Nominations are now closed for BotaniQ's “Power 10 of the Canadian Cannabis Industry 2018." We received more than 1,000 nominations, and we are announcing the top three finalists in all 10 categories this month. Winners are set to be announced at the end of September.   Today, we are announcing the...
Canadian entrepreneur, financier, author and TV personality Kevin O'Leary is keynote speaker at the Grow Up Conference & Expo in Niagara falls next week. The conference, set for Sept. 7-8, includes a plethora of events including a cannabis investment breakfast, an inaugural growers lunch, a women growers breakfast and a...
Want to be a retail cannabis consultant? With cannabis legalization just around the corner, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is hosting a workshop on September 7 and 8 at their Richmond campus to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the retail industry. "The Retail Cannabis Consultant workshop will...
Bethany Rae, BotaniQ columnist I prefer to compare cannabis to food. Where knowledge of proper nutrition leads to food choices that can heal or harm us; cannabis can be used for wellness or it can be misused. Only once I took on the knowledge of how cannabis was working in my...
With Canada just weeks away from recreational cannabis legalization, a change.org petition is calling for Instagram to be more welcoming of the cannabis industry. So far, more than 5,000 people have signed the petition, which was launched by Cannabess Byers. "Today, legal cannabis producers, processors, retailers, ancillary businesses, advocates and influencers...
The organization that's advocating for cannabis convictions to be overturned has received a $50,000 boost, with Canadian legalization just around the corner. Aurora Cannabis announced its contribution to the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty this week, which is a non-partisan, not-for-profit group of lawyers, activists, and entrepreneurs "brought together by the...
After a scientific review of CBD, World Health Organization’s Director General says it should not be considered a scheduled substance. The WHO report found there are “no case reports of abuse or dependence relating to the use of pure CBD” and that “no public health problems have been associated with...
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...
For the fourth year in a row, the Cannabis Hemp Conference and Expo returns to Vancouver this September - just two weeks before legalization. Billed as the "largest and most comprehensive cannabis conference in Canada," the event will feature more than 40 speakers, 35 exhibitors and six live workshops.  "Going into...
Do you have a cannabis connoisseur in your life? A new holiday gift guide aims to help you find them the perfect gift this year. "With the first legalized holidays quickly approaching it becomes more important to find the perfect gifts that your loved ones will truly care about (and use),"...