Vice takes a look at how Canada is missing out on an economic windfall by continuing down a path of restrictive marijuana policies. Damian Abraham, a medical marijuana user and overall weed enthusiast, went out to Vancouver and Denver to compare the grey market of dispensaries in British Columbia (which are ...
February 10, 2016Andrew Bohan
The Canadian Pediatric Society released a statement on the therapeutic treatment of children with cannabis this week which reads, in part, "There is little evidence supporting the use of medical cannabis in children and most front-line doctors should not be prescribing the drug to young people." But many parents across Canada say ...
December 29, 2015Chris Nazarenus
I'm feeling really ... really good and very strong and very happy that I am now free, almost free of seizures, and, for 48 days, so I feel so much stronger and better, and much more better than I ever felt before in my whole entire life, this is like ...
December 10, 2015AudioBurst
Medical marijuana has been available in Canada for over a decade, but there's a surprising lack of scientific research to guide doctors and patients, advocates say. VANCOUVER -- When Jonathan Zaid turned 18, his mom gave him an unusual birthday present -- one that would turn out to be life-changing. Zaid had ...
December 4, 2015Chris Nazarenus
Sciatica Relief and Weight Loss Through Medical Marijuana In his Grass Fed documentary, Montreal filmmaker Ezra Soiferman chronicles wild-man Montrealer Mike Paterson’s efforts to get in shape before his wedding. Paterson, a gonzo wit/wrestler/actor/pitchman, merely wanted to lose 50 pounds in four months before taking his marital vows to his beloved Monika ...
November 23, 2015Chris Nazarenus
TORONTO -- As medical marijuana gains traction as a treatment option for a host of conditions including chronic pain and other conditions, Canadian employers could find themselves grappling with a sticky issue. "Individuals have the right to equal treatment ... without discrimination on the grounds of disability," says Jan Robinson, managing ...
September 20, 2015Daily Dose
Medical marijuana patients in Canada have a reason to celebrate beyond safe access to their medicine, as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has recently clarified that medical marijuana is indeed tax deductible. While the CRA has yet to make formal amendments to the country’s income tax laws, they’ve confirmed the ...
September 9, 2015Meghan Ridley
Evidence mounts as a growing number of papers published in scientific journals are establishing that cannabinoids have anti-tumor effects on the cellular level and in animals. By Fred Gardner | Published in AlterNet Increasing numbers of people have been using Cannabis “oil” —plant extracts consisting of 50% or more THC and/or CBD— ...
July 29, 2013Sam Sabzehzar
By Connie Carter & Lynne Belle-Isle | Published in DrugPolicy.ca In Canada, the Minister of Health released the new regulations that will govern access to cannabis for medical purposes. The regulations are the result of consultations over the past two years and introduce significant changes to the program including the elimination of previous requirements that patients ...
June 29, 2013Sam Sabzehzar