Why Lori S. couldn’t wait for the law to save her life. I found out five years ago that I had triple negative breast cancer. Half of the women diagnosed with this disease die within two years, forty percent die after five years, and the other ten percent are somewhere...
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 study led by NEEKA Health Canada will test if CBD-based therapies can reduce the severity of post-concussion brain disorders in former NHL players A study exploring cannabinoids and concussions is set to begin this summer, in a partnership between the NHL...
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...
A new study out of Toronto suggests THC and CBD, when used together, can help some children with epilepsy who are resistant to other drugs. Conducted by researchers at the Hospital for Sick Kids, the study shows "safe dosing and tolerability of a pharmaceutical formulation of tetrahydrocannabidiol (THC) and cannabidiol...
A petition has been launched that calls on Quebec's cannabis society to stop using single-use plastic packaging. As of noon on Nov. 27, more than 750 had signed the change.org petition, launched by Jody Aveline. "The world is in a plastic waste epidemic," the petition states. "The plastic waste epidemic affects...
A quick look back at news in the cannabis industry last week CannTrust Holdings Inc. has launched a cannabis education portal with Well.ca. The resource is currently available to Ontario residents through Well.ca, with additional provinces to launch soon. Well.ca will “serve as a...
Bethany Rae, BotaniQ columnist The idea that cannabis and fitness can go hand in hand surprised me at first. As I was relearning cannabis, I was discovering that the right cannabis choices could support my active lifestyle. I am a very active person. I do boot camp and yoga classes during the week...
This latest podcast from Cannabis Media Collective is from the Her(b) Life. Titled "We know so much & we know so little," this episode delves into what we know about cannabis and its role in cancer treatment. "A lot and...
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.