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CBD for sleep and insomnia: Can cannabis help you sleep better?

CBD for sleep and insomnia: Can medical cannabis really help you sleep better?

Struggling to sleep? Around 30% of people suffer from sleep deprivation and it’s often linked to underlying health conditions. Research is finding that CBD may help some people sleep better.
Medical cannabis for anxiety and stress: Is it an effective treatment?

A dose of calm: Can medical cannabis help to relieve anxiety and stress?

Research shows medicinal cannabis can be an effective treatment for anxiety. But it can also make it worse. Learn how to use cannabis for anxiety safely.
Who’s using medicinal cannabis in New Zealand?

Who’s using medicinal cannabis in New Zealand? Survey reveals trends and habits

A survey of 3000+ medicinal cannabis users in New Zealand shows they believe it’s a highly effective treatment for 50+ health conditions.
Cannabis and Cancer Part 1

Cannabis and Cancer Part 1: Can cannabis treat cancer symptoms and treatment side effects?

The latest research on medicinal cannabis as a potential treatment for common cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.
Discover the medicinal potential of CBC, CBG, THCV and CBN, four of the most promising lesser-known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.

The medicinal cannabinoids you haven’t heard of: What are CBC, CBN, CBN, THCV?

Discover the medicinal potential of CBC, CBG, THCV and CBN, four of the most promising lesser-known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
Runner’s high, euphoria and the Endocannabinoid System

Getting ‘high’ on exercise: The surprising link between physical activity and cannabis

Studies are finding that the body’s own cannabinoids, similar to those found in cannabis, may contribute to runner’s high and post-exercise euphoria.
Medicinal cannabis and epilepsy: Can CBD help with seizures?

Medicinal cannabis and epilepsy: Can cannabis help with seizures and convulsions?

Cannabis has been used for seizures for millenia. Recent clinical trials have found that CBD may help to manage epilepsy in treatment-resistant patients.
Science-based tips for making your New Year’s resolutions stick

New year, new you? Science-based tips for making your New Year’s resolutions stick

Use these strategies from James Clear, BJ Fogg, Phillipa Lally and more to set New Year’s resolutions that stick and create healthy habits this year.
How to talk to your parents or grandparents about medicinal cannabis

How to talk to your parents or grandparents about medicinal cannabis

Having a conversation with your loved ones about medicinal cannabis could help them enjoy better health into old age. This guide will help you do that.
Christmas terpenes: Your favourite festive season aromas explained

The gift of Christmas terpenes: Experience the natural aromas of the holiday season

The fascinating story of Christmas terpenes, cannabis, and the potential health benefits of your favourite festive season aromas.
Making sense of science: A guide to doing medicinal cannabis research

Making sense of the science: A simple guide to doing medicinal cannabis research

How to read scientific papers, do your own medical cannabis research, and make informed decisions around using CBD, THC, and other cannabis products.
7 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Medicinal Cannabis

7 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Medicinal Cannabis

How to talk to your doctor about getting a medical cannabis prescription in New Zealand.
How to get a medicinal cannabis prescription in New Zealand

How to get a medicinal cannabis prescription in New Zealand: A step-by-step guide for patients

A step-by-step guide to getting a prescription for medical cannabis and CBD products from your doctor in New Zealand.
Ora Pharm makes major progress towards medicinal cannabis license

On The Pharm: Ora Pharm makes major progress towards medicinal cannabis license

On the Pharm: Small steps and giant leaps towards getting licensed and planting seeds.
Cannabis and neuropathic pain: What does the research say?

Medicinal cannabis and neuropathic pain: What does the research say?

Can medicinal cannabis help treat neuropathic pain? Explore the latest research into the potential of THC and CBD for pain relief.
Terpenes: The surprising plant-based medicine right under your nose

Nature’s perfume: The surprising plant-based medicine right under your nose

How phytoncides and terpenes, the natural aromatic properties in plants and trees, help to support human health and wellbeing.

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