Canada Marijuana

Greenleaf Marijuana Recall Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

Dana Larsen | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

It's another historical first for Canada's modern medical marijuana market, as the first batch of substandard bud has been recalled. Patients who have been using Greenleaf's product should be worried. Without more information, the reason for the recall could be anything from a minor risk to a serious one.

Free 4/20 Pizza Should Cure Those Munchies

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Talk about a brilliant marketing event: free pizza will be handed out to thousands of people attending 4/20 rallies in three Canadian cities this week...

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?

Are You Allergic To Pot?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living

Spring has sprung, and allergy sufferers are facing an onslaught of allergens: pollen, grasses, ragweed... and marijuana. Long under the radar of t...

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.

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...

Students Who Smoke Only Pot Perform Better Than Those Who Smoke Cigarettes Too

University of Toronto News | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada
University of Toronto News

New study identifies which youth are most at risk, researchers say (photo by Drome via Flickr) It used to be that the kids out in the bushes smoking m...

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 ...

West Coast Leads Push for Drug Reform in Canada

Jean Kavanagh | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jean Kavanagh

Kerrisdale residents Ray and Nichola Hall know too well the tragic outcomes of easily accessible illicit drugs. Both their sons, now in their mid 30s, were addicted to heroin and other drugs. They were raised in one of Vancouver's most-exclusive neighbourhoods, proving that the drug trade and addiction have no boundaries.

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...

Sunny Freeman

Why This MS Patient Is Taking On Health Canada

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Business

Robert Davidson’s multiple sclerosis left him unable to walk for 15 years. He had prescriptions for 13 different drugs – including high doses of ...

New Medical Marijuana System Will Lead to Widespread Fraud

Dana Larsen | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

With dozens of different companies providing medical cannabis, each with different labels and packaging, it will be impossible for an officer to tell if the cannabis in question is really from a licensed producer. I predict widespread proliferation of fake prescription bottles with fake labels and fake contact information. I predict that police will quickly become frustrated in trying to figure out who is valid and who is not.

Medical Pot Users Hope Police Turn Blind Eye

CBC | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Medical marijuana users in B.C. are hoping new Health Canada regulations requiring cannabis producers and sellers to obtain licenses will not be enfo...

Medical Pot Shortage?

CBC | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Medical marijuana users in B.C. are worried there soon could be a shortage of legal weed. In just 62 days, all medical marijuana must be purchased f...

What 'Prince Of Pot' Plans To Do After Prison Release

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Pot activist Marc Emery, who will be released from a U.S. prison this summer, has announced a cross-Canada tour aimed at unseating the Conservative go...

My Plans After U.S. Prison Release: 'Prince Of Pot'

Marc Emery | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Marc Emery

The most important project for Jodie and I begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. That day kicks off our Election 2015 Canada-wide speaking tour, where we will speak at rallies in thirty cities in nine provinces, until Monday Oct. 18, 2015, the day before Canada's federal election. The intent will be to impress upon the Canadian cannabis culture to get out and vote - and vote against the currently-governing prohibitionist Conservative party.

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...

Harper Is No Anti-Pot Crusader

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The Economist got quite a few things wrong in their recent smug editorial chronicling the various ways Canada has ceased to be "cool." But no paragraph displayed a starker ignorance -- and a more disingenuous effort to snip and censor facts until they could be shoehorned into a pre-determined Harper-bashing conclusion -- than the one about how Harper has tightened the rules on marijuana. Canada's current government has not been a radically anti-pot administration by any stretch. As is the case on so many issues, the Prime Minister has handled the cannabis file with caution and pragmatism.

Another Petition Coming Soon?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Marijuana activist Dana Larsen says while a petition campaign to decriminalize pot fell short, it sparked a buzz across British Columbia an...

SMOKED

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Sensible BC has been smoked out. The deadline for the petition for marijuana decriminalization to be handed into Elections BC is Monday, and it's e...

FOR SALE

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

As Sensible BC reaches its end, the campaign no longer has need for the "Cannabus" that helped it gather signatures across the province for the past t...

Major Pot Trafficking Raids

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada

SAINT-JEROME, Que. - The RCMP says it has busted a major cannabis trafficking and production ring north of Montreal.About 90 police officers made eigh...