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Tue
08
Sep

Marijuana Access Canada (MAC) Bringing Telemedicine to Patients Canada-Wide

TORONTO, Sept. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marijuana Access Canada (MAC) is comprised of a network of Board Certified physicians in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and will be expanding into British Columbia and Quebec in the next coming months. MAC connects patients with a Board Certified physician, who is able to write a legal prescription for medical marijuana that is fully compliant with the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) as outlined by Health Canada.

Mon
31
Aug

Alberta drops legal attempt to stop 4-year-old's use of marijuana treatment

Province had sought court order to force child to go back on prescription drugs

The Alberta government has abruptly dropped its legal attempt to stop an Edmonton-area mother from treating her young daughter's epileptic seizures with marijuana.

"I didn't think they had the proper evidence to fight something that was working," Lita Pawliw told reporters while holding her daughter Natalya, 4, outside the courthouse in Leduc, a bedroom community south of Edmonton.

As first reported by CBC News early Friday, Alberta's Child and Family Services applied to a court for a supervision order that would have essentially taken control of the child's medical treatment.

Fri
28
Aug

Alberta mother fights to keep child on marijuana treatment that quells seizures

Province seeks court order to force child back on to prescription drugs

An Edmonton-area mother is challenging an attempt by the Alberta government to legally bar her four-year-old daughter from receiving a marijuana treatment the mother says has successfully quelled her daughter's debilitating epileptic seizures.

"I feel violated and bullied to take away the one thing that gives her a life," the mother told CBC News.

Neither she nor her daughter can be identified under a provincial law that forbids the identification of any child involved with Alberta Child and Family Services.

Wed
22
Jul

RCMP discover pre-loaded marijuana resin syringes

Following up on tips from the Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement community, RCMP executed a search warrant and discovered a little more than one kilogram of marijuana and 43 hundred in cash.

This is nothing out of the ordinary, however during the search they spotted a vehicle with about 40 grams of pot visible in the front seat. According to Boyle RCMP Constable Matt LaPointe, that lead to another warrant, and that search revealed something far out of the ordinary.

Fri
17
Jul

Calgary woman fights hospital policy denying daughter medical marijuana

CALGARY — A Calgary woman says the normal, happy life of her nine-year-old daughter is in jeopardy following a decision to discontinue the girl’s medicinal marijuana treatment.

Sarah Wilkinson says her daughter Mia suffered frequent, severe epileptic seizures throughout the early years of her life.

Wilkinson says the dozens of pills the little girl took on a daily basis did nothing for her condition but since a doctor put her on marijuana taken orally in oil form through a dropper, she hasn’t had a seizure in 18 months.

Recently, Wilkinson requested a renewal of Mia’s medical marijuana licence but the doctor at Alberta Children’s Hospital who had prescribed it in the first place now says he can no longer do so because of hospital policy.

Thu
16
Jul

Young seizure patient's marijuana prescription pulled

A Calgary woman is making a plea to Alberta Children's Hospital after doctor told her he can nolonger continue to perscribe marijuana due to the hospital policy.

Tue
07
Jul

NTRR and Joint Venture Partner S2O2 Begin International Expansion

TAMPA, Fla.--(Business Wire)--Neutra Corp. (OTCBB:NTRR) and Surface to Air Solutions (S2O2) could soon take their partnership international as talks opened this week to bring the joint venture’s pesticide-free growing solutions to cannabis growers in Canada.

 

Sun
05
Jul

RCMP seize $430K worth of marijuana near Maple Creek

REGINA — The RCMP has uncovered a large marijuana grow-op in a small community in southeast Saskatchewan.

A total of 433 pot plants were found over the weekend inside a residence in the village of Richmound, located about 450 kilometres west of Regina. According to an RCMP news release, the plants had a street value of more than $430,000 — a sizable cash crop for an agricultural area, about 80 kilometres north of Maple Creek near the Alberta border.

RCMP said the investigation was prompted by a traffic stop in Richmound on Friday by members of the Leader detachment. What was described in the release as “a significant amount” of marijuana was seized from the vehicle. An adult male and female were arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Wed
01
Jul

Alberta's commercial cannabis operation harvests first crop

Tiny sprouts in a sterile, virtually scent-free room will someday become 18-inch medical marijuana plants, packed into an almost unbearably bright “flowering bay.”

Aurora Cannabis, Alberta’s first commercial marijuana production facility, has just finished its first harvest at its facility near Cremona.

“It was a good crop. We have seven different strains. The buds look good,” said C.E.O Terry Booth.

Tiny marijuana seedlings sit in pots at Alberta's first official medicinal grow operation in Cremona.

The federal government is no longer allowing patients to grow their own supply. The only legal way to access medical cannabis is to get it by courier, from licensed commercial operators.

Fri
26
Jun

6 Entrepreneurial Lessons from Manjit Minhas - Beer Baroness

The Calgary beer baroness shares what she's learned while building her booming brewing business

Manjit Minhas wants you to know that she’s nicer than the upcoming season of Dragons’ Denmakes her seem. “When you watch the show starting September 7 and I’m yelling at people, it’s because they’re asking for my hard-earned money,” she said. “And it’s the editing process.”

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