Tag Archives: Cannabis

How Cannabis Was Criminalized

And why legalizing pot is about more than making history A wave of anticipation and excitement swept the nation when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the recreational use of marijuana would be legalized. Who knew that a simple, annual, herbaceous plant would evoke such strong reactions? With legalization on Oct. 17th, 2018, Canada made […]

What You Need To Know About Cannabis And Breast Cancer

There is reliable and growing for-real evidence suggesting that cannabis can slow the growth of tumors. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women; one in ten will be affected by it at some point. There are a variety of highly successful chemical, radiological, and surgical treatment options. But they’re not particularly pleasant. […]

Weeding Out The Myths of Cannabis

Whether you are pro-cannabis, anti-cannabis or cannabis ‘neutral,’ Jim Hole provides a little bit of a primer on the heritage and character of the fascinating plant. I’ve always been fascinated by the science of plants. It’s the main reason why I studied plant science at university. But during those university days, I didn’t believe that […]

Mohawk Traditionalists Oppose Legal Cannabis In Kahnawake

“It is not in our culture, it is not in our traditions to use something like (cannabis). We call those substances mind-changers,” says Kenneth Deer, a member of the Kahnawake Longhouse. Is it truly the will of the people to see cannabis grown and sold on Mohawk land? That’s what Kenneth Deer wants to know […]

The World’s Largest Cannabis Dispensary Just Opened In Vegas

The world’s largest cannabis dispensary opened in Las Vegas. But it’s no ordinary dispensary — it’s also an entertainment complex where customers can do things like interactive laser graffiti. Opened Nov. 1, Planet 13 is the largest cannabis dispensary in the world according to the company, at 115,000 square feet. The 24-hour dispensary, which accounts for […]

Cannabis Spa Budding Near Carleton Place

Owner hopes ‘canna-complex’ will provide ‘uniquely Canadian experience’ An Ottawa-area man has high hopes to transform a patch of farmland near Carleton Place into a cannabis spa and outdoor grow operation by 2020. Mark Spear, CEO of Burnstown Farms Cannabis Company, hopes that by 2020 visitors will be able to come for the day or stay […]

Your Ultimate Province-By-Province Guide For Buying Cannabis In Canada

Here are the general rules, as they stand, for cannabis purchase, possession and consumption in each province and territory of Canada. When legalization begins Wednesday, Oct. 17, the only legal purchasable marijuana will be fresh or dried bud, oil, plants and seeds. The federal government is promising to spend the next year developing regulations around […]

A New Crop Of Marijuana Merchants Forms

Legislators put the cannabis into Canada last week, as the nation became the first major world economy to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Now, as the barriers come crashing down across North America on the sale of what was once reviled as “Reefer Madness”, it’s fascinating to watch how retailers are responding. A whole new crop of “marijuana merchants” (and […]

A Study: Cannabis Oil Improves Crohn’s Disease Symptoms

  A small study has found that cannabis oil can significantly improve Crohn’s disease symptoms. According to a new study, cannabis oil can “significantly” improve Crohn’s disease symptoms. “(S)tudies have shown that many people with Crohn’s disease use cannabis regularly to relieve their symptoms,” Dr. Timna Naftali, an Israeli gastroenterologist who also teaches at Tel […]

Demand For New Cannabis Stock Heats Up

When it comes to cannabis stocks, the public can’t get enough. After years of challenging access to capital, 2018 has seen a remarkable improvement for U.S. cannabis operators. In the summer, two leading companies went public, MedMen and Green Thumb Industries. Both stocks have performed well, and each of the companies has subsequently priced secondary […]