Clarity Medical Centre offers equal access to CBD treatment HOROSCOPE
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r. Jean Paul Lim has one main goal—he wants to make people feel better. While it might sound simple, there is still a stigma around one particular method of treatment, which he believes could be used to help a number of health issues including chronic pain, PTSD, seizures, tremors, and general anxiety. And that solution is cannabidiol (CBD), the non–psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant.
Lim, an internal medicine and complex care specialist, recently founded Clarity Medical Centre (4484 Main Street) with the intention of studying the benefits and monitoring the side effects of medicinal cannabis use. With the new opening of this patient-focused, research-based, multidisciplinary facility, Lim hopes to shatter misconceptions and build scientific evidence around what he has learned.
“There are very few things in medicine that I’ve done that are quite as profound as the benefits that I’ve seen with CBD. And I’m a medical specialist and I deal with complex care patients with a lot of diseases,” he says.
But Lim hasn’t always thought this way. In fact, up until eight months ago his knowledge of CBD was almost non-existent.
“My patients started asking me about medicinal cannabis,” he says. “And to be honest with you, I knew absolutely nothing about it. I barely knew what the plant looked like. And what was embarrassing was that I didn’t really have anything else to offer them for their pain.”
The media coverage of cannabis sometimes focuses on its recreational use and the plant’s better-known compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the leading psychoactive component in cannabis. But Lim decided to start researching medicinal cannabis for himself to see if he could give his patients alternative treatment options.
“When I graduated from UBC, I was very dogmatic in my approach and I only did what I learned in school,” he says. “And then as I listened more and looked at people’s health more holistically, I realized that what is not taught very well in medical schools are the fundamentals of health of diet and exercise.”
While he still prescribes medications, Lim also tries to address his patients’ concerns by encouraging a healthy lifestyle and helping them to live without pain. And he believes that CBD will change the way pain is treated in the future.
It is for this reason that Clarity Medical Centre makes it simple for new patients to access legal medical cannabis products in Canada, and streamlines the process of registering with a licensed producer. Lim’s team of cannabis-trained general and specialist physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and coaches all work together to ensure patients get optimal medical care.
“There are lots of claims out there, but how much of it is real and how much of it is not? When you have data there is no argument,” he adds. “And then patients get real access. And that’s my ultimate goal—to give people equal access, who otherwise would be suffering.”
But Lim’s mission extends beyond his patients. In fact, he thinks that after cannabis becomes legal, Canada can be a major global player in CBD treatment.
“I hate to sound overdramatic here but this is an opportunity for Canada to be a world leader in cannabis research,” he says. “Here is chance for us to truly bring innovation forward.”
Through Clarity, Lim hopes to gather the data needed to change policy, because he recognizes that much research is still required. He has a firm belief in the medicinal benefits of cannabis and wants additional scientific evidence to back this up.
“I hope you understand my vision because it’s big. It’s a big vision.” s of Thursday/friday, stars waste no time switching the attention onto something next, something more. Folks are game and interested Friday/saturday. The Sagittarius moon dishes up plenty of choice for pleasure seekers and municipal voters too.
The going is good; the connection is good; the business is too as Mercury aligns with Saturn on Friday and Venus on Monday. Both days are profitable for talks, visits, pitching it, ambitions, earnings, and making the most of the moment. Sunday/monday accomplishment, satisfaction, and reward are on the ready dial-up.
Monday/tuesday keep the trading, trendsetting, news, and speculation hype on the buildup in anticipation of Canada’s legalization of recreational cannabis on Wednesday. Venus is retrograde for this launch. Call it a soft open. Ending 95 years of prohibition, cannabis now returns to the legal status it had before it was banned in 1923. (All retrograde transits are appropriate for resuming, revisiting, and replay.) On the improvement-required end of Venus retrograde, there are many kinks to work out, as has been widely reported. Many shops do not yet have a licence. Significant product shortages are expected. Will the pricing be competitive enough to thwart the black market? Venus in Scorpio retrograde keeps the underground going strong; the greed factor and stock-market gambling continue brisk too. Fortunes will be made, but play at your own risk. While the stocks are likely to go up, the rollercoaster ride continues.
On the personal, relationship, and karmic front, Venus retrograde is an important transit for getting back in touch with what is truly in your best interests and most empowering for you.
July 22–August 22 Investments, commitments, the past, and living with yourself are on the checklist for deeper questioning and soul-searching. Some parts of your life may be up for a complete overhaul. Do not underestimate the karmic potency of circumstances and choices. It can be make-it-or-breakit time for a significant relationship, career goal, or contract negotiation. Stay true to your best interests.
August 22–September 22 While Venus is retrograde, you have an opportunity to do it again, only better this time. You can question yourself or your choices, but ultimately the cycle leads you to greater clarity and confirmation. An elimination process serves best in this regard. Don’t hesitate to get a second opinion or to change your mind. Sunday/monday are optimum for talking it out/figuring it out.
September 22–October 23 What is it worth? Are you getting enough out of it? Can you recreate the feeling, the passion, or the success? In addition to soul-searching, Venus retrograde takes you on a deeper exploration of your assets and resources. When push comes to shove, you’ll discover how much you have going for you. The transit can reconnect you with a lover from your past.
October 23–November 21 You can gain a second chance with someone or something. Venus retrograde also gives you an extended time to feel your way along. Even so, Mars sets you on a quick bounce-back or a fresh springboard. Do not underestimate who or what shows up. The present is a blend of karma-reaping and karma-in-making. Monday, talk money; sign the paperwork.