How recreational access affects medical cannabis according to BDSA

BDSA’s latest report suggests that recreational cannabis access affects longer standing medical market. Access with a medical card encourages patients to buy heavily taxed adult-use cannabis. But is recreational access a benefit or hinderance on medical cannabis? Why patients move into rec markets This author asked Roy Bingham, BDSA’s CEO and co-founder, about the pros […]

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Cannabis Hospitalization of Children

Have cannabis-related hospitalizations increased in Canada since legalization? Does this mean government should reduce the country’s THC limits? Maybe ban edibles altogether? What if I told you a published study funded by Big Oil revealed half-a-million birds died every year by running into wind turbines? (That’s true, by the way). And because of this study, […]

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Why are cannabis trichomes shaped like mushrooms? Breaking the cuticle

Terps are double-edged swords. They include a family of cannabinoid acids and terpenes but are conversely toxic to cannabis plants. Thankfully, terp production occurs within trichomes — glandular hairs that cover your favourite frosty nugs. And trichomes have many tricks to prevent a toxic leak of cannabinoids and terpenes, which includes their mushroom shape. Almost […]

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How trichomes make terpenes and cannabinoids in supercell pathways

A study from the University of British Columbia froze trichomes with liquid nitrogen. Researchers peered into cryofixated Purple Kush cells with an electron microscope. Using modern techniques, they found new keys that better explain how trichomes make non-polar terpenes and cannabinoids without destroying plant cells. (1) Cannabis plants produce acidic cannabinoids, such as THCa or […]

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5 Reasons to Celebrate National CBD Day 

August 8 is National CBD Day! This day is to celebrate one of our favourite cannabinoids and spread awareness about its benefits. And here are five reasons to celebrate it! CBD stands for Cannabidiol, the second most active ingredient in cannabis. CBD is also present in the hemp plant. Hemp and “marijuana” are technically the […]

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Health Canada: CBD Safe and Tolerable

Health Canada has reviewed cannabidiol (CBD) and deemed it “safe and tolerable” for short-term use. Health Canada’s report looked at dosages ranging from 20 milligrams to up to 200 mg per day. As of now, all CBD products must go through a heavily regulated cannabis supply chain. One can only sell CBD in cannabis stores. […]

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Pharmacies in Canada may sell over the counter CBD, but not gas stations

A committee representing Health Canada released a review on the safety and efficacy of CBD. Comprised of nine volunteers, the committee was established in 2019 with four objectives regarding cannabis. Pharmacies in Canada may sell over the counter CBD packaged in a box. But don’t expect Canadian gas stations to sell CBD anytime soon. Canadian […]

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Is Cannabis Addictive?

According to a new study published in Lancet Psychiatry, the answer to the question “is cannabis addictive” is an astounding yes. The authors claim that people who use cannabis with higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, are more likely to have an addiction and mental health issues. But how much of this is a chicken […]

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Thailand’s Cannabis Gold Rush

Cannabis dispensaries are popping up in Thailand as the country experiences a cannabis gold rush. The kingdom decriminalized cannabis last month. Thai residents can now grow at home and sell paraphernalia from pop-up stalls on the street. Thailand’s Cannabis Gold Rush Thailand’s cannabis gold rush is thanks partly to the government removing the substance from […]

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CBD and CBG mechanisms can treat superinfection after influenza

Influenza left the chat in 2020. Meanwhile, Covid-19 stole the spotlight – especially in statistics. Scientists urged that strains of coronavirus are atypical of the flu. More difficult to ignore, however, is how mechanisms related to CBD and CBG treat Covid-19 and superinfections after influenza. Influenza can weaken the immune system, allowing for severe infections. […]

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