Category: Medical Cannabis Regulation

  • Canada: Government Proposes ‘Micro’ Cultivation Licences

    Canada: Government Proposes ‘Micro’ Cultivation Licences

    November 21st, 2017 – Canada’s federal government has proposed a licensing program that could allow for ‘micro’ craft cannabis producers to be included in the legal mix. This afternoon, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announced the release of a consultation paper detailing the government’s proposed approach to the regulation of cannabis. She also announced the launch of a…

  • 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…

  • 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 Announces Cannabis Legalization Legislation

    Canada Announces Cannabis Legalization Legislation

    April 13th, 2017 – Today the government of Canada announced legislation to legalize recreational cannabis by July 1st, 2018, with the aim to improving public safety and reducing the negative social impacts of prohibition. Taking direction from the Cannabis task force report delivered last December, the new law will allow Canadians to purchase and carry…

  • 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…

  • Speaker Ryan: CBD Legalization May Pass U.S. House

    Speaker Ryan: CBD Legalization May Pass U.S. House

    The top elected Republican in the United States said the U.S. House of Representatives may vote to legalize CBD, potentially opening a bounty of new market opportunities for this form of marijuana oil. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, told a local broadcaster Monday he’s fairly confident a CBD legalization measure can pass the…

  • 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…