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Cannabis and Cannabis Products to Improve Health and Wellness

What is medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis, also known as medical marijuana, is cannabis or cannabinoids that are prescribed by health professionals for patient use.

There are active chemicals in cannabis that researchers believe have medicinal applications, specifically cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which are believed to have pain relieving and other properties.

Over the past several decades, scientists have conducted research to help determine how these cannabinoids work in our bodies, and what the medical benefits are, however, governments in the past have had restrictive regulations, making it difficult to study its full effects.

Nonetheless, abundant research has proven the many health benefits of medical cannabis. For example, cannabis is sometimes used to treat and prevent glaucoma, a damaging eye disease that causes increased pressure in the eyeball that can result in a loss of vision.

Also, cannabis is said to help control epileptic seizures. It is thought that tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, controls seizures by binding to the brain cells responsible for controlling excitability and regulating relaxation.

Decreasing Stress and Anxiety

It may decrease anxiety and reduce stress. Harvard University Medical School researchers suggested that some of the drug’s benefits may actually be from reduced anxiety resulting in pain relief and nausea suppression—two main reasons it’s often used to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy.

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Treating Many Symptoms

In current research studies Cannabis is also being used to treat the painful symptoms of multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel diseases, and arthritis discomfort. Some say that cannabis can assist in weight loss by improving your metabolism and improving sleep, and so much more.

Medical cannabis can be ingested by a variety of methods including smoking it, liquid tinctures, edibles, vaporizing, lozenges, and even dermal patches and/or sprays.

The use of medical cannabis is legal in certain countries, including Germany, Finland, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Israel, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and Canada. While the recreational use of cannabis is currently under consideration for legalization in Canada.

The cannabis plant has a history of being used for thousands of years across many different countries and cultures. Today, as medical research into the healing properties of this important plant is ongoing, Atlas will be at the forefront of disseminating the results to Canadians. Our goal is to provide the highest quality medical cannabis strains to our customers along with the knowledge they need to ensure that they are able to enjoy a pain-free life.