September 25, 2017
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has outlined B.C’s next steps in the legalization of recreational marijuana. UBC experts are available to comment.
Media Release | March 29, 2017
UBC scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavours, an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry.
Media Release | August 23, 2016
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness— at least in rats.
April 19, 2016
As Canada prepares for the expected legalization of cannabis, a new study will examine cannabis use and provide clear guidance for creating regulations and policies.
February 24, 2016
A Federal Court judge has struck down regulations that restricted the rights of medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis.
Media Release | August 26, 2015
A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop.
Media Release | June 8, 2015
Medical marijuana producer National Green Biomed Ltd. has committed $1 million to UBC to allow researchers to study the therapeutic effects of cannabis.
June 5, 2015
UBC will announce a donation to support research to examine the medicinal effects of marijuana use.
April 17, 2015
One year ago, UBC nursing professor Lynda Balneaves and PhD student Rielle Capler launched the Cannabis Access Regulations Study, (CANARY), to investigate how the end of homegrown medical marijuana would affect patients.