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  • China World Bank Health

    Checkup Can alternative healing become integrative medicine?

    by Cross Country Checkup

    Ashley Alton is a registered traditional Chinese medical practitioner from Toronto, Ont. and she called in to share her perspective on the public’s misinformation of so-called “alternative healing”. She says she prefers the term “integrative medicine” and that regulatory colleges should do a better job of informing the public of the specializations of different health practitioners.

    Posted: May 02, 2016 12:19 PM ET read comments audio
  • Vancouver 4/20

    Checkup 'I want it to be safe for my children to smoke a joint'

    by Cross Country Checkup

    Kathy, a mother and teacher from Peterborough, Ont., called to share her thoughts on how marijuana legalization would make the drug safer to use. She says legalization would allow for better drug education and would reform a legal system which “isn’t working.”

    Posted: Apr 25, 2016 12:53 PM ET read comments audio
  • Cheaper Cannabis 20160125

    Checkup Canadian settlers' surprising uses for hemp and marijuana

    by Cross Country Checkup

    Cannabis was first restricted in Canada in 1923 as part of the Narcotics Drug Act Amendment Bill, although authorities did not begin seizing the drug until the late 1930’s and 40’s. Beverly Davis remembers a time when cannabis hemp wasn't just known as a drug, but was a useful tool for farmers.

    Posted: Apr 25, 2016 12:38 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 25, 2016 12:41 PM ET
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