Health Canada Medical Marijuana

How Canada's Medical Marijuana Ruling Will Affect You

George Smitherman | Posted 02.25.2017 | Canada Living
George Smitherman

No matter how you cut it, the market for Licensed Producers in Canada will continue to grow even as some patients choose to be green thumbs. The real economic threat posed by the Court ruling is to those who have been operating outside of the intent and the spirit of the law(s) and who are likely now to be fully exposed.

Medical Pot Patients Win Right To Sue Health Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Business

HALIFAX — The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class action started on behalf of medical marijuana licensees alleging that Health Canada viol...

Insurance Coverage For Medical Pot Coming Soon

CP | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Canadians who have been prescribed medical marijuana could one day see their insurance company footing the bill, experts predict, followin...

Health Canada Spends $1.5M To Re-Air Pot Ads Before Election

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Politics

"Our government will continue to raise awareness about the harmful effects of drug abuse and encourage youth to choose a drug-free lifestyle."

Canada's Medical Marijuana Could Soon Have New Products

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Medical marijuana users can legally consume other forms of the drug beyond the traditional dried version under new Health Canada rules that...

Sunny Freeman

Police Not Impressed With Health Canada's Medical Pot Enforcement | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada Business

Health Canada was flooded with hundreds of letters from police and other officials questioning the department’s oversight of Canada’s medical mari...

Sunny Freeman

Millions Lost As Medical Pot Approvals Fizzle | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Business

Health Canada expects to spend more than $2 million this year to review applications from companies vying for entry into the commercial medical mariju...

Stop Making Your Weed Look So Good, Health Canada Tells Producers

CP | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Health Canada has ordered the country's medical marijuana growers to stop advertising their products with treatment claims and promotional i...

Health Canada Sued After Denying Medical Marijuana Licence

CBC | Posted 01.05.2015 | Canada Business

Health Canada’s troubled medical-marijuana program is again under fire, with the launch of the first court challenge by a company denied a governmen...

Medical Pot Applications 'A Pressure-Cooker Ready To Blow'

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The number of Canadian firms applying for lucrative medical marijuana licences has topped 1,000, as a so-called "greenrush" continues to over...

Demand For Licences Growing Like (A) Weed

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - There's no business like grow business.Health Canada is struggling to process a mountain of applications for licences to grow medical marijua...

Sunny Freeman

Canada's Marijuana Industry Just Took A Big Step Forward | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s first medical marijuana clinical trial has been registered with Health Canada, a milestone that could be the first step toward legitimacy i...

Sunny Freeman

'Quackery.' 'Bad Medicine.' What Canadian Docs Think Of Medical Pot | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Business

The head of the Canadian Medical Association has a few choice words for the medical marijuana industry. “Quackery.” “Snake oil salesmen....

Sunny Freeman

Why Health Canada Is Asking These Pot Users To Ditch Their Stash | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Business

Health Canada has issued a recall of medical marijuana for the second time in just over a month, this time because it contained an unacceptable level ...

Sunny Freeman

Meet Canada's 'Grey Market' Pot Retailers | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Business

It's not just the four joints he’s smoked by mid-afternoon. Neev Tapiero is genuinely unconcerned that a slew of new commercial medical marijuana co...

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...

Wow, Health Canada Sure Hates Weed

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada Business

If you’re wondering why many Canadian doctors are so reluctant to prescribe marijuana to patients, Health Canada’s information site for health-car...

Sunny Freeman

Medical Pot Producer Gives Up On Stash Seized By RCMP | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Business

Medical marijuana producer Tweed Inc. is abandoning a shipment of pot that was seized by the Mounties last week but maintains the company, which is li...

Sunny Freeman

Investors Pounce On Weed Shares | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Friday was an unusually active day for fans of marijuana — at least on the stock market. Tweed Marijuana Inc. became Canada’s first licensed p...

Sunny Freeman

Canada's Stock Markets Go To Pot | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Business

Investors will be able to buy shares in Canada’s first publicly-traded medical marijuana company starting Friday. Tweed Marijuana Inc., one of 1...

Medical Pot Users Fear Arrest

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The Conservative government is forcing users of medical marijuana to choose between treating their symptoms or holding on to their freedoms...

Tories Are Having None Of This 'Grow-Your-Own-Weed' Nonsense

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government will contest an injunction that allows people to continue to grow medical marijuana while a full legal challenge plays...

Sunny Freeman

Why Canada's Billion-Dollar Pot Biz May Have Just Gone Up In Smoke | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Business

The promise of a billion dollar Canadian medical marijuana industry may have gone up in smoke before the market even gets off the ground. Once pro...

Sunny Freeman

Health Canada: We're Not Changing Stance On 'Narcotic' Marijuana | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Business

Health Canada isn't backing down after a federal court ruled against the government's efforts to ban medical marijuana users from growing their own po...

Harper Launches A Witch Hunt On Medical Pot Users

Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Business
Daniel Tencer

Imagine the federal government decided one day that a doctor-prescribed medication you're using is now illegal. Imagine the government then sent you a notice demanding that you write a letter to them, declaring you have destroyed all your illegal medication. And if you don't, the government says they will pass your confidential medical information -- and that of everyone else using this drug who doesn't write a letter -- to the police. Improbable as it seems, this is exactly what's happening to more than 37,000 Canadians right now. And apparently the Harper government considers this acceptable, because the medication in question is marijuana.