Last year, Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest pharmacy chain, applied to Health Canada to become a distributor of licensed medical cannabis. At the time it made sense. The newest users of cannabis weren’t—and still aren’t—teens and young adults, but aging baby boomers who would rather shop at a familiar...
Gluten-free. Prep and cooking time: 1 hr, 30 min. Serves 4. It’s official: autumn is here, and we’re loving it. Bubbling hearty soups, warm kitchens and friends gathered around the dinner table is what makes life’s little moments a big deal. Incorporate the bounty of fall vegetables and the healing qualities of...
Associate editor Fabian Dawson takes a quick look at the diverse range of voices that is shaping the Great Canadian Cannabis Conversation. THE DOCTORS The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), which unites over 85,000 physicians on national health and medical matters, wants the legal age for consumption to be amended to 21,...
Five years in, here’s how legalization has shaped our neighbors in the Pacific Northwest. In November 2012, Washington State legalized recreational marijuana. And almost immediately, things started to change. “Within a month of the law having passed, prosecutors across the state dismissed current pending charges for possession of marijuana,” says attorney...
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...
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...
We have entered the new world of cannabis. The legalization of recreational cannabis has galvanized entrepreneurs, provided lucrative opportunities in a variety of sectors, and given Canada the opportunity to be known on the world stage as the country that pioneers groundbreaking cannabis research. After such a historic year, what’s next? Opportunities...
Shoppers Drug Mart is diving into the medical cannabis market, and has received its license from Health Canada to sell cannabis online. The company is now authorized to sell dried or fresh cannabis, plants, seeds and oil. Shoppers Drug Mart has...
Just 13 per cent of all Canadians report using cannabis frequently or occasionally, but almost half of them are Millennials, according to a new study released this week. Canadian Millennials - defined as people between 22 and 39 years old - are the primary...
Grow Tech Labs is hosting an event series in Vancouver this month to help start-up cannabis companies learn and grow. GTL mentor Shelley Lineham is hosting one of these talks on creating a product road map, set for Wednesday, March 20 from 10 a.m....