This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From July 6-12
This week in Cannabis: Medical cannabis is getting harder to access according to Canadian patients, new research on THC and the brain via Western U, and BC’s cannabis distributor remains unable to handle clone orders.
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Many of those buying cannabis for medicinal purposes are self-medicating, under dosing, and having trouble sourcing the medicine they need, often visiting recreational stores instead of visiting a qualified doctor.
In a survey of medical cannabis patients commissioned by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), the Arthritis Society, and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), 26% of respondents reported it has gotten harder to access the cannabis they need since legalization.
Researchers at Western University are starting to figure out how cannabis is processed in the brain, contributing to differing effects depending on the individual. Positive and negative THC effects occur in the brain’s nucleus accumbens.
In the study, researchers found pleasurable effects occurred when THC was processed by the front of the nucleus accumbens. In the posterior of the region, the same THC produced adverse effects, including negative feelings and emotions, and patterns of neuron activity similar to those seen in schizophrenia.
As seeds have appeared in stores across Canada, they’ve been relatively limited in numbers, and like dry flower, they’re noticeably more expensive on the legal market. Local residents in BC will have to wait a bit longer to get legal nursery plants for personal growing in the province.
This week, the provincial cannabis distributor Liquor Distribution Branch announced they were not yet “equipped to receive, store, or ship clones, as they require significant resources and care to ensure product quality for the end customer.”
With files from Jesse B. Staniforth
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TORONTO,ON: Women’s wellness and empowerment group CUCCI has teamed up with United Boxing Club to bring you an “ideal” Saturday afternoon. On July 13, participate in a professional boxing circuit class for an hour, then cool down by the pool and chill out with an infused BBQ brought to you by Chef Ted Corrado. Summer soundtrack via Hangaelle. Tickets start at $30 for this daytime +19 event.
WINNIPEG, MB: Get dreamy on Monday nights at this weekly 420 paint class. Tickets are $39.99 to this +19 event billed as “Canada’s first cannabis painting experience!” BYOC.
VANCOUVER, BC: On July 17, join the Cannabis and Hemp Science Seminar series for a full afternoon of lectures for just $25. Attendees will get down to the cannabis growing, testing, and manufacturing nitty-gritty. Expect a full set of exhibitors.