A major find in the northwest Chinese desert may shed more light on how prevalent cannabis use was thousands of years ago. About 2,400 to 2,800 years ago, to be more “exact.”
Archaeologists recently uncovered what appears to be a well-preserved cannabis “burial shroud” covering a roughly 35-year-old man with Caucasian features in China's Turpan Basin.
Canadian Insurance company Sun Life will now cover its members’ medical cannabis costs as part of their insurance coverage, making it the first company in North America to do so.
Currently Canada has a for-profit, commercially structured medical cannabis program, thanks to the passing of 2013’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. The nation’s medical cannabis program could most closely be likened to that of California, where prescriptions are written for anything from eating and sleeping disorders to cancer and epilepsy.