Study Finds Patients Choosing Cannabis Over Opioids

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Research shows people with chronic pain or mental health issues prefer taking cannabis over prescription opioid medications to treat symptoms By Amy Wallace CANADA: Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria have found patients prefer cannabis over opioid medication to treat chronic pain and mental health issues. “This study is Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Workers Fight For Labor Rights At Ontario Agriculture Tribunal

Medical Marijuana workers fight for rights

CANADA: The struggle to win union rights for medical cannabis workers in Canada has entered a new chapter, with the commencement of hearings at Ontario’s Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal (AFRAA Tribunal) for workers at MedReleaf in Markham, Ontario. The Markham-based MedReleaf operates an industrial facility with approximately 50 employees who grow, trim, harvest, Read the full article…

Canada’s Tokyo Smoke Acquires Seattle Cannabis Lifestyle Brand Van der Pop

Tokyo Smoke acquires Van der Pop

CANADA: Tokyo Smoke, a leading Canadian cannabis-oriented lifestyle brand, has acquired Van der Pop, a like-minded cannabis product and experience brand based in Seattle, WA. Run by acclaimed designer and serial entrepreneur of consumer lifestyle brands April Pride, Van der Pop was created in response to a lack of sophisticated product for female marijuana connoisseurs. Women represent a rapidly Read the full article…

Alternate Health Announces Cannabis Production Partnership With California Native American Band

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CANADA: Alternate Health has entered into a 30 year joint venture agreement with the Alturas Native Band to support the development, production, research and extraction of CBD’s used to create medicinal products in this state-of-the-art cannabis production facility. According to a company news release, the cannabis produced at this facility will be extracted on-site to create Read the full article…

OrganiGram Announces Voluntary Product Recall

The source of the substance is unknown as Organigram is a certified organic grower and does not use compounds of this nature in its production processes.

CANADA: Licensed medical marijuana producer Organigram Holdings has announced it is voluntarily recalling certain lots of medical marijuana which were supplied between August and December 2016 due to the detection of amounts of an unapproved pesticide not registered for use on marijuana under the Pest Control Products Act. Following discussions with Health Canada, this has been deemed Read the full article…

The Arthritis Society Canada Funds More Medical Cannabis Research Amid Legalization Speculation

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New clinical trial will study use of oral cannabinoids for fibromyalgia pain CANADA: The Arthritis Society has announced the winner of its latest research grant for the study of medical cannabis and arthritis. McGill University’s Dr. Mark Ware, who has garnered a worldwide reputation as a leader in pain research, will lead a trial examining the Read the full article…

Canada: Federal Task Force Advocates Legalizing Retail Marijuana Sales

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CANADA: Marijuana should be legal for those Canadians age 18 and older, according to the recommendations of a federally commissioned task force. The expert panel was tasked by the Trudeau administration to create a legal framework for cannabis that is consistent with the government’s commitment to “legalize, regulate, and restrict access.” The report proposes that lawmakers amend federal law to allow Read the full article…

Trailer Park Boys Choose OrganiGram as Strategic Cannabis Partner

Trailer Park Boys Get Into Pot Biz

CANADA: OrganiGram Holdings announced that it has been chosen as the exclusive Canadian cannabis producer, business partner and brand developer for Nova Scotia-based Trailer Park Boys (“TPB”). As part of the agreement, OrganiGram will work with the team at TPB Productions Ltd. to develop branding, packaging, and a competitive product portfolio targeted towards recreational marijuana consumers and Read the full article…

Canada Coal Signs Non-Binding LOI With Washington Producer Honu

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CANADA: Canada Coal announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Honu Inc., a licensed marijuana grower and producer of marijuana concentrates and edible marijuana products in the State of Washington. The LOI provides for a 90-day period of exclusivity, which will allow both parties to exchange information and maintain confidentiality as Read the full article…

MMJ Patients Speak To Canadian Task Force on Marijuana Legalization And Regulation

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CANADA: Patients who use cannabis for medical purposes had the opportunity today to directly address the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation about their issues and concerns as the Task Force develops recommendations for the government’s planned major changes to Canadian laws about cannabis. The full afternoon session in Toronto, hosted by Read the full article…