“While a link exists, it exists mostly for people who are heavy users of THC products and who have a predisposition to psychosis. In fact, one recent study suggests that genetics could account for about 69 per cent to 84 percent of the link between cannabis and psychosis. It also bears mentioning that a majority [...]
To mark the recent legalization of recreational marijuana, we check in with some of the key players in the B.C. cannabis world. From pot growers to government officials to medical professionals, meet the people helping move the industry forward and keep British Columbians safe.
“There’s a huge stigma,” for people who are interested in using things like cbd in their recovery, says Caroline MacCallum, a doctor and the medical director of Greenleaf Medical Clinic in Langley, British Columbia, which helps assesses patients across Canada for their eligibility under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. She explains that some [...]
So who’s right? “It all depends on how you’re using it and if you’re using too much,” says Dr. Caroline MacCallum, medical director of Greenleaf Medical Clinic in Vancouver. A medical patient, for example, will likely start with 1 to 2.5 mg dose of THC, slowly build up their tolerance and never experience a weed [...]
By: Jenna Valleriani & Caroline MacCallum, September 8, 2018 for CBC News Physicians in Canada are prescribing cannabis. They have been doing so for years, and will likely continue to do so after recreational cannabis is legalized this fall. But the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) says that doctors in Canada want to see the phasing out of [...]
As cannabis is legalized in Canada, we know you have questions—and we know there’s a lot of misinformation out there. We sat down with two doctors to chat about cannabis usage. CAN CANNABIS SMOKE BE WORSE THAN SMOKING TOBACCO? WHY DO SOME PEOPLE GET ANXIOUS WHEN THEY CONSUME CANNABIS AND OTHERS ARE MORE RELAXED? CAN [...]