The New Normal

This summer, Canada will become the first advanced industrialized nation to legalize and regulate cannabis from production to consumption. As the federal government creates history this year, many are hoping that the safe transition to legal cannabis will lead to a new normal: the subtle mainstreaming of cannabis consumption. Because...
Grow Tech Labs is hosting an event series in Vancouver this month to help start-up cannabis companies learn and grow. The latest in the series is an afternoon workshop on public relations, hosted by “professional noisemaker” Brittany Whitmore. Whitmore...
From virtual tours to augmented reality (AR) dispensaries, cannabis companies are delving into technology to deliver new experiences. "Imagine an environment where you're going with your cellphone into the cannabis store," said Jay Rosenthal, Co-Founder and President of Business of Cannabis. "You scan...
Look out, winemakers: B.C. bud might just be the Okanagan’s next big tourism draw. The Okanagan Valley, the fertile lowland halfway between Vancouver and Banff, is no stranger to change. In the last 30 years, this B.C. tourism icon transformed from a fruit-growing orchard area to Canada’s leading wine region—and...
In this podcast, Cannabis Media Collective host Michael Pedersen speaks to MD and psychiatrist Dr. David L Nathan, based out of New Jersey. Dr. Nathan discusses some potential breakthroughs, as well as how he believes the cannabis plant may be utilized to benefit...
A partnership between UBC Okanagan, BCIT and Pacific Rim Brands has opened the door for the research and development of cannabis-infused beverages. UBC Okanagan chemistry professor Susan Murch and BCIT’s director of Natural Health and Food Products Research Group Paula Brown have partnered with the Kelowna-based cannabis company to develop...
After a scientific review of CBD, World Health Organization’s Director General says it should not be considered a scheduled substance. The WHO report found there are “no case reports of abuse or dependence relating to the use of pure CBD” and that “no public health problems have been associated with...
New statistics reveal that Canadian women prefer marijuana edibles, while their male counterparts most often opt for cannabis in dried flower or leaf form. That's according to the second-quarter National Cannabis Survey, released by Statistics Canada on Aug. 9 "Canadians who reported using cannabis in the past three months were asked...
Labatt has partnered with B.C. cannabis producer Tilray to research non-alcoholic THC and CBD drinks. “Labatt is committed to staying ahead of emerging consumer trends," said Kyle Norrington, President, Labatt Breweries of Canada. "As ...
A new study out of Toronto suggests THC and CBD, when used together, can help some children with epilepsy who are resistant to other drugs. Conducted by researchers at the Hospital for Sick Kids, the study shows "safe dosing and tolerability of a pharmaceutical formulation of tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) and cannabidiol...