Some provinces and territories say they may need more time to design and implement rules to govern how cannabis is distributed and sold, and with what age limits. While there is a great deal of experience and expertise around these issues in Canada and abroad, connecting those with questions...

Scaling Up

As the cannabis industry grows, production technology is growing with it—and Radient Technology is at the forefront. Though there are still months before Canada’s upcoming legalization of cannabis, the industry is already growing at a faster rate than anticipated. And as more companies join the growing business, market demand is evolving. Oils,...
“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,...
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...
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...
By Stephen Smysnuik Ross Middleton endured 15 years of chronic, burning pain before he found reliable relief. The 62-year-old Ontario native suffers from small fibre neuropathy, a neuropathic condition in his lower limbs that made him feel as though he’s...

The Lifeline

Is cannabis a solution for Vancouver’s opioid overdose crisis? Researchers and community advocates have high hopes for the plant’s potential. Sarah Blyth has witnessed the progression of Vancouver’s opioid overdose epidemic firsthand. “We were seeing overdoses in the alley,” says Blyth, who manages the weekly Downtown Eastside (DTES) Street Market. “There...
As the sun rises over our nation today, we welcome in a new era: The end of almost a century of cannabis prohibition. Today, Canada has become the first western nation to legalize cannabis for adult-use consumption. Though the regulations are strict and the penalties harsh, I celebrate today for this...
Roughly 25 per cent of teenagers in B.C. have tried marijuana, according to a recently released study. The “2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey” was released in March by the McCreary Centre Society. It’s a survey of more than 38,000 students in Grades 7 to...
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...