Sunday June 25, 2017

Weed reviews, hypnosis and medicine, and Gord Downie needs to step out of the Indigenous spotlight

If the Canadian government wants to end black market marijuana sales, it will have to make legal marijuana a more attractive option to consumers.

If the Canadian government wants to end black market marijuana sales, it will have to make legal marijuana a more attractive option to consumers. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Listen to Full Episode 54:00

Vancouver Magazine's senior editor explains why it's hiring a pot reviewer, neuroscientist Amir Raz explains why medical professionals should use hypnosis more often, and Clayton Thomas-Muller says while Gord Downie may have raised the profile on indigenous issues, it's time for Downie to step aside

stories from this episode

  • Britain Mosque Attack

    Does fighting radicalization actually make us safer?

    As the most recent incident in London reminded us, terror attacks are not always committed by those claiming to act on behalf of Islam. So why do we so often still focus anti-terror measures on preventing the radicalization of Muslim youth? Author and activist Monia Mazigh joins us to talk about what Canada should be doing to fight domestic terror.

    Listen 12:41
  • Marijuana dispensary

    Wanted: Weed Reviewer

    Vancouver Magazine has just posted a wanted ad for its first marijuana reviewer. Editor Jessica Barrett joins us to explain why it's high time a mainstream lifestyle publication started reviewing pot, and the places that sell it.

    Listen 6:07
  • Hypnosis Dentist

    Hypnosis in medicine: no chickens involved

    Neuroscientist (and magician!) Amir Raz explains why he wants more medical professionals to put hypnosis in their toolkit.

    Listen 10:01
  • Facebook Thumbs Down

    Facebook activism isn't real activism

    Activist and author Nora Loreto calls on her fellow activists to break up with Facebook as a tool for change.

    Listen 4:34
  • Swimming Safety

    Swimming lessons won't prevent your kid from drowning

    Just because you get your kid into water early in life, doesn't mean you're protecting them from drowning. Barbara Morrongiello, Canada Research Chair in Child & Youth Injury Prevention, explains how early swimming lessons can lead to a false - and dangerous - sense of security amongst children and their parents.

    Listen 7:50
  • Order of Canada Downie 20170619

    The problem with Gord Downie's Order of Canada

    Clayton Thomas-Muller loves what Gord Downie is doing to raise the profile of aboriginal issues in Canada, but he thinks it's time for Downie to step out of the spotlight. Thomas-Muller explains why, and tells us how non-Indigenous Canadians can be helpful allies.

    Listen 7:30