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Medicinal Cannabis User Organizes Protest After Unlicensed Saskatoon Dispensaries Forced to Shutter

A Saskatoon woman who says medicinal cannabis saved her life is organizing a protest at city hall Saturday afternoon following the unlicensed dispensary closures this week. Alicia Yashcheshen credits medicinal cannabis for keeping her alive after she developed Crohn’s disease following a bad reaction to a prescription, Vioxx, which resulted in anorexia. “If I don’t […]

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Halifax Man Aims to Turn ‘Wasteful’ Cannabis Packaging Into Prosthetic Limbs

Kindness3D founder Jacob Boudreau says NSLC packaging produces ‘an obscene amount of waste’ Since recreational marijuana became legal last week, some customers in Nova Scotia have criticized the province’s legal distributor for excessive packaging. But one Halifax man is turning his complaint about the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’s plastic packaging into action. Jake Boudreau wants […]

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The Complexities of Patent Cannabis

CANNABIS CULTURE – Cannabis is legal for recreational use in nine states, and is legal for medicinal use in another thirty states. In every other state, it is illegal. Now that it has some legal standing, there are going to be those who realize the monetary potential behind it, and may want to get a headstart […]

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“I Can’t Imagine Practising Without It”: Local Vet Says Cannabis-derived Cbd Helps Her Four-legged Clients

Dr. Katherine Kramer has seen the headlines about veterinarians in Canada decrying the use of cannabis-derived CBD on pets. “It’s interesting,” she tells the Straight by phone from her office at Vancouver Animal Wellness Hospital, where she has practised veterinary medicine since 2011. “A lot of vets are publicly saying, ‘No, there’s not enough research,’ […]

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Cannabis Farmer-CEO Raising Capital, Navigating Complex New Market

Jamie Warm worked at California’s first cannabis dispensary while attending college in Santa Barbara, sparking a career that’s positioned him to take entrepreneurial advantage of the state’s newly legal commercial marijuana market – the nation’s largest. “The cannabis industry has been my only source of income for my entire adult life. It got me through […]

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Homemade Creme Eggs: a Basket of Springtime | Cannabis Recipe

These chocolate-covered sweeties have a surprise inside. Easter candy lovers, rejoice: these homemade creme eggs combine one of your favorite springtime treats with a delicious dose of cannabutter! These chocolate eggs may look quite innocent, but they have a surprise inside. As you bite through the chocolate coating and sweet vanilla filling, you’ll discover a […]

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Cannabis: the Ideal Paediatric Medicine?

CANNABIS CULTURE – I was rewatching the documentary The Scientist, which looks at how Raphael Mechoulam and his team discovered tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the endocannabinoid system (ECS). At the 33:30 mark, there’s a section titled “Hashish for Children”.  To quote from the film: “INTERVIEWER: So in 1995, you had an idea of testing THC on […]