This "Sessions" podcast from The Her(b) Life features Ashley Kingsley and Aliza Sherman, founders of Ellementa, the "first global cannabis wellness network for women." In the interview, the pair talk cannabis shop, the tech boom and how their shared experience of miscarriage planted the...

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...
A cannabis-centric educational platform aimed at health care and wellness for our furry friends is being launched by Cannvas MedTech Inc. "Built on the same infrastructure as Cannvas.Me, Cannvas.PET will be a scalable and comprehensive solution for the global pet community offering interactive tools and research-backed content to audiences who...
Amid the ongoing overdose epidemic in North America, another study is underway that aims to determine if cannabis can be a replacement for opioids when it comes to pain management. Last week, we told you about Tetra Bio-Pharma launching a clinical trial that aims to find out if cannabis can...
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 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...
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...

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...
Piper Courtenay My Story
In 2013, I found out I was pregnant. Once I decided to have an abortion, I spent hours relentlessly researching what was about to happen. I read countless testimonials and obsessively memorized the steps of the procedure—from the consultation to the cookies and ginger ale in the recovery room....
In a recent press release, Financial News Media noted Brightfield Group has been "getting a lot of ink" for its projection that the hemp-derived CBD market will "outpace the rest of the cannabis market combined." FinancialNewsMedia.com also noted Forbes deemed 2018 the “Year of...