Fervour over how cannabis could help patients suffering from various ailments has run wildly ahead of what scientific studies have proven it can do, experts say.
A new Statistics Canada survey has found about 1.4 million Canadians reported they had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis in the previous two hours.
On Oct. 17, many Canadians will have the right to cultivate small amounts of cannabis at home. But just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s without potential pitfalls. Here are some of the questions aspiring green thumbs will want to consider before potting pot plants indoors this fall.
The federal government says it is not interested in decriminalizing any drugs beyond marijuana, despite calls from Canada’s largest cities to consider the measure.
The British government says doctors will soon be able to legally prescribe cannabis-based medicines, but has no plans to decriminalize the drug for recreational use.
Health Canada tapped the opinions of children as young as five years old as it attempted to decide what warning symbol would work best in mandatory labelling on cannabis products when pot is legalized later this year.
An Australian study of 1,500 people revealed no strong findings supporting the use of cannabis in the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain. The study published in the journal Lancet Public Health found those using cannabis had greater pain and anxiety, were coping less, and reported that pain was interfering more in their life. There has […]
It’s a prognosis patients never want to hear: “No successful treatment regimens have been devised.” That’s the American Migraine Foundation’s summary of an ailment known as New Daily Persistent Headache (NDPH). Since Jonathan Zaid was diagnosed with the rare condition in 2007 at age 14, he’s been prescribed more than 40 different drugs in a […]
The approval of epilepsy drug Epidiolex is poised to permanently change the way we talk about cannabis in the US. https://media.wired.com/photos/5b32a474ce9419115f46b49c/master/pass/CBD.jpg
Legalization comes with risks: Doctors reminding public that health effects of cannabis use are real
On the heels of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement Wednesday that adults will be able to legally buy and consume recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, some doctors are reminding Canadians of potential risks from cannabis and countering some of the misperceptions about the drug that still prevail.