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.
Dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced it will fund a pioneering clinical trial at King’s College London investigating a cannabis-based treatment for people living with dementia. "Dementia, caused by diseases like Alzheimer’s, is not limited to the loss of memory and thinking...
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...
By Stephen Smysnuik Ross Middleton endured 15 years of chronic, burning pain before he found reliable relief. The 62-year-old Ontario native suffers from small fibre neuropathy, a neuropathic condition in his lower limbs that made him feel as though he’s...
A “Clinical Cannabinoid Education Network” (CCEN) launched on Jan. 16 that aims to provide “an educational platform for medical practitioners who want to learn more about the science of cannabis and its place in their clinical practice.” The goal of CCEN, according to...
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...
Volcani Center has announced "significant breakthroughs" in CTCL skin cancer cannabis treatment in co-operation with MedC Biopharma Corporation of Canada. The company is preparing patents for the treatment of CTCL (Cutaneous T cell lymphoma), a class of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the...
A new podcast launched this week that aims to dive deep into the health benefits of cannabis from a "journalistic perspective." The "Medical Marijuana Podcast" series officially launched on Dec. 14. “The premise of this podcast will be to ask...
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...
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...