Tag: Health Canada

  • Canada Prohibits Suffering Kids Access to Cannabidiol

    Canada Prohibits Suffering Kids Access to Cannabidiol

    April 6th, 2015 – While the Supreme Court of Canada deliberates on whether to allow Canadians to access medical marijuana products as extracts, parents from across Canada are increasingly frustrated in their attempts to access life-saving, CBD-based medicine for their kids. Ask Monique Guillamot, an Edmonton parent who found what appears to be a life-saving cure…

  • Is Canada’s Medical Cannabis Market Becoming an Oligopoly?

    Is Canada’s Medical Cannabis Market Becoming an Oligopoly?

    March 23rd, 2015 – Growing scientific consensus on cannabis’ medicinal value has sparked the attention of leading players in Canada’s traditional pharmaceutical industry. As Canadians increase their consumption of medicinal cannabis, former pharmaceutical executives are jumping on the bandwagon. As Greg Engel, CEO for Tilray said recently in an online essay for the Huffington Post, “We are…

  • Constitutional Challenges Highlight Serious Access Issues in Canada’s Medical Marijuana Program

    Constitutional Challenges Highlight Serious Access Issues in Canada’s Medical Marijuana Program

    February 23rd, 2015 – The fate for how tens of thousands of Canadians access their medical marijuana, the price they pay and what form that medicine takes hangs in the balance as the first of two major court cases are set to begin this week. So too does the fate of Canada’s fledgling commercial marijuana…

  • Canada: Protesters Demand Legal Access to Cannabis after Police Shut Down Clinic

    April 12, 2010 – Some lit up bongs, some blasted Bob Marley and others waved flags emblazoned with the marijuana leaf in a Sunday afternoon protest outside police headquarters to protest the shuttering of Cannabis as Living Medicine. Officers raided the Queen St. E. clinic of CALM, an organization that sells marijuana to medicinal users,…

  • Victoria B.C. Marijuana 'Bakery' Raided

    December 4, 2009 – A member of a medical marijuana group in Victoria has been arrested for allegedly making cookies, massage oil and other products from marijuana following a raid that could have implications for similar groups. Thursday’s bust was sparked by a complaint about the smell coming from a makeshift bakery in a one-bedroom…

  • Hemp Making a Comeback Despite Idiotic Pot Laws

    November 6, 2009 – The symptoms and side effects of reefer madness are now clearer than ever. Politicians, even those who never inhaled, suffer paranoid delusions. Over the past century, Canada’s ludicrous and draconian marijuana policies wasted billions in criminal-justice resources. Crime gangs got rich and recreational marijuana users–about as dangerous as contented cats–were fined…

  • Growing of Hemp Should Be Encouraged-Canada

    Grand Forks, British Columbia – If we found a plant that would grow almost anywhere under varying climatic conditions, and that could satisfy basic food, shelter, clothing and fuel needs, one would think we would plant it everywhere possible and build industries around it. There is such a plant, but the only people in Canada…

  • Court challenge aims to legalize all cannabis use-Advocates say previous rule a 'mockery'

    Monday, June 01, 2009 – Health Canada has faced court challenges over medical marijuana eight times and has lost all of them. In each case the decision came because the court felt regulations were too restrictive for those seeking legal marijuana. Health Canada has faced court challenges over medical marijuana eight times and has lost…