Generation Legal (Talking to Your Kids About Cannabis)

CANNABIS CULTURE – In a town of less than 15,000 people, I now have access to 11 liquor stores, 3 cannabis stores, and tobacco is sold at every corner store.  Living in Alberta, when my children turn 18 they will have unlimited access to all of these. …

Substitution of medical cannabis for pharmaceutical agents for pain, anxiety, and sleep

A prior epidemiological study identified a reduction in opioid overdose deaths in US states that legalized medical cannabis (MC). One theory to explain this phenomenon is a potential substitution effect of MC for opioids. New England dispensary members ( n = 1,513) completed an online survey about their medical history and MC experiences. Among respondents that regularly used opioids, over three-quarters (76.7%) indicated that they reduced their use since they started MC. In conclusion, a majority of patients reported using less opioids as well as fewer medications to treat anxiety, migraines, and sleep after initiating MC.

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Cannabis Stigma is Unfair When ‘Wine O’Clock’ is Widely Celebrated by Moms

It’s time for us to get off our high horses about parents who like to unwind with a little cannabis. It’s been more than a year since recreational cannabis use became legal in Canada, yet parents who like to smoke a little marijuana to unwind after a l…

Moms and Marijuana: Saskatoon Woman Starts Podcast to Reduce Stigma of Parents Consuming Pot

A Saskatoon mom is launching a podcast aiming to reduce the stigma around parents consuming cannabis. Natasha Albert says she faces harsh criticism for smoking medicinal marijuana – especially because she’s a mom. “I get looked down by the general publ…

‘Mama Needs a Puff’: Orangeville Woman Launches Facebook Cannabis Support Group for Canada Marijuana Moms

‘It means the world to me that mothers are not demonized for this,’ says co-founder of Canadian 420 Moms page. It’s been a long, stressful day. The kids are finally tucked away in bed and fast asleep. A father gets his cannabis out, rolls up a pinner a…

‘Mama Needs a Puff’: Orangeville Woman Launches Facebook Cannabis Support Group for Canada Marijuana Moms

‘It means the world to me that mothers are not demonized for this,’ says co-founder of Canadian 420 Moms page. It’s been a long, stressful day. The kids are finally tucked away in bed and fast asleep. A father gets his cannabis out, rolls up a pinner a…

The Canadian Government Acts Like Alcohol Is Safer Than Weed. That’s Absurd

In the latest example of hypocrisy, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Canadians should avoid consuming cannabis to protect their health. One of the main benefits of legalizing cannabis is reducing the stigma associated with consuming it. People consume …