As the sun rises over our nation today, we welcome in a new era: The end of almost a century of cannabis prohibition. Today, Canada has become the first western nation to legalize cannabis for adult-use consumption. Though the regulations are strict and the penalties harsh, I celebrate today for this...
By Stephen Smysnuik Ross Middleton endured 15 years of chronic, burning pain before he found reliable relief. The 62-year-old Ontario native suffers from small fibre neuropathy, a neuropathic condition in his lower limbs that made him feel as though he’s...
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...
Amid the ongoing overdose epidemic in North America, another study is underway that aims to determine if cannabis can be a replacement for opioids when it comes to pain management. Last week, we told you about Tetra Bio-Pharma launching a clinical trial that aims to find out if cannabis can...
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...

Taking the leap

The new Canadian dream? Creating a home-grown cannabis empire. Meet three locals who have traded it all in to pursue the green rush. Since the dawn of the internet, there is arguably no other emerging industry in the modern era more disruptive, polarizing, terrifying, contentious and potentially more lucrative than...
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...

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 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 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...