Day: October 15, 2018

The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary

For the 10th anniversary of The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary (TMCD) opening its doors, we issued a call-out to patients, supporters, and staff alike to tell us, in front of the camera, about the impact TMCD has had on their lives- and the response was amazing. It felt like the entire community came out to thank […]

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Tilray-owned High Park unveils 3 new cannabis brands exclusive to Canadian market

TORONTO – High Park Holdings Ltd. (“High Park”), a subsidiary of Tilray, Inc., today unveiled a broad-based portfolio of cannabis brands including three new, original brands exclusive to the Canadian adult-use market: Canaca, Dubon and Yukon Rove. High Park’s comprehensive brand portfolio reflects the breadth of consumer preferences and includes a diverse range of quality and innovative products. “The launch of the […]

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Are Students Who Use Cannabis Putting College Funding at Risk?

Looking into a college dorm room may dig up some papers covered in red ink, discarded (and unread) textbooks, boxes of uneaten ramen, and mostly-eaten pizza. Likely, it will also turn up some form of paraphernalia. Maybe a pipe, a bong, some papers, or even an edible. In fact, marijuana-use is now at a 30-year high in college-aged youth. Still, many college students wonder, in states with recreational or medical weed, is it okay to use marijuana on university campuses?

In Massachusetts, recreational weed has been legalized and will soon be put into effect. But many college campuses in the state approach this heated dilemma differently. The question of whether or not colleges can ban weed on campuses in states with legal weed goes back to one major conflict. In the US, weed is still illegal federally. Because of this and because universities receive federal funding, many colleges maintain tight rules surrounding weed use. In Massachusetts where recreational legalization will soon go into effect, many schools want to govern the student weed-use on campus and off. Not initiating these

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Marijuana for Insomnia: 7 Best Strains for Deeper Sleep

Sleep issues can be a real torture—when you experience a lack of rest your body and, more importantly, your mind are unable to function normally. This can have devastating effects on your general well being.

Before we explain how cannabis can be beneficial for alleviating insomnia, we’ll discuss insomnia in general and outline some of the main causes of sleeplessness.

What is insomnia?

Insomnia (otherwise known as sleeplessness) is a sleep disorder defined by either having difficulty falling asleep or difficulty remaining asleep.

The aftermath of insomnia usually includes daytime drowsiness, depressed mood, irritability, low energy levels, and a generally pessimistic and negative attitude.

The potential hazards of insomnia can include difficulties with learning and maintaining focus, and impaired motor skills which can lead to serious accidents.

Insomnia is associated with stress, chronic pain, heart disease, menopause, and can also be caused by excessive use of caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.

The best way to treat insomnia without resorting to the use of prescription medication (which can be addictive and can have serious side effects), is to practice good sleep hygiene, …

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How to talk to kids about cannabis

We are all aware of the fact that there is no manual on perfect parenting but when it comes to cannabis, things can get especially awkward. Legalization is fast approaching and kids are not stupid. Sooner or later, that child you care about is going to come in contact with cannabis or someone using it; […]

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