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August 23, 2019

Cannabis and Travel: What You Need to Know

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.
July 2, 2019

Cannabis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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.
June 14, 2019

THC, CBD: Understanding the Popular Cannabinoids

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.
May 29, 2019

Cannabis and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (CNCP)

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.
May 23, 2019

Understanding Your Endocannabinoid System

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.
May 15, 2019

What’s the Difference Between Oil Formats?

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.

May 9, 2019

Our Newest Addition: Cannabis Oil 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.

May 1, 2019

What are Terpenes?

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