"Dosed - it’s not magic - it’s medicine" An award-winning documentary screened for the first time in Vancouver this week offered a unique look at illegal psychedelic medicine, such as magic mushrooms and iboga.  DOSED, presented by Golden Teacher Films...
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...

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...
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...

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...
Medical cannabis helped more than just Phil Kwong's disease. It changed his life. I was around 23 when I first got diagnosed with MS. I woke up one morning and I couldn’t see anything out of my right eye except a blur of colour. I showered, went to work and tried to...
Mounting evidence suggests that the inflammatory processes in the brain contribute to the pathologies of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. With that in mind, and in preparation for clinical trials, an agreement has been signed to initiate research that looks at GB Science's cannabis-containing complex formulas for Parkinson's Disease. The...
FSD Pharma has partnered with Solarvest BioEnergy on a collaborate research and development agreement to "develop algae-based, pharma-grade cannabinoids." It's said the process could significantly reduce cannabinoid production time. Solarvest is a technology company that developed an algal-based flexible production platform...
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.
Shoppers Drug Mart is diving into the medical cannabis market, and has received its license from Health Canada to sell cannabis online. The company is now authorized to sell dried or fresh cannabis, plants, seeds and oil. Shoppers Drug Mart has...