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Cannabinoids as a Substitute for Opioids: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence (Part 1)

The lack of pain relief combined with the risk of dangerous side effects, including death, has led to a need for alternative options to help treat chronic pain. Recently, there has been growing interest in the possibility that cannabis may be useful in combination or as a substitute for opioids in people with chronic pain. [...]

By|2023-03-22T20:11:39+00:00December 10th, 2022|

Cannabis Vaporization for Pain Management

A Look at the Benefits of Cannabis Vaporization for Pain Management Inhaled cannabis can be useful for managing acute symptoms of chronic pain, but it should be vaporized to avoid respiratory harms associated with smoking. Vaporizing cannabis flower is also cheaper than cannabis oils, as dried flower is the cheapest form of product. We recently [...]

By|2023-03-22T20:17:23+00:00December 5th, 2022|

Insights for Safe Consumption (Part 2)

We recently discussed a study in which we found smoking cannabis was popular within a sample of medical cannabis dispensary users. We found smoking cannabis was associated with greater cannabis use and preference for THC-dominant chemovars and was associated with concurrent alcohol use disorder. These findings provided several key insights into risks and harm reduction [...]

By|2022-12-04T21:40:27+00:00December 4th, 2022|

Insights for Safe Consumption (Part 1)

This is the first part of a two-part series on a recent examination of the cannabis-use profiles and risk-factors associated with smoking cannabis in people using cannabis with medical intent. Smoking cannabis is associated with exposure to harmful toxins and therefore is one of the greatest health risks related to cannabis use. This is an [...]

By|2022-12-04T21:41:16+00:00December 4th, 2022|

Trailblazing women in weed to follow

  Women hold some of the most innovative and impactful positions in the Canadian cannabis landscape. And breaking ‘grass’ ceilings and carving out space in a male-dominated industry is just the beginning. These six women are united by their compassion for others and their willingness to go against the grain. They’ve persevered through countless policy [...]

By Leafly|2022-03-23T20:24:02+00:00March 23rd, 2022|

Medical cannabis 101: A discussion with Dr. Caroline MacCallum

Medical cannabis has been legalized in all but 14 states in the U.S. and its use for treating a range of conditions is a growing topic of conversation in the medical community. We talked with Caroline MacCallum, MD, a specialist in internal medicine, with expertise in complex pain and cannabinoid medicine. Dr. MacCallum is the [...]

By Pinnacle Care|2021-10-18T00:23:31+00:00October 12th, 2021|


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