With so much changing day-to-day with medical cannabis and the looming legalization date in Canada, it can be easy to miss some of the updates. We publish weekly recap blogs of the top stories from the cannabis world, so you can stay in the know.
News cycle for May 7 to 13, 2018:
- Veterans with PTSD plan lawsuit over cuts to funding for medicinal cannabis. “The theme here is plants, not pills…medical marijuana has replaced every pill that these people were on before”. Many veterans have embraced medicinal cannabis for its ability to assist PTSD sufferers instead of relying on opiates and pharmaceutical drugs. Here’s what one veteran had to say.
- As the legalization of medical cannabis becomes more common worldwide, medical cannabis is being prescribed by doctors and caretakers to help treat cancer-related side effects—either from the cancer itself or from treatments like chemotherapy. Countless scientific studies have shown that medical cannabis offers palliative care benefits, including appetite stimulation, pain relief. Early research indicates that cannabinoids can do so much more, however, more clinical studies are needed. Read about the benefits, as posed by Scientific American
- Cannabidiol oil won’t get you buzzed but it could get you busted. Cannabidiol oil, or CBD, is generating a lot of buzz in the world of alternative medicine and many Canadians are buying in. At this time, CBD oil is only legally available in Canada with a prescription from a doctor and can only be purchased from a Licensed Producer under Health Canada. Learn about the regulations and legislation here’
- Cannabis courses are coming to Mount Royal University. MRU announced Thursday that beginning in September it will offer three courses aimed at helping students break into the recreational and medical cannabis industries. Geoff Thompson, president of Sundial, an Alberta pot producer acknowledged “There has to be knowledge about how the cannabis legislation and regulations work in the country.” MRU is partnering with Kwantlen Polytechnic University in B.C., which has offered cannabis education since 2015. This partnership extends the network of cannabis educators in Canada, since Kwanten has also partnered with post-secondary institutions in eastern provinces. Read the full article here.