Whether it’s for work or leisure, travel is a reoccurring aspect of many Canadian’s lives. Our warm summers, fall foliage, and upcoming Thanksgiving holidays mean that many Canadians may be visiting friends and family in the coming weeks and months. Legalization of cannabis in October 2018 resulted in new rules and regulations under the Cannabis Act, making it a good time for a refresher on traveling with cannabis.
Research indicates a positive correlation between PTSD symptom severity and cannabis use. This relationship may be explained by the fact that individuals with PTSD report that cannabis alleviates their symptoms (such as negative mood, anxiety, and sleep disturbances) and improves factors that contribute to quality of life.
Cannabis has a number of active compounds in it, called cannabinoids. There are 100 different cannabinoids found in cannabis. The two most common and most studied are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Aphria currently offers three types of cannabinoid-dominant products: CBD dominant products, THC dominant products, and THC:CBD balanced products.
While considerable research has been conducted on the effects of cannabis on pain management, the greatest number of human clinical trials have focused on chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP), with a majority reporting a significantly greater reduction in pain (30% reduction) with cannabis use.
Have you ever wondered how your medical cannabis works to provide you relief from your condition? What exactly is this plant doing when it enters your body? The answer lies in a network of chemical messengers and receptors that are inside your brain and body, known as the endocannabinoid system.
Aphria’s popular cannabis oils offer patients an alternative to dried cannabis, that deliver a more consistent potency, resulting in consistent dosing. The oils are consumed orally (they should not be smoked) and are available in several different formats: bottled oils, softgel capsules, and oral sprays.
Oral sprays are the newest format to Aphria’s oil portfolio. They offer different benefits than our standard bottled oils and new softgels. Now, oral sprays offer patients a discreet, travel-friendly oil option that is ideal for micro-dosing.
There can be a lot of decisions involved with taking medical cannabis. Choosing a medical cannabis product can be challenging for those who may not know where to start. As more research has taken place and the scientific community’s understanding of medical cannabis h