New Brunswick


Licensed Growers Must Increase Ahead of Legalization: NB Marijuana Producer

The only licensed marijuana producer in New Brunswick says the number of legal growing operations in the country will need to increase before they can haldne the demand expected from recreational users legally purchasing pot.

Denis Arsenault of Moncton’s OrganiGram, the first licensed marijuana grower in Atlantic Canada, believes federal legislation allowing widespread sale could come before the end of 2017, but the just over two dozen legal producers country-wide would have trouble providing enough of the plant to go around.


Nova Scotia medical marijuana dispensary expands to New Brunswick

A Nova Scotia medical marijuana dispensary has opened up shop in New Brunswick’s. Its owner says he’s already taken on 50 clients.Malachy McMeekin operates four medical marijuana dispensaries in Nova Scotia. He opened Tasty Budd’s in Riverview on June 24.“It just shows the clear demand for it,” McMeekin said.

McMeekin says he expanded to New Brunswick because New Brunswick patients were traveling to his province to get their prescriptions filled.


Canada: Opposition Parties Call for Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

Gallant government says it is 'irresponsible to speculate' on new rules until Ottawa gives more details.

New Brunswick's four opposition political parties are calling for a public debate on legalizing marijuana as the federal government gets ready to change the rules surrounding the drug.

Green Party Leader David Coon, PC MLA Carl Urquhart, NDP Leader Dominic Cardy and People's Alliance Leader Kris Austin all agree regulations must be in place when Ottawa introduces new legislation and the public should be part of the discussions.


New Brunswick Organic Marijuana Producer Gears up for Legalized Market

'It’s clear society has evolved,' says the CEO of OrganiGram, who predicts $200 million per year in annual production.

Denis Arsenault hosted an important visitor the other day at his Moncton offices, a moment that revealed much about his company’s grand ambitions.

Arsenault is CEO of OrganiGram, producer of Canada’s only organic medical marijuana, and the only licensed grower east of Ontario.

His visitor was Brian Gallant, the boyish, 33-year-old premier of New Brunswick, who came to offer wage subsidies to help the company expand.

Arsenault, whose company aims to get a running start on a legalized recreational marijuana market, did not miss the irony of Gallant’s visit.


New Brunswick Advised to Prepare for Legal Marijuana

Dr. Larry Wolk says the introduction of legal pot in Colorado has gone smoothly.

A Colorado doctor says New Brunswick needs to get citizens up to speed on legalized marijuana well before it arrives.


Dr. Larry Wolk helped his state introduce legal pot four years ago.He says people there had many fears and state officials had to plenty of homework beforehand. (CBC)


Canada: Marijuana legalization working group struck by New Brunswick government

The New Brunswick government has launched a working group to look at how to prepare for the federal legalization of marijuana.

The Trudeau government in Ottawa has promised to legalize the drug, but regulating it will likely fall within the jurisdiction of provincial governments.


CANADA: NB Govt Announces $1 million in potential funding for a medical marijuana company

With a single announcement, New Brunswick’s premier demonstrated Wednesday how much Canada’s debate over marijuana has evolved in the last three decades.

Premier Brian Gallant announced almost $1 million in potential funding for a medical marijuana company, OrganiGram, that aims to tap into the recreational market if the federal government decriminalizes the drug as expected.


Moncton man fights to vape medical marijuana in hospital

A Moncton man dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and chronic pain is fighting for permission to vape medical marijuana while staying in the Dr. Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

Michel Arsenault says he was prescribed medical marijuana in 2005 to deal with chronic pain after he was injured on the job in 1999.

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Arseneault said he has tried other medication, such as methadone and morphine, but the medical marijuana is the best at handling his chronic pain. (Stephanie Skenderis/CBC)


OrganiGram Announces Closing of $3,000,000 Financing

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2015) - OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OGI)(OTCQX:OGRMF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced non-brokered $3,000,000 financing (the "Financing").

The first $1,000,000 of the Financing has been received from Duce Holdings, LLC ("Duce") and Denaco Group Ltd., a corporation in which Denis Arsenault, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, is a director ("Denaco"). In exchange, Duce and Denaco have been issued subordinated secured debentures (the "Debentures") and 200,000 common share purchase warrants of the Company (the "Warrants").


Shatter, a powerful marijuana derivative, hits New Brunswick

Police warn of dangers of using and producing the drug that looks like peanut brittle, or taffy.

A new powerful form of marijuana has popped up in New Brunswick, and police are warning about the dangers of using and producing the drug.

Shatter, named for its often peanut brittle-like texture and tendency to break into glass-like shards, is a concentrated derivative of marijuana.

It has a THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level of between 70 and 99 per cent, said Const. Dylan Lisson, of the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force. THC is the ingredient in marijuana that produces a high.

By comparison, the THC level of standard marijuana is about five to 18 per cent, said Lisson.


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