Medical Marijuana

Sunniva Inc: Meet the “Canopy of California”

By Marc Davis

It’s the biggest cannabis story you’ve never heard of — until now.

Having operated in a pre-IPO stealth mode until now, Vancouver-based Sunniva Inc. is preparing to trade on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE) imminently under the symbol SNN.

Frankly, Sunniva’s story is about as good as it gets in a fast-growing, multi-billion-dollar North American market for high-margin medicinal cannabis products. 

 

Don't Buy Into The Hype Around Canada's Overpriced Weed Industry

By Marc Davis

A well-oiled promotional machine hides that skyrocketing cannabis stocks seem more smoke than substance.

 

Caveat emptor!

Too many investors in Canada's frothy cannabis stocks have been getting very high lately on over-hyped start-ups.

Muzzling The Benefits Of CBD-Rich Cannabis Is Censorship

By Marc Davis

"CBD cannabis oil has become a really hot commodity lately."

 

So says Sal Chan, who works at the Green Panda medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Vancouver, which sells a variety of cannabis oils.

 

In fact, CBD-dominant strains of cannabis are the new go-to remedy for medical marijuan

Culling Cannabis Dispensaries Exposes Trudeau's Hypocrisy

By Marc Davis

Canada's medical marijuana (MMJ) dispensaries may soon become an endangered species.

They're already in danger of being legislated out of business. But it now seems that Canada's police agencies have declared open season on them.

Law enforcement raids on dispensaries have been all over the news lately.

Muzzling The Benefits Of CBD-Rich Cannabis Is Censorship

By Marc Davis

"CBD cannabis oil has become a really hot commodity lately."

 

So says Sal Chan, who works at the Green Panda medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Vancouver, which sells a variety of cannabis oils.

Consume Cannabis To Lose Weight

By Marc Davis

It sounds almost too good to be true.

Shockingly, it isn't.

A certain, lesser-known kind of marijuana can help you lose weight.

It can even help you stay slim, too.

Legal Recreational Pot Is Nearer Than You Think

By Marc Davis

It's Canada's biggest guessing game.

At least that's the case for about eight million Canucks. Which is how many of us are expected to embrace a looming recreational market for cannabis.

Everybody wants to know when the federal government will finally make this election promise a reality.

Modern Medicine Needs Pot In A Pill

By Marc Davis

It's a perfect storm of opportunity.

 

With the opioid addiction crisis spiralling out of control, the medical community is desperate to find a new way to treat chronic pain.

Most of all, society needs an inexpensive prescription painkiller that doesn't do more harm than good. 

Contamination Scandals Send Big Pot's Moral Argument Up In Smoke

By Marc Davis

For Canada's "Big Pot" industry, it's a shocking year-end fall from grace.
 

It's tarnished an otherwise dazzling 2016 for Canada's industrialized medical cannabis growers.

And what exquisitely cruel timing with two image-bruising developments in the last two business days of 2016.

Restricting Veterans' Medical Cannabis Will Cost Lives

By Marc Davis

Why are so many military veterans reeling with "a sense of anger, hurt, frustration and betrayal?"

And why is a group of them marching on Parliament Hill?

Shockingly, it's because ex-servicemen with PTSD aren't getting our government's respect and full support.

Medical Marijuana Could Help End Canada's Veteran Suicide Crisis

By Marc Davis

Former Canadian combat engineer Fabian Henry used to thrive on adrenaline -- especially in combat zones -- during his 12 years in the military.

Now he smokes medical marijuana to avoid stressors that remind him of his most disturbing wartime experiences. And that's what now keeps him sane, he says.

Industry-Frontrunner Aurora Cannabis Shoots for Supremacy

By Marc Davis

Go big or go home.

The world’s most successful companies have always come out on top by embracing this blitzkrieg doctrine.
 
So who will “go big” enough to dominate Canada’s next multi-billion dollar marketplace?  

By some key indications, the odds favour Aurora Cannabis.

Finally, A Medical Cannabis App Exists

By Marc Davis

No way! There's an app for that?
 

Much to everyone's surprise, there is now. And it's free, easy-to-use and convenient.


But this app isn't a new kind of Pokemon GO game for the kids.
 

It's for adults, and only the ones who qualify as medical marijuana patients in Canada. 

How Cannabis Has Given An Ontario Boy A 'New Lease On Life'

By Marc Davis

It's a remarkable transformation. Even a shocking one.

Especially considering the unlikely remedy.

Six-year-old Tyler used to be tormented by hundreds of painful seizures a day. 

Cannabis Industry Unexpected Boost For Alberta's Struggling Economy

By Marc Davis

It's an unexpected shot in the arm for Alberta's struggling economy. And it's about as unlikely as it gets.

Alberta's only industrial-scale grower of medical marijuana, Aurora Cannabis, just served notice that business is booming. The company now has well over 2,000 customers, beginning from a standing start in January.

Is Cannabis the Solution To Canada's Painkiller Epidemic?

By Marc Davis

It sounds like torture. A living nightmare.
 

But it could just as easily happen to you or me. Accidents that result in severe nerve pain are quite common.

 

Victoria, British Columbia businessman Dave Brownell, 68, found this out when he herniated a disc...

CBD Is The Chemical Medical Marijuana Is Buzzing About

By Marc Davis

It used to be all about the THC. In other words, cannabis' popularity has always been attributable to this psychoactive chemical, which gets people "high."

 

But marijuana's bad boy image has been getting a well-earned makeover in recent years, thanks in part to its surging popularity as a legitimate form of herbal medicine.

Pot vs. Tobacco: Which Is The True Cancer Risk?

By Marc Davis

It used to be all about the THC. In other words, cannabis' popularity has always been attributable to this psychoactive chemical, which gets people "high."

 

But marijuana's bad boy image has been getting a well-earned makeover in recent years,...

Alberta’s Aurora Cannabis Makes History

By Marc Davis

It used to be all about the THC. In other words, cannabis' popularity has always been attributable to this psychoactive chemical, which gets people "high."

 

But marijuana's bad boy image has been getting a well-earned makeover in recent years, thanks in part to its surging popularity as a legitimate form of herbal medicine.

Terry Booth, CEO of Aurora Cannabis Inc.,

at his company's state-of-the-art growing

facility in Cremona, 90 kilometres north of Calgary.