Canada Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana RECALL

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

In what's believed to be the first-ever marijuana recall in Canada, a B.C. company is asking its clients to avoid using a batch of Purple Kush. Gr...

Top 6 Ways Health Canada Is Screwing Up Medical Marijuana

Dana Larsen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

If Health Canada spent as much time and money on researching medical marijuana and creating a properly run system as they have on court battles against patients, then we'd all be a lot better off. But unless you've just taken a big bong-hit, I wouldn't hold your breath.

Canada's Medical Marijuana Rules Are Made To Be Broken

Dana Larsen | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

The seized marijuana all came from designated growers who were licensed to grow for up to two patients each under the old system. These are the same home gardens which Health Canada ordered to be shut down, claiming that they are all mold-ridden, unsafe and unhealthy. Yet at the same time, it's allowed for these growers to sell their product to the newly licensed producers, who can then flip it to patients at a profit? How does any of this make sense?

Marijuana Prices Are Going To Crash

Dana Larsen | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Some say that the proliferation of home cultivation licenses has also helped to drop prices, but I don't think this has had a major impact. The amount of cannabis being produced by all licensed patients is not that significant when compared to the total level of underground production in Canada. It's shrinking U.S. demand that is driving prices down here.

Pot Prescriptions Will Shift To Doctors

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - "What about marijuana?"It's a question that likely will soon be posed by a growing number of patients in more and more doctors' offices acro...

Medical Marijuana Companies Ready For Big Sales

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - From the outside, there's little to distinguish MediJean Distribution Inc.'s headquarters from the unremarkable office complexes and wareh...

Corporate Pot Profiteers Don't Care About Patients

Dana Larsen | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

I want to point out that not a single one of the new licensed producers has ever come out publicly in support of patients' rights to grow their own. And certainly none of these multi-million dollar operations has donated so much as one cent towards this ongoing legal challenge. Why would they? They stand to reap greater profits if patients are forbidden to compete by growing cheaply for themselves.

Canadians Allowed To Keep Growing Medical Pot (For Now)

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Conservative government's plan to move medical marijuana plants out of patients' basements and into commercial facilities was dealt a ...

Pot Users Worried About Gov't Supply

CBC | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians who grow their own medical marijuana will see their licences expire on March 31 to pave the way for new federal government regulations whi...

Medical Marijuana Directive Shows Health Canada Can't Be Trusted

Dana Larsen | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

In a notice posted on their website this week, Health Canada shows why they cannot be trusted to act in the best interest of Canadians who need cannabis-based medicines.

Canada's Medical Pot Program 'Seriously Compromised,' Feds Warn

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The unforeseen growth of the federal medical marijuana program has "seriously compromised" the goal of providing the drug to patients while e...

Flaw In Canada's Medical Pot System

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - There is an "overwhelming temptation" for growers of medical marijuana to supplement their income under the current system by selling extra p...

Health Canada's Advice To Destroy Pot Stashes Is Ridiculous

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - Users of medical marijuana will soon be prohibited from growing their own pot — and the federal government is suggesting they turn to their...

Too High A Price?

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2014 | Canada Business

CLEARVIEW TOWNSHIP, Ont. - Mark Gobuty isn't raising cattle or cultivating corn on his farm north of Toronto — he's growing medical marijuana.His co...

Here We Grow

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is launching a $1.3-billion free market in medical marijuana this Tuesday, eventually providing an expected 450,0...

Chocolate Factory Goes To Pot

The Huffington Post Canad | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada Business

It seems even chocolate factories have to grow-op. A shuttered site that once rolled out Hershey bars is being targeted by Tweed Inc -- a Canadian ...

Health Canada Warns Of Synthetic Pot Risks

CBC | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada

Health Canada has issued a public warning about the risks associated with herbal incense that may give a high similar to marijuana, following a CBC Ne...

Court Strikes Down Pot Ruling

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.03.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada's ban on marijuana was effectively upheld Friday when Ontario's top court struck down an earlier court decision that said Canada's la...

Olympic Medallist Goes For Pot Gold

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Olympic snowboarding champion Ross Rebagliati wants to hit gold again with plans to open a medical marijuana business and retail store in Whistler. ...

Feds Wash Hands Of Marijuana Delivery

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER -- Ottawa's decision to snuff its role in dispensing medical marijuana has ignited a debate over how the move will impact public health and ...

Growing Wild

CBC | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada

More than 15,000 people are licensed to grow medical marijuana in Canada, but Health Canada has no record of staff ever inspecting any of the growers,...