Six-Year-Old Medical Marijuana User Runs Afoul Of Health Canada Rules

Health Canada says that six-year-old with medical marijuana must smoke or vaporize his medicine.

CANADA:  Liam McKnight signed his medical marijuana licence when he was just five years old. The boy from Constance Bay suffers from Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy. It can cause nearly constant seizures that last three to four minutes each. His condition led him to miss time during kindergarten. Liam had 67 seizures the day before Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Users Concerned About Drug Supply

medical marijuana production facilities

CANADA:  A medical marijuana user in Amherst, N.S., says he’s concerned about the supply of the drug after waiting almost a month to get a prescription filled. Sam and his wife Tanya are among the roughly 40,000 Canadians with an authorization to possess medical marijuana. Their last names are being withheld for safety reasons. Health Read the full article…

Legalized Marijuana In Washington Could Hurt B.C.’s Multibillion-Dollar Pot Economy

When A Green Alternatives does open, it will be the first legal medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego and the second in the county.

CANADA:  B.C’s massive pot industry is in for some tough times because of changes in U.S. marijuana policy and a shrinking market south of the border. The changes have raised questions about whether B.C.’s economy will take a hit. Washington state’s liquor board is expected to issue the first wave of retail marijuana store licences Read the full article…

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…