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...

West meets east

Synergies between medical marijuana and traditional Chinese medicine treatments are growing as we move into a new era of patient care. he advent of spring in Heilongjiang, China’s northernmost province, is a time when the annual rush for “green gold” begins. Here on the frosty Chinese-Russian border, naturally divided by the...
Kira London-Nadeau, for NICHE Canada Cannabis prohibition has caused harm to several Canadians in many ways. One of its most adverse effects on young people specifically has been the limitations of their drug education. This means children, teenagers, and older youth have not received adequate tools to make sound decisions...
Aurora Cannabis has partnered with mixed martial arts organization UFC on a multi-year, multi-million dollar, global partnership to advance clinical research "on the relationship between 100% hemp derived Cannabidiol (CBD) products and athlete wellness and recovery, with a view to accelerating CBD product development and education.”
A new trial studying CBD in dogs has found it can help reduce pain and improve functional performance. Liberty Leaf announced the completion of its first CBD trial on pain medication for dogs on Monday (Aug. 20). The focus of this first study was on treating dogs with chronic osteoarthritic pain,...
Alberta’s first cannabis recall was announced on Jan. 4 after mould was detected in a single batch of product. Up Cannabis says it issued the “voluntary product recall as a precautionary measure regarding a portion of a single, specific lot of its cannabis sold...
A study examining Canadian employers' understanding of chronic disease's prevalence in the workplace has revealed that nearly half of employers believe medical cannabis should be covered by health benefits, up from 34 per cent in 2018. The study also found that 64 per cent...
Can cannabis help with acne, and other skin conditions? A new study aims to find out. The preclinical studies are a partnership between Cronos Group and Technion Research and Development Foundation (Israel Institute of Technology). Their goal is to study the use of cannabinoids and their role in regulating skin health and...
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has announced a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to provide $1.5 million in funding for cannabis and MS research. According to a release, the funding will go towards research into the use of cannabis...
Piper Courtenay My Story
In 2013, I found out I was pregnant. Once I decided to have an abortion, I spent hours relentlessly researching what was about to happen. I read countless testimonials and obsessively memorized the steps of the procedure—from the consultation to the cookies and ginger ale in the recovery room....