“None of the pills worked.”  This is how many people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) describe the treatment options that have been provided to them. Because there is no drug specifically designed to treat PTSD, most doctors will prescribe a cocktail of pills, including anti-depressants, anti-anxiety agents, sleeping pills,...
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...
Kira London-Nadeau, for NICHE Canada Cannabis prohibition has caused harm to several Canadians in many ways. One of its most adverse effects on young people specifically has been the limitations of their drug education. This means children, teenagers, and older youth have not received adequate tools to make sound decisions...
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...
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 new approach to feeding friends who are grieving, by Alica Forneret When a person is grieving, we want to do everything right. We stress over every opportunity to support them: How do I say the right thing? When do I show up? What do I bring to make them feel...
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...
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...
For decades, Hilary Black has been sowing the seeds of legalization. Story by JENNI BAYNHA Do you remember the first-ever dispensary in Vancouver? Hilary Black does, because she opened it. Her story started with her work for the first medical cannabis organization in the country; she would then go on to spend the...
On Oct. 17, cannabis became legal across Canada, and cannabidiol – the chemical in hemp or cannabis that doesn't get you high – will be regulated similarly to cannabis. While previously available to medical patients with a prescription, it can now be used more widely by Canadians for a range of...