Medical cannabis coverage in employer-sponsored benefits programs; who is ready?

As if navigating the increasingly complex process of designing company-sponsored benefits plans wasn’t challenging enough, medical cannabis has now entered the equation. If you haven’t received a request for medical cannabis coverage from an employee yet, you likely will soon. What is a forward-thinking, innovative, employee-centric HR Leader to do when their employees request medical […]

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Setting the record straight on patient management: CEO letter to MedReleaf’s valued patients and healthcare partners

Monday, November 21, 2016 – In recent days there have been a small number of media reports regarding how medical cannabis patients, veterans in particular, are assisted in choosing their course of treatment and about the amount being charged for their medical cannabis. These reports arrived at a number of inaccurate conclusions and, as CEO […]

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Landmark, peer-reviewed study shows medical cannabis dramatically improves lives of veterans with PTSD

MedReleaf, Canada’s premium licensed producer of medical cannabis, today announced the findings from a landmark study on the effectiveness of medical cannabis on military veterans diagnosed with PTSD. The study found treatment with medical cannabis improved aggregate patient reported outcomes by 50-60% with a 77% decrease in suicidal thoughts as well as a 50% reduction […]

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MedReleaf leads again with a new first for the Canadian medical cannabis industry

Cannabis Oil Capsules approved for sale by Health Canada MARKHAM, ON, Nov. 8, 2016 /CNW/ – MedReleaf, Canada’s leading medical cannabis licensed producer, today announced it has become the first licensed producer (LP) to bring cannabis capsules to market. This news follows on recent Health Canada approval for MedReleaf to begin selling both cannabis oils […]

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Patient Spotlight: A Canadian Veteran’s Story

I joined the Canadian Armed Forces 30 years ago. I was young, fit, and had lots of energy that made me go on for days, it seemed. That was until my lower back injury that happened while on course in the Infantry. It was the beginning of the end of my career. Early on, even […]

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Patient Spotlight: James Grant

If one word could describe the kind of relief I’ve gotten, that one word be Amazing. Absolutely amazing. I will be 79 in September, and I have always been active all of my life. I played all the sports at highly competitive levels: baseball, football, hockey, cross-country running, diving, and golf. Three years ago, I […]

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Patient Spotlight: Mike Baranik

People come to cannabis as their preferred choice of medication in many unexpected ways. For Mike Baranik, it was severe stomach cramping in the middle of the night, followed by a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diverticulitis. Diverticulitis occurs when pouches develop in the wall of the colon. When waste travels down the colon […]

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The Word “Marijuana” Versus the Word “Cannabis”

Why do we call marijuana marijuana? Growing up, I assumed that “marijuana” was the original Latin name for the plant I discuss every week in this column. But that’s not the case. Cannabis is its actual name. Cannabis is the genus that contains the three psychoactive plants we love so well: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, […]

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Cannabidiol could have rapid-acting antidepressant-like effects

Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the chemical components found in marijuana, may have fast-acting antidepressant effects, according to a study published in Neuropharmacology. Marijuana has long been valued in many cultures for its mood-altering effects. Neuroscientists have identified several ways CBD influences neurochemical processes, especially by affecting production of the neurotransmitters serotonin and glutamate. Because the […]

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Patient Spotlight: The Amazing Tristan Williams

We are always on the lookout for MedReleaf patient stories’ to share. During a conversation we had with Tristan Williams back in December, we knew we had found something, and someone, very special. Tristan is a young man, humble and honest, and while we took a multitude of notes during our discussion, ultimately we believe […]

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