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...
According to a recent Ipsos poll commissioned by Tetra Bio-Pharma, it seems that Canadians believe that "Doctor Knows Best" when it comes to recommending cannabis for a medical ailment, even though they are less convinced that they are well enough informed to treat them with it.
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...
Strainprint says it is leveraging its proprietary data to provide evidence-based research reports to the cannabis industry Cannabis data and analytics company Strainprint™ Technologies Ltd has launched "Strainprint Reports," a new product line of "comprehensive analyst research reports, designed to support medical cannabis...
Canadian Cannabis Updates is a Canadian-based podcast, delivering regular news updates and interviews concerning the legalization of cannabis. In this podcast, Adam Osborne, President and Founder of Earth's Edibles explains his approach to preparing foods with THC and CBD. See also: The Little Book of Cannabis: A podcast with author Amanda...

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,...

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...
HelloMD revealed this week that it's launching a "convenient, discreet and comprehensive" online service where "health, telemedicine, education and wellbeing intersect to offer a timely service for Canadians." The company says registrants can access a licensed Canadian health practitioner on any video camera-equipped smart device or computer for a consultation...

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...
UBC has hired a Professor of Cannabis Science who will research the role of cannabis in opioid overdose treatment, in the midst of an epidemic that took more than 1,400 lives in the province last year. The job has been given to Dr. M-J Milloy, a recognized leader in the...