Happy 4/20 2018! We’ve already talked seriously about what almost legal means for attending events this year (be safe!). And this is a day of celebration. So it’s time for our annual puff’n’pass poetry. But Canada’s legalization, and the increase of corporate investors who have previously been anti-pot, mean worry remains over overturning past convictions, helping craft growers, and freeing cannabis in a capitalist society.
We’ve said “talk to your doctor about cannabis” before, and meant educate your GP about its benefits for salving or managing illnesses. But there are other reasons to talk to other doctors about cannabis too, even recreational use: cannabis conflicts with medications.
I came across a Tumblr post recently warning people to cop to using cannabis to anesthesiologist … so you don’t wake up during surgery. Pretty frightening since I’m facing surgery and had no idea this was even a thing — I’ve never been anaesthetized while a regular cannabis user.
Sweet, complete, and wrapped up neat, the treats came quickly through the mail. It may not be “politically correct” to say so, but Lady Green made me fall in love with her lovely, lovely lady buds.
The Liberal government is actually soliciting feedback on the proposed regulation of cannabis in Canada. When we first gained access to the Cannabis Act there were a lot of questions, and blurry suppositions. And everyone had their own reasons for being concerned.
So now we have our say, until January 20th, 2018. But in order to have legal cannabis before July 2018 the government won’t radically alter anything. And they won’t release any more drafts of the regulations. So this is pretty much it.
Here’s the page to start from: Consultation on the Proposed Regulation of Cannabis.
I host a weekly podcast (Cannabis and Coffee with Tamarijuana) that brings experts and patients together. I have been doing this now for just over a year. And what I hear in most every conversation — be it with an advocate, activist, doctor, etc. — is worry about over-regulation. This recreational legislation by the Canadian government is still going to leave patients with gaping holes in their medical program. Patients still fear losing the plant counts and prescriptions.
M.O.M. Cup 2018
Dates: February 23-25th, 2018.
Location: Private Venue in Vancouver, BC (announced to attendees day of).
Must be 19+ to attend.
Email [email protected] with any questions not answered here.
Soon Canada should have legal recreational weed, with only months to go before the announcement of regulations. Are you one of the many Canadian women wondering about the possible employment and business opportunities that legal marijuana could mean? Don’t wait for roll-out to start planning your cannabis careers.
Reading the final report from the Task Force on Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada released late in 2016, I got the same feeling I get watching puppies open their eyes for the first time. New puppies and the task force recommendations are equally naive about marijuana.
The 105 page report has some good points, some not so good, and others downright ridiculous.
… Help Your Doctor Change
Editor’s Note: This article on discussing medicinal cannabis with healthcare professionals was originally published September 2, 2016 and is reposted here during the winter holidays for our focus on Medicinal Cannabis.
Discussing Medicinal Cannabis with Your Doctor
With the introduction of the new Accessing Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) released by Health Canada on August 24, 2016, accessing and growing medicinal cannabis is less challenging than ever before. But visiting the doctor is often already a very stressful experience, so discussing medicinal cannabis with your healthcare professional can be a daunting task. I hope this article will prepare you to speak with your doctor about medical cannabis.
Let me tell you about it.
From a Mom’s Perspective
I am Canadian mother with my MMPR (Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations) prescription for chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, and depression. Like a lot of MMPR patients, I had used marijuana for years to treat my health problems. Eventually, with the help of my doctors, I decided to give medical marijuana a try.