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),"...
Bethany Rae, BotaniQ columnist In my own life experience the unhealthiest thing about cannabis has been the lack of education around it. The “just say no policy” didn’t get through to me in my youth despite being raised in a loving Christian home, with extensive education and extracurricular opportunities afforded to...
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,...