How Cannabis Can Help if You Have Cancer

Cancer consultation in hospital

A cancer diagnosis, be it for yourself or for a loved one, is a very difficult thing to navigate. There are so many things you will have to consider regarding treatment options and potential outcomes – the diagnosis is just the beginning of a fight that will require all of the resources you have available…

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Veterans Qualify for Reimbursement for Medical Cannabis

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Medical cannabis has become a viable option for many of Canada’s veterans who wish to manage pain and illness. There have even been a number of studies that have shown that the use of medical cannabis has positive results in the management of PTSD.1 In recognition of this, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) offers a reimbursement…

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How Cannabis Can Provide Relief For Chronic Pain

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Living with chronic pain has a detrimental effect on your quality of life. Everyday tasks that used to seem easy and mundane, become overwhelming. Along with the physical discomfort, sufferers also report psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression and severe feelings of helplessness. Finding relief that allows you to function in your daily living is…

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How Cannabis Helps with Anxiety

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According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness or mental health challenge in any given year and approximately 5% of Canadians will experience an anxiety disorder which can result in mild to severe impairment. While it may be completely normal to experience anxiety in high-stress situations, people…

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How Medical Cannabis Can Help with Sciatica

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Sciatica, which refers to pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve, can be debilitating for many Canadians. Anything that irritates this nerve can cause pain, ranging from mild to severe, and it is usually caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine; some experts estimate that as many as 40% of people…

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Do I Need a Doctor Referral to Get Access to Medical Cannabis?

Doctor referral

If you’re interested in trying medical cannabis, you might be wondering what the process looks like. Does my doctor need to refer me? Can my doctor prescribe it to me? And, can’t I just walk into my local dispensary and buy some cannabis? What is a ‘Doctor Referral’? Let’s start with what exactly a doctor…

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How Cannabis Helps with Lower Back Pain

senior lady with lower back pain

The term “lower back pain” (LBP) refers to several symptoms that can be brought on by a number of potential underlying causes, and if you’ve ever experienced LBP you’re not alone. According to the most recently archived information at Stats Canada, 4 out of every 5 Canadians will suffer from lower back pain in their…

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How Cannabis Helps with Migraines (Migraine Relief)

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If you are someone who suffers from migraines, you know how debilitating these severe headaches can be. Many people who suffer from migraines have difficulty working, interacting with others or even being in a room with too much light. It is estimated that about 13% of people in North America suffer from chronic migraines. While…

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How Cannabis Helps with Sleep Disorders

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We have all had those nights where we simply didn’t get enough sleep, and the next day we’re stuck in a mental fog dragging our feet. Imagine how much worse it is for those with chronic sleep deprivation or for those who experience insomnia on a regular basis. It is natural that those with such…

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Claiming Medical Cannabis on Your Tax Return

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Recreational cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17th, 2018. For patients, it is still important to purchase medication through the proper medical channels because this enables you to claim it as a medical expense on your tax return. Both medical cannabis and cannabis seeds are on the list of eligible medical expenses for tax…

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