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Medical Cannabis Put To The Test In First Ever Real-World Evidence Clinical Trial Led By the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada

Medical cannabis is finally being put under the microscope, in a first-of-its-kind real world evidence study led by Dr. Hance Clarke, Director of Pain Services, Toronto General Hospital, and a recognized leader in educating Canadians about chronic pain management and the risk factors of continued opioid use

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Growing Pains: What′s Next for the Cannabis Industry In Canada

Saturday, October 17th, marks the two-year milestone of Canada becoming the first G7 country to legalize adult-use cannabis federally with the adoption of the Cannabis Act. Since then, the country’s cannabis industry has seen a rapid expansion.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Inks Blockchain Deal To Protect Cannabis Quality

Shoppers Drug Mart is partnering with TruTrace Technologies Inc. (TTT.V) to bolster its medical cannabis retail platform. The Vancouver-based company’s blockchain-based software is designed to guarantee product quality and genetics throughout the supply chain from genome-to-patient.

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Blockchain and Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis continues to gain mainstream acceptance, but it faces far more hurdles compared to traditional pharmaceuticals. These can primarily be summarized into two main categories: rapidly evolving legal regulations and managing consistency in plant-based medicines.

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How Canada′s largest drugstore chain is partnering with a California tech company to create an online database for doctors and patients to track cannabis quality

Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since July 30, 2001. Despite this, only a small number of doctors — around 5%, according to one source at the University Health Network of Toronto — will authorize cannabis use for medical purposes to patients.

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Pot-Tracking Blockchain System Could Be Used by CVS, Walgreens

Canada’s largest pharmacy chain and the provider of a blockchain program for tracking medical pot believe their partnership will act as a model for U.S. drug stores like CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.

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