Entries by Scott Holtby

Doctors must embrace regulation to push cannabis research forward

The Canadian medical community needs to embrace new cannabis regulations to drive new studies, according to physician and technology entrepreneur Dr. Jamison Feramisco. Medical cannabis is undergoing a transformation in Canada. Health Canada has only recently given family physicians the responsibility to prescribe medical cannabis and many doctors are looking for cannabis-specific resources.

Time to rethink cannabis in cancer pain treatment

Medical cannabis is an “underutilized” method of treating pain associated with cancer according to Toronto-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Peter Ferguson. Speaking at the Physicians Medical Cannabis Seminar, Dr. Ferguson called for a closer look at using cannabis in place of conventional drugs to treat pain following cancer-related surgeries.