Recent News

September 13, 2017: Our lab will be observing an opioid substitution program being run by Eden dispensaries. Read more about it here.

September 8, 2017: CBC’s The National interviewed Dr. Walsh about Ontario’s proposed cannabis regulations. 

September 8, 2017: Graduate student and CSSDP board member, Michelle Thiessen, was interviewed on Power and Politics regarding Ontario’s proposed cannabis regulations and how they may impact young people in that province.

August 1, 2017: The Georgia Straight interviewed Dr. Walsh about a problematic cannabis education campaign that’s showed on in New Brunswick. 

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 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 and consuming edibles.