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…

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…

Tilray Becomes North America’s First GMP Certified Medical Cannabis Producer

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CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that it has become the first medical cannabis producer in North America to be GMP certified in accordance with the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards. As North America’s only GMP certified medical cannabis producer, Tilray is uniquely positioned to expand Read the full article…

Canadian Producer Aphria Comments On News Of Pesticide Use; Reaffirms Commitment To Quality And Safety

Canadian producer Aphira affirms non-pesticide use

CANADA: Despite most Licensed Producers taking great care to provide safe and effective products, there are still reports surfacing regarding the presence of harmful pesticides in regulated medical cannabis. “We support the use of independent evaluations and testing of medical cannabis as a necessary measure to protect the safety of Canadians,” said Vic Neufeld, Chief Executive 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…

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…

Justin Trudeau And The Cannabis Factory

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CANADA: At a former Hershey’s chocolate factory just outside Ottawa a company called Tweed now produces a rather different confection: marijuana for Canada’s tightly regulated medical market. Under the gaze of surveillance cameras, scientists in lab coats concoct new cannabis-based blends in near-sterile conditions. A repurposed candy mixer does the blending. Only in the growing rooms Read the full article…

Canada To Become First G7 Nation To Legalize Marijuana

Canada will next year become the first country in the G7 bloc of leading economies to legalize marijuana

CANADA: Canada will next year become the first country in the G7 bloc of leading economies to legalize marijuana, the government said Friday in a speech by the governor general. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had promised the move during the recent election campaign that swept his Liberals to power, after two previous administrations failed to follow Read the full article…