An organic cannabis drink is in the works that aims to mimic the effects of alcohol without leaving you sleepy, a phenomenon that has been reported by some users of marijuana edibles. THC BioMed Intl Ltd. announced on Aug 9 that it has developed a cannabis beverage that "mimics alcohol...
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...
New statistics reveal that Canadian women prefer marijuana edibles, while their male counterparts most often opt for cannabis in dried flower or leaf form. That's according to the second-quarter National Cannabis Survey, released by Statistics Canada on Aug. 9 "Canadians who reported using cannabis in the past three months were asked...
Canopy Growth Corporation is launching a study that looks at the effectiveness of cannabidiol (CBD) in treating anxiety in some animals. The research will be conducted by the company's subsidiary Canopy Health Innovations, which focuses on developing cannabis-based healthcare products for companion animals. "Our passion to create safe and effective products...
Mounting evidence suggests that the inflammatory processes in the brain contribute to the pathologies of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. With that in mind, and in preparation for clinical trials, an agreement has been signed to initiate research that looks at GB Science's cannabis-containing complex formulas for Parkinson's Disease. The...
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...
The Canadian government is pondering whether it should approve a drug screener to test drivers suspected to be impaired by cannabis. Last month, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould gave notice of her intention to approve the Dräger DrugTest® 5000 STK-CA. This product is described as “an easy to...
But think of the children! Many are concerned about the effect that non-medical cannabis legalization in Canada will have on young people – especially those under 25 whose brains are still developing. Speculation abounds about normalization and usage rates among this group. Yet, although we cannot know with certainty what...
For the first time in Canada, a health insurance provider has partnered with a pharmacy to launch a medical marijuana program. Manulife and Shoppers Drug Mart announced their collaboration in a press release on July 31. “The program will be available as an option for participating Group Benefits plans and individual...
Cannabis-infused drink, anyone? Such a product may just be available in Canada in 2019, after Molson Coors Canada announced on Aug. 1 a joint venture with Hydropothecary Corporation (HEXO) to “pursue opportunities to develop non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused beverages for the Canadian market following legalization” this fall. Frederic Landtmeters, President and CEO of...