Decoding Your Product Label

Discover everything you need to know about Emblem’s packaging—including recent government-required changes. Because it’s not just what’s in the containers that matter. Whether you use dried flower, oils or oral sprays, there’s no doubt that your medical cannabis is incredibly important. This is why Emblem has made every effort to make sure your medicine is packaged in the best and safest way possible. This starts with the packaging itself. Our Canadian-made dried flower containers are certified child resistant, our oil bottles have a child resistant lid and our oral sprays have a child resistant lock button. Emblem advises that you […]

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Understanding The Cannabis Act

A major milestone in Canada’s history, the Cannabis Act is the law which officially legalized cannabis nationwide. Explore some of the specifics of the regulations and learn how to navigate these new cannabis guidelines. On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act officially came into effect, legalizing cannabis across the nation. Not only does this new law enforce new cannabis-driven regulations, it also replaced the previous Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), a medical cannabis-specific set of guidelines. We have decoded some of the most important pieces of the Cannabis Act that medical patients, and recreational consumers alike can […]

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choosing a strain

How To Select A Strain

Shopping for dried flower can be an overwhelming experience for any medical patient. With so many strains to choose from, it can be difficult to know which works best for you and your specific needs. Although oils and other extracts can offer a more exact and simplified consumption process, some patients still prefer to combine those dosage methods with dried flower or to use dried flower exclusively. Also known as bud, the dried flower is the part of the cannabis plant that is harvested, cured and dried, before being packaged to sell. Referring to a particular type or lineage of […]

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ways to take cannabis

6 Ways To Take Medical Cannabis

Although cannabis has been associated almost exclusively with smoking for years, the rise of the medical cannabis industry has cleared the way for modernized, discreet and precise consumption methods. These include everything from a variety of oil formulations to vaporizing, edibles and topicals. Each method of application has its benefits and advantages, so it is important to discuss with your doctor or cannabis clinic specialist about which method—or combination of methods—is best suitable for your specific needs. Oils Cannabis oils are concentrated extracts created through low-pressure distillation from the plant’s leaves, flowers and stems (similar to how essential oils are […]

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PTSD & Cannabis

PTSD is a mental health condition that develops after a traumatic or life-threatening event, such as military combat, sexual assault, a natural disaster or a car accident. Symptoms may include over-obsessing, sleep disturbances, extreme anxiety, avoidance of things that are reminders, obsessive compulsive disorders and depression. These symptoms can be incredibly upsetting and often disrupt daily life. With cannabis normalization—especially within the medical sector—we are beginning to see more positive attention paid to the possible beneficial connection between cannabis and PTSD. “Increasing evidence suggests an important role for the ECS (endocannabinoid system) in PTSD,” says Health Canada. “The ECS has […]

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Medical Cannabis for Veterans

In post-cannabis legalization Canada, many things have changed. However, helping veterans access medical cannabis is not one of them. Thanks to specific rules within the Cannabis Act and Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Canadian veterans are eligible for medical cannabis coverage. Here are the guidelines: The Cannabis Act allowances Replacing the previous Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) as of October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act allows patients to purchase medical cannabis through a Health Canada-approved licensed producer, as well as the ability to grow cannabis at home. All adult Canadians may grow up to four plants at home, […]

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Important Medical Marijuana

Why Medical Cannabis Matters

The arrival of adult-use cannabis has led many patients to wonder what will become of the medical industry, and, more specifically, what legalization means for them. Although it is now legal (and easier) for all legal-aged Canadians to obtain cannabis, there is still a need for medically-driven companies, and we don’t see that changing any time soon. “Our focus is going to continue to be on medical first and product innovation overall. You are going to see more products that are dose controlled that a physician would feel comfortable prescribing to their patients,” said Emblem Corp. CEO, Nick Dean. “Right […]

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Medical Marijuana Patients

Medical Cannabis & Patient Rights

With more than 330,000 patients across Canada (as of June 2018), which is nearly one third more than the same time the previous year, it is clear that there is a need and a place for the medical cannabis industry. And as the number of patients continues to climb, we believe the need for patient advocacy climbs with it. Between getting your cannabis covered by your insurance company to joining the fight to end the excise tax for medical cannabis, there has never been a better time to stand up for your rights. Advocating for Insurance Coverage Medical cannabis is […]

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Talking To Your Family About Medical Cannabis

Two major things are happening before the end of the year: cannabis legalization in Canada and the annual family celebrations that come with the holiday season. Combine the two together, and you have a potential recipe for disaster. With the entire nation talking, cannabis may indeed be a debated topic at your next family gathering. What do you do when Aunt Agnes vilifies cannabis users, you finally want to talk about your own medical cannabis use to your aging parents, or you want to start a healthy discussion with your own kids? No two families are the same, so none […]

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The Health Benefits of Gratitude

Gratitude may not just keep you happier; according to multiple studies and years of research, it may also help keep healthier. Despite this being the time of the year we are urged to be thankful, be happy and be energetically on top of it all, many people can be plunged into depression, anxiety and sadness for a number of reasons. (Maybe it’s all those expectations?) Experts don’t have all the answers, but one thing researchers are urging people to try is adopting the basic act of being grateful. Of course, it only takes a little common sense to link up […]

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