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...
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...
Nominations are now closed for BotaniQ’s “Power 10 of the Canadian Cannabis Industry 2018.” We received more than 1,000 nominations, and we are announcing the top three finalists in all 10 categories this month. Winners are set to be announced at the end of September.   Today, we are announcing the...
NICHE Canada has been hosting a series of forums across Canada that organizers say are "focused on providing people with meaningful and practical information about legalization, and how people can adapt to the changes and succeed in this new environment." The changes are complicated, and in some cases, still being...
Billed as the largest cannabis conference in Canada since legalization, the O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo descended on Vancouver this week, as more than 100 industry leaders came together to address historic and emerging issues in the industry. The questions and conversations were informative, and...
An event series in Ontario aims to delve into how cannabis will impact the hospitality industry. The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) - Ontario has partnered with Lifford Cannabis Solution for a monthly event series on the third Wednesday of the month, at...
The upcoming cannabis forum in Toronto will explore a plethora of topics, including mental health, pediatrics and opioid management Cannabis conference O'Cannabiz has announced it will play host to a "Cannabis Meets Healthcare" forum specifically for wellness and medical professionals, including (but...