License to Treat Pain with Medicinal Cannabis Given the Go Ahead

A three month licence was granted on foot of an application made directly to the Minister for Health. A license to treat chronic pain with medicinal cannabis has been granted here for the first time, it has emerged. A 3-month agreement was given the gr…

A three month licence was granted on foot of an application made directly to the Minister for Health. A license to treat chronic pain with medicinal cannabis has been granted here for the first time, it has emerged. A 3-month agreement was given the green light by the Department of Health to use Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) people in constant agony. THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. - Read the entire article at Irish Mirror.

Marijuana Entrepreneur Enthused by Province’s Pot Plan, Hoping to Become Legal Dispensary

Province considers licencing private businesses to sell marijuana. Ross Barney and his business partners rolled the dice in opening a marijuana shop in downtown St. John’s — and it appears they may have won. Just 48 hours prior to the official opening of the Greenery café and head shop, CBC broke news of the province’s possible plan for legalizing marijuana. Sources say government is looking at private businesses, like the Greenery, to operate as marijuana…
Province considers licencing private businesses to sell marijuana. Ross Barney and his business partners rolled the dice in opening a marijuana shop in downtown St. John's — and it appears they may have won. Just 48 hours prior to the official opening of the Greenery café and head shop, CBC broke news of the province's possible plan for legalizing marijuana. Sources say government is looking at private businesses, like the Greenery, to operate as marijuana…

Halifax Cannabis Shop Owner Says Charges Dropped in Relation to Three Raids

In a court hearing lasting just over one minute, the Crown withdrew all charges against a Halifax marijuana advocate stemming from a series of police raids at his medical cannabis shop. Chris Enns had planned Friday to launch a constitutional challenge…

In a court hearing lasting just over one minute, the Crown withdrew all charges against a Halifax marijuana advocate stemming from a series of police raids at his medical cannabis shop. Chris Enns had planned Friday to launch a constitutional challenge under Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Nova Scotia Supreme Court. However, Crown attorney Jill Hartlen informed Justice Jamie Campbell that the charges filed under the Controlled Drugs and…

Karl-Anthony Towns Advocates for Benefits of Medical Marijuana Use

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern made news late last month when he said the NBA should remove marijuana from its banned substance use. That stance was a change in how Stern perceived marijuana, particularly as a form of medical treatment for some co…

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern made news late last month when he said the NBA should remove marijuana from its banned substance use. That stance was a change in how Stern perceived marijuana, particularly as a form of medical treatment for some conditions. Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns, in an interview with ESPN.com's Nick Friedell, says he believes the NBA should allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes in the NBA. Towns, who says…

Will Cannabis Be Legalised in the UK, Which Celebrities Support it and Where is Marijuana Legal?

You could still face a maximum five years in jail for possessing cannabis – but a campaign to decriminalise the drug is gaining momentum and is being backed by a number of famous faces. But will the regulations around the drug be relaxed in the UK and …

You could still face a maximum five years in jail for possessing cannabis - but a campaign to decriminalise the drug is gaining momentum and is being backed by a number of famous faces. But will the regulations around the drug be relaxed in the UK and where in the world is it already legal? Will cannabis be legalised in the UK? Currently anyone found possessing cannabis can be sentenced to a maximum of five…

Julian Fantino, Who Once Compared Weed to Murder, Defends Opening Medical Marijuana Business

The former Toronto police chief and politician who once compared legalizing weed to legalizing murder is defending his decision to open a company connecting patients with medical marijuana. Julian Fantino, a former Ontario Provincial Police commissione…

The former Toronto police chief and politician who once compared legalizing weed to legalizing murder is defending his decision to open a company connecting patients with medical marijuana. Julian Fantino, a former Ontario Provincial Police commissioner and Conservative veterans affairs minister, cut the ribbon for his new business Tuesday with his partner, former RCMP deputy commissioner Raf Souccar. Aleafia Total Health Network bills itself as a company that will connect patients to the "most effective…

Quebec Unveils ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Marijuana Plan: No Home-Grown Cannabis Allowed

Quebec will have zero tolerance for driving-while-high under its plan for legalized marijuana use and sale. Under draft legislation introduced Thursday, the province’s Liberal government would authorize police to test saliva samples from drivers and al…

Quebec will have zero tolerance for driving-while-high under its plan for legalized marijuana use and sale. Under draft legislation introduced Thursday, the province's Liberal government would authorize police to test saliva samples from drivers and allow police to immediately suspend the licence of anyone driving with a trace of cannabis or illicit drugs for 90 days. "Our bill introduces a new principle of zero tolerance for drugs for all drivers," said Public Health Minister Lucie…

Pot Advent Calendar Sales on Fire, Buyers Pay Up to $230 for Marijuana Holiday Treat

‘We actually didn’t think it was going to take off like this,’ says pot vendor. An unlicensed marijuana dispensary in Vancouver is struggling to keep up with sales after taking advantage of what it terms a “legal grey area” by selling a Christmas advent calendar full of medicinal pot and marijuana edibles. So far, Coast to Coast Medicinals says it’s sold more than 125 of the calendars for between $200 and $230 each. The calendars…
'We actually didn’t think it was going to take off like this,' says pot vendor. An unlicensed marijuana dispensary in Vancouver is struggling to keep up with sales after taking advantage of what it terms a "legal grey area" by selling a Christmas advent calendar full of medicinal pot and marijuana edibles. So far, Coast to Coast Medicinals says it's sold more than 125 of the calendars for between $200 and $230 each. The calendars…

The Nature of Effective Regulation

CANNABIS CULTURE – First of all, as I believe all cannabis use to be “medical” to some extent, it should definitely be the case that consumers should be getting the best product possible. This means no pathogens (mold, mildew, bacteria etc.), no heavy metals and no traces of harmful pesticides, herbicides and other industrial chemicals. I also firmly believe in people’s right to grow their own cannabis, and feel that any state that legalizes cannabis without…
CANNABIS CULTURE - First of all, as I believe all cannabis use to be “medical” to some extent, it should definitely be the case that consumers should be getting the best product possible. This means no pathogens (mold, mildew, bacteria etc.), no heavy metals and no traces of harmful pesticides, herbicides and other industrial chemicals. I also firmly believe in people’s right to grow their own cannabis, and feel that any state that legalizes cannabis without…

Pot Shops on Preston Street, Montreal Road Reopen After Police Raids

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Two of the pot shops raided by police two weeks ago are back in business. The Green Tree dispensaries on Preston Street and Montreal Road opened on the weekend. Both were sparsely stocked Monday with a few jars of dried weed selling for $10 to $14 a gram. The popular edibles — cannabis cookies, brownies, candy and pop — will be available later this week, said a clerk at one of the stores. There’s no…
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Two of the pot shops raided by police two weeks ago are back in business. The Green Tree dispensaries on Preston Street and Montreal Road opened on the weekend. Both were sparsely stocked Monday with a few jars of dried weed selling for $10 to $14 a gram. The popular edibles — cannabis cookies, brownies, candy and pop — will be available later this week, said a clerk at one of the stores. There’s no…