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Abba Medix Group Gives Update on RedeCan and Blow Vapor Transactions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 19, 2015) - Abba Medix Group (CSE:ABA) wishes to report that its business arrangements with RedeCan Pharm and Blow Vapor are transforming in the face of rapidly changing conditions in the Canadian medical marijuana marketplace.

Abba Medix's Share Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of RedeCan Pharm lapsed on August 7, 2015. However, the companies have maintained a good working relationship and continue the discussion of a new agreement for Abba Medix to acquire RedeCan Pharm.

Abba Medix's Memorandum of Understanding with Blow Vapor expired July 31, 2015; however, the companies continue to discuss the potential of a new deal.


Pot isn’t all that bad

Pass the joint.

Marijuana is not as addictive as heroin nor a gateway drug, a new report says, and regulating its use does no harm to the public.

The blunt talk comes from a groundbreaking new study issued Wednesday from the Toronto-based International Centre for Science in Drug Policy, which argues anti-pot activists are blowing smoke.

The center’s director, Dr. Dan Werb, said in the report, “More and more jurisdictions are reconsidering their policies on cannabis, yet the public discourse around cannabis is filled with frequently repeated claims that are simply not supported by the scientific evidence.”


Toronto's Marijuana Infused Comedy Scene

Toronto Vaping Comedy Rooms

How is this possible? That’s the first question usually asked by out-of-town comics when they walk in on one of Toronto’s Vapor Lounge comedy shows. The center of Canada’s comedy universe is home to a series of weekly rooms where audience members can openly smoke marijuana while enjoying some of the best standup the city has to offer.

Hunter Collins hosts Third Klass Thursdays at Vapor Central. “We’re up to at least half a dozen venues in the city that do multiple shows. You can basically just do weed shows during the week and then clubs on the weekends.”


A medical marijuana operation in Paris is awaiting the results of a Health Canada inspection before beginning production

Maxim Zavet is hoping to soon begin production of medical marijuana in a converted chicken processing plant in Paris.

The Toronto lawyer and businessman, who began work on the project just over two years ago, is awaiting the results of a Health Canada inspection completed a couple of weeks ago.

"We're waiting with bated breath, hoping to hear something soon," Zavet said in a telephone interview.

Zavet is the co-founder and CEO of Kindcann, the company that is behind the medical marijuana operation that is being set up in an industrial area of Paris.


Doctor starts medical marijuana practice in Brockton, ON

BROCKTON – Dr. Charles Walker wants his colleagues to know that patients can find medical marijuana treatment in a secure and supportive place.

“We want people to feel comfortable sending their patients to a place that is legitimate, that is credible, and to a doctor that has experience in chronic pain and chronic conditions,” Walker said. “We want to focus on follow-up, make sure the patient is doing well.”

Walker opened MedWell Health and Wellness on Pearl Street in Brockton on June 1.

A former family physician from Lakeville and longtime rehabilitation doctor, Walker is one of dozens of physicians statewide registered with the state Department of Public Health to certify patients for the use and possession of medical marijuana.


Canada: Guelph's Marijuana party to enter federal election race

GUELPH — Provided he gets the signatures required for the nomination, Kornelis Klevering plans on running in this fall's federal election under the banner of the Marijuana party.

This will be a third attempt for Klevering, having also run in the 2008 and 2011 general elections.

Reached for an interview at the Guelph Lawn Bowling Club on Gordon Street Wednesday afternoon, Klevering said he felt the need to throw his hat into the ring once again — there are still a number of issues that need to come forward, he said.

As the name of the party suggests, the legalization of marijuana will be a main issue for Klevering.

"How can the cannabis and marijuana party not jump into a federal election when the issue's going to be about legalizing marijuana?" he said.


ABcann Medicinals Receives Full Facility Approval from Health Canada

 On July 10, 2015 ABcann Medicinals received its full facility approval from Health Canada. Through this approval, ABcann will now be able to flower the plants they currently have growing and put it through the necessary testing prior to sale.

"Full room approval has been provided and dictates that all bloom rooms, growth chambers, vegetation room, clean/general horticulture rooms, processing and drying areas, as well as ABcann's in house laboratory, have been given Health Canada's blessing to commence full production activities," says Tim Humberstone, Senior Person In-Charge at ABcann.


OPP warning public to be on the lookout for outdoor marijuana grow-ops

CALEDON, Ont. - Provincial police say summer means another season for outdoor marijuana grow operations and are asking for the public's help in identifying possible growers and grow locations.

Police say marijuana plants have already been planted during the months of May and June.

OPP say common locations for grow-ops are swamps, corn fields, and wooded areas, though growers may also rent a rural property with acreage.

Investigators say the growers return to maintain the plants about every two weeks until they are ready for harvesting in the fall.


How Ottawa created the ‘wild west’ of medical marijuana

Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose can’t seem to catch a break. First, Kimberley, B.C., grants a business licence to a medical cannabis dispensary and then Vancouver City Council votes to regulate and license medical cannabis dispensaries. Coupled with the recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling that patients can possess all forms of cannabis for medical purposes, Ms. Ambrose is left with feelings of sheer “outrage.”


Tweed Updates Oil Extraction Efforts and Latest Product Offerings

SMITHS FALLS, ON, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Tweed Marijuana Inc. ("TMI" or "the Company"), parent company of Tweed Inc. ("Tweed") and Tweed Farms Inc. ("Tweed Farms") is pleased to announce that pursuant to notification received today from Health Canada, licensed producers such as Tweed and Tweed Farms will be eligible to produce and sell cannabis oils pending the necessary inspections and approvals from Health Canada.

Until today the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) only allowed for the sale of dried cannabis flower. With the addition of cannabis oils to the regulatory framework, Tweed will be able to significantly increase its product offering to provide a more diverse variety for practitioners and patients.


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