CanaQuest Medical, an award-winning, life-sciences company, is focused on the drug discovery and development of next-generation targeted therapeutics within the endocannabinoid system and specific brain receptors. The Company is involved in R&D of medical formulations and delivery systems to be used in human trials in order to apply for a Drug Identification Number (DIN) from the US-FDA. The Company is the industry partner for research and product development with Dr. Steven Laviolette, a professor, and neuroscientist, at Western University.

CanaQuest’s mission is to advance botanical-based medicine to the forefront by deploying best-practice science and medicine, clinical research, and emerging technologies.

Game Changing Formulations – IP protected, International Patents Filed

  • Drug candidate, CQ-001, supported by (cannabidiol “CBD” + IP formula) – molecules bond and synergistically attach to PPAR receptors allowing CQ-001 to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) to target the central nervous system (the brain) with amplified effects and efficacy.
    CBD by itself did not do this in the pre-clinical trials.

Pre-clinical trial results – published in peer-reviewed European Journal of Neuroscience. Oct. 2020.

  • Drug candidate, CQ-002, supported by (cannabinoid “THC” + IP formula) – is a safer alternative to all other THC products. Pre-clinical trials demonstrated reversal of depression-like and schizophrenia related symptoms, complete blockage of memory impairment, hyperactive activity, and gene vulnerability.

Pre-clinical trial results – published in peer-reviewed European Journal of Neuroscience Oct. 2020 & International Journal of Molecular Sciences July 2021.

The Company intends to incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help diagnose and evaluate mental health at the beginning and through the medication period. By including advanced machine learning algorithms, novel formulation methods, and well-established industry approaches, we are driving the evolution of the mental health industry to improve the lives of millions globally.

CanaQuest has research and clinical trial collaborations with multiple Canadian universities and Institutions and has identified the regulatory pathways for CQ-001 to obtain Rx Drug Identification Numbers (DINs) in the USA and Canada for Epilepsy rare neurological conditions, projected ∼ 3 years.

Western University
Pre-clinical trials completed for CQ-001 and CQ-002 www.laviolettelab.com
Dr. Laviolette is a scientific veteran with 20 years of research experience in the field of mental health and cannabinoids and he oversees a dedicated team of 13 scientists, with a focus on neuropsychiatric disorders like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and Addiction.

University of Montreal
Q2 2022 – initiating pre-approved clinical trial (Phase II, randomized, triple-blind crossover feasibility study) for efficacy and dosage of our cannabinoid based formulated drug-candidates, CQ-001 and CQ-002, for the treatment of Cannabis Use Disorder “CUD”.

McMaster University
Q3 2022 – initiating clinical trial (Phase II, double-blind feasibility trial, 30 patients) to further refine efficacy and dosage of CQ-001 for humans.

Ontario Brain Institute
Q2 2022 – EpLink https://eplink.ca/, the Epilepsy Research Program funded by the Ontario Brain Institute, is conducting a study using rodent models to establish dosing requirements for CQ-001. These results will set the stage for clinical trials to treat refractory epileptic syndromes (high efficacy, less dosage, reduced negative side effects).

Q4 2022 – study results will define dosage of CQ-001 for clinical trial (Phase II/III, double-blind trial, 60 patients) and will facilitate a submission to Health Canada and subsequently, the US-FDA for a new drug.

Hydrx Farms https://hydrx.ca/facilities
Q3 2022 – our Contract Manufacturer, GMP and clinical trial compliance, is completing the SOPs for the Clinical Trial Application process required for the approved and funded clinical trial at the University of Montreal (Cannabis Use Disorder – efficacy, dosage, and safety, 24 patients), for evaluating CanaQuest’s CQ-001 and CQ-002 drug candidates.

Pre-approved and Pending Clinical Trials

The Company is primed to realize the infinite potential of targeted therapeutics within the endocannabinoid system and specific brain receptors to mediated signaling pathways.

CanaQuest has won Best Medical Cannabis and Botanical Oils Product Development Company, 2022 – North America………awarded by Global Health & Pharma, UK.

Please reach out to Mr. Ramsay to learn more:
Paul Ramsay
Phone: 416-704-3040
Email: paul@canaquest.com


Going global by perfecting the science of cannabinoids with the invention of new medical products & improving quality of life.


Dr. Laviolette has made two amazing discoveries:
Drug candidate, Rx CQ-001, supported by (CBD molecules + formula) and Drug candidate, Rx CQ-002, supported by (THC molecules + formula) to treat mental disorders.

Western University has performed research and product development on cannabis oil and its constituents in the context of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia.

Dr. Steven Laviolette, BSc, PhD
Addiction Research Group Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Dept. of Psychiatry
468 Medical Science Building
The Schulich School of Medicine, University of Western Ontario London, Ontario Canada N6A 5C1

The investigator leading the research is Dr. Steven Laviolette, a Professor and Neuroscientist in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University in London, Ontario. Dr. Laviolette is a leader in the study of cannabinoids in mental health and was recently awarded “Faculty Scholar” status at Western University. Dr. Laviolette’s research team of 13 scientists has previously made numerous fundamental discoveries related to how cannabinoids impact and may serve as treatments for mental health disorders including schizophrenia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. Dr. Laviolette’s primary research focus is in characterizing how specific phytochemical derivatives of cannabis may interact with specific brain pathways and molecular mechanisms whereby they may improve symptoms associated with various mental health disorders. Research from Dr. Laviolette’s team has been published in the top tier of neuroscience and psychiatry journals in the world.

Based on successful pre-clinical trial results, CanaQuest has initiated human trials and will seek regulatory approval for RX CQ-001 by applying for a Drug Identification Number “DIN number” with the US-based Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada.

Dr. Laviolette stated, “Our CBD-based formulation works synergistically and has multiple times the efficacy compared to other CBD products on the market. This discovery sets the stage for substantially smaller dosages of CBD generating the desired results without the negative side effects. There is strong evidence that this formulation is also a very promising epilepsy treatment, which I believe makes the formulation even more promising for these applications.”

The following is a link to Dr. Laviolette’s profile on the Western University website:

Addiction Research Group
Laviolette Lab

CanaQuest Medical Corp will retain the rights of all patents developed in collaboration with universities.