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...

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...
It’s been more than six months since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada, and industry experts say medical users continue to suffer as the medicinal market has taken a back seat. “It seems like a rec-washing, where everything the government is doing seems intent...
NICHE Canada The first registered charity in the world focused on medical cannabis launched has launched with a goal of empowering patients by helping Canadians overcome financial barriers to medical cannabis within the regulated market. The organization is...
It has been announced that HelloMD will provide patients in Canada with "convenient access to practitioner-led advice about medical cannabis" through a new relationship with Shoppers Drug Mart's online medical cannabis platform. HelloMD is the first teleheath provider to be selected by Shoppers.
Can cannabis help with acne, and other skin conditions? A new study aims to find out. The preclinical studies are a partnership between Cronos Group and Technion Research and Development Foundation (Israel Institute of Technology). Their goal is to study the use of cannabinoids and their role in regulating skin health and...
The Canadian Safe Boating Council and cannabis company Muskoka Grown have launched a "smoke safe" consumer awareness campaign focused on boating sober and responsible cannabis consumption. Their fitting slogan is "keep your green on shore." "Launching ahead of Safe Boating...
According to Statistics Canada, there are 811,000 Canadians taking recreational or illegal cannabis products for their health without a doctor’s note or prescription.  “These are not products that have been approved by Health Canada as over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) or natural health products (NHPs),” notes...
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.
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...