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OrganiGram growing jobs in Moncton

A medical marijuana company has job opportunities budding in Moncton.

Nico Hache inspecting a mother plant. Credit-Johnny Cullen

OrganiGram Holdings Inc. is a licensed marijuana grower in Moncton, New Brunswick. They are the only company of their kind east of Ottawa and employ almost 30 people.

CEO Denis Arsenault says that their success is due in part to the company’s all organic policy. “We feel very comfortable that at the end of the day in terms of the quality of the product in term of the user experience, we’ll be superior with an organic product,” said Arsenault.

Since opening in March of 2014, the company has been growing. They recently moved into a larger location and are looking to almost double their staff.

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Mormon mom with cancer used medical marijuana to deliver healthy baby

SPANISH FORK, Utah – This Mormon mother, Tenille Farr, was diagnosed with state-2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was pregnant with her fifth child, Gabe.

Instead of going through chemotherapy and risking losing her baby, she left her family to treat naturally treat her cancer in Colorado and California where medical cannabis is legal.

According to IllegallyHealed.com, Farr used cannabis oil treat her symptoms and deliver a healthy baby boy, the family’s fifth son.

Her emotional video showing her journey and support for legalizing medical cannabis has been posted to YouTube with the following description:

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Pot Easter cake prank gone too far: Norwegian students arrested for flooding school with marijuana

Two Norwegian teenagers have been arrested for bringing Easter cakes with massive doses of marijuana inside to school. Three teachers suffered from food poisoning and sought medical help.

The “joke” was revealed when several teachers and other employees of Lier Upper Secondary School experienced symptoms of a mysterious illness and found themselves having difficulty remaining on their feet, local media reported.

“They felt ill. They were dizzy and felt totally out of it. They were basically bedridden,” head of the local police Arne Lauvålien told Norwegian state broadcaster NRK on Thursday.

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Food or Marijuana Production: Which Has a Better Return for Tribes?

Tribal Stewardship of Plant and Food Sovereignty was the subject of a Native law conference at the University of Idaho. Presentations were given on a number of subjects by speakers from as far away as Kansas, Arkansas, and Alaska, but the recent national headlines concerning tribes and marijuana brought that subject to the forefront.

Janie Hipp Simms, an attorney, and director of Indigenous Food and Agriculture at the University of Arkansas School of Law. “Everyone is saying action is going to be required by tribal government, either pro or con. My tribe has already kind of said we’re not going into this phase.”

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Illinois approves 2000 medical marijuana patients

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois approved about 400 new patient applications for medical marijuana during March, bringing the total to 2,000 patients with complete paperwork.

The Illinois Department of Public Health released the updated numbers Wednesday.

The health department said about 19,500 people have started the patient registration process. Of those, about 2,700 have submitted at least part of the application.

The tally is still far short of the number of patients the program’s coordinator hoped would enroll in the first year. In July, program coordinator Bob Morgan said “thousands, hopefully tens of thousands” were expected to enroll.

Qualifying patients pay an annual fee of $100 for a marijuana card and need a doctor’s written certification.

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Uncle Sam's Expanded Marijuana Menu

Just as the fear of privatization spurred Pennsylvania's state-run liquor monopoly to act more like a profit-oriented business, talk of allowing competition with Uncle Sam's marijuana monopoly seems to have encouraged a more customer-oriented attitude at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is currently the country's only legal source of cannabis for research. NIDA's recently revised online menu of marijuana available to qualifying researchers suggests the agency is aiming to please in new ways. "NIDA appears to finally be loosening longtime restrictions on cannabis research," says Allen St.

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Weed Merchants Are Taking Over an Australian Mining Company

The reverse takeover provides the U.S. and Canadian companies with an entry to the Australian equity market.

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02
Apr

Emotional testimony about medical marijuana heard at Nebraska State Capitol

An emotional testimony about medical marijuana was heard Wednesday at the Nebraska State Capitol, with supporters pushing to get a bill to the full Legislature.

"They don't understand. If it was a natural disaster in Nebraska, everybody would be rallying around (it), but our kids are Nebraska's natural disaster, and they need the help now," Becky Budden said.

Budden's 4-year-old daughter has epilepsy and gets seizures.

Families like Budden’s support the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act.

"We've tried multiple pharmaceuticals," Budden said. "Right now, we're only on a rescue medicine. She's still having seizures."

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02
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Medical marijuana dispensary upsets Vancouver condo neighbours

The plan to open a new medical marijuana dispensary at a downtown Vancouver condo complex has riled up some residents of 1675 Hornby Street. 

Maxine Clough, one of the residents at the condo near Hornby St. and Beach Ave., said that while she and her neighbours have no problem with medical marijuana, their building is simply the wrong location. She has started a petition to stop the store from opening and has collected roughly 140 signatures so far.

"We have the Montessori school just down the bike path. We have another pre-school on Burrard Street, where the children go by here all the time," she says. "We just don't think this is the right atmosphere [for a medical marijuana store]."

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02
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Women and weed: Why women are the future of marijuana legalization

Women must come out of the cannabis closet for marijuana reform according to Cheri Sicard

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