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...
New clinic trials announced this week aim to help discover how cannabis can help those with dementia. Sundial Growers Inc. and the University of Saskatchewan have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to undertake collaborative research exploring opportunities for clinical testing and other research activities that support the advancement of...
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...
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,...
In the midst of the ongoing opioid epidemic that's took more than 1,400 lives in B.C. last year alone, a new clinical trial aims to find out if cannabis can treat pain as well as fentanyl. Tetra Bio-Pharma received Health Canada's approval for the trial last August to study whether...
New statistics reveal 14% (or about one in seven) cannabis users with a driver's license admit to driving within two hours of using marijuana. And men were almost twice as likely as women to do so. That’s according to the most recently released National Cannabis Survey, announced by Statistics Canada on...
Rielle Capler is a PhD cannabis policy researcher at University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use. BotaniQ Magazine spoke to Capler about her work and findings in the area of cannabis being used as a substitute for opiates.
James O'Hara with Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana urges government to see the economic benefits of medical cannabis for seniors. A medical cannabis advocate is urging Canadian policymakers to realize the economic benefits of seniors being treated with the plant - and...
A flurry of cannabis-related studies have been launched in recent weeks looking at how the plant can help with everything from anxiety to pain management. Now, a study is beginning that will explore whether cannabis can treat endometriosis, a condition where tissue from the uterine lining migrates to other organs...
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...