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...

The game changer

Health Canada caught the cannabis industry by surprise in November when they unveiled sweeping changes to the regulatory approach to cannabis. The proposed regulations outline how the government will control production and distribution come July 2018. Among other changes, the new rules they have proposed open the door to craft...
CBD is all the rage, but how does it truly impact the brain? A new clinical trial aims to discover out more about the popular drug. Koios Beverage Corp. announced on Nov. 8 that it will be initiating a study that intends to find out more how CBD affects the human...
New statistics reveal 14% (or about one in seven) cannabis users with a driver's license admit to driving within two hours of using marijuana. And men were almost twice as likely as women to do so. That’s according to the most recently released National Cannabis Survey, announced by Statistics Canada on...
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...
New clinic trials announced this week aim to help discover how cannabis can help those with dementia. Sundial Growers Inc. and the University of Saskatchewan have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to undertake collaborative research exploring opportunities for clinical testing and other research activities that support the advancement of...

The boomer boom

As the baby boomer population ages, its members are turning to cannabis in record numbers—and changing the expectations of the industry. Walter Sorto wasn’t sure how his mother would react when he told her he wanted to get into the cannabis business. She didn’t like it when he smoked cannabis...
Amid the ongoing overdose epidemic in North America, another study is underway that aims to determine if cannabis can be a replacement for opioids when it comes to pain management. Last week, we told you about Tetra Bio-Pharma launching a clinical trial that aims to find out if cannabis can...
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...
Volcani Center has announced "significant breakthroughs" in CTCL skin cancer cannabis treatment in co-operation with MedC Biopharma Corporation of Canada. The company is preparing patents for the treatment of CTCL (Cutaneous T cell lymphoma), a class of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the...