Smoke Signals brings experience and traditional knowledge to Tyendinaga cannabis industry

Smoke Signals brings experience and traditional knowledge to Tyendinaga cannabis industry

Herbal Medicine, Jamie Kunkel, Medical Cannabis
Jamie Kunkel the owner of Smoke Signals. By Fernando Arce When it comes to purchasing medical marijuana, experience is king. Unfortunately, ignorance usually reigns. With so many dispensaries popping up around the country as the laws and attitudes towards marijuana use change, it can be a real trip to wade through the innumerable strains, products and opinions available. While experienced users may remember some basic questions to ask their local, friendly neighbourhood dispensary, the inexperienced – many of whom are first-time medicinal users, not seasoned stoners – will undoubtedly struggle to make sense of it all. That’s where people like Jamie Kunkel, founder and owner of Smoke Signals – located at255 Hwy 49, on Tyendinaga – come in. With more than 25 years of experience in the medicinal cannabis industry, and…
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Weed workshop introduces Ont. seniors to world of medical marijuana

Weed workshop introduces Ont. seniors to world of medical marijuana

Elders, Medical Cannabis
There might be something special about grandma’s latest batch of brownies. A new monthly workshop north of Toronto is helping seniors navigate the world of medical marijuana. “Our demographic is middle-aged to older people,” Rick Gillman of CanCann Consulting told CTV Barrie. “We do have lots of people in their 80s and even one I know in their 90s who are successfully using cannabis and having great results with it.” Marijuana has been used to treat a diverse array of conditions, such as PTSD, epilepsy and arthritis. From general information about cannabis, as the plant is also called, to ways it can be turned into edibles, oils and tinctures, the workshop covered all aspects of using marijuana as a medicine. People also showed up to tell others how the plant…
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Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders

Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders

Medical Cannabis, Mental Health
by Honor Whiteman | 16 November 2016 | Medical News Today Contrary to research that suggests marijuana may act as a gateway drug, encouraging the use of other harmful substances, a new study indicates it may have the opposite effect. In the journal Clinical Psychology Review, researchers suggest marijuana use has the potential to help treat some individuals with substance use disorders, such as opioid addiction. What is more, the review - led by Zach Walsh, an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Canada - suggests using marijuana could help alleviate symptoms of some mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While marijuana, or cannabis, remains the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, with around 22.2 million users in the past month,…
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