Canada Medical Marijuana

Canada's Medical Marijuana Free-For-All Era Is Over

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - The free-for-all era of Canada's commercial medical marijuana industry is over as a new crop of growers try to woo scarce investment dolla...

Canada's Medical Pot Growers Aren't Telling Us Everything

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new report says 25 publicly traded companies planning a foray into the medical marijuana industry didn't disclose all of the pertinent inf...

Constitutional Challenge Of Canada's Medical Pot Laws Underway

CBC | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Politics

A constitutional challenge of Canada's new medical marijuana laws is scheduled to get underway Monday morning in Federal Court in Vancouver. The cas...

B.C. First Nation Considers Growing Medical Marijuana

CP | Cara McKenna, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - When Elaine Alec started door knocking in her First Nation community to ask families and respected elders if they would approve of an on-r...

Medical Marijuana, Coming To A Family Doctor Near You?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Two medical groups weighed in Monday on the issue of medical marijuana, with the College of Family Physicians issuing guidelines to its memb...

Attention Hemp Farmers: I Will Buy Your Hash!

Dana Larsen | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

I believe we should get that process started now, instead of waiting for the laws to catch up. The sick and dying people who need cannabis medicines don't have time to wait for the government and Health Canada to get their act together.

Canada's Shocking Waste Of A Billion Grams Of Medical Cannabis Resin

Dana Larsen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

Health Canada should be talking to our nation's hemp farmers, helping them to start harvesting and using the valuable resins they're now throwing away. This is our best source for cheap and effective cannabis medicines, with whatever potency, cannabinoid mix and psychoactive effect desired.

Are Marijuana Edibles Safe To Eat?

Steven Burton | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Steven Burton

Federal regulatory authorities in Canada and the U.S. cannot police this industry since marijuana edibles remain illegal. This lack of oversight presents a serious public safety concern. The question that we as consumers should be asking is: are these new products safe to eat?

Former B.C. Premier Joins Medical Pot Company

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt is the new chair of medical marijuana company True Leaf Medicine Inc. True Leaf has applied to Health Canada to g...

Canada's First Pot Vending Machine

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver dispensary has installed what it says is Canada's first vending machine for medical marijuana. The B.C. Pain Society offers "high-grade...

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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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 05.30.2014 | 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 05.25.2014 | 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 05.21.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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 05.03.2014 | 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...