Anxiety, Cannabis, Panic

CBD for Anxiety Relief Gone Wrong

Have you ever suffered a severe adverse reaction to #CBD? I did, and I am a cannabis advocate who has used CBD for anxiety relief many times in the past.

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Anxiety, Cannabis, Mental Health, Panic

Surviving Acute Panic Disorder That Lay Dormant for 20 Years

Nothing compares to, nor could have prepared me for, the trauma of surviving acute panic disorder that lay dormant for twenty years.

Anxiety, Cannabis, Depression, Mental Health

The 2 Decade Evolution of My Mental Health

With Mental Health Awareness Month coming to a close in Canada and the US, what follows is the evolution of my mental health.

Cannabis, Mental Health

Misleading headlines about cannabis. Due diligence is key.

I think we can all agree that controlled, scientific studies on the (medical) benefits of Cannabis are sorely lacking. With its popularity surging globally and people demanding/clammering for legalization, no doubt these studies will be forthcoming in the very near future. Having said that, patient-based information, collected through user tracking apps like Strainprint, and websites… Continue reading Misleading headlines about cannabis. Due diligence is key.

Anxiety, Cannabis, Depression, Mental Health

How to get a medical cannabis prescription in Canada (when your doctor won’t discuss it).

While the process to get a medical cannabis prescription is getting easier, it can still be daunting and the process difficult to navigate. Here I share some of the basics.

Cannabis, Depression, Mental Health

Feeling #Hopeless – the cruelty of #depression

Depression robs you of your ability to feel the good while simultaneously amplifying the bad.

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Using #Cannabis for #Migraine with Aura

Would cannabis work for my migraine aura? Or was the storm back-building, getting ready to hit with full force?

Cannabis, Mental Health

The benefit of having local #Cannabis shops – more than just recreational

April 1st marked the day when several privately owned/operated #Cannabis shops opened in Ontario; three in Ottawa, two in Kingston, and one each in Toronto, Brampton (where I live), Burlington, London, and St. Catharines. And, guess what..? ... the sky isn't falling! I'm fully aware that the local shops are mainly for recreational users. Cannabis… Continue reading The benefit of having local #Cannabis shops – more than just recreational

Cannabis, Mental Health

First grandchild, legalized #cannabis and semi-retirement versus #jobloss, #mentalillness and #compassionfatigue. Where to begin.

A year in review: the good, the bad, and letting #gratitude open doors to the future.

Anxiety, Cannabis, Depression, Mental Health

#Cannabis is legal in Canada P3 – Marrying tried-and-true with the new when managing #mentalillness

In a recent post, I wrote about the adverse side effects I'd had to a pharma-based switch in my medication, prescribed to help with my evolving anxiety - which it did do. To counteract the side effects, my doctor prescribed more pharma meds. I disagreed and went back to my old medication. My decision to… Continue reading #Cannabis is legal in Canada P3 – Marrying tried-and-true with the new when managing #mentalillness