Tag: Patients

  • Study: Patients Opt for Cannabis Over Prescription Meds

    Helen Davids New Research Shows Patients with a Choice Opt for Cannabis over Prescription Meds Research undertaken by the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria has shown that given the choice, those suffering from chronic pain, and those taking medication for mental health conditions, would choose cannabis over their medication. Lead author of […]

  • What Are Needs? And Who Gets to Define Them? Reflections on Cannabis Law

    Judith Stamps Biologically, a need is something required by a living organism, something that enables it to live a healthy life, and the deficiency of which would bring adversity. Psychologically, it is something that drives organisms to acquire the things needed. In the late 1960s, American Psychologist, Abraham Maslow, identified what he called a hierarchy […]

  • Medical Marijuana in the Maritimes

    By Debbie Stultz-Giffin Before I begin this article on the history of Maritimers Unite for Medical Marijuana Society (MUMM), I would like to thank Ted Smith for this opportunity to share some of what has and is happening on the East Coast medicinal cannabis front. I will tell you about myself and provide background information […]

  • The Wild West: Contrasting Clubs & LP’s

    The struggles of medical marijuana distribution in Canada By Ted Smith Describing Canadian medical cannabis distribution as the wild west show might seem like a stretch to some, but to those in the field there has never been as much interest, excitement, opportunity and disappointment as we are witnessing right now.  The Green Rush is […]

  • Lifting the Illusion of “Dried Marihuana”

    Figure 1. The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Schedule 2, Cannabis What exactly is ‘dried marihuana’? In April of 2012, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Johnston struck the term “dried marihuana” from the Medical Marihuana Access Regulations, refining the language to refer to all products listed as Cannabis in schedule 2 of the CDSA (figure […]

  • How to Make the Most of a Vaporizer

    In my previous blog I outlined some of the key reasons why medical cannabis patients may choose to use a vaporizer to compliment their edible cannabis regime. In this article I will give an overview of the Volcano Medic vaporizer and offer an important tip that vaporizer users should know. The Volcano Medic vaporizer, the […]

  • Labels – Georgia Toons

      It occurred to me, how so many are still very ‘concerned’ about labels and not the ones they should be.  I recently had someone talk to me – he was ‘asking for a friend… ‘, really – and the friend has a child who is experiencing grand mal seizures. Well, apparently he is thinking […]

  • Master of the Courtroom

    John Conroy leads fight against MMPR   By Al Graham I can remember sitting around and talking with friends back in 2003 about two court cases that could have brought an end to cannabis prohibition in Canada. At that time people were really hoping for a green Christmas. No not a snowless green Christmas, but […]