The Canadian government is pondering whether it should approve a drug screener to test drivers suspected to be impaired by cannabis. Last month, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould gave notice of her intention to approve the Dräger DrugTest® 5000 STK-CA. This product is described as “an easy to...
But think of the children! Many are concerned about the effect that non-medical cannabis legalization in Canada will have on young people – especially those under 25 whose brains are still developing. Speculation abounds about normalization and usage rates among this group. Yet, although we cannot know with certainty what...
For the first time in Canada, a health insurance provider has partnered with a pharmacy to launch a medical marijuana program. Manulife and Shoppers Drug Mart announced their collaboration in a press release on July 31. “The program will be available as an option for participating Group Benefits plans and individual...
Cannabis-infused drink, anyone? Such a product may just be available in Canada in 2019, after Molson Coors Canada announced on Aug. 1 a joint venture with Hydropothecary Corporation (HEXO) to “pursue opportunities to develop non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused beverages for the Canadian market following legalization” this fall. Frederic Landtmeters, President and CEO of...
UPDATE: Submissions have now closed. We had more than 1,000 nominations! Thanks to all who participated and finalists will be announced in early September. Do you know a power player in Canada's cannabis scene? Botaniq Magazine seeks your help to find the Power 10 of the Canadian Cannabis Industry for 2018. That’s...

Scaling Up

As the cannabis industry grows, production technology is growing with it—and Radient Technology is at the forefront. Though there are still months before Canada’s upcoming legalization of cannabis, the industry is already growing at a faster rate than anticipated. And as more companies join the growing business, market demand is evolving. Oils,...
Why Lori S. couldn’t wait for the law to save her life. I found out five years ago that I had triple negative breast cancer. Half of the women diagnosed with this disease die within two years, forty percent die after five years, and the other ten percent are somewhere...
Look out, winemakers: B.C. bud might just be the Okanagan’s next big tourism draw. The Okanagan Valley, the fertile lowland halfway between Vancouver and Banff, is no stranger to change. In the last 30 years, this B.C. tourism icon transformed from a fruit-growing orchard area to Canada’s leading wine region—and...

The Ringer

Quebec producer Hydropothecary appoints a former minister of health as its inside man. Meet the King of Cannabis Marijuana might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Quebec—hello, poutine and Shatner—but its homegrown cannabis producer Hydropothecary is doing its best to change that as the...

Get Cooking

One of L.A.’s most buzzed-about cannabis chefs shares his culinary expertise for elevating this unusual ingredient beyond the basic brownie. Meet Christopher Sayegh: the Herbal Chef Christopher Sayegh has a reputation. A prominent character in the culinary cannabis scene, the L.A. chef is regarded as somewhat of a mad scientist...