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Hemp Farming Back in the USA

Plant rooting itself in American industry one again By Diane Walsh Solid political support behind optimistic Congressional bills in the U.S. House and Senate and the “Farm Bill,” along the successful initiatives in two states (Washington and Colorado) legalizing marijuana, spells game change. California has taken the lead in looking to register industrial hemp farmers. […]

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Patients Fight to Save Their Medicine

Lawyer John Conroy Leads Battle Against MMPR By Steve Finlay As expected, Health Canada has announced new regulations for medical cannabis, replacing the often criticized Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR). The new rules, called the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), remove some of the bad features of the MMAR. For example, they remove the […]

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New Regulations Create Chaos

Health Canada puts squeeze on patients and dispensaries By Ted Smith After over a decade of the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations, the persistent problems with the system have given the government the opportunity to justify taking the program in another direction. The new Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations throw patients under a big, fully licensed […]

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Trouble in Maritimes

Halifax club struggles after police raid By Debbie Stultz-Giffin We are endeavouring to feature one patient per province and territory this year as we share patients’ stories with the rest of the country. We will be focusing on patients who will live in fear of the repercussions of the looming MMPR, and how the loss […]