West meets east

Synergies between medical marijuana and traditional Chinese medicine treatments are growing as we move into a new era of patient care. he advent of spring in Heilongjiang, China’s northernmost province, is a time when the annual rush for “green gold” begins. Here on the frosty Chinese-Russian border, naturally divided by the...
Canopy Growth Corporation is launching a study that looks at the effectiveness of cannabidiol (CBD) in treating anxiety in some animals. The research will be conducted by the company's subsidiary Canopy Health Innovations, which focuses on developing cannabis-based healthcare products for companion animals. "Our passion to create safe and effective products...
A quick look at some of the news in the cannabis industry recently: Aurora Cannabis Inc. announced the grand opening of its flagship retail store on Nov. 27 in West Edmonton Mall. “At approximately 11,000 square feet, Aurora has combined both a retail cannabis...
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...
Last week, a new study revealed that daily cannabis consumption was associated with less frequent illicit opioid use among people who use drugs and report chronic pain in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  While these results are encouraging, Dr. M-J Milloy tells BotaniQ Magazine that “the...
A study has just been launched that will look at how CBD can help as a therapy for chronic pain, and related anxiety and depression. The research, a partnership between Aurora Cannabis Inc. and McGill University, was announced on Thursday. The three-year translational collaborative study will investigate the "pain relief properties...
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...
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...
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...
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...