Canada Medical Marijuana

Surge In Storefront Pot Dispensaries Prompts Calls For Regulation

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Business

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

This Weed Nutella Is The Made-In-Canada Edible The World Needs

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Living

And you can only get it in Canada.

Wynne Wants Guidance From Feds On Medical, Recreational Pot

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Pres | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Politics

The Ontario Premier says there hasn't been enough discussion about the distinctions between medicinal and recreational marijuana.

This Canadian Company Has Made Marijuana-Infused Coffee Pods

CBC | CBC News | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business

Pop one in your single serve coffee machine and it will brew up a hot drink spiked with "a standardized dose of medical marijuana."

Four Arrested In Raid On Medical Pot Dispensary In Saskatoon

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2016 | Canada Business

SASKATOON — A medical marijuana dispensary operated by the Saskatoon Compassion Club has been raided and four people have been arrested. Saskatoon ...

Trudeau Prepares To Tackle Politics Of Legalizing Pot

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Politics

The first step in that process will be to establish a task force to hear from public health, substance abuse and public safety experts.

B.C. Doctors Blast Canada's Medical Marijuana Rules

CP | Gemma Karstens-Smith | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Medical marijuana is wrongly held to a different standard than other prescription drugs, said the experts.

Massive Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Against Feds Rumbles Ahead

CBC | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Politics

The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit involving 40,000 people in the medical marijuana access program. The case was launc...

New Quebec Registry To Track Medical Pot Use

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Researchers in Quebec have launched a registry of medicinal cannabis users to determine the safety of the drug and its effectiveness in trea...

Vancouver Pot Shops Should Be Closed, Not Regulated: Feds

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The federal health minister warns that "normalizing" marijuana will increase use and addiction, especially among youth.

Feds Disapprove Of Regulating Vancouver Medical Pot Shops

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Legitimizing medical marijuana would only increase use and addiction, said the federal health minister.

Canada's Medical Pot Users Turning To Black Market: Study

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Business

Many patients are turning to dispensaries, which are abundant in Vancouver, but technically illegal.

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

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2015 | 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 04.25.2015 | 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?