Last fall, the news cycle was dominated by the story of cannabis legalization in Canada. Benefits, risks, regulations, research – so much information to wade through. If you are curious about cannabis but don’t know where to start you are in the right place! We’ve compiled what you need to know about legalization and products along with the most commonly asked questions from the “canna-curious”.
Chances are you may have heard of CBD lately, it’s having a bit of a moment right now. Heck, even one of the Real Housewives just launched a CBD company and Sephora was offering a CBD mascara. As the hype grows, many are left to wonder the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to the benefits, effects, and legality. Like many other cannabis products, it has not been thoroughly studied due to prohibition, but with it’s increasing legal status that is changing. There is more and more scientific evidence supporting what benefits CBD has, but there is still a lot of misinformation out there. Many marketers play to the fact that the general public is uneducated on the topic. And let’s face it, it’s darn confusing! I’m here to help you wade through the murky CBD waters and come out the other side avoiding a lightened pocketbook wasting money on products that don’t work and frankly, just don’t make sense.
The governments objective of displacing the black market with adult-use cannabis legalization is making strides with many brick and mortar illegal dispensaries now gone. Unfortunately, the flow of black-market product through online channels is still going strong. Often people ask me, how can I tell what is legal vs. illegal? Many black-market products have sophisticated websites and packaging, and often the companies claim to be legal that are not. So how does one detect illegal products/sites, and how do you purchase legal cannabis? Your guide to the new adult-use market in Canada.
While 38 percent of women worldwide suffer from chronic diseases, only 4 percent of research and development funding goes toward examining women’s health-care products and services. This leads women to seek out and experiment with alternative therapies, cannabis among them.
“The female reproductive system has the highest concentration of endocannabinoid receptors after the brain, making women particularly responsive to the medicinal properties of the plant.”
Kanabé is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by EFX Laboratories.
EFx is a privately held cannabis company whose defined business strategy is wellness through cannabis. EFx is sponsoring a Health Canada submission of one of the first cannabis based Phase I & Phase III Clinical studies measuring cannabis as a viable post-operative treatment. EFx also currently contract manufactures two piece medical cannabis pills for Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd (“BCC”) and Aphria Inc. (“Aphria”).
Imagine you do the hardest workout of your life and wake up the next day NOT SORE.
Is it hard to imagine? You are not alone.
Cannabis topicals and sublingual oils are being touted as an amazing recovery tool after activity. It is difficult to understand how cannabis can aid in recovery when the stereotypical image of a cannabis user is someone lazing on the couch eating munchies. With legalization in many places, science is getting involved in the research of this plant and we are learning more about the health benefits.
We asked our friend and fitness advocate, Simon Creasey (@everfitstrategies) to talk about how he achieves balance and maximizes recovery in his routine using cannabis. A passion and dedication to fitness has brought Simon to the top of the game, winning the 2018 Alberta Body Building Association (ABBA) Men's Classic Bodybuilding Champion. He has also dedicated many years to the study of Ninjutsu, earning a black belt in the discipline. If you are in and around the Calgary area, Simon is bringing his knowledge and passion to Big Sky Fitness as a Group Fitness Instructor, Fitness Kickboxing, and Personal Training.
Like anyone going for an operation you consider how you’ll manage post-operative pain, knowing cannabis can be used for pain I was committed to use only cannabis to manage mine. Main reason for this choice was to limit the opioid based painkillers as they wreak havoc on your digestion not to mention they are highly addictive. So, cannabis it is, or that’s what I thought at least.