Carly Pistawka
BSc honours (C)
Type of Practice:

Education Associations

University of British Columbia, Faculty of Science

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Department of Health Sciences


Carly Pistawka is currently in her fourth year in the UBC-BCIT Honours in Biotechnology program (BSc). Having experienced chronic pain since 2016, Carly has found interest in studying the uses of medical cannabis for pain, and the clinical applications of medical cannabis towards opioid reduction, especially in adolescent populations. In her free time, Carly co-founded Moon Time Sisters BC, a nonprofit project to provide menstrual products for Indigenous peoples in Northern BC communities.


MacCallum CA, Lo LA, Pistawka CA, Boivin M (2022) A clinical framework for evaluating cannabis product quality and safety, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research X:X, 1–8, DOI: 10.1089/can.2021.0137.

Poster and Oral Presentation. PAINWeek 2021. Eadie L, Christiansen A, Lo LA, Pistawka CA, Barr A, Boivin M, Lu S, MacCallum CA. Medical Cannabis as Adjunctive Treatment to Mitigate Adverse Events in Patients Using High-dose Opioids for Chronic Non-cancer Pain. Las Vegas, NV, USA.