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  • Writer's pictureRoop Bassra

Indo for Endo?

On October 17, 2018 cannabis (aka marijuana) was legalized in Canada. There were mixed feelings about this but for those that have been using cannabis for medical purposes, this is a huge step forward

It is important to educate ourselves about cannabis as we should about any drug or medication

Cannabis produces chemical substances known as cannabinoids; two of the most researched and well known are THC and CBD THC is the component that can alter the mind and induce hallucinations, perhaps even anxiety in some. For others, it aids with nausea, anxiety, mood, and sleep. There are different strains of THC (Sativa, Hybrid, & Indica) so it’s important to note what you are looking to treat when picking a strain I first used CBD for my dog’s arthritis pain and noticed a difference in his energy and activity levels within a short period of time. CBD is very helpful with pain and inflammation and does not cause that high associated with THC In my opinion, there are only positives when it comes to CBD. Many physicians and therapists I know agree it’s better to use CBD or THC for management of symptoms rather than prescription meds or even over the counter You can smoke CBD but it is also available in tinctures, balms, edibles, bath bombs, teas, etc. It is definitely a natural and effective option to manage pain and other symptoms with fewer side effects than prescribed medicine Is this an option anyone has looked into or tried?

Roop Bassra, RN

BSc Psychology, BSc Nursing


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