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...

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The beauty industry embraces the power of the plant. The benefits of hemp oil have long been known to the health and beauty industry, and high-profile brands such as the Body Shop and Dr. Bronner’s have used the ingredient for years. Now, with the mainstreaming of marijuana in North America,...
For decades, Hilary Black has been sowing the seeds of legalization. Story by JENNI BAYNHA Do you remember the first-ever dispensary in Vancouver? Hilary Black does, because she opened it. Her story started with her work for the first medical cannabis organization in the country; she would then go on to spend the...
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...
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...
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...
In the midst of the ongoing opioid epidemic that's took more than 1,400 lives in B.C. last year alone, a new clinical trial aims to find out if cannabis can treat pain as well as fentanyl. Tetra Bio-Pharma received Health Canada's approval for the trial last August to study whether...
A new study out of Toronto suggests THC and CBD, when used together, can help some children with epilepsy who are resistant to other drugs. Conducted by researchers at the Hospital for Sick Kids, the study shows "safe dosing and tolerability of a pharmaceutical formulation of tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) and cannabidiol...
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...
Bethany Rae, BotaniQ columnist The idea that cannabis and fitness can go hand in hand surprised me at first. As I was relearning cannabis, I was discovering that the right cannabis choices could support my active lifestyle. I am a very active person. I do boot camp and yoga classes during the week...