Moses Lake Hemp Event Postponed

Moses Lake Hemp event postponed

WASHINGTON: Welcome to the complexities of the lawful reintroduction of industrial hemp in the United States! Due to an administrative delay at Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances, which governs Canada’s industrial hemp program, Washington’s first legal industrial hemp planting seeds are unexpectedly still making their way across the U.S. border. According to organizers, the 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…

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…

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

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

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…

Health Canada Will Actively Monitor For Marijuana Advertising Violators

The Health Minister ordered a crackdown on groups that illegally advertise marijuana.

CANADA:  Health Minister Rona Ambrose ordered a crackdown on groups that illegally advertise marijuana and re-stated the Conservative party’s pledge to keep storefront dispensaries illegal Saturday on the eve of the expected launch of a federal election campaign. “Today I directed Health Canada to create a task force to crack down on illegal marijuana advertising,” Read the full article…

Health Canada Grants Medical Marijuana Oil Production License To Quebec’s First Medical Marijuana Producer, Hydropothecary

The first licensed producer has been fully authorized to produce cannabis oil from medical marijuana.

CANADA:  Hydropothecary is pleased to announce that is has been fully authorized to produce cannabis oil from medical marijuana. This represents the first such license for a company based in Quebec.“Hydropothecary is now one of a few licensed producers able to make new, ingestible product lines. The products will be available for purchase following rigorous Read the full article…

Insurance Coverage For Medical Marijuana On The Horizon, Industry Experts Say

Health Canada announced revamped medical marijuana regulations earlier this month after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that users of the drug should be permitted to consume it in other forms, such as oils and edibles, rather than having to smoke dried buds.

CANADA: Canadians who have been prescribed medical marijuana could one day see their insurance company footing the bill, experts predict, following the introduction of new Health Canada rules that allow for the sale of cannabis oils. Health Canada announced revamped medical marijuana regulations earlier this month after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that users of Read the full article…

Cannabis Oil, Fresh Marijuana Now Available In Wake Of Top Court Decision

Health Canada says licensed medicinal marijuana producers can now produce and sell cannabis oil and fresh marijuana buds and leaves as well as the dried form.

CANADA:  Medical marijuana users can legally consume other forms of the drug beyond the traditional dried version under new Health Canada rules that follow a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada. The department says licensed medicinal marijuana producers can now produce and sell cannabis oil and fresh marijuana buds and leaves as well Read the full article…

Saskatoon Company To Provide Marijuana For Clinical Trial

Saskatoon's Prairie Plant Systems Inc. will provide marijuana for a clinical trial. Studying whether the plant is an effective treatment for pain associated with osteoarthritis.

CANADA:  Locally based Prairie Plant Systems, a division of CanniMed, is funding Health Canada’s first approved medical marijuana clinical trial. The Saskatoon business will also provide all cannabis for the research. The study will take place over the next 12 to 18 months, using five different strains of vaporized cannabis with varying amounts of the Read the full article…

Health Canada Condemns Marijuana Growers’ Payments To Doctors

Health Canada has warned government-licensed medical marijuana producers to avoid making “inappropriate” payments to individuals or groups.

CANADA:  Government-licensed medical marijuana producers should avoid making “inappropriate” payments to individuals or groups, Health Canada has warned just days after allegations surfaced that some doctors are getting kickbacks from the companies. As producers battle amongst themselves over who holds the moral high ground in the fledgling cannabis industry, the government is insisting that all Read the full article…