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...
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...
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...
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...
For the fourth year in a row, the Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo returns to Vancouver this September - just two weeks before legalization. Billed as the "largest and most comprehensive cannabis conference in Canada," the event will feature more than 40 speakers, 35 exhibitors and six live workshops.  "Going into...
With the legalization of recreational cannabis use just around the corner, a new Ipsos poll suggests that managers and employees are not on the same page when it comes to their workplace’s policies on the use of recreational cannabis. Only 18% of working Canadians say the management team at their...
Cannabis-infused beer is coming, Canada. And since the beer is brewed from cannabis, rather than barley, it will be naturally gluten-free and low in calories and sugar. Province Brands of Canada — the Canadian company developing the world's first beers brewed from the cannabis plant — has announced an agreement with...
BotaniQ Magazine is excited to announce it is expanding to the United Kingdom. BotaniQ will be the first publication solely dedicated to medicinal cannabis in the UK, and the first to reach legislators and policy-makers in Westminster. BotaniQ's special UK edition will fill this gap...
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...