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Cannabis and your Heart

Cannabis has been legal for medicinal use in Canada since 2001. Since 2018, many cannabis products have been legal for recreational use, including dried cannabis, fresh cannabis, cannabis oil and cannabis seeds for cultivation. In 2019, cannabis edibles, topicals and extracts (including cannabis vape products) became legal.  There is currently little high-quality scientific evidence about …

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Canadian Cannabis Laws: Summarized

Federal Cannabis Laws: purchase 30 grams of dried cannabis or the calculated “equivalent”. There are dried cannabis equivalent calculations for Cannabis products OTHER THAN dried cannabis flower; edibles, extracts, concentrates and topical cannabis products. Each vary so refer to packaging details.  possess up to 30 grams of dried legal cannabis or equivalent in non-dried form in public;  …

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What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes give cannabis strains their unique aromas.  HIGHLIGHTS  Terpenes are fragrant oils found in many types of plants that produce a unique taste and smell.  The tastes and smells of the terpenes in cannabis products have a very diverse range of aromas. Strains can produce a terpene profile that is earthy, woodsy, herbal, spicy, diesel or cheesy, …

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Addiction to Cannabis

Contrary to popular belief, people can become addicted to cannabis. Continued, frequent and heavy cannabis use can cause physical dependency and addiction. Some people can develop tolerance to the effects of cannabis. Tolerance is characterized by a need for larger doses of a drug to maintain the same effects. Tolerance can develop after a few doses. In some …

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Cannabis and Mold

Thinking about growing your own? Cannabis, by nature is a mold haven and we know that mold affects health. Mold exposure can cause sickness, allergy symptoms, blurred vision, nausea, etc etc. But did you know, that by being exposed to mold, your emotional and cognitive sides are also affected? According to James Schaller, M.D., CMR …

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DON’T DRIVE HIGH

Cannabis affects your ability to subconsciously react correctly to more than one event or if many things are going on, for example a ball bouncing out in front of you while driving, would be noticed right away but cannabis will delay the “hey what about a kid chasing it” part of the reaction. It impairs the realization …

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How Does Vaporizing Cannabis Differ from Smoking It?

You now know that vaporizing marijuana involves heating it up without combustion. This means you enjoy the plant without setting it on fire. In contrast, when you light up a joint, it burns the weed because the maximum temperature can reach an astonishing 1,093 degrees Celsius! Remember, cannabinoids begin to vaporize at just 190 degrees (THC); far below the temperature …

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Drug Interactions

CANNABIS IS A DRUG THAT REACTS WITH OTHER DRUGS YOU MAY BE ON!  This is only an example of drugs affected by cannabis; this list IS NOT complete there are many more, so if you’re on ANY PRESCRIPTION drugs know that cannabis WILL affect its performance CHECK WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER (not Google)  According to the Mayo Clinic, cannabis …

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