Here are license to grow, we urge people to grow their own cannabis through the ACMPR program here in Canada.  Follow that link or contact us to find out how you can go about getting your license, we connect you with compassionate doctors who are willing to write you the prescription you need to grow your own. It’s not easy to trust legalized cannabis, and that’s because big pharma and government have taking it over. Consumers have no idea how their weed is being grown, what’s in it, what pesticides are being used etc. By growing your own you can have peace of mind knowing exactly what’s in your weed, and that it is clean, good, and healthy stuff.

Some more interesting information has come up regarding marijuana in the form of a study published  this May in Archives of Suicide Research  showing that that the total number of suicides in California each year declined following medical marijuana legalization, including gun-assisted suicides. According to the University of California-Irvine scientists behind the study, “findings reveal that rates of total suicide and gun suicide dropped significantly in the aftermath of Proposition 215.”

Is this directly related to cannabis? Who knows? It’s no secret that many people out there are reporting success when it comes to cannabis and depression, so to assume there is a strong link isn’t out of the question.

To conduct the study, the UC-Irvine team collated the number of total, gun and non-gun suicides between 1970-2004. In an effort to understand what those figures would look like if California hadn’t legalized medical marijuana, the team compared the California statistics to the 41 states that didn’t have any medical marijuana program during that time frame.

“In particular, for all suicides, our results demonstrate that California’s 1996 intervention led to an average reduction of 398.9 suicides per year and a cumulative reduction of approximately 3,191 suicides during 1997-2004,” the study found. “Similarly, legalization led to a reduction in gun suicides of 208 per year on average and a cumulative reduction of approximately 1,668 fewer gun suicides during 1997-2004.”

Since depression and suicide go hand in hand, it’s interesting to note some recent research on cannabis and depression.

O puff of cannabis could be enough to treat depression, according to a new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Researchers from Washington State University investigated the self-reported aftermath of patients’ medical marijuana use on symptoms of depression, stress, and anxiety. Do do this, they used  data from the app Strainprint, which collects information about medical cannabis patients’ dosages, the types of cannabis they’re using, and the changes that occur in their experienced symptoms as a result of using cannabis.b12,000 app sessions were analyzed in total, all with data from patients who use medical marijuana to treat depression, anxiety or stress.

Medical marijuana patients reported on that their symptoms of depression were significantly reduced by just a single puff of marijuana, more so when patients were using strains high in cannabidiol (CBD) and low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). They also reported that it was the most effective method for reducing stress as well as anxiety.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 20 percent of Americans (40 million adults) experience symptoms of an anxiety disorder, and roughly 16 million Americans are currently afflicted with depression. This is a huge money maker for big pharma, just imagine how many pills would be discontinued if more people started using medical marijuana?

At the end of the day, all of stuff is very interesting to look at and contemplate. It’s just another positive correlation that’s come with the legalization of cannabis.