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I routinely recommend medical marijuana to our patients who suffer with chronic pain. Medical marijuana is recommended by the Canadian Pain Society after a trial of other pharmaceuticals such as Gabapentin, Amitriptyline, Duloxetine, or an opioid-based drug. For many, these commonly prescribed drugs simply don’t work or have side effects that are dangerous or intolerable....

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Patients with Parkinson’s are fighting back with diet, exercise, mindfulness practices, nutraceuticals, and especially medical cannabis. This unforgiving disease is inadequately treated by our current medical model and imprecise pharmaceutical therapies that cause side effects as devasting as the disease itself. If you, or someone you love has been given a diagnosis of Parkinson’s there...

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Epilepsy – Cannabis Reduces Seizures according to research If you or anyone you love has epilepsy you will have heard about the incredible benefits cannabis has had to reduce the number and severity of seizures. Charlotte Figi made cannabidiol (CBD)-dominant cannabis (Charlotte’s Web) famous and influenced governments everywhere to re-evaluate their laws prohibiting this natural...

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Cannabis for Diabetes – is it safe?   Several exciting recent studies show that cannabis reduces risk of diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, reducing BMI and obesity. In patients with diabetes type 2 (T2D) it improves insulin resistance, and lowers fasting insulin levels, even reducing waist circumference. (2,3,4) It is counter-intuitive to learn that cannabis, which...

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Cannabis is a beautiful plant with many exciting molecules that can improve symptoms of a variety of chronic conditions and disease states often not well-treated by conventional medical therapies. Part of the magic of this plant is the ability of the disease modulating molecules to cross the blood brain barrier due to their lipophilic (fat-loving)...

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Marijuana’s medicinal uses can be traced back to the time of a Chinese Emperor, Shen Neng who reigned in 2737 B.C. In his time cannabis tea was taken as a treatment of gout, rheumatism, malaria and even poor memory, wrote a professor of phycology at the State University of Albany who researches drugs...

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Under Mayor Gregor Robertson’s administration the number of illegal pot dispensaries has increased rapidly in the past two years. To deal with the issue there has been a proposal to regulate these dispensaries, which puts Vancouver on the map for being the first city regulate and control pot dispensaries.