Hamilton Spectator, 16 Feb 2017 - City has issued cease-and-desist order and threatened fines up to $50,000 Medical marijuana dispensary owners, employees and patients gathered outside City Hall Wednesday in protest of the city's crackdown against the businesses and to call for regulation.
The Canadian Jewish News, 16 Feb 2017 - As marijuana becomes normalized, co-operation between the two countries is growing fast, and the potential for growth is sky-high From the moment you enter the security-controlled reception area at Medreleaf, you notice there's something different about the place.
Truro Daily News, 16 Feb 2017 - It's a tough call, whether companies soon to be marketing recreational marijuana should be allowed to brand their product. A precedent is in the works with tobacco, to deny manufacturers the right to have distinctive packaging. Some would extend that same caution to pot. It's an issue that government will ultimately have to grapple with - while hearing from proponents on both sides of the argument.
The Packet, 16 Feb 2017 - If there was ever a time that people needed to talk to their kids about drugs it would be now. The importance of education and communication were the key topics brought up during an information session on the drug fentanyl held at The Merge on Feb. 9.
Kelowna Capital News, 15 Feb 2017 - West Kelowna's new top cop says marijuana dispensaries are illegal...period. At the request of West Kelowna city staff, West Kelowna's new RCMP detachment commander has clarified the force's position related to marijuana dispensaries.
The Northern View, 15 Feb 2017 - Selling marijuana for medical or recreational purposes has been temporarily banned from the city - yet a cannabis clinic that would provide service to North Coast communities still has every intention of moving forward with opening its doors within the year. On Feb. 6, after a public hearing that drew only three vocal residents, Prince Rupert city council passed the zoning bylaw amendment that prohibits the commercial sale and production of marijuana until Jan. 1, 2018.
The Daily Courier, 14 Feb 2017 - West Kelowna council set to consider bylaw that would restrict where medicinal marijuana can be grown, sold It's high time to force the closure of pot shops in downtown Westbank, city and police officials say. A new bylaw intended to curb the proliferation of stores selling so-called medicinal marijuana will be considered today by West Kelowna council.
Globe and Mail, 14 Feb 2017 - Patients who consumed tainted medical marijuana from government-regulated suppliers are questioning how safe the industry is in the wake of several high-profile recalls due to banned pesticides, which have exposed serious gaps in Health Canada's oversight. After a string of recent recalls by Mettrum Ltd., OrganiGram Inc. and Aurora Cannabis Inc. because of the presence of myclobutanil - a banned pesticide that produces hydrogen cyanide when heated - a number of patients told The Globe and Mail they don't see how Health Canada can assure them the product can be trusted. Revelations that the government isn't testing regularly to prove all companies aren't using harmful chemicals have left consumers concerned for their health.
New York Times, 13 Feb 2017 - Psychedelics, the fabled enlightenment drugs of the '60s, are making a comeback - this time as medical treatment. A recent study claimed that psilocybin, a mushroom-derived hallucinogenic, relieves anxiety and depression in people with life-threatening cancer. Anecdotal reports have said similar things about so-called microdoses of LSD.
New Zealand Herald, 12 Feb 2017 - Moves to make it easier for patients to get cannabis-based medication for pain relief or symptom control have been welcomed by Northland's medical marijuana campaigners. However, some say the change doesn't go far enough or do anything to help patients to pay for medical cannabis.
Globe and Mail, 11 Feb 2017 - Sixteen years after Vancouver formally adopted a 'four pillars' approach to drug strategy, the city - and the province - finds itself in the grip of an overdose crisis, Andrea Woo writes Melody Cooper throws a purple ball across the well-worn grass at the East Vancouver dog park, sending her dog, Squeak, bounding across the field. The Jack Russell-poodle cross is wearing a camouflage coat, pulled taut by a belly that jiggles with each bound.
Truro Daily News, 11 Feb 2017 - A month after it opened, a downtown business specializing in marijuana paraphernalia was searched by police on Thursday. Dr. Greenthumb was searched by members of the Cumberland Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit on Thursday with assistance from the Amherst Police Department.
Globe and Mail, 10 Feb 2017 - Mettrum, OrganiGram will now have to regularly test for potentially harmful pesticides in their product Health Canada is adding new terms and conditions to the licences of two federally regulated medical-marijuana companies caught with banned chemicals in their products, requiring them to be tested regularly to ensure they are not using dangerous pesticides that can harm consumers.
The Charlatan, 09 Feb 2017 - Carleton students shared their opinions on upcoming pot regulations, Sarah Macfarlane wrote. The federal government is on track to legalize marijuana later this year, which has some people debating the minimum age one should be able to use and possess the drug legally.
Pique Newsmagazine, 09 Feb 2017 - Council agrees to Temporary Use Permit option Vllage of Pemberton (VOP) council, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 7, gave third and final reading to its zoning amendment regarding medical marijuana dispensaries. The bylaw was approved at first and second readings in January.
Globe and Mail, 09 Feb 2017 - A federally licensed medical marijuana company recently caught selling cannabis that contained a banned pesticide had used the dangerous chemical on its plants as far back as 2014, which it hid from Health Canada, says a former employee of Mettrum Ltd. Thomas McConville, who worked as a grower at Mettrum from early 2014 to August, 2015, told The Globe and Mail he witnessed employees at the company illegally applying myclobutanil to plants, despite knowing the controversial pesticide - which produces hydrogen cyanide when heated - - was prohibited for use on cannabis.