A “Clinical Cannabinoid Education Network” (CCEN) launched on Jan. 16 that aims to provide “an educational platform for medical practitioners who want to learn more about the science of cannabis and its place in their clinical practice.” The goal of CCEN, according to...
Alberta’s first cannabis recall was announced on Jan. 4 after mould was detected in a single batch of product. Up Cannabis says it issued the “voluntary product recall as a precautionary measure regarding a portion of a single, specific lot of its cannabis sold...
Volcani Center has announced "significant breakthroughs" in CTCL skin cancer cannabis treatment in co-operation with MedC Biopharma Corporation of Canada. The company is preparing patents for the treatment of CTCL (Cutaneous T cell lymphoma), a class of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the...
A new podcast launched this week that aims to dive deep into the health benefits of cannabis from a "journalistic perspective." The "Medical Marijuana Podcast" series officially launched on Dec. 14. “The premise of this podcast will be to ask...
Shoppers Drug Mart is diving into the medical cannabis market, and has received its license from Health Canada to sell cannabis online. The company is now authorized to sell dried or fresh cannabis, plants, seeds and oil. Shoppers Drug Mart has...
A delivery service for medical marijuana has launched in Toronto and it's called "Pineapple Express." Namaste Technologies and Cannmart have signed an agreement to launch the same-day delivery service for its medical cannabis products. Effective immediately, Cannmart patients within the Greater Toronto Area area will have access to "same-day, set-time, and...
A petition has been launched that calls on Quebec's cannabis society to stop using single-use plastic packaging. As of noon on Nov. 27, more than 750 had signed the change.org petition, launched by Jody Aveline. "The world is in a plastic waste epidemic," the petition states. "The plastic waste epidemic affects...
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...
Canadian Cannabis Update is a Canadian-based podcast, delivering regular news updates and interviews concerning the legalization of cannabis. This latest episode features Philip Kwong, who is described as a pioneer of sorts. When diagnosed with MS, he began his search for a way to treat his symptoms using cannabis. This led to...
Canadian Cannabis Update is a Canadian-based podcast, delivering regular news updates and interviews concerning the legalization of cannabis. This latest episode features Ryan Purvis, who was a dedicated hockey player with aspirations of going pro. When that didn't happen, Purvis found it difficult to adjust. That's when he realized that his struggles might...