Category: Medical Marijuana

  • Medicinal Cannabis Science Conference in Toronto

    Medicinal Cannabis Science Conference in Toronto

    March 1st, 2018 — For those in the cannabis industry interested in the very latest scientific developments they will want to consider attending the upcoming Medicinal Cannabis Conference being held in Toronto, March 23 – 24, 2018, hosted by the International Pharmaceutical Academy at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Downtown. This two-day conference will feature 10 of…

  • Bill C-45: Kills Innovation & Perpetuates Social Harm

    Bill C-45: Kills Innovation & Perpetuates Social Harm

    November 7th, 2017 – Don Davies is incensed by Trudeau’s plan for legalization, and rightly so. A Member of Parliament from Vancouver, Davies’ recent critique in the house of commons provides a clear-eyed articulation of just how very wrong the Liberal government has got cannabis legalization. Davies says Bill C-45 is not based on evidence…

  • Jeff Sessions Seeks to Prosecute Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

    Jeff Sessions Seeks to Prosecute Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

    June 13th, 2017 – Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently submitted a letter asking certain members of Congress to remove federal protections that prevent the Department of Justice from cracking down on medical marijuana patients, cultivators and dispensaries that are in line with state laws. Under the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which passed in 2014 and was recently renewed…

  • Chilean Pharmacies start selling Medical Cannabis

    Chilean Pharmacies start selling Medical Cannabis

    June 8th, 2017 – Chile has become the first country in South America to sell cannabis-based medicines at pharmacies. The pilot program was launched yesterday at two pharmacies in capital Santiago, which will sell the T100 and TC100 chronic pain-relief medicines made in Canada. It is the first time such treatments have been offered by drug…

  • Israel: Public use of Cannabis Oil & Vapor to be Allowed

    Israel: Public use of Cannabis Oil & Vapor to be Allowed

    May 15th, 2017 – New medical marijuana rules in Israel will allow patients to consume cannabis as an oil or vapor in public and will reduce wait times for patients to receive authorization to use and possess medical marijuana, according to a report from Jerusalem Online. Israeli Health Minister Ya’akov Litzman Israel is a leader…

  • Canada’s Pot Legislation to be Unveiled Thursday

    Canada’s Pot Legislation to be Unveiled Thursday

    April 10th, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – The federal government will table a bill to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday that is expected to tightly control the ability of producers to market their products to the public, federal sources said. But key issues such as how to deal with drug-impaired driving have yet to be fully…

  • Hamilton pot dispensaries in regulatory Wild West

    Hamilton pot dispensaries in regulatory Wild West

    January 23rd, 2017 – Hamilton, Ontario – Walking into Pacifico Health and Wellness in Westdale feels much like walking into a spa: white walls, exposed wood beams, chic lighting, and calm atmosphere. Nevermind the fact that it’s a medical marijuana dispensary. Tamara Hirsch seems like an unlikely advocate for a controversial industry that exists in a…

  • CAMCD: Health Canada Dispensary Threats Undermines Patient Care

    CAMCD: Health Canada Dispensary Threats Undermines Patient Care

    September 11, 2015 – – Today, the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) has confirmed some of the oldest dispensaries in North America were among those that received a letter from Health Canada threatening legal action. Consistent lack of leadership and inaction from the federal government on this issue has led to municipalities stepping…

  • Canada: Cannabis Producers Approved to Sell Extracts

    Canada: Cannabis Producers Approved to Sell Extracts

    July 8th, 2015 – Following a recent Supreme Court decision in June that enables medical cannabis patients to legally possess and consume cannabis extracts, Health Canada is amending its rules to allow licensed medical cannabis producers to produce and sell cannabis oil, as well as fresh buds and leaves. These changes address the conundrum created…

  • 2016 Predicted to be Cannabis Industry’s Big Year

    2016 Predicted to be Cannabis Industry’s Big Year

    June 24th – While legalized cannabis continues to gain momentum across America, the movement appears to stand on the edge of legalization. Last week Delaware decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, making it the 18th state to do so. Also this month, Republican dominated Texas became the 15th state to legalize Cannabidiol (CBD) extracts. Twenty-three states…