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Why Vancouver is at the forefront of cannabis commerce

Marijuana in Canada has come a long way in a relatively short period of time. The view of the plant has transitioned from social menace in the...

Medical Cannabis Clinic Prepares for Aggressive Growth of Patient-Focused Services in Canada

TORONTO (July 25, 2016) – Lift Resource Centre, Canada’s patient-focused medical cannabis clinic, announces the appointment of Paul Rosen as...

Get involved in the political process: a cannabis advocacy guide

Even though marijuana is strictly a federal issue in Canada, the state of marijuana reform varies from province to province, and from city to city....

MMPR Strain Reviews of the Week Jul 16 – Jul 22

Here’s this week’s MMPR strain reviews. To see all reviews, visit www.liftcannabis.ca/reviews SaskBud reviews White Widow by Whistler...

Government Cannabis Tracking: State vs. Supplier

Working across Canada and the United States, we’ve seen our fair share tracking frameworks. For the most part, tracking is a compliance requirement,...

Dr. Ware on the Legalization Task Force

The Vice Chair of the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation, Dr Mark Ware, also the Director of Clinical Research at the Alan Edwards...

A Visit to ATG Pharma

In late June, Health Canada released a report detailing the increase in demand for medicinal cannabis. The numbers showed an increase in medicinal...

Health Canada communication trends predict future recreational market

It is no secret by now that each of the security requirements, quality systems, and business plans are important for LPs and MMPR applicants to...

Climate change, cannabis and Trudeau

“We can fight climate change without sacrificing growth and prosperity. In fact, our global push toward a low-carbon economy will produce new...

From culture to industry: growing pains in cannabis distribution

For the majority of its modern existence, marijuana has persevered without backing from any kind of formal industry. Instead, consumers ensured the...

Recreational Trending for Cannabis in Canada

Recently, we used frequency of medical cannabis use for patients in the MMPR to estimate the area of indoor grow space necessary to supply the...

A parallel in history: the regulation of health products in Canada

Cannabis regulation – we’ve seen something like this before The emerging medical marijuana industry in Canada has had a slow start, and much...

Archeological study suggests a new origin story for cannabis domestication

Cannabis is a uniquely versatile plant with innumerous material, medicinal, recreational, and nutritional applications. It is considered one of the...

MMPR Strain Reviews of the Week Jul 9 – Jul 15

Here’s this week’s MMPR strain reviews. To see all reviews, visit www.liftcannabis.ca/reviews j-stroke reviews Spring Garden by...

Beyond brownies: new ways to enjoy marijuana edibles

When you ingest raw cannabis oil, the taste can be intense, bitter and herbaceous. Some may enjoy it, but it’s not for everyone, which is why...

Cannabinoids in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, a study published in Nature

Cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can stimulate the removal of plaque-forming beta amyloid proteins, suppress inflammation, and can...

7 ways to use language to empower your cannabusiness

The face of cannabis used to be rebellious teenagers, cancer patients, and joint-waving activists. Now, that image is changing. The boom of grey...

Chow recuses himself from dispensary variance hearings due to Task Force seat

This evening’s Vancouver Board of Variance hearings for dispensary applicants began with a recusal from board member George Chow. Chow was...

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Differences in the cognitive impacts of cannabis between men and women

A growing body of research suggests the existence of sex differences in relation to the cognitive and behavioral effects of cannabis consumption. For...

Top 5 Canadian hemp food products

While Canada buzzes at the prospect of legal marijuana in the near future, many Canadians are already enjoying cannabis legally — by eating hemp. ...

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Canadians will need nearly 2 square kilometres of recreational marijuana

As Canada moves towards establishing a system to regulate marijuana for recreational use, supplying the demand for such a product will be a...

Will legalization make BC’s real estate market even hotter?

In response to a report by an independent advisory group, the BC government is taking away the privilege of self-regulation from the provincial real...

Vancouver’s dispensary licensing could take years to complete

As Vancouver announces the second round of court injunctions against unlicensed dispensaries this week, City Councillor Kerry Jang, the lead on the...

Cannabis Brand Wars

The cannabis industry has quickly become a highly competitive market with hundreds of companies fighting to take a slice out of the cannabis pie. As...