Your Rights To Medical Cannabis In Canada

Cannabis as a drug is legal to possess, consume, or grow for medicinal purposes under conditions outlined in the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations issued by Health Canada.

In April 2014, the Medical Marijuana Access Program was replaced by the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (or MMPR) by Health Canada.

In June 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada expanded the definition of medical cannabis to include any form of the drug, including but not limited to brownies, teas, or oils.

February 24, 2016 A Vancouver Federal Court judge rules medical marijuana law unconstitutional. The judge has struck down the law barring medical users from obtaining marijuana outside of licensed producers, saying it violates their charter rights. In (the Allard decision). It was argued, and the Federal Court agreed, that limiting patient access to purchasing from Licensed Producers under the MMPR , infringed Section 7 of the Charter, and on that basis, the entire MMPR was declared invalid.
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Recent Research on Medical Marijuana

Humans have cultivated and consumed the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant, colloquially known as marijuana, since virtually the beginning of recorded history. Cannabis-based textiles dating to 7,000 B.C.E have been recovered in northern China, and the plant’s use as a medicinal and mood altering agent date back nearly as far. In 2008, archeologists in Central Asia discovered over two-pounds of cannabis in the 2,700-year-old grave of an ancient shaman. After scientists conducted extensive testing on the material’s potency, they affirmed, “[T]he most probable conclusion … is that [ancient] culture[s] cultivated cannabis for pharmaceutical, psychoactive, and divinatory purposes.”
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5 Amazing Medical Benefits of Cannabichromene (CBC)

Have you heard of cannabichromene (CBC)? While psychoactive THC and non-psychoactive CBD take up most of the limelight in cannabinoid world, lesser-known CBC has some potent medical benefits of its own. Here are five amazing medical benefits of cannabichromene.
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Studies Show Cannabis Relieves Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease

Observational studies show cannabis relieves motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Studies focused on cannabinoid-based treatments for Parkinson’s disease have been conducted since the seventies, due to the important number of patients suffering from the illness reporting an improvement of their symptoms following the consumption of cannabis.
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Using Marijuana to Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain

A new diabetic nerve pain randomized, controlled study from the University of California at San Diego has shown that inhaling cannabis can blunt diabetic neuropathic pain for several hours. “We found that the more concentrated the dose, the more relief people got,” says lead author Mark Steven Wallace, MD, chair of the Division of Pain Management at the University of California, San Diego.
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A Marijuana Deficiency Might Be Causing Your Migraines And IBS

For several years I have postulated that marijuana is not, in the strict sense of the word, an intoxicant.

As I wrote in the book Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? (Chelsea Green, 2009), the word ‘intoxicant’ is derived from the Latin noun toxicum (poison). It’s an appropriate term for alcohol, as ethanol (the psychoactive ingredient in booze) in moderate to high doses is toxic (read: poisonous) to healthy cells and organs.
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How Cannabis Has Given An Ontario Boy A New Lease On Life

It’s a remarkable transformation. Even a shocking one. Especially considering the unlikely remedy. Six-year-old Tyler used to be tormented by hundreds of painful seizures a day. Which would leave him absolutely exhausted at bedtime.

Even so, his doting mother would still have to pin him down to his mattress until he fell asleep. Otherwise, his small, frail body would continue to thrash about, robbing him of any rest and respite.

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