Canada Marijuana

What Health Canada's New Cannabis Regulations Mean For Patients

Prad Sekar | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Living
Prad Sekar

Wednesday's release of Health Canada's new medical cannabis regulations, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations brings some big changes for patients. Perhaps the biggest is the reintroduction of statutes that allow Canadian patients to grow for themselves, or to designate someone to grow on their behalf.

Legalization Advocates Should Be First To Address Substance Abuse

Bill Bogart | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

As we urge the move to legalization and regulation, we also need to recognize that Canada has significant issues with drug consumption, both in terms of those that are legal, at present, and those that will become regulated as we shift away from criminalization.

LOOK: Legal Weed Spurs Real Estate Boom In U.S. States

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Business

Real estate prices are getting high in states with legal weed.

Legal Pot Could Cause 'Significant' Jump In Impaired Driving: Report

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Politics

"In Colorado... there was a 32 per cent increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths."

Use Marijuana Tax Revenues To Treat Related Public Health Issues

Bill Bogart | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Bill Bogart

The money raised through those taxes will have more impact if it is used to support prevention and counselling than it will by becoming part of general revenues used for various purposes. Second, the taxes will more likely be supported by the public if they are used for these specific ends.

Green Rush 2.0: Canadian Marijuana Is A Growth Industry

Quito Maggi | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Business
Quito Maggi

Yes, I said it. Back in 2014, a "green rush" began as mainstream investors started realizing the huge profits that could be made in the cannabis business when just two states had legal sales of recreational cannabis. With legal recreational use likely less than a year away, why haven't we yet seen a spike in share prices for Canadian cannabis stocks?

Plant Seeds Of Environmentally Friendly Cannabis Industry Now

Anthony Wile | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Business
Anthony Wile

In a world committed to lowering our carbon footprint, the environmental and economic bottom line is that the current unnatural, environmentally unfriendly, high-cost producers are unlikely to succeed. This is the challenge of the Canadian/U.S. marketplace.

Heavily Regulated Marijuana Distribution No Benefit To Ontarians

Aaron Binder | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

The LCBO is hoping to cash in on marijuana sales. The dubious reasoning being that they, and only they, are capable of handling the burdensome task of quenching the insatiable thirst of millions of Ontarian adults -- so obviously they and only they are responsible enough to distribute marijuana. Too bad Ontarians don't view it this way.

Vancouverites Clearly Don't Support Expensive Dispensary Crackdown

Dana Larsen | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

These bylaws are so restrictive because they were written under the shadow of the Harper government. Now that we have the Liberals in power, and with such clear opposition to the current bylaws from the people of Vancouver, it is time for Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision Vancouver to rethink their plan.

NDP Urges Liberals To Decriminalize Pot Before Legalizing It

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned on a promise to legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana, and his government plans to get started next spring.

As We Legalize Pot, Let's Protect Our Kids

Bill Bogart | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada
Bill Bogart

Legalization and regulation of marijuana in this country is a virtual certainty. The Prime Minister has promised it and polls enthusiastically suppor...

Toronto Landlords May Pay Price For Illegal Pot Shops

YPNextHome | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

Pot dispensaries, cannabis cafes, medical marijuana clinics, smoke shops, vapour lounges -- cannabis culture has gained a foothold in Toronto. Some neighbourhoods have had little to no infiltration, but many have had a staggering number of pot dispensaries open along the main street, out in the open.

Cannabis Industry Unexpected Boost For Alberta's Struggling Economy

Marc Davis | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business
Marc Davis

Canada's recreational market promises to be worth billions of dollars annually if it proves to be anywhere near as successful as in Colorado, which has a population seven times smaller than Canada's 35 million. Last year, legal recreational sales in Colorado almost topped one billion U.S. dollars.

Justin Trudeau And The Great Pot Hypocrisy

James Di Fiore | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

Justin Trudeau, in a stunning piece of political theatre, recently stood up in the House of Commons and categorically refused to implement decriminalization, a refusal that will result in a continuation of unnecessary criminal records for a crime that won't even be a crime in a couple years. Given his history on the topic, it's a truly mind-boggling stance for him to take.

Marijuana Edibles Pose Health Risks To Children: Federal Paper

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The government says legalizing marijuana will keep pot out of the hands of children and deny criminals the profits of shady, back-alley dealing.

Marijuana's Pro-Psychotic Effects May Put Teens At Risk

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Diane McIntosh

There is no single cause for schizophrenia. THC alone is not responsible, but there is an abundance of evidence that THC can provoke an earlier onset of schizophrenia by up to six years. There is also solid evidence to suggest a causal link between THC and schizophrenia.

Surge In Marijuana Dispensaries Catches Cities By Surprise

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2016 | Canada

Opponents say the storefront dispensaries are technically illegal and should be closed immediately.

Surge In Storefront Pot Dispensaries Prompts Calls For Regulation

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2016 | Canada Business

Opponents say the storefront dispensaries are technically illegal and should be closed immediately.

T.O. Councillor Should Get His Medical Marijuana Facts Straight

Quito Maggi | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

It's hard to tell from the councillor's statement whether he is simply unaware of the rules and Supreme Court ruling, or whether he is choosing to ignore the facts to get media exposure. Either way, it's reckless and unprofessional behaviour for a Toronto city councillor.

Legal Pot Bill Coming Next Spring, Health Minister Announces

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Politics

"Our approach to drugs must be comprehensive, collaborative and compassionate."

Why Medical Cannabis Users Aren't Just "Getting High"

Dave Murphy | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Dave Murphy

Cannabis has been a medicine for far longer than it has been a drug. There are many different theories of its history, and signs of it date back to the old testament and ancient europe, all over Asia, and spread down into Africa. Ancient history is a matter of interpretation and the details remain in debate, but cannabis use was a huge part of culture and medicine in distant parts of the world. As a medical user, I do still get high some times for fun. But that's not the whole picture.

Cannabis' Cancer Treatment Potential Is Finally Being Recognized

Dave Murphy | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living
Dave Murphy

Since I posted the letter that has spread further than I ever expected, I have received a few private responses on Facebook. They have all been touching and meaningful, and I appreciate everyone who has reached out to me. However it was today I received the most significant one.

Put Medical Marijuana Patient Rights Above Profit Margins

Quito Maggi | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

Last week we saw the Pharmacy Association weigh in on the future of medicinal cannabis distribution in Canada. They want in now, saying they should be the "front line" in dispensing the drug. It is an interesting reversal from their earlier position on medicinal cannabis, so let's try to understand why.

You Can't Deny Marijuana Is Dangerous For Developing Minds

Dr. Diane McIntosh | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Parents
Dr. Diane McIntosh

Physicians have not effectively confronted pot-related myths, nor have we adequately educated our patients. When I tell parents about marijuana's risks, they often express shock. Many believe it's like oregano... a safe "natural product" that adds a little spice to life. But pot is not benign.

A Look Inside Mettrum, A Medical Cannabis Producer

Madaline Zanni | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Business
Madaline Zanni

Mettrum's licensed production facilities span over 80,000 square feet of capacity, located on a total of over 80 acres of land. The Bowmanville location (one of two) is massive, and houses their client service team and part of the grow operations.