Does Recreational Cannabis Legalization Change Things for Medicinal Patients?

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On October 17th, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. So, what does this mean for medical patients? Can people who are using cannabis for medical purposes obtain their cannabis at a local dispensary? The short answer is no – the medicinal cannabis purchasing process is not affected by recreational cannabis legalization. This is because medical…

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Can Medical Cannabis Help with Anxiety and Depression?

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According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year one in five people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Those who have experienced this first-hand know that illnesses such as depression or anxiety can affect so much more than just your mental state. Dealing with these illnesses can make…

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Arthritis Pain is Becoming the Norm – But it Doesn’t Have to Be

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More than half of Canadian women over 65 have arthritis. That’s worse odds than a coin-flip. And the number for men over 65 isn’t much more encouraging, at over 30%. As the Canadian population continues to age, finding better treatments for arthritis will become more and more important. You shouldn’t have to spend your well-earned…

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Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis – Pain and Sleep Management

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Canada is amongst the highest multiple sclerosis rates in the entire world, with almost 80,000 Canadians estimated to live with the disease. Canada’s rate is almost 10 times the global median. One contributing factor to pain and spasms related to MS is our cold climate further from the equator, which isn’t about to change any…

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The Use of Medical Cannabis for Fibromyalgia

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If all of the Canadians suffering from fibromyalgia were to create their own city, it’d be the 4th largest in the country. Fewer folks than Calgary, but more than in Ottawa. For those unfamiliar, fibromyalgia is a pain disorder. Those suffering feel widespread musculoskeletal pain and can experience symptoms of fatigue, sleep, memory and mood…

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