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...

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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...
Seniors looking to access medical cannabis face a complicated and potentially dangerous journey: Wayfare Nursing hopes to change that It’s been about a year since Wayfare Nursing hit the ground running, with the aim of helping seniors access medical cannabis safely.
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...
This Dopist podcast episode features Kate Valley. In this episode, Kate speaks with Veterinarian Enid Stiles who discuss how to keep your pet safe from cannabis toxicity. Listen to learn about caring for pets who have accidentally consumed edibles....
Corrie Yelland says she used cannabis oil extract to cure herself of rare forms of cancer after being diagnosed with anal cancer in 2011. She was given two to four months to live without radiation. The doctor told her she had a “death wish” and that she was going to...
A social media campaign has been launched that urges the federal government not to tax medical cannabis, ahead of the 2019 budget reveal. Launched by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), the campaign encourages every "supporter, patient and citizen" to show their...
The Canadian government has set 10mg of THC as the per-product limit for edibles in the second wave of legalization, set to take effect in October 2019.  Is that too low?  It depends who you ask.  “I think...