Cannabis, Anxiety, 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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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.

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?

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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

Finding Gratitude: First Grandchild, Legalized Cannabis and Semi-Retirement Versus Job Loss, Mental illness and Compassion Fatigue

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

Cannabis, Mental Health

#Cannabis is legal in Canada P2 – Don’t mix cannabis with alcohol and never, EVER, drive under the influence

My story about how consuming alcohol and cannabis together led to a very bad experience.

Mental Health, Anxiety, Cannabis, Depression, Menopause, Women's Health

Can Cannabis Help with My Mental illness?

So cannabis is finally legal in Canada. YAY! October 17th was a big day for us - as a forward-thinking nation, of course - but also for many of us with mental illness looking to either subsidize our pharma products with cannabis, or replace them altogether. My doctor wasn't ready to make that assertion nor… Continue reading Can Cannabis Help with My Mental illness?