Saskatoon Company To Provide Marijuana For Clinical Trial

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 active ingredients delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

The research will take place at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal and Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S.

Medical Marijuana Use By Student Nixed By Saskatoon School Board

CANADA:  Saskatoon high school student Michael Wileniec says high-grade medical marijuana is the only drug that eases his chronic pain.

Wileniec has hereditary multiple exostoses, a condition that locates in his joints and pinches his nerves, causing a pain that he equates with stepping on a nail.

It’s bad enough that it has disrupted his life and interrupted his education because of time off for surgeries. At age 21, he’s two credits shy of graduating from Grade 12 at Nutana Collegiate.

Wileniec said he was able to use his vaporizer at school for two years with no problem. The principal and staff knew what he was doing and why.

But a week ago, he received a letter from the Saskatoon Public School Board: No more pot on school grounds, and no being at school while under the influence of medical pot – a decision he said is unfair.