A medical cannabis company has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association on a national cannabis education program. The initiative - a first of its kind for a leading cannabis company and a national mental health organization - will see the CMHA collaborate with...
Cannabis cookies, chocolates, teas, and more. A new wave of cannabis products are in the works and Canada has officially legalized edibles.  Though they aren’t on the shelves yet – seeing as Health Canada has established a mandatory 60-day processing period after legalization day...
A Toronto-based pharmaceutical company Ethicann has announced a partnership with Ilera Therapeutics to develop and manufacture a "highly purified botanical THC-based product" that will be used in clinical studies for treating for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). A release notes CINV occurs in approximately...
A new podcast launched this week that aims to dive deep into the health benefits of cannabis from a "journalistic perspective." The "Medical Marijuana Podcast" series officially launched on Dec. 14. “The premise of this podcast will be to ask...
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...
According to a recent Ipsos poll commissioned by Tetra Bio-Pharma, it seems that Canadians believe that "Doctor Knows Best" when it comes to recommending cannabis for a medical ailment, even though they are less convinced that they are well enough informed to treat them with it.
Vancouver's popular and controversial 420 celebration that typically draws tens of thousands of people is just days away, set of course for April 20. It's the event's 25th anniversary this year and the first since cannabis was legalized in Canada last fall.
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...
"Our mission is to turn our passion for the plant into a thriving business that produces high-quality cannabis at a commercial scale.” As a budding lawyer at the University of Ottawa, John Fowler’s passion for cannabis was often met with curiosity, derision and suspicion. But in the years since his...
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...