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 | November 16, 2016
Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found.
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.
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.
June 25, 2015
Vancouver has become the first city in Canada to regulate and license medical marijuana dispensaries. UBC experts are available to comment on this precedent-setting bylaw.
July 16, 2014
A UBC expert says legal marijuana shops in nearby Washington state puts pressure on B.C. and Canada to re-think its cannabis laws.
February 6, 2013 - by Zach Walsh
Research is helping to shape the therapeutic potential of pot
October 21, 2010
In California alone, the illegal market for cannabis, or marijuana, has been estimated to be worth about $14 billion per year, and the legalization initiative aims to redirect the flow of these massive profits from violent drug cartels toward government coffers.
Media Release | February 8, 2010
The benefits of marijuana in tempering or reversing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease have been challenged in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.