Homegrown cannabis The Montreal Gazette Quebec Superior Court overturns province’s ban on homegrown cannabis
When Catherine Jacobson first heard about the promise of cannabis, she was at wits’ end. Her 3-year-old son, Ben, had suffered from epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old, a result of a brain malformation called polymicrogyria.
Retailers across Canada are struggling with a shortage of all cannabis, but there’s one product they’re especially desperate to keep on shelves: cannabidiol or CBD, a non-intoxicating extract vaunted for its purported health benefits. The extract, most commonly sold as oil, has been promoted as a natural cure for pain, anxiety and insomnia, despite limited medical…
Nowadays, almost every other week there is a viral post that reports one or two miraculous effects of CBD oil on yet another condition. From significantly reduced epileptic seizures in children to the management of PTSD in veterans, the internet is awash with stories documenting the numerous benefits of taking CBD.
“I think pot should be legal. I don’t smoke it, but I like the smell of it.” — Andy Warhol