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...
Canadian Cannabis Update is a Canadian-based podcast, delivering regular news updates and interviews concerning the legalization of cannabis. This latest episode features Philip Kwong, who is described as a pioneer of sorts. When diagnosed with MS, he began his search for a way to treat his symptoms using cannabis. This led to...
In this latest Cannabis Media Collective podcast, Nicolle Hodges speaks with @Montel_Williams about his healing journey, his advocacy work, and business ventures with medicinal cannabis. The Dopist is a weekly podcast helping you navigate and enjoy the cannabis landscape in Canada, featuring activists,...
Dr. Perry Kendall is renowned as one of Canada’s leading public health professionals. Kendall served as BC’s Provincial Health Officer from 1999 to 2018. As B.C.’s senior public health official, he was responsible for advising the provincial government on health issues and promoting innovative policies and actions to protect public...
Dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced it will fund a pioneering clinical trial at King’s College London investigating a cannabis-based treatment for people living with dementia. "Dementia, caused by diseases like Alzheimer’s, is not limited to the loss of memory and thinking...
A long-running UBC research project looking at people using illicit drugs on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is delving into how this population is using cannabis.  “We’re finding that cannabis use in this community really does exist on a spectrum, from purely recreational – to get...

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,...
For decades, Hilary Black has been sowing the seeds of legalization. Story by JENNI BAYNHA Do you remember the first-ever dispensary in Vancouver? Hilary Black does, because she opened it. Her story started with her work for the first medical cannabis organization in the country; she would then go on to spend the...
Resolve Digital has announced the first of its family of smart vaporizers has been approved by Health Canada for a Medical Device License (MDL) for cannabis use. Called the "Resolve MD," it's said to be the first cannabis-related medical device license issued under...
Research released out of Vancouver this week is indicating there may be promise to cannabis being used to reduce reliance on illicit opioids being used for pain management. Researchers from the BCCSU and University of British Columbia (UBC) interviewed more than 1,100 people at highest...