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November 28, 2018 Leading scientists strongly reject FDA 8-Factor analysis of kratom, call upon the DEA and NIDA to reexamine FDA claims Cision

October 30, 2018 Entrepreneur sells do-it-yourself cannabis edible kits to bypass legal limitations Toronto Star

October 17, 2018 Pot Is Legal. Is It Time to Redefine Sobriety? The Walrus

October 17, 2018 Why does music sound good when you’re high? CBC

October 16, 2018 Increased access to cannabis is changing the face of research, says UBCO prof CBC

October 10, 2018 Many Canadian universities’ policies on legal cannabis too restrictive: advocates CTV 

September 3, 2018 Cannabis use on campus could curb binge drinking, says psychologist CBC

August 31, 2018 Cannabis is being used to help prevent overdoses on the DTES Daily Hive | Grow

July 23, 2018 Have you heard that CBD is ‘non-psychoactive’? It’s not true The Leaf

June 21, 2018 Nine Scientists Defend Kratom and Ask Senate and House Leaders to Keep Kratom Legal American Kratom Association 

June 11, 2018 Edmonton kratom retailer frustrated by ‘aggressive’ Health Canada raids CBC

June 7, 2018 Study: Men who tried psychedelics are less likely to be violent toward their partners Forbes

June 6, 2018 Men who used psychedelic drugs are less likely to be violent to their partners, new study finds Newsweek

June 6, 2018 Why Men Who Take Psychedelics Are Less Likely to Be Violent Partners Vice

June 5, 2018 Psychedelics reduce partner violence in men by improving emotional regulation: study The Star Vancouver

May 31, 2018 Medicinal cannabis use can help mitigate symptoms of PTSD, study says Globe and Mail

April 25, 2018 Harm reduction policies gain favour on campuses University Affairs 

April 17, 2018 Pot panel wants to clear the air regarding cannabis and youth Vancouver Courier

February 23, 2018 UBCO’s student union looking at prescription cannabis Global News

February 23, 2018 UBCO students to get medical cannabis coverage Surrey Now – Leader

February 23, 2018 UBC Okanagan students’ union to try out insurance coverage for medical cannabis The Leaf

February 23, 2018 UBCO students to get medical cannabis coverage The Columbia Valley Pioneer

February 19, 2018 Vancouver researchers take issue with U.S. FDA’s alarmist memo on kratom The Georgia Straight

January 31, 2018 A question of health – Canada’s hardest-working cannabis advice columnist helps a reader who’s worried about the health of their pot-smoking partner The Leaf

January 25, 2018 Feds announce $1.4-million for marijuana research projects Globe and Mail

December 20, 2017 Ancient drug could be key to opioid crisis Global News

December 19, 2017 UBC research points to tropical plant as potential way to fight opioid crisis News 1130

December 3, 2017 Ex-big pharma executive behind OxyContin sells medical marijuana BBC

November 6, 2017 Smoking pot, cuddling dogs at UBCO Salmon Arm Observer

October 25, 2017 Could LSD Lessen Lawlessness? Pacific Standard

October 24, 2017 People Who Take Psychedelics Are Less Likely to Commit Violent Crimes, Study Says Vice

October 23, 2017 Tripping out on psychedelic drugs could reduce criminal activity: study Vancouver Sun

October 13, 2017 UBCO research suggests selling marijuana in store-front dispensaries works well Global News

October 12, 2017 Leaf it alone, say experts Castanet

October 4, 2017 McMaster smoking ban will leave medicinal pot users in pain, user says CBC

September 13, 2017 One more really good reason Ontario’s legal pot regime needs storefront dispensaries NOW

September 9, 2017 Ontario announces legal pot sales plans CBC

September 9, 2017 Michelle Thiessen talks about Ontario’s proposed cannabis legislation CBC 

August 1, 2017 Cannabis education campaign another failed attempt to talk to youth about pot, critics say Georgia Straight

July 11, 2017 Illegal cannabis dispensaries seen as safe, reliable: UBC study The Globe and Mail

July 1, 2017 Blowing Smoke iPolitics

June 19, 2017 With legalization coming, researchers implore federal government to make it easier to study cannabis The Globe and Mail

June 5, 2017 The Science Behind Why Music Sounds So Good on Drugs Noisey

May 31, 2017 B.C. study among the first to compare the effects of different strains of cannabis on PTSD Georgia Straight

May 18, 2017 What’s the impact of medical marijuana on patients, drug plans? Benefits Canada

May 6, 2017 Military, Veterans Affairs to test effects of medical marijuana on PTSD in clinical trial CBC 

May 3, 2017 Four questions with psychologist and cannabis researcher Zach Walsh Georgia Straight

April 20, 2017 Canada’s marijuana legislation takes a bite out of edibles market Yahoo News

March 27, 2017 Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot The New York Times

March 24, 2017 Manitoba pot law shows ignorance, says cannabis expert CBC 

March 5, 2017 Pain patients choose marijuana over opioids in new study The Fix

March 1, 2017 New study shows more people choosing cannabis over opioids for pain control Civilized.

February 28, 2017 Patients choosing cannabis over prescription drugs Kelowna Now

February 28, 2017 Patients report choosing marijuana over opioids for pain: study Globe and Mail

January 25, 2017 Pot and mental health Castanet

January 19, 2017 Local prof one of the dopest The Daily Courier 

January 17, 2017 Kelowna professor to speak on benefits of cannabis Kelowna Now

January 17, 2017 Pot has bad rap, says prof Castanet

January 9, 2017 The DOPEst People of 2017 Dope Magazine

December 2, 2016 Study: Marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction Men’s Journal

November 27, 2016 Zach Walsh was a guest on ‘Hash Church’

November 25, 2016 Medical Marijuana Could Help End Canada’s Veteran Suicide Crisis Huffington Post

November 21, 2016 Zach Walsh interview with Kash Heed 107.7 Pulse FM

November 18, 2016 Pot could be ‘exit drug’ for people with opioid addictions: study CTV News

November 18, 2016 Why Cannabis Is An ‘Exit’ Drug, Not A ‘Gateway’ Civilized.

