The Chatham Daily News, 12 Apr 2014 - A second application to house a medical marijuana production facility in Chatham-Kent is slated to come before municipal council at Monday's planning meeting. A Nova Scotia numbered company is seeking a zoning bylaw amendment to allow for the production of medical marijuana in a former auto parts manufacturing facility at 566 Riverview Dr. in Chatham.
St. Thomas Times-Journal, 12 Apr 2014 - Doctor Opens Storefront For Legal Marijuana London has become the unlikely home of Canada's first storefront one-stop pot shop. Options Clinics Canada at 790 Dundas St. will assess patients and dispense authorizations for them to buy medical marijuana online from about 12 federally licensed commercial producers.
Toronto Star, 12 Apr 2014 - Though Some Councillors Feel Mammoliti Has Exaggerated Drug Usage By Teens At Events City-owned buildings at Exhibition Place will no longer host popular electronic dance music parties after its board voted 4-3 to ban them.
London Free Press, 11 Apr 2014 - A London doctor opens a storefront for legal weed on Dundas St. London has become the unlikely home of Canada's first storefront one-stop pot shop. Options Clinics Canada at 790 Dundas St. will assess patients and dispense authorizations for them to buy medical marijuana online from about 12 federally licensed commercial producers.
The Uxbridge Times Journal, 10 Apr 2014 - Applicants Still Have Long Road To Approval From Health Canada UXBRIDGE -- The Township of Uxbridge will support a proposal from a group of GTA men who want to establish a medical marijuana grow facility on a 115-acre farm off Durham Road 30.
Oliver Chronicle, 10 Apr 2014 - Medical marijuana users say they are in a state of limbo after the latest court battle halted implementation of new laws governing pot. New federal laws that would have made it illegal for medical marijuana users to grow their own plants were set to take effect April 1.
The Uxbridge Times Journal, 10 Apr 2014 - A proposal to establish a medical marijuana grow farm in Uxbridge is no doubt a harbinger of the future and the dawn of change. Regardless of whether Uxbridge ultimately becomes home to such an operation or not, evidence is growing that the marijuana plant and its derivatives offer tangible medical benefits to many patients, including those with multiple sclerosis and children who suffer life-threatening seizures.
The Rocky Mountain Goat News, 10 Apr 2014 - Health Canada announced it will fight the Federal Court's injunction allowing users of medical marijuana to continue under the old regulations. The new federal regulations for marijuana for medical purposes (MMPR) came into effect last year, but were running concurrently with the old Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR), which were to expire March 31st, 2014. The old program allowed patients to grow their own marijuana or have someone grow it for them, but these grow ops were not regulated, and the government and Health Canada claim the system was open to serious abuse.
Nelson Star, 09 Apr 2014 - The use of medical marijuana has come to council's attention and may have to be dealt with by our local law enforcement or by drafting new bylaws. At our last council committee of the whole meeting, Chief Wayne Holland gave a presentation on the new medical marijuana regulations which took effect on April 1. The new federal regulations could make current legal marijuana patients criminals. A quote in the local media states, "There are currently only 10 companies in Canada licensed to produce medical marijuana, and NPD chief Wayne Holland says his observation of the lead-up to the introduction of the new regulations indicates that when the law changes there won't be enough supply to meet the country-wide demand for medical marijuana."
Edmonton Sun, 09 Apr 2014 - On the outside, it may look like just a regular marijuana grow operation. But investigators with the province's police Green Team are coming across more grow ops with dangerous hash oil extraction labs, some of them discovered after deadly fires and explosions.
Windsor Star, 08 Apr 2014 - Re: Medical marijuana now growing in Leamington, by Doug Schmidt, March 31. In response to this article, I believe that opening up this marijuana plant wasn't a very smart idea. Leamington now has a great responsibility in making sure that this marijuana is grown and used for the right purposes only. Many things can go wrong with such a dangerous drug.
Toronto Star, 08 Apr 2014 - Once a week through the end of the mayoral election, we'll introduce you to an obscure person who is vying to be Toronto's chief magistrate. Who are you? Matt Mernagh, 40, calls himself a "disabled cannabis advocate" who spent more than five years waging a court battle to strike down Canada's marijuana laws. The St. Catharines, Ont., native has written a pot smoking guidebook and hosts a weekly webcast called Mernahuana Zone on www.vaporcentral.com. Yet Mernagh doesn't want to be defined by his pot policies. "Now is a time to expand my brand out there," he says. "Justin Trudeau talks about pot, and I want to expand beyond that." Mernagh has a brain tumour. "It causes me a lot of pain, but I don't think it would prevent me from holding public office."
Vancouver 24hours, 08 Apr 2014 - Medical marijuana clinics say so-called legal pot prescription fees could one day be covered by insurance, but for now someone has to pay the bill for lengthy patient examinations not covered by government Medical marijuana users are scoffing at pricey fees doctors are charging to get a signature for legal pot - hundreds of dollars per patient that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. says is "going through the roof."
The Rocky Mountain Goat News, 06 Apr 2014 - A federal court injunction granted last week may give medical marijuana patients a reprieve, but it is a little close to the wire. Some locals are still considering which side of the "health-or-freedom" line they will be on if the new regulations hold up. The new federal regulations for marijuana for medical purposes (MMPR) came into effect last year, but were running concurrently with the old Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR), set to expire March 31st, 2014. The old program allowed patients to grow their own marijuana or have someone grow it for them, but these grow ops were not regulated, and the government and Health Canada claim the system was open to serious abuse.
Guelph Mercury, 05 Apr 2014 - In defence of Robert Munsch What's in a name? For some people in Mount Albert, Ont., quite a lot, apparently. School officials in the community south of Lake Simcoe are dealing with a surprising pushback over plans for a new school, set to open next fall. The problem? The school's name - Robert Munsch Public School.
Toronto Sun, 05 Apr 2014 - The hero who saved a police officer's life no longer has a drug charge hanging over her. "And I won't have a criminal record," said Linda Hunt. "I am so relieved." The 54-year-old who leapt to the assistance of Peel Regional Police Const. Mike Klarenbeek and pressed on his wound to stop the bleeding says she got the good news exactly one week after being in the middle of last Friday's shooting at the courthouse in Brampton.
Abbotsford News, 04 Apr 2014 - As the city waits for provincial approval to ban commercial medical marijuana grow-ops on agricultural land, a company looking to set up a legal grow-op on the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) has applied for a business licence. Council decided on Monday to hold the application for 90 days.
Globe and Mail, 04 Apr 2014 - The oil sands have long had a reputation for being a tough place to work. Employees, mostly male, are often bunked in work camps in the middle of nowhere, away from friends and family for weeks at a time. Tales of drug and alcohol abuse have abounded for years. An entire mythology has been constructed around the belief that workers routinely drink and take drugs on the job, then resume operating some of the most dangerous equipment on the planet. But how real is that image?
Nelson Star, 04 Apr 2014 - Woman Gets $500 After Police Search Although he rejected most of her arguments, a judge has ordered the City of Nelson to pay a woman $500 in damages over a police search conducted almost five years ago.
Vancouver Sun, 04 Apr 2014 - Re: 36 fires in B. C. over the last eight years blamed on pot growing, April 2 The government claims that allowing people to grow their own medical marijuana increases the risk of fire. But the numbers in your story show the opposite. According to the Fire Chiefs' Association of B. C., "nearly a quarter" of 36 fires in the past eight years in B. C. happened in licensed medical marijuana grows. That means eight fires.