Ontario

Fri
18
Sep

Niagara Falls still grappling with legal pot sites

Council appears ready to accept medical marijuana facilities.

But it’s still trying to figure out where they should go in Niagara Falls and the distance they should be from schools, churches and homes.

After a lengthy debate Tuesday night, where politicians discussed a consultant’s study, council directed staff to come up with options for a future meeting where residents will be able to speak.

Council wants maps showing lands affected, the distance separating medical marijuana buildings and sensitive areas.

Alex Herlovitch, the city’s director of planning, building and development, said it would allow council to “see how much land we actually have where these facilities could locate.”

Fri
18
Sep

Tweed Marijuana renames itself Canopy Growth Corp as it charts growth path at AGM

Tweed Marijuana Inc. is officially renaming itself Canopy Growth Corp. as it prepares for its next leg of growth after a landmark acquisition.

Shareholders approved the name change at the company’s annual meeting in Toronto on Thursday. In explaining the move, chairman and chief executive Bruce Linton noted the company has two established brands (Tweed and Bedrocan) in the medical marijuana space. The new name reflects the fact that the parent company will continue to expand into new markets and release new products such as oils.

“We want to dominate (the industry),” Linton told investors.

Thu
17
Sep

Bedrocan Canada and Tweed announce multi-centre longitudinal surveillance study of medical cannabis patients

Bedrocan Canada and its sister company Tweed just announced the launch of the EQUAL (Evaluation QUAlity of Life) study. The clinical research initiative is a multi-centre, non-interventional, un-blinded study to evaluate quality of life in Canadian patients treated with medical cannabis. The company-sponsored study will evaluate patients who use Bedrocan and Tweed strains of cannabis to help manage symptoms of a range of chronic health conditions, and the resulting data will be submitted for publication by a peer-reviewed medical journal. To ensure patient privacy, all data collected will be anonymized and stored in a secure electronic database.

Tue
15
Sep

Alberta mom denied marijuana presciption for daughter turns to Ontario

TORONTO - An Alberta mother whose daughter has severe epilepsy has travelled to Ontario for a medical marijuana prescription after the girl's doctor said he was no longer allowed to provide permission to purchase the product.

In 2013, Sarah Wilkinson had started extracting cannabis oil from dried marijuana - purchased from a licensed grower with a prescription from a neurologist at Alberta Children's Hospital - to prevent life-threatening seizures in her eight-year-old daughter Mia.

But in July, the physician declined to renew the prescription because of a hospital policy based on the position of Alberta Health Services, the provincial health authority, which does not support the use of medical marijuana for pediatric patients with epilepsy.

Thu
10
Sep

Medical marijuana facility gets zoning approval in Tecumseh, Ontario

Zoning to accommodate a medical marijuana facility in Oldcastle has been approved by the Town of Tecumseh.

Town council hosted a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss the operation on Outer Drive and approved the zoning change.

The property owner asked to re-zone the land so it can be sold to a prospective buyer called Global Organiks, which wants to open a medical marijuana facility there.

That company plans to buy the land and then hire about 10 workers to start, and 27 when at full capacity.

Global Organiks originally planned to build five new greenhouses, but now says it will build a steel structure instead.

The proposed facility would produce about 50,000 grams of medical marijuana every month.

Thu
10
Sep

A Visit To Mettrum’s Agripharm Facility

Peter Miller began the arduous process of seeking a license to produce cannabis in Creemore, Ontario, in mid-2012. With a background in tech and commerce and a family with deep roots in the region’s agricultural community, the then 24-year-old Miller sought to bring these two worlds together with a high-tech, indoor cannabis production facility.

Wed
09
Sep

Port Hope paves way for possible medical marijuana industry

Politicians consider potential sites for marijuana facilities ahead of updating bylaw

PORT HOPE -- Port Hope is considering updating its laws to allow medical marijuana facilities to set up shop in the municipality. 

Council will make a decision on Sept. 15 whether to make changes to its current zoning bylaws to include provisions as to where a medical marijuana facility could potentially be built and operate. 

Port Hope’s elected officials and members of staff met on Wednesday for a public meeting on the issue. 

Tue
08
Sep

Some Ontario Doctors Cancelling Out-Of-Province Cannabis Documents

Some out-of-province patients accessing the MMPR via telemedicine clinics in Ontario are being told they will no longer be able to use these clinics.

In the past few weeks, Lift has recently begun hearing from patients who live outside Ontario and have accessed or attempted to access a medical document for medical cannabis (re: prescription) using telemedicine from a doctor in Ontario, only to be denied. The reasoning behind this change remains unclear. Some clinics have blamed Health Canada, but Health Canada has publicly issued no such rule at this time.

One such patient, Chase, 27 of Saskatoon, told us that he recently received a call from his clinic in Ontario informing him that the doctor will no longer be evaluating out of province patients.

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.

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