NICHE Canada The first registered charity in the world focused on medical cannabis launched has launched with a goal of empowering patients by helping Canadians overcome financial barriers to medical cannabis within the regulated market. The organization is...
KIRA LONDON-NADEAU, JENNA VALLERIANI AND CAROLINE MACCALLUM Kira London-Nadeau is the chair of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy and a masters student at the University of Montreal studying cannabis and mental health. Jenna Valleriani is the CEO of the National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education,...
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....
Nominations are now closed for BotaniQ’s “Power 10 of the Canadian Cannabis Industry 2018.” We received more than 1,000 nominations, and we are announcing the top three finalists in all 10 categories this month. Winners are set to be announced at the end of September.   Today, we are announcing the...
CBD is all the rage, but how does it truly impact the brain? A new clinical trial aims to discover out more about the popular drug. Koios Beverage Corp. announced on Nov. 8 that it will be initiating a study that intends to find out more how CBD affects the human...
A delivery service for medical marijuana has launched in Toronto and it's called "Pineapple Express." Namaste Technologies and Cannmart have signed an agreement to launch the same-day delivery service for its medical cannabis products. Effective immediately, Cannmart patients within the Greater Toronto Area area will have access to "same-day, set-time, and...

Pain, Relieved

Cannabis activist Daphnée Elisma shares how cannabis’s pain-reducing powers helped her through some of the darkest moments of her life. Back in 2010, I started having really bad headaches. I hadn’t been prone to migraines or anything before, so even though my vision began to blur, I didn’t take my...
In this latest Cannabis Media Collective podcast, host Michael Pedersen interviews Sheriann Baker. "Sheriann Baker is a fighter," says Pedersen. "Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer a few years back, Sheriann decided not to give up, but to go to war. Sheriann walks us through...

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...
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...