Would You Like Marijuana Or A Pimm’s No. 1 Cup?

There are already almost 100 medical marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver and more pot shops are sprouting up in the suburbs and in Victoria.

CANADA:  Well, as everyone knows, the big news in Vancouver this summer involves the exponential growth of retail medical marijuana “dispensaries.” There are already almost 100 of them in Vancouver and more pot shops are sprouting up in the suburbs and in Victoria. It’s a breeze to get your marijuana from one of these outlets Read the full article…

Supreme Court Of Canada To Determine If Cannabis Edibles Are A Constitutional Right For Health Canada Patients

Canada's Supreme Court met to determine whether cannabis-infused edibles should be allowed under the country's medical marijuana program.

CANADA:  Recently, Canada’s Supreme Court met to determine whether cannabis-infused edibles should be allowed under the country’s medical marijuana program, the MMPR. While no ruling has been issued yet, the question presented was whether Health Canada restricting patients from legally accessing and consuming edibles in addition to physician-prescribed cannabis violates their patients’ constitutional right to life, liberty, and safety.  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…

First Entirely Fee-Free Medical Marijuana Clinic To Open In South Western Ontario

In addition to zoning and siting restrictions for medical marijuana facilities, an ordinance approved by city council also prohibits clinics from offering drive-through service and requires “enhanced” exterior security lighting.

CANADA:  Canadian Cannabis Clinics (CCC), a new medical clinic focusing on medical marijuana as a treatment option, will open in St. Catharines on September 16, 2014 and will be the first of its kind to operate with zero patient fees. With the recent implementation of the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), medical marijuana has Read the full article…

Clearing The Air On Medical Marijuana In The Workplace

MYM signes MOU with Columbian cultivator

CANADA:  Employers will ignore Mary Jane at their own peril in the wake of recent changes to Canada’s medical marijuana system, says one employment lawyer. Companies should be prepared to accommodate a growing number of workers on weed after the federal government brought in its new regime, known as the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations Read the full article…