Deep Dive into Cannabis | Part 2 | Sativa, Indica & Terpenes

When I first started experimenting with medicinal cannabis a few years ago it was much simpler: indica or sativa was all you needed to know. Fast forward to 2020 and scientists have identified more than 200 terpenes in cannabis! Terpenes are the "fragrant, essential oils that lend aromatic profiles to cannabis products" (source: Hexo). The …

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Deep Dive into Cannabis | Part 1 | Cannabis & Mental Health

On October 17, 2018 (the day recreational weed became legal across Canada) I posted a blog on cannabis and mental health. I want to do a few follow-up posts offering more about research in this area and my personal experiences. Since recreational cannabis edibles became legal on October 17, 2019, the update seems (relatively) timely. …

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Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 5 | My Recovery from Ativan and Klonopin

It has been 5 months since I last took clonazepam (Klonopin), 14 months since my last lorazepam (Ativan), and 8 months since I posted a blog about my progress! Where to start after such a lengthy sabbatical? I guess I should start with a brief summary of the past many months. June and July were …

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Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 4 of 5 | Why is Ativan Worse?

This is the 4th installment in my Deep Dive into Benzos (benzodiazepines). The more I learn, the more I feel this class of medications has harmed my overall health. In Part 1, I wrote about the basics: medical uses and some of the negative consequences. Key takeaway: benzodiazepines are recommended for 2-4 weeks maximum. Part …

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