Last week our company was invited to participate in a stakeholder meeting with Health Canada in Ottawa along with a select number of other stakeholders. As has always been the theme song with Health Canada in the last six months, the atmosphere was forward-thinking and transparent. The goal of...
New statistics reveal 14% (or about one in seven) cannabis users with a driver's license admit to driving within two hours of using marijuana. And men were almost twice as likely as women to do so. That’s according to the most recently released National Cannabis Survey, announced by Statistics Canada on...

The game changer

Health Canada caught the cannabis industry by surprise in November when they unveiled sweeping changes to the regulatory approach to cannabis. The proposed regulations outline how the government will control production and distribution come July 2018. Among other changes, the new rules they have proposed open the door to craft...
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...
Dr. Perry Kendall is renowned as one of Canada’s leading public health professionals. Kendall served as BC’s Provincial Health Officer from 1999 to 2018. As B.C.’s senior public health official, he was responsible for advising the provincial government on health issues and promoting innovative policies and actions to protect public...

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...

Magic potions

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,...
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...
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...
A study has just been launched that will look at how CBD can help as a therapy for chronic pain, and related anxiety and depression. The research, a partnership between Aurora Cannabis Inc. and McGill University, was announced on Thursday. The three-year translational collaborative study will investigate the "pain relief properties...