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...
Last year, Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest pharmacy chain, applied to Health Canada to become a distributor of licensed medical cannabis. At the time it made sense. The newest users of cannabis weren’t—and still aren’t—teens and young adults, but aging baby boomers who would rather shop at a familiar...
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,...

The New Normal

This summer, Canada will become the first advanced industrialized nation to legalize and regulate cannabis from production to consumption. As the federal government creates history this year, many are hoping that the safe transition to legal cannabis will lead to a new normal: the subtle mainstreaming of cannabis consumption. Because...
With Canada just weeks away from recreational cannabis legalization, a change.org petition is calling for Instagram to be more welcoming of the cannabis industry. So far, more than 5,000 people have signed the petition, which was launched by Cannabess Byers. "Today, legal cannabis producers, processors, retailers, ancillary businesses, advocates and influencers...
With the legalization of marijuana in Canada happening this week, the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THiA) has released survey results that suggests 20 per cent of Canadians planning to travel this year are unaware of the implications of travelling with pot. Additionally, 22 per cent of respondents with...
UBC has hired a Professor of Cannabis Science who will research the role of cannabis in opioid overdose treatment, in the midst of an epidemic that took more than 1,400 lives in the province last year. The job has been given to Dr. M-J Milloy, a recognized leader in the...
Lift & Co. is readying to host a four-day cannabis expo in Vancouver this week that's being touted as "Canada's premier cannabis business conference and trade show." The 2019 Vancouver Lift & Co. Expo event will feature more than 400 speakers and exhibitors, running...
UPDATE: Submissions have now closed. We had more than 1,000 nominations! Thanks to all who participated and finalists will be announced in early September. Do you know a power player in Canada's cannabis scene? Botaniq Magazine seeks your help to find the Power 10 of the Canadian Cannabis Industry for 2018. That’s...