Nova Scotia

Tue
12
Apr

Cancer Patient Wants to Grow His Own Medical Marijuana

Dave Murphy wants to pressure the federal government to legalize and regulate home-grown medical marijuana.

A Nova Scotia man living with brain cancer is appealing to the prime minister in an effort to get a licence to grow medical marijuana.​

Dave Murphy, 27, says he wrote to Justin Trudeau and is speaking out now because he wants to put pressure on the federal government to move forward with legislation to legalize and regulate home-grown medical marijuana

Tue
23
Feb

Watch: Incredible Microscopic Footage Of Cannabis Oil Eliminating Cancer Cells

Have you heard about Rick Simpson from Canadian Nova Scotia and how hard he tried to legalize cannabis oil as it helped him and many others to cure cancer? Rick thought that the world was ready to hear his story about the health benefits of cannabis oil.

After he had several attempts to get cannabis oil allowed with the help of many testimonies from people who were also cured, he realized that the cancer industry doesn’t want to find the cure for cancer.

He used to make cannabis oil and give it free to those who needed it after he was cured from skin cancer. Many people from his town were also cured from various disorders and lung cancer as well.

Thu
18
Feb

Nova Scotia doctors worried about young people using medical marijuana

Some Nova Scotia doctors are concerned young people are receiving prescriptions to smoke medical marijuana, despite the effects marijuana has on the developing brain.

Currently, there are no laws in Canada regarding the age at which people can receive prescriptions for marijuana and different organizations have different recommendations.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada says cannabis is not appropriate for anyone under the age of 25, while the Canadian Paediatric Society and Health Canada both recommend cannabis not be consumed by anyone under the age of 18.

Risks of youth cannabis use

The brain isn't fully developed until 25 and frequent cannabis use can have serious consequences for youth.

Wed
17
Feb

Nova Scotia doctors worried about young people using medical marijuana

Frequent cannabis use can have serious consequences for youth

Some Nova Scotia doctors are concerned young people are receiving prescriptions to smoke medical marijuana, despite the effects marijuana has on the developing brain.

Currently, there are no laws in Canada regarding the age at which people can receive prescriptions for marijuana and different organizations have different recommendations.

Fri
12
Feb

Pair face charges after RCMP find 100 lbs. of marijuana in vehicle near Moncton

Two people from Nova Scotia have been charged after RCMP seized a large amount of drugs during a traffic stop Thursday on the Trans-Canada Highway in Moncton.Police found what they believe to be 100 pounds of marijuana and 17 pounds of hashish in a vehicle that was travelling eastbound near the exit for Highway 15.Dale Fetinko, 51, and Stephanie Fetinko, 49, from Lawrencetown face charges for drug possession and trafficking.The two suspects have been remanded into custody and will appear in court on Feb. 15 for a bail hearing.RCMP say the investigation is ongoing.

Tue
08
Dec

Canada: Medical marijuana shopkeeper gets bail on latest charges

A man who runs a medical marijuana shop raided by police last week was granted bail in Halifax provincial court Monday.

Christopher Enns, 31, of East Chezzetcook was arrested Thursday after police executed a search warrant at Farm Assists Cannabis Resource Centre on Gottingen Street in Halifax.

Enns and Frank Gerard Nelder, 35, of Halifax are charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of both marijuana and hashish for the purpose of trafficking.

 

Nelder was released from custody Friday on an undertaking, but Enns was held for a bail hearing.

Enns’s hearing got underway Friday and concluded Monday with lawyers working out release conditions.

Sun
29
Nov

Truro Herbal Co. growing ever closer to medical marijuana production

TRURO - Production of Nova Scotia’s first, legalized medicinal marijuana grow operation is expected to begin next summer if all goes according to plan.

The Truro Herbal Co. (The THC) has received Stage 3 approval from Health Canada under the federal medical marijuana production regulations.

Company president Evan Price said he is hoping production will be underway by next July or August.

“It’s not just something that you do overnight,” he said, of the heavily scrutinized approval process required to set up a legalized marijuana grow op.

The THC is now reviewing security system protocols and developing a construction plan for the new facility to be built in the Truro Business Park.

Mon
09
Nov

Activist concerned Maritime marijuana tradition could lead to tobacco addictions

Nova Scotia activist doesn't want people to mix marijuana with tobacco if pot is legalized

With the expected legalization of pot, a Nova Scotia activist is concerned about a Maritime marijuana tradition spreading — smoking marijuana cigarettes cut with tobacco.

It's a practice Nova Scotia rapper Classified referenced in his song, The Maritimes. 

"We always mix our tobacco with weed, it's the way we've always done it," Classified raps.

That song brings a smile to Chris Backer's face.

"For a lot of Maritimers financially, we have less money here. And a lot of people stretched [marijuana] out that way by mixing it with tobacco," said the vice-chair of Maritimers Unite for Medical Marijuana.

Fri
06
Nov

Legalized marijuana 'doesn't make it safe,' says Halifax deputy police chief

While many are eager to learn if Trudeau's government will make good on its promise to legalize marijuana, Halifax's deputy chief of police says everything from enforcing impaired driving to smoking regulations is about to get a whole lot more complicated.

"Just because it's legal, doesn't make it safe," said Bill Moore.

"I don't think the discussion has meant decriminalization is a free for all. I don't think that's where we're going. Hopefully not."

During the election, Justin Trudeau promised legalization would keep pot out of the hands of children and profits out of the hands of criminals. 

Fri
30
Oct

National marijuana trafficking network busted in Operation Hagrid

RCMP in two provinces have seized more than $232,000 in cash, nearly 100 kilograms of marijuana and 14 vehicles after a huge drug bust following an extensive investigation.

Operation Hagrid was a five-month investigation targeting a suspected drug trafficking network between the Vancouver area and Eastern and Atlantic Canada including:

  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Halifax
  • St. John's

Investigators found that people were taking commercial flights and transporting large quantities of marijuana and cash in checked bags. 

"These individuals had an established network operating a sophisticated drug distribution chain that has ties to organized crime," Nova Scotia RCMP Insp. Mike Payne in a news release. 

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