November 17, 2016 Smoking weed could help alcoholics quit drinking, study suggests High Times

November 16, 2016 Marijuana Appears to Benefit Mental Health: Study Time Magazine

November 16, 2016 Doctors should consider pot to treat opioid addictions, UBC study says Globe and Mail

November 16, 2016 Pot helps kick addictions Castanet

November 16, 2016 Smoking weed ‘could help alcoholics give up drinking’, study finds Metro.co.uk

November 16, 2016 Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, mental health UBC

October 27, 2016 Psychopathy increases risk of violence in romantic relationships Economic Times

October 6, 2016 University And Marijuana Producer Launch Groundbreaking Study Into PTSD Civilized.

October 6, 2016 UBCO looking at medical marijuana and PTSD Global News

September 28, 2016 Reefer sadness: What happens when couples’ drug use is not compatible Metro News

September 21, 2016 Should there be a legal age for buying and smoking pot? NOW Toronto

September 16, 2016 What it’s like to be high on kratom, according to the people who use it Washington Post

September 15, 2016 The DEA wants to ban another plant. Researchers say the plan is ‘insane.’ Washington Post

September 15, 2016 Veterans officials highlighted cons, few pros on medical marijuana Sudbury.com 

September 13, 2016 B.C. scientists launch research trial into effects of marijuana on PTSD Vancouver Sun

September 12, 2016 Does pot alleviate PTSD? B.C. researchers aim to find out The Province 

September 9, 2016 Could smoking weed help PTSD? One Kelowna professor is going to find out Kelowna Now

September 8, 2016 UBCO to host study of medical cannabis Daily Courier

September 7, 2016 Health Canada approves Tilray study of medical marijuana for PTSD Chek News

September 6, 2016 Veterans Affairs data gives detailed picture of veterans using medical marijuana CTV News

September 5, 2016 Veterans Affairs Data: Medical Marijuana Use Increases When Cannabis Shops, Clubs Are Accessible Huffington Post

September 5, 2016 Veteran Affairs data gives detailed picture of veterans using medical marijuana Times Colonist 

August 16, 2016 Heated moment as Penticton council cancels licences for two more marijuana businesses Penticton Western News

August 15, 2016 Penticton shuts down two more marijuana dispensaries, at least for now Penticton Western News

June 10, 2016 Despite the crackdowns, cannabis entrepreneurs are betting on ‘edibles’ The Globe and Mail

May 23, 2016 UBC study explores reducing domestic violence through psychedelic drugs Ubyssey

May 13, 2016 UBC celebrates ‘exemplary role models’ UBC

May 12, 2016 Legal age for recreational cannabis Civilized. 

April 29, 2016 Marijuana dispensaries in B.C. embrace fines to keep making a profit Yahoo News

April 29, 2016 Cannabis researcher predicts Canada poised to become world leader News 1130

April 29, 2016 Could psychedelic drugs help keep ex-inmates out of jail? Motherboard

April 28, 2016 Can psychedelic drugs be used to curb domestic violence? The Times of India

April 27, 2016 Trippin’ out instead of flippin’ out 24 Hours Vancouver

April 27, 2016 Psychedelics and partner violence publication CFAX 1070 Podcast

April 26, 2016 UBC study finds psychedelic drugs may help curb domestic violence Ottawa Citizen

April 26, 2016 LSD and magic mushrooms could beat domestic violence Mirror UK

April 26, 2016 Study finds psychedelic drugs may reduce domestic violence UBC

April 20, 2016 Why weed and music go so well together Vice News

April 14, 2016 Michelle Thiessen heads to the UN Special Session on Drugs

February 27, 2016 Allard decision and legalization Viewpoints Podcast

December 2, 2015 Business model for recreational cannabis CBC News

October 29, 2015 Kim Crosby named 1 of 14 influential women Georgia Straight

October 13, 2015 Marijuana is not a gateway drug Vice News

October 12, 2015 Video interview with Global News

October 7, 2015 Pot as substitute for pills and booze Global News

October 6, 2015 Marijuana a life saver? Castanet

October 5, 2015 Public health benefits of cannabis UBC

September 30, 2015 Failed prohibition policy CBC News

September 30, 2015 Marijuana not gateway drug CBC News

September 22, 2015 Growing the evidence base for medical cannabis CMAJ

August 16, 2015 Cannabis for PTSD Canadian Medical Association

August 5, 2015 Thriving Faculty Member Zach Walsh UBC

August, 2015 A researcher making peace with cannabis UBC

June 12, 2015 Edibles not enough Kelowna Daily Courier

June 4, 2015 Pot industry Vice News

April 17, 2015 Marijuana gaining more acceptance Yahoo News 

November 18, 2014 Pot as PTSD treatment Global News

November 14, 2014 Medicinal marijuana grower and UBC hope to test pot as PTSD treatment Globe and Mail 

June 16, 2014 Budding industry: How legal marijuana trade affects Canada UBC

November 5, 2013 US becoming more accepting of medical marijuana CMAJ

October, 2013 Canadian pot growers eyeing medical marijuana free market CBC News

February 6, 2013 Smoke signals: Medical marijuana in Canada UBC

August 10, 2010 New study finds similarities between personality types of male and female domestic violence perpetrators UBC