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...

The Lifeline

Is cannabis a solution for Vancouver’s opioid overdose crisis? Researchers and community advocates have high hopes for the plant’s potential. Sarah Blyth has witnessed the progression of Vancouver’s opioid overdose epidemic firsthand. “We were seeing overdoses in the alley,” says Blyth, who manages the weekly Downtown Eastside (DTES) Street Market. “There...

Perfect Pairings

The best wine and cannabis pairings for your next indulgent night in. The days of blazing up whatever herb you can find are, well, blasé. Today, the sophisticated cannasseur knows how to appreciate the distinct tasting notes of different strains of marijuana, often preferring the flavours and aromas of certain...

Full Circle

Want to know what the future of cannabis legalization will hold? Just look back to the wine industry’s past. Even without a firm date for the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, every province and territory across the country has announced a general framework for its wholesale distribution and retail....

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...

What Women Want

A women-led community offers a hub for personal stories and entrepreneurial empowerment. It’s as if the end of cannabis prohibition was timed perfectly to harmonize with the resurgence of a women’s movement. Discovered centuries ago by women in hunter-gatherer communities, cannabis was commonly used to treat a litany of labour,...

The New Normal

This summer, Canada will become the first advanced industrialized nation to legalize and regulate cannabis from production to consumption. As the federal government creates history this year, many are hoping that the safe transition to legal cannabis will lead to a new normal: the subtle mainstreaming of cannabis consumption. Because...

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,...

The game changer

Health Canada caught the cannabis industry by surprise in November when they unveiled sweeping changes to the regulatory approach to cannabis. The proposed regulations outline how the government will control production and distribution come July 2018. Among other changes, the new rules they have proposed open the door to craft...