Day: February 4, 2019

Is Medical Cannabis a “Miracle Drug”? You Might Be Surprised…

medical cannabis

What gets lost in all the talk about the recreational legalization of cannabis is the reason we got here in the first place: the health benefits of medical cannabis.

Many people have mixed feelings about medical cannabis – and for good reason. For decades, marijuana has been lumped together with “the drug culture” which includes heroin, cocaine, and other hard drugs. Now it is legal, yet some still associate it with the seediness of other drug use. Even medical cannabis, in the United States especially, is often prescribed with a wink.

Medical Cannabis Can Treat Many Medical Conditions

Medical professionals hate to use the word “miracle drug” for good reason. That places it in the same category as fantastical stories from the Fountain of Youth or cure-alls.

But cannabis does have many medical uses, even if they aren’t all completely understood. For real sufferers of certain diseases and health conditions, medical cannabis can help where other medications have not. Scientifically, the concept of plant-based medications occurring naturally is not a stretch – many of today’s pharmaceuticals are derived from …

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Is banning menthol cigarettes just a big bait-and-switch for legalizing pot?

The United States Congress is debating on whether to completely ban the sales of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. One Senator argues that this is all just a pretext for cannabis legalization.

Tobacco is clearly on its way out of “first world” countries, as many assessments and market analysis have shown so far. In short, cigarettes are slowly but surely becoming less and less desirable.

The US Congress is now debating whether menthol cigarettes are even more detrimental than regular ones, and the FDA plans to prohibit the sales of menthol-flavored cigarettes for good.

However, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) is fighting tooth and nail not to let this happen, which comes as no surprise. After all, North Carolina is the largest producer of tobacco in the US.

Eerily similar to Canada

Canada imposed a nationwide ban on menthol cigarettes that took effect in October 2017. At that point, Canada already had a federal medical marijuana program.

Not only that but, in 2017, most of Canada already knew recreational marijuana was about to get legalized.

Two years ago, the private sector …

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Cannabis Events in Canada for February 2019

There’s lots to love about February if you love cannabis. We’ve rounded up educational workshops, cooking classes, infused dinners, and more cannabis-centric events happening across Canada this month.

Are you hosting a cannabis event in Canada? Email to share your event with the Leafly community.

British Columbia

When: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: GVPL Central Branch Community Room, 735 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC

Join Susan Boyd, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria as she documents the history of prohibition, and our resistance to it. Her new book, “Busted” illustrates Canadian drug prohibition policies through archival and contemporary documents from as far back as the 1700s.

When: Feb. 27, 2019, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where:  Flower Of Life Integrative Health, 4708 34th Street, #105, Vernon, BC

Set your intentions and go deep into meditation with cannabis as a spirit plant medicine teacher and ally. Receive information and healing in a safe and sacred space. Feel free to bring a pillow, blanket, water bottle, yoga mat, and any other ceremonial

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CBD is Everywhere

It is difficult to say when exactly CBD derived from cannabis ceased to be demonised and when it became a generally accepted cure for everything. Perhaps it was in January when Mandy Moore, a few hours before the Golden Globes, told Covetherovius that she was experimenting with CBD oil to relieve the pain caused by […]

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