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...
A new post-secondary program at B.C.’s Kwantlen Polytechnic University prepares students for the green rush. Your university years are a time of exploration. They’re a time to study the classics, a foreign language, or the nature of the universe. But marijuana? Well, that may not be a pipe dream anymore. Kwantlen Polytechnic...
Bethany Rae, BotaniQ columnist In my own life experience the unhealthiest thing about cannabis has been the lack of education around it. The “just say no policy” didn’t get through to me in my youth despite being raised in a loving Christian home, with extensive education and extracurricular opportunities afforded to...
As we move towards the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, many institutions are facing challenges regarding usage. While many universities provide designated consumption areas for alcohol and tobacco, they are struggling with cannabis as a unique substance. Those who would want to completely ban the smoking of cannabis offer...
As you kick off the week, here are five things making news in the cannabis industry: NICHE Blog: Talking to Your Child about Cannabis: Parents are Educators too!; Cannabis prohibition has meant that children, teenagers, and older youth have not received adequate tools to make sound decisions about cannabis...
The first podcast of 2019 and the new Cannabis Media Collective is here. This one features Alison McMahon, CEO of the Cannabis at Work. If you're looking for a job in the cannabis space, this interview is not to be missed.
Canada’s emerging cannabis industry provides a fertile landscape for startups and innovators to sow their seeds and grow to greatness. Even the great need a break from time-to-time, and so enters social media. Mindless scrolling can be a necessary (and sometimes overly consuming) distraction,...