Canadian medical marijuana patients will be allowed to grow “limited amounts” of cannabis according to the Health Canada’s new program, called the Accessing Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (AMMPR). On August 11, the Canadian government held a teleconference to introduce the new regulations, which were drafted in response to a court decision ordering the Canadian […]

Toronto Police raided four marijuana dispensaries Thursday, police chief Mark Saunders confirmed Thursday. “If you have dispensaries that are open, your chances of going to court and being charged are very high . . . I haven’t minced words on this,” he said. “It’s illegal to sell marijuana unless you have a license from Health […]

The DEA said it is “most interested” in U.S. residents who invest in Canadian medical marijuana,  Reuters asked about the DEA’s position on these types of investments: “With marijuana still illegal on a federal level in the United States, American investors in Canadian medical marijuana can be seen as violating the Controlled Substances Act, according […]

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. St. Catharines was selected as the site for CCC’s first location because it is a hub for the Niagara region. CCC […]

In an earnings statement released by Tweed, the company reported initial revenue of $188,736, all coming in the last two months of the quarter ending June 30. Operating expenses were down slightly compared with the previous quarter, coming in at $1,134,427. The company said the expenses came from hiring additional staff as well as investing […]

Organigram Inc. joined Bedrocan (BED) on  Monday as another licensed Canadian medical cannabis cultivation company to become a publicly traded licensed producer under Canada’s Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), offering investors an alternative to Tweed (TWD) in the budding market.  After completing its reverse merger and a mandatory trading halt, investors can now purchase the stock under the ticker symbol “OGI”. Canada’s […]

Quality Assurance for Medical Marijuana (MMPR)  Certificate Program at the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (APPS) As the medical community continues to acknowledge the medical properties and health benefits of marijuana, APPS is becoming one of the leaders in providing the required, Quality Control and Quality Assurance accreditation. With Health Canada’s introduction of the QA […]

Update (8/21/14): Bedrocan Set To Go Public On Monday, August 25 Private Health Canada’s medical marijuana license holder, Bedrocan, is expected to go public this month, making the company the second licensed MMJ producer to do so in Canada after Tweed entered the market in early April. Experts are wondering if market leader Tweed will keep its number one […]

Marc Emery vows to take political revenge on the Conservative government once he is finally released from U.S. custody and returns to Canada later next month. The “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery was released from prison after serving a five-year sentence for selling marijuana seeds to customers south of the border. Speaking with CBC Radio in his first […]

Last week we showed you a commercial for My420Mate that Comcast won’t air. But things are different in Canada, where medical marijuana purchased with a prescription has been legal since 2001. Marijuana seeds are legal and available, and Crop King Seeds has produced the country’s first marijuana commercial. The Vancouver-based marijuana breeder has not yet aired […]

The “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery will be released from a United States prison this Wednesday after serving a five-year sentence for selling marijuana seeds to customers south of the border. His wife Jodie – who is gearing up to run for the Liberal party in a federal election in the Vancouver-East riding – says […]

The Canadian website Lift, an online hub that provides patient-sourced information about the medical marijuana program, is offering a year’s supply of medical marijuana as part of an awareness campaign. Although having a prescription for medical marijuana is not a prerequisite for entering  The ‘Get Happy Canada’ contest, the winner will need to obtain a prescription from a doctor and […]

Dr. Michael Hart set up his practice a year ago and has been prescribing medical marijuana for several months. He believes that he is the first family physician in the London, Ontario area to write authorizations for marijuana use, allowing patients to buy it online from federally licensed marijuana producers. Hart said it’s a matter […]

Canada’s first medical marijuana clinical trial has been registered with Health Canada, a milestone that could be the first step toward legitimacy in the eyes of the medical community. The trial will measure the effects of marijuana on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee versus other patients who receive a placebo. For years, the Canadian […]

In response to Canada’s new medical marijuana rules that eliminates home growing by patients and requires that medical cannabis be purchased by licensed providers,  CanvasRx has launched what it is calling “the first comprehensive database for medical marijuana today”.  With no cost to patients or doctors, the new database matches marijuana strains to symptoms, and connects […]

A 12 year old legal battle between the Alberta Human Rights Commission and the Christian Church of Marijuana has finally ended as the Supreme Court of Canada came to the conclusion that the church and its followers were legally practicing their religious beliefs. The battle has been ongoing since a police raid seized about 200 […]

Cannabis production is about to go industrial, but you’ll have to head to Canada to take advantage of it. CEN Biotech, a nutrition company best known for an amino acid supplement, is working on opening the “largest and most advanced” legal marijuana production facility in the world. The Ontario site will be able to grow […]

Update (8/5/14): Bedrocan Expected To Begin Trading Mid-August Private Health Canada’s medical marijuana license holder, Bedrocan, is going public. This is the second permitted company to do so after Tweed stomped in to the market in early April. Only 12 companies across Canada currently hold MMPR approval. Bedrocan has one grow facility that is expected […]

Based on Mark Binelli’s 2005 article in Rolling Stone, “Kid Cannabis” tells the true story of Nate Norman (Jonathan Daniel Brown), an Idaho teen dropout who builds a multi-million dollar marijuana ring by trafficking drugs across the Canadian border. His pursuit of the high life – complete with girls, guns, and vicious rival drug lords […]

Under the current federal law, thousands of Canadians have licenses to grow marijuana, but new strict federal rules require medical marijuana users in Canada to dispose of their homegrown cannabis. Beginning April 1, the government will only allow select commercial producers to cultivate the herb — everyone else will be considered a lawbreaker. Canada’s Health Department is […]