Weed is tax deductible. Only in Canada you say? Pity.

FYI (for your information), the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) has officially confirmed with the CMCIA (Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association) that legal cannabis acquired from licensed producers can be claimed as a legitimate medical expense — a tax deduction, with a physician’s prescription or order of course. So this is the official 411 on the tax deductibility of 420 medical treatments, but a potential problem…

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CBD: The Entourage Effect

How Full-Spectrum CBD products are different from isolate. The recent popularity of CBD products has resulted in CBD being added in everything from beverages, facial washes, lip balms, creams, salves, pet treats, edibles and tinctures, of course. With this, confusing jargon being thrown around a CBD product like full spectrum and isolate to describe the CBD additives themselves isn’t always apparent or understood by consumers….

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Do CBD spiked foods “work”?

One of the fastest growing trends in the coastal US cities, recently halted by a number of Health Departments in various cities, is spiking foods and beverages with CBD. Beyond the current Canadian black market of THC and CBD edibles, this trend was adding CBD to common menu items such as lattes, cold brew coffees, smoothies, kombucha. You name a snack, food or beverage, and…

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Inconvenient Truths: The Unholy Matrimony of Alcohol and Cannabis.

A study showed those with alcohol use disorder were less likely to develop cirrhosis or liver cancer if they took cannabis. The study included those with Cannabis use disorder and those who take it for social intent. “In a massive study that included 320,000 individuals with an alcohol use disorder* (of which over 26,000 were non-dependent cannabis users and 4,300 were dependent cannabis users), the…

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Getting by with a little help from your friends – important tips for beginning cannabis therapy

Start low, Go slow, Lay low, Be patient, Be together, Be Responsible Start Low:  See your physician for an assessment and a risk vs benefit analysis.  Some patients are not appropriate for cannabis medications and can be at further risk for complications, harms and side effects with use. Drug interactions are possible. Altered kidney, liver or other organ function can impair or interact with the…

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