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...
After a scientific review of CBD, World Health Organization’s Director General says it should not be considered a scheduled substance. The WHO report found there are “no case reports of abuse or dependence relating to the use of pure CBD” and that “no public health problems have been associated with...

Pain, Relieved

Cannabis activist Daphnée Elisma shares how cannabis’s pain-reducing powers helped her through some of the darkest moments of her life. Back in 2010, I started having really bad headaches. I hadn’t been prone to migraines or anything before, so even though my vision began to blur, I didn’t take my...
HelloMD revealed this week that it's launching a "convenient, discreet and comprehensive" online service where "health, telemedicine, education and wellbeing intersect to offer a timely service for Canadians." The company says registrants can access a licensed Canadian health practitioner on any video camera-equipped smart device or computer for a consultation...

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...
Corrie Yelland says she used cannabis oil extract to cure herself of rare forms of cancer after being diagnosed with anal cancer in 2011. She was given two to four months to live without radiation. The doctor told her she had a “death wish” and that she was going to...

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...
Why Lori S. couldn’t wait for the law to save her life. I found out five years ago that I had triple negative breast cancer. Half of the women diagnosed with this disease die within two years, forty percent die after five years, and the other ten percent are somewhere...
A cannabis-centric educational platform aimed at health care and wellness for our furry friends is being launched by Cannvas MedTech Inc. "Built on the same infrastructure as Cannvas.Me, Cannvas.PET will be a scalable and comprehensive solution for the global pet community offering interactive tools and research-backed content to audiences who...

Scaling Up

As the cannabis industry grows, production technology is growing with it—and Radient Technology is at the forefront. Though there are still months before Canada’s upcoming legalization of cannabis, the industry is already growing at a faster rate than anticipated. And as more companies join the growing business, market demand is evolving. Oils,...