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Important Info to be aware of, if you are a Canadian and have been pardoned for Cannabis Possession.

Something you may want to be aware of if you plan on going to the U.S. and have been pardoned for possession of Cannabis. Excerpt from article… “For people who have been pardoned concerning possession of cannabis, which isn’t a crime in Canada anymore, but can mean a lifetime ban on entering the U.S. if […]

Quebec’s outright ban on medicinal cannabis topicals will hurt patients with chronic pain!

the Quebec government announced it would be banning the sale of topicals in the province. That same regulation will also ban the sale of cannabis edibles. Lionel Carmant, the CAQ’s junior health minister, said the government is implementing the ban to prevent children from accidentally consuming cannabis. To read full CBC article click here

CANNABIS RESEARCH IN CANADA MIRED IN RED TAPE

I sure I am not the only one that thought once cannabis was legal in Canada that it would be easy peezy lemon squeezy for scientists to get their hands on cannabis for research purposes, but according to CTV article this is not the case! Hundreds of academics across the country are waiting on a […]

Some progress happening with new CBD studies all across the globe…

Check out this database this is really interesting and many of these studies are recruiting for participants as well. According to https://clinicaltrials.gov/ a federal database of accredited clinical trials worldwide, there are about 150 trials in progress that are testing Cannabidiol (CBD) as a treatment for a wide variety of health conditions, including autism, alcoholism, […]

The lack of supply concerns Canadians who rely on Medicinal Cannabis Medicine

“Earlier this month, a survey commissioned by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association found one in four medical cannabis users said it was harder to access the drug since legalization. “In order to have an effective medical system for the hundreds and thousands of Canadians […]

CannTrust, ‘leading’ medical cannabis provider, halts sales amid Health Canada probe

Article excerpt…. “CannTrust, which describes itself as a “leading” provider of medical cannabis, has voluntarily halted all sales and shipments of its product after Health Canada found that it was growing cannabis in five unlicensed rooms and after the ministry received inaccurate information. To read full Global News article click here  http://bit.ly/https://globalnews.ca/news/5486481/canntrust-halts-sales-health-canada/2JqRtTE

Cannabis Canada: 1 in 4 medical cannabis users claim supply harder to access since legalization

Excerpt from the article…  “Medical marijuana patients in Canada believe it’s getting harder to access their cannabis now that recreational pot is legal in the country. According to a recent survey jointly commissioned by Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana, the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association, one in four medical cannabis users […]

Vets lobby Ottawa to expand medical cannabis laws to include dogs, cats….

The law does not allow veterinarians to prescribe pot for pets, even though preliminary research suggests it could be beneficial in treating pain, seizures, anxiety and other disorders — much as it is for humans. To read full article click here To read more on Pet health and Medicinal Cannabis in our Knowledge Base  please […]

More Promising Medical Benefits for Cannabidiol (CBD)

The blood–brain barrier is generally very effective at preventing unwanted substances from accessing the brain, which has a downside. The vast majority of potential drug treatments do not readily cross the barrier, posing a huge impediment to treating mental and neurological disorders. Article Source Although much more research is required to verify the results of […]

RCMP Backtracks on Its Claim That Cannabis Edibles Can Kill Kids

Nova Scotia RCMP have backpedalled after publicly stating that weed edibles can kill children. The RCMP said the 500-mg dose was potent enough to kill a child—a claim that was reported unchallenged by the CBC. Nova Scotia RCMP have backpedalled after publicly stating that weed edibles can kill children. To read full Vice article click […]

Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Society Invests $1.5 Million in First-Ever Cannabis Research

On March 21, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada announced a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to fund research into using cannabis for treating symptoms of MS, and the general effects of cannabis on MS patients (1). The funding, part of a cannabis research strategy of ten healthcare partners including The Institute […]

Don’t tax my Medicine! Unfair Tax on Medicinal Cannabis

‘Un-Canadian’: Big cannabis slams Ottawa’s taxation of medical marijuana According to Yahoo Finance Article… “A patient can get a prescription for an opioid that has no tax applied, then is reimbursed by provincial drug plans and private insurers. At the same time, cannabis, a substance that for many patients can be an alternative, is discriminated […]

Problems with New Driving Rules Regarding Legal Limits of THC?

“The science behind the saliva testing devices is still being refined. This has the potential to result in more challenges for Canada’s Courts. Recent studies suggest the test device, approved by legislatures, has a 15% chance of returning a false positive result, where the driver tests positive, but has not consumed cannabis and has no […]

Don’t tax our medicine!

After three decades as a first responder, retired police officer Vincent Lefaive relies on cannabis to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Lefaive speaks on behalf of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana, a national non-profit group redoubling its call for the federal government to remove all taxes from medical marijuana. CFAMM argues […]

Health Canada recalls mislabeled cannabis oil sold in New Brunswick

According to CBC Article …A recall has been issued for a brand of cannabis oil that was sold at Cannabis NB stores in the province. The product, sold by Ontario-based CannTrust Inc. under the brand “Liiv”, may be incorrectly labelled as CBD — or Cannabidiol oil, when it was in fact THC — or tetrahydrocannabinol […]

As government-operated stores struggle, dispensaries step up…

According to CBC Article “Cannabis lawyer Jack Lloyd said patients can’t rely on federally licensed cannabis producers because they aren’t producing enough. (Martin Trainor/CBC) “As a result, patients are left without access to their medicine, and recreational users … are purchasing and consuming all the recreational cannabis.”Lloyd said medical dispensaries are an act of necessarily […]