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Marc Davis

Business writer, health and wellness blogger

A long-standing journalist, Marc writes mostly about business but also has a passion for covering the health and wellness topics. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications all over the world, including most of North America's best-known newspapers.
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Muzzling The Benefits Of CBD-Rich Cannabis Is Censorship

Canada's federal government is refusing to let the nation's legal cultivators of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis spread the word about the CBD-rich kind. This is in spite of the fact that the chemical CBD (also known as cannabidiol) provides some of marijuana's most sought-after healing powers, according to medical studies.
04/28/2017 12:27 EDT
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Culling Cannabis Dispensaries Exposes Trudeau's Hypocrisy

Here's my take: dispensary owners have tirelessly fought for many years for more liberalized cannabis laws. They've even racked up hefty legal bills while pleading their case to the highest court in the land. Ultimately, they've helped pave the way for the mainstreaming of medical marijuana, which has mainly benefitted "Big Business", a.k.a. LPs. So dispensaries also deserve to be accommodated when legalization finally arrives -- but with conditions.
03/16/2017 04:48 EDT
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Consume Cannabis To Lose Weight

A certain, lesser-known kind of marijuana can help you lose weight. It can even help you stay slim, too. I'm serious -- even though some readers presumably think I must be smoking something funny to make such a seemingly crazy claim. After all, pot is known for stimulating the appetite -- commonly known as "getting the munchies" -- and encouraging cravings for unhealthy carbohydrates like potato chips or cookies.
02/24/2017 12:49 EST
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Legal Recreational Pot Is Nearer Than You Think

Everybody wants to know when the federal government will finally make this election promise a reality. Will it be next year? Or could it still be a couple of years away? I want to know as much as anyone else. And fortunately, I don't have to resort to asking for guesstimates from eternally-optimistic pot aficionados or tipsy businessmen in the bar. Instead, I'm fortunate enough to have access to the hotshots who run Canada's publicly-traded, industrial-scale growers.
02/06/2017 06:29 EST
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Modern Medicine Needs Pot In A Pill

To be fully accepted by the medical establishment, the delivery method for medical marijuana has to evolve. In other words, smoking or eating cannabis-infused foods must be replaced by slow-release, standardized-dosage pills or capsules. And they have to be pharmaceutical-grade.
01/13/2017 08:02 EST
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3 Ab Exercising Myths Exposed

Most men and women, alike, can't help but stare with either fascination or lust -- sometimes both -- when they see someone showing off a great set of abs. However, your midsection can be one of the hardest muscle groups to develop to best effect. To make matters worse, there are all-too-many misconceptions as to how to build an enviable six-pack.
12/02/2016 06:15 EST
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Medical Marijuana Could Help End Canada's Veteran Suicide Crisis

Former Canadian combat engineer Fabian Henry used to thrive on adrenaline - especially in combat zones - during his 12 years in the military. Now he smokes medical marijuana to avoid stressors that remind him of his most disturbing wartime experiences. And that's what now keeps him sane, he says.
11/25/2016 11:00 EST
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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Red Meat

Meat isn't what it used to be. What's typically sold in supermarkets isn't what our ancestors ate. And it sure isn't as healthy. But there's no need to despair. If you pay a little extra, these days you can find organic, traditionally-farmed meat.
09/02/2016 11:54 EDT
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Yes, You Can Catch Superbugs From Your Chicken Dinner

Imagine a not-too-distant future where the survival of mankind hangs in the balance because modern medicine's frontline defenders -- antibiotics -- are being outsmarted by deadly microscopic enemies. I'm talking about the emergence of so-called "superbugs." They're real, they exist, and if you eat non-organic chicken, then you're all the more at risk.
07/29/2016 12:39 EDT