Epilepsy is a relatively common chronic neurological disorder that causes recurrent seizures over time. It is estimated that around 65 million people around the world live with the disease, with 3 million in the U.S. alone. Medical cannabis has proven to help reduce the instances of seizure and particularly helpful for patients that do not respond to anticonvulsants. Continue reading “Complete Guide: Marijuana and Epilepsy (Seizures)”
For the fourth volume of our Canadian Medical Marijuana Licensed Producers series, we take a look at Maricann. Maricann’s facilities are located in Langton, Ontario, Canada. The company is currently expanding its cultivation and support plant in Langton to a fully funded 217,000 square feet facility.
Marijuana has been proven to help those suffering from different levels of anxiety. Certain strains contain anti-anxiety properties, such as heavy indicas. However, using even the correct strain of cannabis to treat or alleviate the condition is not necessarily for everyone. This article explores the use of marijuana to treat and alleviate anxiousness. Continue reading “How it helps: Marijuana and Anxiety”
For our third volume of Company Overview, we focus on Aurora Cannabis. Licensed in February of 2015, Aurora was created to serve the medical cannabis community and prides itself on competitive pricing and exceptional patient service. These guys consistently have a nice selection of dried cannabis and cannabis oils and have recently started expanding its production capacity.
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Marijuana has been around for thousands of years with research showing it has been used for medical purposes as early as 1500 BC. However, the black market in Canada came about when cannabis was banned. In 1923, Canada added marijuana to the Confidential Restricted List to the Narcotics Drug Acts Amendment Bill. Interestingly, cannabis wasn’t popular in Canada until the early 1960’s. Continue reading “Medical vs. Black Market Marijuana (Canada)”
This week, we take a look at ones of Canada’s first in the game: MedReleaf. First licensed in February of 2014, the company is said to be the first and only ISO 9001 certified medical cannabis producer in North America. MedReleaf, based in Markham, Ontario, brought in $42 million in sales and sold more than 4,100 kilograms of dried cannabis over past year.
Imagine having a very difficult time paying attention to others and making sense of what they are saying. Imagine being constantly restless, bored and ready to jump to the next thing. Welcome to the life of individuals with ADD/ADHD. This condition affects about 6-9 percent of children and young adults as well as about 5% of all adults globally. In this article, we will treat the two as the same condition and see how and why people use medical marijuana to treat this serious condition.
Depression is a mental health disorder that affects over 350 million people worldwide. The world battling with depression has created a multitude of medication and treatments. These include anti-depression medication, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and different methods of psychotherapy – all with their own side effects and success stories. In recent years, new studies have shown that medical marijuana may be a better alternative to traditional treatments.
Welcome to our first edition of our licensed producer series. We are extremely excited to be rolling out a company overview every Friday. Each week, we’ll talk about each licensed producer’s history, products, facilities, partnerships, sales and more. For our inaugural series, we’ve chosen Organigram, one of Canada’s finest. Let’s begin.
Aurora, a leading Canadian medical marijuana licensed producer, announced that has successfully completed the acquisition of 100% of BC Northern Lights and Urban Cultivator, two of the most important companies in the marijuana home gardening vertical. The two companies were founded by Tarren and Linnea Wolfe. Continue reading “BC Northern Lights and Urban Cultivator Acquired by Aurora”