Marc Davis
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.

Entries by Marc Davis

Muzzling The Benefits Of CBD-Rich Cannabis Is Censorship

(19) Comments | Posted April 28, 2017 | 12:27 PM

"CBD cannabis oil has become a really hot commodity lately."

So says Sal Chan, who works at the Green Panda medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Vancouver, which sells a variety of cannabis oils.

In fact, CBD-dominant strains of cannabis are the new go-to remedy for medical marijuana patients...

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Culling Cannabis Dispensaries Exposes Trudeau's Hypocrisy

(34) Comments | Posted March 16, 2017 | 4:48 PM

Canada's medical marijuana (MMJ) dispensaries may soon become an endangered species.

They're already in danger of being legislated out of business. But it now seems that Canada's police agencies have declared open season on them.

Law enforcement raids on dispensaries have been all over the news lately.

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Consume Cannabis To Lose Weight

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2017 | 11:49 PM

It sounds almost too good to be true.

Shockingly, it isn't.

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...

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Legal Recreational Pot Is Nearer Than You Think

(5) Comments | Posted February 6, 2017 | 5:29 AM

It's Canada's biggest guessing game.

At least that's the case for about eight million Canucks. Which is how many of us are expected to embrace a looming recreational market for cannabis.

Everybody wants to know when the federal government will finally make this election promise a...

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Modern Medicine Needs Pot In A Pill

(20) Comments | Posted January 13, 2017 | 7:01 AM

It's a perfect storm of opportunity.

With the opioid addiction crisis spiralling out of control, the medical community is desperate to find a new way to treat chronic pain.

Most of all, society needs an inexpensive prescription painkiller that doesn't do more harm than good. I mean one...

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Contamination Scandals Send Big Pot's Moral Argument Up In Smoke

(42) Comments | Posted January 3, 2017 | 1:46 PM

For Canada's "Big Pot" industry, it's a shocking year-end fall from grace.

It's tarnished an otherwise dazzling 2016 for Canada's industrialized medical cannabis growers.

And what exquisitely cruel timing with two image-bruising developments in the last two business days of 2016.

For many shareholders in particular, it was...

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Restricting Veterans' Medical Cannabis Will Cost Lives

(21) Comments | Posted December 12, 2016 | 3:02 PM

Why are so many military veterans reeling with "a sense of anger, hurt, frustration and betrayal?"

And why is a group of them marching on Parliament Hill?

Shockingly, it's because ex-servicemen with PTSD aren't getting our government's respect and full support.

Consequently, the suicide rate among ex-servicemen is...

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3 Ab Exercising Myths Exposed

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2016 | 5:15 AM

Well-defined abdominal muscles ("abs") are the Holy Grail of a lean, athletic, sculpted body.

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...

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Medical Marijuana Could Help End Canada's Veteran Suicide Crisis

(14) Comments | Posted November 25, 2016 | 10:00 AM

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Fabian Henry is a veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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...

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Medical Science Is Rising To The Challenge Of Obesity

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2016 | 7:18 AM

It's an insidious, unseen, creeping ailment -- one that can sabotage your health for the rest of your life.

Once you're middle-aged, there's a 50/50 chance it will trigger the onset of one or more deadly degenerative diseases.

"Metabolic dysfunction" is a seemingly innocuous term that may sound...

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Knowing Why You Overeat Is The Key To Making Healthier Choices

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2016 | 2:39 PM

Do you know your body's enemies?

If weight gain is one of them, then it's useful to know exactly how it can get the better of you.

Here's how: Our meal portions are too typically loaded with insulin-spiking processed carbohydrates. And we're conditioned to eat far too many of...

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Meet The Canadian Start-Up Catalyzing The Green Energy Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2016 | 5:49 PM

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High-power lithium-ion HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) batteries. (Photo: Argonne National Laboratory via Getty Images)

Green renewable energy has finally come of age.

Thanks to the United Nations' recent Paris Agreement, its speedy integration is being mandated by governments throughout the industrialized world....

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Mini-Fasting Has Kept Me Strong And Lean Into My 50s

(20) Comments | Posted September 30, 2016 | 11:03 AM

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At 52 years of age, I have around five per cent body fat. And I haven't done a lick of cardiovascular exercise since I gave up playing soccer in my late 20s due to a knee injury.

Seriously, the only exercise I do is...

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Finally, A Medical Cannabis App Exists

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2016 | 11:27 AM

No way! There's an app for that?

Much to everyone's surprise, there is now. And it's free, easy-to-use and convenient.

But this app isn't a new kind of Pokemon GO game for the kids.

It's for adults, and only the ones who qualify as medical marijuana patients in...

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Great Skin Is Way Simpler Than We All Thought

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2016 | 12:07 PM

Want to keep your skin healthy-looking and youthful?

Would some practical and penny-wise advice appeal to you?

And no, I'm not just talking to the ladies. This is for you guys, too.

First, you don't have to buy expensive facial creams -- nearly all of which are ridiculously...

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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Red Meat

(1) Comments | Posted September 2, 2016 | 11:54 AM

In moderation, red meat is a healthy food, right?

That's what we've always been told, haven't we?

Well, what if the truth is both "yes" and "no?"

That's because most meat isn't what it used to be. What's typically sold in supermarkets isn't what our ancestors ate. And it...

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Never Forget What's Really In Your Energy/Sports Drinks

(6) Comments | Posted August 26, 2016 | 9:16 AM

Summer's not over yet. And if you like outdoor exercise, you'll know how important it is to stay hydrated.

But are the fashionable fluids you're drinking actually sabotaging all your hard work?

For all-too-many of us, the answer is "yes".

So what should you drink?

Well, let's...

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Wait, There Are Purely Practical Reasons To Sculpt A Sexy Six-Pack?

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2016 | 12:06 PM

Without a doubt, well-defined abdominal muscles are the Holy Grail of a lean, athletic, sculpted body.

In an age in which so many of us are out of shape and over-tired, abs have become the ultimate symbol of virility and vitality.

They're also considered seriously sexy. So much so...

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Yes, You Can Catch Superbugs From Your Chicken Dinner

(3) Comments | Posted July 29, 2016 | 12:39 PM

It sounds like a script for a scary blockbuster Hollywood movie.

But it's fast becoming a chilling reality.

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.


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Your Modern-Day Diet Is Robbing You Of Calcium And Healthy Bones

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 12:51 PM

Are you setting yourself up for brittle bones (i.e. premature ageing) without even realizing it?

Well, you are if you consume lots of sugar and salt, which tend to interfere with your body's absorption of calcium. And carbonated soft drinks can be even worse because they're loaded with a corrosive,...

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