Canadian Medical Marijuana & Cannabis Industry News

Experts: Canada must develop regulations on cannabis edibles, extracts quickly

By Tony C. Dreibus Canadian officials must craft rules on infused products quickly to ensure patients buy from federally licensed cannabis companies instead of illegal dispensaries or the black market, industry experts said. The Supreme Court of Canada last week struck down a provision in the country’s medical marijuana law that restricted cannabis production,

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Jimi Hendrix Marijuana Product Line in Works

Yet another celebrity’s name could soon be tacked onto a line of marijuana products. Toronto-based Nutritional High intends to manufacture marijuana and hemp-based edibles – including hard candies and health and energy drinks – bearing the name of legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, according to a report by CNNMoney. But the business plan could hit a […]

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Canadian Supreme Court: MMJ Edibles, Extracts Legal

After a six-year court battle, the Canadian Supreme Court came down on Thursday in favor of medical marijuana in all its forms, effectively legalizing edibles and extracts for patients. The move could potentially open up new business opportunities, though whether companies will be able to produce and sell infused products is unclear. Previously, patients could […]

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Company Donates $1M to Canadian Marijuana Research

A Canadian startup that’s hoping to grow and sell medical cannabis is giving the University of British Columbia $1 million to bolster MMJ research. National Green Biomed, which was founded last year, is making the donation to support efforts by the university to study the use of marijuana in treating HIV and AIDS. The company […]

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Canadian Radio Station Warned Over Dispensary Ad

As if the 80 or so dispensaries in Vancouver, British Columbia, violating federal law don’t have enough to worry about, they apparently won’t be able to advertise on the radio going forward. Health Canada sent a letter to a radio station in the city, telling it to refrain from advertising marijuana, The Canadian Press reported. […]

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Canadian Cultivator Seeks Ban on ‘Kickbacks’ to Physicians

Canada-based medical cannabis producer Tilray has left the country’s main industry lobbying group and wants to see a code of ethics developed to outlaw compensation to physicians, saying it’s been approached by clinics asking for payment in exchange for patient referrals. Other Canadian growers also have said they’ve  experienced a similar situation, as doctors are […]

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Another Canadian City Begins Crafting Dispensary Laws

Lawmakers in Victoria, British Columbia, are drafting their own bylaws to regulate the city’s medical cannabis dispensaries even though the Canadian government has banned such operations. Victoria’s city council approved a bill asking staff to draft licensing and zoning regulations for dispensaries, following a similar move to regulate medical marijuana stores in Vancouver. Under new […]

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Canadian MMJ Crackdown On the Way?

Medical marijuana businesses in Vancouver, British Columbia, may soon be in the city’s crosshairs. The city council has “decided to step in” with a new ordinance that will boost licensing fees and crack down on zoning for cannabis businesses in light of a federal prohibition of MMJ dispensaries, City Manager Penny Ballem told The Canadian […]

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60% Plunge in Washington Recreational MJ Prices

Washington State cultivators must be hurting. The average price of a gram of retail cannabis has plummeted since recreational shops opened last July, from an average of $30 to $12 a gram now, according to The Seattle Times. That’s an eye-popping 60% decrease. Prices have been on the downswing for months, as an over-abundance of product […]

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Australian Cannabis Company Acquires Canadian MMJ Producer

Australian medical cannabis company PhytoTech Medical Limited has entered into a merger agreement with Canadian producer MMJ Biosciences Inc., making it the second publicly traded Australian company to enter the Canadian medical marijuana market this month. The merger will create MMJ-PhytoTech, a vertically integrated medical cannabis company, the companies said. PhytoTech, listed on the Australian […]

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Ups and Downs in the Canadian MMJ Industry

By Tony C. Dreibus New regulations in Canada designed to improve access to higher quality medical cannabis have shaken up the market. The rules have left some patients with few options to purchase and consume their medication, leading to several lawsuits. Meanwhile, the licensed cultivators and sellers who are now responsible for supplying safe, tested […]

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Canadian MMJ Company Issues Recall

A Canadian company is recalling three batches of medical marijuana because they may contain high levels of bacteria, Health Canada said. Tilray, a British Columbia-based medical marijuana grower and seller, voluntarily recalled its sativa, hybrid and indica house blends after Health Canada inspectors found that the batches tested above compliance standards for bacteria. No reports […]

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