Medical Marijuana Factories’ Tax Break Nipped In The Bud

A state law may put some of the marijuana tax money directly into residents' pockets, causing quite a headache for lawmakers.

CANADA:  A tax loophole that gave medical marijuana factories a massive tax break is being nipped in the bud by the B.C. government. “The government has made the decision that medical marijuana as well as any other federally regulated narcotic will not be eligible for farm classification for property taxes,” Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Read the full article…

Canadian Medical Marijuana Business Flourishing

MMJ business is flourishing in Canada.

CANADA: Christian Groh is all business. Sharply dressed in a pressed navy suit and blue striped tie, he speaks boldly of his new investment venture – a $22-million, 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility tucked away on Vancouver Island. It’s heavily guarded around-the-clock by 72 CCTV cameras and a full roster of security officers overseen by a former RCMP Read the full article…

Vancouver MP Claims Liberal Party Promoting Marijuana To Kids

In the flyer, the Conservative Party claims the Liberal policy of legalizing and deregulating marijuana will make it easier to access cannabis.

CANADA:  In an election-style flyer mailed to her constituents, Vancouver South Conservative MP Wai Young claims Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is promoting marijuana to children. The flyer also features a photo of a young person who is about to light a joint and says Liberal policies would make it easier for children to smoke pot. In the flyer, Read the full article…

Health Canada Wants Medical Marijuana Suppliers To Share Info On Doctors And Patients

CANADA:  Canada’s health regulator is proposing new rules to prevent abuse of the medical marijuana system by patients and doctors. Health Canada is proposing that licensed commercial medical marijuana suppliers be required to periodically hand over to provincial authorities records showing the names of doctors who have authorized marijuana use, as well as basic information Read the full article…

Quebec Hospital To Allow Medical Marijuana Use In Rooms

Charles Bury used his vaporizer (the wooden box) in the Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre during palliative care for liver cancer.

CANADA: Doctors, dentists and pharmacists at Quebec’s Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre have unanimously approved the use of medical marijuana in patients’ rooms. “By law we are here to help to maintain and promote and heal patients. So in the process, if at one point marijuana has to be used, we should be there for the patient,” Read the full article…

Hemp Seeds Seized At US-Canada Border In Latest Challenge To Fledgling Industry

Hemp seeds seized at US-Canada border

NORTH DAKOTA: Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. At the center of the dispute is hemp activist Tom McClain. Armed with a copy of last year’s federal Farm Read the full article…

Canada Looking For A Piece Of American Hemp Crop

A pair of Colorado Springs paramedics will open a first of its kind hemp store and grow in Lake George this weekend.

CANADA:  Canada legalized hemp sixteen years ago. So while the conversation in the U.S. currently focuses on legal issues, our neighbor to the north anxiously waits to talk business. The 2014 farm bill allows for the farming of hemp where state laws have legalized the crop. Colorado, Kentucky, Indiana and Maine are early leaders among Read the full article…

Marijuana Stocks Pose Investor Risk, Canada Watchdogs Say

Canadian watchdog warns investors of risky marijuana stocks

CANADA:  Canada’s securities watchdogs are warning investors to be wary of publicly traded companies with ambitions to grow and sell medical marijuana after a rush of at least 13 firms into the industry. Investors may be at risk if they buy into small or previously inactive stocks seeking to enter the business after Canada moved Read the full article…

Canada Is Primed To Be A Global Example For Medical Marijuana

The Canadian companies are in a race to raise money to build facilities, attract patients and grab shares in a market projected to grow to C$1.3 billion ($1.20 billion) in the next 10 years.

CANADA: By unlocking the once-obscure medical marijuana market, Canada has created a fast-growing, profitable and federally regulated industry with a distinct appeal to the more daring global investor. About a dozen producers of the drug will find themselves in the spotlight this year as they consider going public or prepare to so through share sales or Read the full article…

One Lucky Canadian Will Win Free Medical Marijuana For A Year

Get Happy Canada Contest: One Lucky Canadian Will Win Free MMJ For A Year.

CANADA:  In what’s being called the first contest of its kind in Canada, one lucky patient will receive free medical marijuana for a year as part of an effort by Lift (www.liftmj.com) to raise awareness about the benefits of Health Canada‘s new medical marijuana program. Lift is an online hub that provides accurate, unbiased, timely and Read the full article…