Airlines still awaiting federal guidelines for cannabis

As it moves towards the October 17th recreational cannabis legalization date, the Federal government still needs to provide regulations for Canada’s airline industry regarding the effects of cannabis on its crews and pilots. Currently, Transport Canada uses alcohol regulations to ban flight staff from imbibing within eight hours of flying. And while many airlines take … Continued

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Molson looking to produce cannabis-infused beverages

Under the expectation that consumer acceptance and consumption of cannabis is on the uptick, Molson Coors Brewing Co. has announced its partnership with The Hydropothecary Corporation (HEXO) to produce non-alcoholic cannabis-infused products. The new venture will be a stand-alone start up with a separate board and management team and an interest split between Molson Coors … Continued

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First cannabis roadside testing device to be approved

As Canada quickly approaches the finalization of the legalization of cannabis, included in Bill C-46 which was passed in June, they have authorized the first roadside oral fluid testing devices along with making numerous changes to impaired driving laws. The oral fluid testing devices, once in use, will allow the police to swab the inside … Continued

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Canadian police scrambling to ready for impairment testing

It is now unlikely, according to the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, that two thousand officers will be adequately trained in time to identify drug-impaired drivers in preparation for the October 17th legalization of cannabis across Canada. This is not surprising, as last fall, the Association, which represents 90% of Canadian police agencies, warned … Continued

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Are video games the future of impairment testing?

In an effort to determine whether employees are fit to perform in specific safety sensitive positions, some workplaces are now asking employers to play video games before starting work. A short test, the “video game” tests the player’s ability to classify shapes quickly and accurately, then uses the collected data and compares it with previous … Continued

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Legalization promises a boom for Alberta

Testing and research laboratories across Canada are preparing for the October 17th legalization of cannabis, expecting a boom in business once recreational cannabis is finally made legal. Canada has forty two laboratories that are authorized to test and research cannabis, which includes experimenting on cannabis samples. Four of these laboratories are in Alberta, which is … Continued

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Marketing of opioids to end in Canada

In response to a call to action from Canadian Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, wherein she asked pharmaceutical companies to restrict their marketing of dangerous opioids in light of the climbing death toll from opioid abuse across the country, Oxycontin’s manufacturer Purdue Pharma is one of five drug companies that has just announced it will … Continued

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Opioid alternatives ineffective and potentially harmful

Canadian medical professionals are trying to substitute alternative drugs for back pain in an effort to stem the opioid addiction crisis sweeping across North America; unfortunately, many of these alternative prescriptions, according to a study by the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), are ineffective and risky. In late June, the CMAJ published a study showing … Continued

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B.C. Cannabis producers concerned about being shut out of market

Small-scale cannabis producers in British Columbia could be denied access to the impending legal market if the federal and provincial governments don’t make essential changes to the legalization policy. In an open letter to federal justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and B.C. Attorney General David Eby, five B.C. industry groups have claimed that this exclusion will … Continued

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How drug addiction hijacks the brain

The human brain is naturally wired to reward itself with the “feel-good” neurotransmitter dopamine when its basic needs of food, water, and sex are met. Addiction taps into this reward system to “trick” the brain into wanting more. This is why opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil, which increase dopamine production in the brain, have taken … Continued

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