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Month: May 2020

CanDis Blog

Month: May 2020

Ailments

Cannabis and Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of death in Canada for men. In fact, prostate cancer deaths make up 10 percent of all cancer deaths across the country. Roughly one in seven Canadian men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Someone you know and love, a brother, father, cousin, may develop prostate cancer in the next few years.

On the bright side – prostate cancer is very treatable, and according to the latest statistics from the Canadian Cancer Society, it has a 95 percent five-year net survival rate. But, if you know anyone who has gone through any cancer treatment protocols, you know it’s a battle.

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Indica

What is Indica

The name indica originally referred to the geographical area in which the plant was grown. During the 1970s, Cannabis indica strains mainly originated from Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Northern Pakistan, particularly from the Hindu Kush mountain range. However, as knowledge about the plant became more widespread, it became more common to grow it in greenhouses all across the world.

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Sativa

What is Sativa

The Sativa species was first classified in 1750s and the word “sativa” means something that is cultivated. Today, “sativa” refers to tall, narrow-leaf varieties of cannabis, thought to induce energizing effects which is different than its neighbour, indica. Cannabis contains over a hundred different types of these cannabinoids, but start by familiarizing yourself with these two first as they are the most important.

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