabis and Psychosis – What you should know Cannabis induced psychosis is a volatile topic on the internet with many divisive opinions about the subject. One argument that has been gaining momentum on social media platforms claim that cannabis induced psychosis is […]

Brilliant, Benign or Bust: What is CBD and is it useful medicinally?

CBD (cannabidiol) has taken more of the cannabis spotlight as it has gained popularity among patients for its therapeutic potential and minimal side effects.  CBD is an isolated compound from cannabis that can be used for many ailments such as insomnia, pain, anxiety, epilepsy etc.  However, much of the information available online fails to evaluate […]

Cannabis Products Available on the Canadian Market

Legislation has passed to allow for more types of cannabis products to be sold legally on the market. The sheer number of cannabis products that will be available to Canadians in 2020 will be difficult to navigate for novice users. Below is a brief summary chart of products that will be available in dispensaries in 2020. […]

Taxing the Taxed – The Unfortunate Reality of Greedy Governments and Expensive Cannabis

Provincial governments double dipping into both taxation and distribution of cannabis has increased costs of these products across Canada.  The inflated prices are a significant reason why the cannabis black market is still prevalent.  Many Canadians cannot afford to purchase their cannabis legally due to the greed of their own government; which allows illicit products […]

The Good Ol’ Reliable: How Vape Pens Compare to Traditional Cannabis Vaporizers

Vape pens have been getting a lot of negative press recently due to reports of these devices causing lung damage, hospitalizations, and death. The issue is that vape pens can be confused with traditional cannabis vaporizers since many news articles have not done a good job differentiating them. It is important that Canadians know the […]

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