Growing your own medical marijuana just got really complicated

  Canada’s biggest licensed producer of medical marijuana launched its first collection of feminized seeds for sale last week. In response to a federal court ruling, Health Canada reintroduced “provisions for individuals to produce a limited amount of cannabis for their own medical purposes or to designate someone to produce it for them” as part of the Access to Cannabis …

Why Is Marijuana Called Pot?

So why is marijuana called pot? Just like with any other drug, there are many slang terms for cannabis. Some of them are accurately rooted in the plant’s etymology and some are not. If you’ve ever wondered about cannabis etymology and some of its various slang terms, you’ve come to the right place. As widespread legalization and social acceptance of cannabis …

Cannabis Vs. Marijuana

Cannabis is not only a plant; it is also an elegant botanical compound. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds in the cannabis plant with many beneficial therapeutic applications. The cannabis plant is also the source of fiber and seeds that have tremendous economic value as raw materials for industrial use, food and personal health products. Society is beginning to understand and …

Why Pharmaceutical Companies are Fighting Marijuana Reform

A new study, released by Health Affairs, shows that painkiller abuse and overdose rates are lower in US states where medical cannabis is legal. Ashley and W. David Bradford, a daughter-father pair of researchers at the University of Georgia, scoured the database of all prescription drugs paid for under Medicare Part D from 2010 to 2013. They found that, in the …

Toronto’s medical marijuana advocates speak at city hall

TORONTO – Dozens of medical marijuana advocates finally had a chance to weigh in on Toronto’s pot dispensary regulations at an open forum at City Hall on Monday. Councillor Jim Karygiannis held the meeting to allow people the opportunity to express their concerns and propose ways to create regulations after being denied a chance to do so in June. “We just want …

Medical cannabis provides fast and effective relief from migraines

Headache or Migraine? If you’ve ever suffered from a migraine headache, then you know how debilitating they can be. Symptoms include pulsating headaches which are usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and hypersensitivity to light. Photo credit: Migraine Savvy The cause of migraines is heavily debated and currently, there are about thirty potential causes for migraine headaches. There are also about …

Cannabis Oil Has Saved Another Child’s Life

Yet another family has found the benefits of medical cannabis for the treatment of pediatric epilepsy. The famous Charlotte’s Web CBD oil has given little Emma the medical treatment she needs for her seizures, as well as opened up her personality. The parents had tried many pharmaceuticals, but they ultimately settled on the best seizure-controlling substance in the world, medical …

Indica vs Sativa – What’s the difference?

When people talk about marijuana, they’re often referring to two species of the cannabis plant: Cannabis indica or Cannabis sativa. But, what’s the difference? And how do you tell which one is which? Sativas and indicas are both psychoactive varieties of the cannabis plant. Yet, experienced weed smokers will be quick to tell you that the mind-altering effects are a …

Charlotte’s Web: The One Story Driving Medical Marijuana Legalization

To many people, Charlotte’s Web may only be a reference to a children’s book, but for some who suffer from serious illnesses, Charlotte’s Web refers to a type of life changing, medical cannabis. Named after a young girl whose story made the strain of medical marijuana famous, Charlotte’s Web has been widely featured in popular media and was the subject …