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Elianna Lev

Elianna Lev is a writer who splits her time between Toronto and Vancouver.

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Cannabis and Mental Health: It’s Complicated

Are those with mental illness using cannabis to help with symptoms, or does cannabis use cause and exacerbate those symptoms? How do substance-abuse issues figure in? Elianna Lev investigates.

Elianna Lev - December 20, 2017

How the Hippocratic Oath Drove This Doctor to Speak Up About Medical Cannabis

Dr. Michael Verbora spent six years in medical school, during which only 30 minutes were devoted to learning about cannabis. Now he's fighting to change that, one conversation at a time.

Elianna Lev - February 20, 2018

How a Visionary Cannabis Producer Became This Canadian Town’s Biggest Employer

“This is an opportunity we won’t see again," says Cronos CEO Michael Gorenstein. "I won’t say once in a lifetime but in multiple lifetimes.”

Elianna Lev - November 28, 2017

Real-Life Tales of Traveling With Medical Marijuana

As Canada’s July 1, 2018 deadline for legalization approaches, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about how medical-marijuana patients should travel with their medicine.

Elianna Lev - August 15, 2017

Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan

Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada announced that members who qualify will have the choice to sign up for an extended-health care plan that insures medicinal marijuana.

Elianna Lev - February 15, 2018

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Acclaimed Illustrator Reveals the Secrets of Great Cannabis Packaging

“Around the time of putting ideas together (for Lemon Haze), I was in and out of a lot antique stores,” says Ben Frey.

Elianna Lev - February 23, 2018

How the Hippocratic Oath Drove This Doctor to Speak Up About Medical Cannabis

Dr. Michael Verbora spent six years in medical school, during which only 30 minutes were devoted to learning about cannabis. Now he's fighting to change that, one conversation at a time.

Elianna Lev - February 20, 2018

Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan

Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada announced that members who qualify will have the choice to sign up for an extended-health care plan that insures medicinal marijuana.

Elianna Lev - February 15, 2018

Meet the 24-Year-Old Fighting for Canadian Cannabis Patients’ Rights

Driven by his teenage battle to access medicinal cannabis, Jonathan Zaid founded Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) in 2014, and has been helping Canadian patients find affordable medicinal cannabis ever since.

Elianna Lev - February 13, 2018

Saskatchewan to Sell Cannabis Through Private Retailers With ‘Good Character’

The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority will issue up to 60 cannabis retail permits to private retail outlets in as many as 40 municipalities and First Nation communities across the province.

Elianna Lev - January 9, 2018

Abi Roach, Grey-Market Cannapreneur, Preps for the Legal Future

"Nothing I’ve ever done has been legal and nothing I’ve ever done has been illegal," says the founder of Toronto's longest-running cannabis lounge. "Where there’s a will there’s a way.”

Elianna Lev - January 5, 2018

Cannabis and Mental Health: It’s Complicated

Are those with mental illness using cannabis to help with symptoms, or does cannabis use cause and exacerbate those symptoms? How do substance-abuse issues figure in? Elianna Lev investigates.

Elianna Lev - December 20, 2017

High Design: Q&A With a Cannabis Packaging Designer

Courtney Zalewski is a 31-year-old designer who started her career as creative director of the SuicideGirls brand. More recently, she’s branched out into the cannabis industry, working with Lowell Herb Company, 1906 chocolate edibles, and the SuicideGirls vape line.

Elianna Lev - December 5, 2017

How a Visionary Cannabis Producer Became This Canadian Town’s Biggest Employer

“This is an opportunity we won’t see again," says Cronos CEO Michael Gorenstein. "I won’t say once in a lifetime but in multiple lifetimes.”

Elianna Lev - November 28, 2017

This Soldier Is Celebrating Veterans Day With Family, Reflection, and a Big Coner

Cody Lindsay, aka The Wellness Soldier, is helping veterans understand how cannabis can improve their lives.

Elianna Lev - November 10, 2017