Tag: Health Canada


Destigmatize Cannabis Use For Mental Health


Opinion: 1 in 7 Canadians use cannabis for medicinal purposes, yet they are labelled as irresponsible ‘potheads.’ Health Canada just released the results of its 2020 Canadian Cannabis Survey, noting that a whopping 27 per cent of Canadians had used cannabis in the last year. Approximately half of those surveyed stated that they used cannabis for medical purposes, with rates of usage particularly high among people reporting poor or fair mental health. These findings overlap…


Health Canada Green Lights Therapist Psilocybin Experiences


CANNABIS CULTURE – Mental Health Practitioners from TheraPsil, a Vancouver-based non-profit, have been approved by Health Canada to possess and use psilocybin for experiential training in delivering psilocybin-assisted therapy. The decision by Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu comes just four months after TheraPsil successfully advocated for four terminally-ill patients to gain access to the psychedelic substance found in magic mushrooms through Canada’s compassionate use exemption. Bruce Tobin, TheraPsil’s Founder and Board Chair says the Canadian…


“Buried by Puppies Licking Your Face” (Canadian Firms Champion MDMA for PTSD)


CANNABIS CULTURE – Numinus Wellness Inc. and Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) have teamed up to petition Health Canada for approval to begin a trial using MDMA to treat PTSD. If approval is granted, this will be the first trial of its kind on Canadian soil. Numinus’ Vancouver clinic will host the study, beginning with 20 people who experience treatment-resistant symptoms of PTSD.  Numinus physicians, clinicians, and staff will undergo training…


Saskatoon Man Calls For Federal Government To Widen Medicinal Cannabis Coverage


A Saskatoon man is calling for Health Canada to approve medicinal cannabis products for therapeutic use so he won’t go hungry. Aaron Unger said it’s a much better way to deal with his chronic pain than to use opioid-based medication, which he was previously prescribed and says he’s afraid to use again. “I believe that if I go back on opioids, I will die of an overdose,” he told Global News. – Read the entire…


Retrofitted Sea Cans To House Regina’s First Micro Cannabis Cultivator


A Saskatchewan company is preparing to grow marijuana in sea cans at an undisclosed location. Rick Turchet, president and CEO of VIGR Life Cannabis Inc. (VIGR), said they were recently issued two micro cultivation licences by Health Canada and have started setting up in a building in Regina. “It’s in a … commercial/industrial area. We don’t give the address out because I mean, security’s a big deal of this industry, obviously,” he said. – Read…


B.C. Unveils New Cannabis Sales Programs To Help Small, Indigenous Growers


The B.C. government says it will launch three cannabis programs over the next two years to help small and Indigenous growers compete with larger rivals. A farm-gate program would allow growers to sell their products at stores located at their production sites. Another program would allow small cannabis producers, licensed by Health Canada, to deliver cannabis directly to authorized retailers. – Read the entire article at Victoria News.


FSD Pharma Leaving Cannabis for COVID-19, Closing Medical Pot Facility in Cobourg, Ont.


FSD Pharma, which launched a medicinal cannabis production facility in Cobourg, Ont., will be cancelling its cannabis licences and closing the operation next month to focus on coronavirus work. On Thursday, the biotech/pharmaceutical company announced it has notified Health Canada of its decision to forfeit its licences. It also plans to suspend all activities within 30 days and has begun the process of liquidating all assets, including the sale of its cannabis production facility in…


Edmonton-Area Company Set to Be Canada’s Largest Producer of Cannabis-Infused Gummies


Dynaleo acquired production licence. A new cannabis-infused gummy producer near Edmonton is set to be the largest in the country. Dynaleo received its production licence from Health Canada last week. The company has a 26,000-square-foot warehouse in an industrial park just south of the city. “The next phase of that would be getting our sales licence which we’re currently very excited about,” said Kristy Skwaruk, Dynaleo’s director of people and culture. – Read the entire…


Health Canada Asks Cannabis Industry for Help With COVID-19 Testing


Canadian officials are turning to the cannabis industry to see if laboratories typically used to check for cannabinoids can be also used to test for COVID-19. In an email sent to licensed cannabis industry executives on Thursday obtained by BNN Bloomberg, Health Canada acting director general Joanne Garrah asked respondents if there was any spare lab capacity to assist the country with COVID-19 testing. “Health Canada is working to identify lab capacity that might be…


Physician-led Online Healthcare Technology Company Applies for Novel Clinical Trial for COVID-19 Using Medical Cannabis


CANNABIS CULTURE – Rapidly-emerging online healthcare technology company, Cannalogue, has submitted an application to Health Canada to conduct a real-world clinical trial with medical cannabis for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If approved by Health Canada, Cannalogue will enroll patients into the research study to determine if medical cannabis can reduce the symptoms caused by COVID-19 or any mutant strains of coronavirus. “Cannalogue is committed to doing our part.  The need is too great and we have to act…