Gluten-free. Prep and cooking time: 1 hr, 30 min. Serves 4. It’s official: autumn is here, and we’re loving it. Bubbling hearty soups, warm kitchens and friends gathered around the dinner table is what makes life’s little moments a big deal. Incorporate the bounty of fall vegetables and the healing qualities of...
Associate editor Fabian Dawson takes a quick look at the diverse range of voices that is shaping the Great Canadian Cannabis Conversation. THE DOCTORS The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), which unites over 85,000 physicians on national health and medical matters, wants the legal age for consumption to be amended to 21,...
Five years in, here’s how legalization has shaped our neighbors in the Pacific Northwest. In November 2012, Washington State legalized recreational marijuana. And almost immediately, things started to change. “Within a month of the law having passed, prosecutors across the state dismissed current pending charges for possession of marijuana,” says attorney...
Some provinces and territories say they may need more time to design and implement rules to govern how cannabis is distributed and sold, and with what age limits. While there is a great deal of experience and expertise around these issues in Canada and abroad, connecting those with questions...

What Women Want

A women-led community offers a hub for personal stories and entrepreneurial empowerment. It’s as if the end of cannabis prohibition was timed perfectly to harmonize with the resurgence of a women’s movement. Discovered centuries ago by women in hunter-gatherer communities, cannabis was commonly used to treat a litany of labour,...

Full Circle

Want to know what the future of cannabis legalization will hold? Just look back to the wine industry’s past. Even without a firm date for the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, every province and territory across the country has announced a general framework for its wholesale distribution and retail....

Perfect Pairings

The best wine and cannabis pairings for your next indulgent night in. The days of blazing up whatever herb you can find are, well, blasé. Today, the sophisticated cannasseur knows how to appreciate the distinct tasting notes of different strains of marijuana, often preferring the flavours and aromas of certain...

The boomer boom

As the baby boomer population ages, its members are turning to cannabis in record numbers—and changing the expectations of the industry. Walter Sorto wasn’t sure how his mother would react when he told her he wanted to get into the cannabis business. She didn’t like it when he smoked cannabis...

The Lifeline

Is cannabis a solution for Vancouver’s opioid overdose crisis? Researchers and community advocates have high hopes for the plant’s potential. Sarah Blyth has witnessed the progression of Vancouver’s opioid overdose epidemic firsthand. “We were seeing overdoses in the alley,” says Blyth, who manages the weekly Downtown Eastside (DTES) Street Market. “There...
A new post-secondary program at B.C.’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University prepares students for the green rush. Your university years are a time of exploration. They’re a time to study the classics, a foreign language, or the nature of the universe. But marijuana? Well, that may not be a pipe dream anymore. Kwantlen Polytechnic...