Low THC levels not linked to increased risk of car crashes
New research led by the University of British Columbia suggests that THC levels less than five nanograms/ml of blood do not lead to an increased risk of causing car crashes in most drivers.
Jun 13, 2019
Some pregnant women don’t believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus
Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, according to a new review by UBC researchers.
Jan 22, 2019
UBC experts available for comment on cannabis legalization
Canada will legalize non-medical cannabis on October 17, 2018, the second nation in the world to do so, and the first G7 nation. UBC experts are available for comment on several topics related to the legalization of marijuana in Canada.
Oct 15, 2018
Risk of fatal traffic crash higher during annual 4/20 cannabis celebration
Drivers in the United States are more likely to be in a fatal traffic crash during the annual April 20 cannabis celebration, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 13, 2018
UBC experts on B.C. marijuana legalization framework
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.
Sep 25, 2017
Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, mental health
Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found.
Nov 16, 2016
THC makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks: UBC study
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.
Aug 23, 2016
UBC research aims to clear the haze on cannabis use in Canada
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.
Apr 19, 2016
Botanists conduct first large-scale genetic study of marijuana, hemp
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.
Aug 26, 2015
UBC experts available to comment on Vancouver’s regulation of marijuana dispensaries
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.
Jun 25, 2015
Budding industry: How legal marijuana trade affects Canada
A UBC expert says legal marijuana shops in nearby Washington state puts pressure on B.C. and Canada to re-think its cannabis laws.
Jul 16, 2014
Smoke signals: Medical marijuana in Canada
Research is helping to shape the therapeutic potential of pot
Feb 6, 2013 - by Zach Walsh
Evan Wood: Why conservatives should favor legalizing marijuana
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.
Oct 21, 2010
Marijuana ineffective as an Alzheimer’s treatment: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research
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.
Feb 8, 2010