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Tue
17
Jul

Aphria plans for global cannabis leadership with international expansion acquiring leading assets in Latin America and the Caribbean

Aphria medical brands to gain exposure to over 300 million people, roughly 9 times the size of Canada.

Tue
17
Jul

High Hampton hires Aurora Cannabis unit for marijuana grow facility in Coachella

With recreational marijuana legal in California for seven months, companies are still jockeying for positions in what will be the world's biggest pot market. CoachellaGro, a California-based subsidiary of Toronto's High Hampton Holdings (CSE:HC), is one such company.

CoachellaGro has a conditional use permit for a full-service production facility in order to serve third party state licensed medicinal marijuana operators. The company intends to construct a 254,000 square-foot greenhouse facility in the cannabis industrial park in Coachella, California.

Tue
17
Jul

5 Wacky marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana

Even the removal of prohibition comes with some prohibitions.

Thirty U.S. states plus the District of Columbia have legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana, with Oklahoma becoming the latest to do so just a few weeks ago. However, legalization means different things in different locations.

Tue
17
Jul

The truth about cannabis on Canadian campuses

Canadian youth are consuming cannabis at higher rates than in most nations of the world. And now they are talking about it. At the University of Calgary, 52 per cent of students responding to a “UCalgary Campus Experience with Cannabis” research survey reported cannabis use at least once in their lifetime. And 31 per cent reported cannabis use in the past six months.

These students surpassed the national lifetime use average of 41.6 per cent reported in the 2016 American College Health Assessment.

Tue
17
Jul

Canada: Disability benefit recipients denied medical marijuana coverage

'I look at all the medications I've taken over the years, and they don't help like medical marijuana'. An Ottawa woman living with multiple sclerosis says the province's refusal to cover the cost of medical marijuana is driving her to risk addiction to opiate painkillers.

Bobbi Assoun, 47, has a doctor's prescription and is federally licensed to use marijuana for MS-related pain. As a recipient of benefits through the Ontario Disability Support Program, her drug costs would normally be covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit program, but that program doesn't include medical cannabis.

"There's only one thing that it will mean, which is that I'll be going back and using my Dilaudid," said Assoun, referring to the opioid also known as hydromorphone. 

Tue
17
Jul

Oklahoma republicans join fight against medical marijuana restrictions

Republicans aren’t happy with Oklahoma’s medical marijuana restrictions.

Republican Party groups in Oklahoma have joined the fight against restrictions added by regulators to the state’s new medical marijuana program. On June 26, voters passed State Question 788 (SQ 788) by a margin of 57-43 percent. The measure legalizes the medicinal use of cannabis in the state and creates a regulated supply chain to provide medicine to patients.

Tue
17
Jul

Medical marijuana sales are dropping in recreational states

In states that have both an active medical marijuana program and a legal recreational market, medical sales are dropping as many patients are now opting to get their cannabis through the easily accessible retail system, where prices tend to be lower and the range of available cannabis products is broader, writes Calvin Hughes.

Mon
16
Jul

Oregon admits lack of oversight of medical marijuana program

How much medical marijuana is in the pipeline in Oregon? The managers of the state's program concede that they simply don't know because of lax reporting by producers and a lack of site inspectors.

That, they say, creates opportunities for marijuana to be diverted into the lucrative black market, something that federal authorities have long complained about.

Oregon was one of the first states to legalize medical marijuana in 1998, and in 2014 voters approved allowing recreational use. The state's struggle to transform a business that for decades had operated illegally in the shadows into a regulated industry sets an example for other states moving toward legalization.

Fri
13
Jul

Canada: Pediatricians need more information on medical marijuana for kids, study says

About half of Canadian doctors surveyed have child or adolescent patients who have used cannabis.

About half of pediatric doctors surveyed about cannabis say they've encountered a young patient who had used marijuana for a medical reason.

The questionnaire for the Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program found 419 of 835 respondents had a patient who had used either authorized or unauthorized cannabis for some sort of medical relief.

The one-time study did not detail how many cases involved unauthorized use, the nature of the condition being treated or the ages of the patients.

Fri
13
Jul

Stephanie Karasick, Founder of Strainprint Technologies Ltd. Story

Meet Stephanie Karasick, she is the Co-Founder & Chief Patient Advocate at Strainprint, this is her story.

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