Medical cannabis helped more than just Phil Kwong's disease. It changed his life. I was around 23 when I first got diagnosed with MS. I woke up one morning and I couldn’t see anything out of my right eye except a blur of colour. I showered, went to work and tried to...
We have entered the new world of cannabis. The legalization of recreational cannabis has galvanized entrepreneurs, provided lucrative opportunities in a variety of sectors, and given Canada the opportunity to be known on the world stage as the country that pioneers groundbreaking cannabis research. After such a historic year, what’s next? Opportunities...
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...
For decades, Hilary Black has been sowing the seeds of legalization. Story by JENNI BAYNHA Do you remember the first-ever dispensary in Vancouver? Hilary Black does, because she opened it. Her story started with her work for the first medical cannabis organization in the country; she would then go on to spend the...
Canadian Cannabis Updates is a Canadian-based podcast, delivering regular news updates and interviews concerning the legalization of cannabis. Check out this latest podcast, an interview with "canna-preneur" Abi Roach, founder and owner of Hot Box Cafe, a Cannabis Vape lounge in Toronto. According to the company's website, Hot Box Cafe is...
How much are you willing to fork out for pot? Statistics Canada's "Question of the Month" asks how much people are willing to pay for a gram of cannabis, following marijuana being legalized across the nation. "We want to hear from consumers—what price are you willing to pay?" their website states+ See...
An event touted as Canada's premier cannabis business conference is readying for an event in Vancouver this December. "O’Cannabiz is a gathering of the complete Canadian and International industry conducting high level networking under one roof," event organizers say, noting more than 4,000 people are expected to attend the conference,...
Canadian Cannabis Updates is a Canadian-based podcast, delivering regular news updates and interviews concerning the legalization of cannabis. Chanel Graham, CEO of Save The Drive, talks about her business vision to help those with mobility issues. It's a neat concept and one that's already taking off in California. In a nutshell,...
Victory Square Technologies says its newly established cannabis accelerator Grow Tech Labs is joining with Launch Academy to "develop cannabis innovation, entrepreneurship and investment." “This is the kind of partnership that demonstrates why Vancouver is a growing technology centre,” said Shafin Diamond Tejani, CEO of Victory Square Technologies. “Vancouver will...
On Oct. 17, cannabis became legal across Canada, and cannabidiol – the chemical in hemp or cannabis that doesn't get you high – will be regulated similarly to cannabis. While previously available to medical patients with a prescription, it can now be used more widely by Canadians for a range of...