Do I have to get High?

With the recent legalization of cannabis, more and more people are becoming interested in its benefits. Even people raised on Reefer Madness-type propaganda are recognizing that it can be beneficial in health care. However, the fear of the high persists and the question that I am most often asked is “Will I get high from CBD oil?” You do not need to get high to benefit from CBD. Cannabis is a complicated drug when compared alcohol, caffeine, and even modern opiates. Those other substances are single molecules. Even Tylenol 3’s contain just 3 active ingredients, while cannabis contains over 500 […]

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Cannabis Myth #7: Sativas & Indicas Have Different Effects

I was rather astonished yesterday to see CBC NewsNet’s claim on TV that people are unlikely to get high from Indica plants, so this myth is up next for de-bunking. It is the particular combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemicals in the bud that determine its effect, not the exact genetic ancestry of the strain.

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Mr. Popularity: a Profile of THC

THC is the most well-known cannabinoid because it can be the most fun. THC is responsible for most of the euphoria or high that cannabis users experience. Cannabis today tends to be very high in THC, because breeders have sought to maximize everyone’s favourite cannabinoid.

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What is CBD? A Cannabinoid Profile

Cannabis contains over 100 cannabinoids and 400 other compounds that have some effect on animals. While not the most popular cannabinoid, Cannabidiol (CBD) may be the most important for wellness. CBD is known for its analgesic properties and is the primary medicinal cannabinoid. While pharmaceuticals often fight only the symptoms of disease, CBD actually fights the diseases themselves. In addition to relieving inflammation and pain, CBD helps cells of all kinds to heal. Many users find that they need decreasing amounts of both cannabis and other medications as the underlying conditions recede. The list of conditions that CBD can relieve ranges […]

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Canada’s new Roadside THC-Testing Device

The Canadian government has approved a roadside test for measuring THC levels in a driver’s system. There are some critical problems with this new device. THC levels cannot indicate impairment. Let me get all sciency for a minute: Your body’s endo-cannabinoid system produces endo-cannabinoids to interact with your brain to help manage things like mood and healing. When you use cannabis, you are supplementing that existing process inside your body. The cannabis plant has hundreds of active compounds that include cannabinoids, as well as terpenes and other chemicals that all interact with each other. Since a terpene is simply a […]

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