A study has just been launched that will look at how CBD can help as a therapy for chronic pain, and related anxiety and depression. The research, a partnership between Aurora Cannabis Inc. and McGill University, was announced on Thursday. The three-year translational collaborative study will investigate the "pain relief properties...

What Women Want

A women-led community offers a hub for personal stories and entrepreneurial empowerment. It’s as if the end of cannabis prohibition was timed perfectly to harmonize with the resurgence of a women’s movement. Discovered centuries ago by women in hunter-gatherer communities, cannabis was commonly used to treat a litany of labour,...
Canadian entrepreneur, financier, author and TV personality Kevin O'Leary is keynote speaker at the Grow Up Conference & Expo in Niagara falls next week. The conference, set for Sept. 7-8, includes a plethora of events including a cannabis investment breakfast, an inaugural growers lunch, a women growers breakfast and a...
Canadian Cannabis Update is a Canadian-based podcast, delivering regular news updates and interviews concerning the legalization of cannabis. This latest episode features Ryan Purvis, who was a dedicated hockey player with aspirations of going pro. When that didn't happen, Purvis found it difficult to adjust. That's when he realized that his struggles might...

Magic potions

The beauty industry embraces the power of the plant. The benefits of hemp oil have long been known to the health and beauty industry, and high-profile brands such as the Body Shop and Dr. Bronner’s have used the ingredient for years. Now, with the mainstreaming of marijuana in North America,...
With Canada just weeks away from recreational cannabis legalization, a change.org petition is calling for Instagram to be more welcoming of the cannabis industry. So far, more than 5,000 people have signed the petition, which was launched by Cannabess Byers. "Today, legal cannabis producers, processors, retailers, ancillary businesses, advocates and influencers...
UPDATE: Submissions have now closed. We had more than 1,000 nominations! Thanks to all who participated and finalists will be announced in early September. Do you know a power player in Canada's cannabis scene? Botaniq Magazine seeks your help to find the Power 10 of the Canadian Cannabis Industry for 2018. That’s...
“None of the pills worked.”  This is how many people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) describe the treatment options that have been provided to them. Because there is no drug specifically designed to treat PTSD, most doctors will prescribe a cocktail of pills, including anti-depressants, anti-anxiety agents, sleeping pills,...

Get Cooking

One of L.A.’s most buzzed-about cannabis chefs shares his culinary expertise for elevating this unusual ingredient beyond the basic brownie. Meet Christopher Sayegh: the Herbal Chef Christopher Sayegh has a reputation. A prominent character in the culinary cannabis scene, the L.A. chef is regarded as somewhat of a mad scientist...
It's hard to argue that cannabis wasn't the biggest Canadian story of the year in 2018. And the Chief Statistician at Statistics Canada agrees. "2018 was an action-packed year in the world of data," noted a release from Stats...