A new trial studying CBD in dogs has found it can help reduce pain and improve functional performance. Liberty Leaf announced the completion of its first CBD trial on pain medication for dogs on Monday (Aug. 20). The focus of this first study was on treating dogs with chronic osteoarthritic pain,...
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...
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...

Magic potions

The beauty industry embraces the power of the plant. The benefits of hemp oil have long been known to the health and beauty industry, and high-profile brands such as the Body Shop and Dr. Bronner’s have used the ingredient for years. Now, with the mainstreaming of marijuana in North America,...
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...
This "Sessions" podcast from The Her(b) Life features Ashley Kingsley and Aliza Sherman, founders of Ellementa, the "first global cannabis wellness network for women." In the interview, the pair talk cannabis shop, the tech boom and how their shared experience of miscarriage planted the...
Resolve Digital has announced the first of its family of smart vaporizers has been approved by Health Canada for a Medical Device License (MDL) for cannabis use. Called the "Resolve MD," it's said to be the first cannabis-related medical device license issued under...
HelloMD revealed this week that it's launching a "convenient, discreet and comprehensive" online service where "health, telemedicine, education and wellbeing intersect to offer a timely service for Canadians." The company says registrants can access a licensed Canadian health practitioner on any video camera-equipped smart device or computer for a consultation...

Pain, Relieved

Cannabis activist Daphnée Elisma shares how cannabis’s pain-reducing powers helped her through some of the darkest moments of her life. Back in 2010, I started having really bad headaches. I hadn’t been prone to migraines or anything before, so even though my vision began to blur, I didn’t take my...
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.