Medical Marijuana Users Can Continue Growing From Home

Another small win for plaintiffs in a federal case who've filed a constitutional challenge arguing that forcing patients to source their pot from commercial producers violates their right to access essential medicine at an affordable rate.

CANADA:  Medical marijuana users will be permitted to continue growing pot at home after the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a decision last month that would exempt patients from a massive overhaul of Canada’s cannabis laws. Regulations introduced in 2013 shifted the production of medical marijuana to licensed commercial producers under Canada’s new Marihuana for Read the full article…

Major Expansion Plans Ahead For B.C. Medical Marijuana Industry Despite Ottawa’s Sluggishness

As of August 25, Health Canada has received 1,009 applications for MMPR licences but only about a dozen companies have received a licence over the past year.

CANADA:  The glacial pace at which Ottawa has approved licences for medical marijuana production under new federal regulations isn’t keeping one B.C. bud company from growing its operations by 10 fold. Victoria’s Thunderbird Biomedical Inc. is one of just 13 companies licensed to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) that Read the full article…