Recent News

July 14, 2017: Graduate students Kim and Michelle had the opportunity to visit Tilray for a tour last week. Tilray is sponsoring our ongoing clinical trial of cannabis for PTSD.

July 11, 2017: A new publication from Dr. Walsh, graduate student Kim Crosby, and colleagues examined medical cannabis patient experiences with dispensaries.

July 1, 2017: Colleagues from the B.C. Centre on Substance Use co-authored a commentary with Dr. Walsh where they fact-checked cannabis legalization claims made by Members of Parliament.

June 19, 2017: In an open letter, signed by our lab and more than 50 researchers across Canada, we urged the federal government to make cannabis research a priority in preparation for upcoming legalization.

June 5, 2017: Noisey explores “why music sounds so good on drugs” in this recent interview with Dr. Walsh.

May 31, 2017: A study out of our lab is among the first to compare the effects of different strains of cannabis on PTSD. Read more here.

May 18, 2017: Dr. Walsh recently spoke at the Drug Plan Management conference in Vancouver regarding the use of medical cannabis. Read more here.

May 6, 2017: CBC recently reported on Veteran Affairs’ plans to investigate cannabis for PTSD and spoke with Dr. Walsh about the importance of this and other clinical trials.

May 3, 2017: Dr. Walsh will be speaking at the Cannabis Hemp Conference in Vancouver this weekend. He recently spoke with the Georgia Straight about the misconceptions of cannabis use, recreational vs medical cannabis use, and making peace with this ancient plant.

April 26, 2017: The lab recently attended Psychedelic Science 2017 which was the largest-ever scientific meeting on the topic. We presented at three different sessions and you can watch Dr. Walsh’s talk, “Psychedelic Therapy & Third Wave Behaviorism: Prevention of Interpersonal Violence” here. 

April 20, 2017: Dr. Walsh discusses the differences of smoking cannabis vs consuming edibles.

March 27, 2017: The New York Times recently published a story highlighting cannabis as a treatment for substance use problems and drew on the substitution research Dr. Walsh has published.

March 26, 2017: New bill introduced in Manitoba may further stigmatize those using cannabis for therapeutic purposes. Read more here.

February 28, 2017: The Globe and Mail reports on our new “substitution” publication. Patients report cannabis is equal or more effective with a better side effect profile than many other drugs including opioids. See our Media page for more coverage.

February 16, 2017: Dr. Walsh will be speaking on a panel titled, “Can early intervention improve mental health outcomes in youth?“, with other mental health experts in Kelowna on February 23 at 6:30pm.

February 10, 2017: Medical cannabis access, use, and substitution for prescription opioids and other substances: A survey of authorized medical cannabis patients – New publication in the International Journal of Drug Policy by Dr. Walsh and colleague Philippe Lucas.

January 10, 2017: Dr. Walsh will be speaking about his recently published review article on cannabis and mental health on January 24 at UBC Okanagan. Click here for more details on the event. UPDATE: View the talk here.

January 9, 2017: Dope Magazine recently featured 7 individuals “who are living and breathing the DOPE LIFE. Each person represented has in one way or another built up the cannabis community in an undeniable fashion.” Zach was named one of the DOPEst people of 2017.  See our Media page for more coverage.

January 4, 2017: Upcoming event in Vancouver on January 27 – CANNABIS & SPIRITUALITY: A Book Launch and Celebration with Stephen Gray & Friends. Click here for more details.