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  • Ex-big pharma executive behind OxyContin sells medical marijuana

    December 13, 2016

    John Stewart used to run the pharmaceutical company behind the narcotic painkiller OxyContin. Now he is banking on medical marijuana. Mr Stewart does not know which is more controversial these days, OxyContin or pot. He guesses the average person would give “a bigger negative” to the powerful and controversial painkiller that has been linked to […]

  • Seven states say Yes to marijuana, so now what’s in it for Canada?

    December 12, 2016

    While Donald Trump was winning one of the biggest upsets in American political history, other ballot measures were quietly tallying wins alongside the Donald. Americans in 7 states have now voted to enact legislation that will, to varying degrees, legitimize marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes. With a combined market value estimated at US$7.4 billion […]

  • Medical marijuana in Ottawa is cheaper by mail

    December 9, 2016

    A University of Ottawa student dropped into a marijuana shop on Rideau Street this week to buy some weed to help with her insomnia. She considered the dried bud on display in jars at Life Line Medicinals, and asked to see a variety called Girl Scout Cookies. The clerk opened the jar and she gave it […]

  • The Possible Cannabis Legalization in the Canadian Markets

    December 8, 2016

    In the United States 57% of adults say the use of cannabis should be made legal, while 37% say it should be illegal According to Pewresearch. Also according to a research report which was jointly released by New Frontier and ArcView, the shift in public opinion is expected to be the reason the legal cannabis […]

  • Health Cannabis opens shop on Water Street in St. John’s

    December 7, 2016

    A new business called Health Cannabis has taken over a vacant storefront on Water Street in downtown St. John’s. The minimal-looking business, with HC Inc. on its exterior, has a locked door and a sign that reads “members only,” and directs people to a website to register for membership. The Health Cannabis website does not call the business a “dispensary” for […]

  • Ottawa medical marijuana dispensary plans to stay open despite raids

    December 6, 2016

    An owner of one of the Ottawa medical marijuana dispensaries not targeted in a police operation last week is vowing to stay open, even if he has to take legal action to make that happen. Don Briere, owner of Weeds Glass and Gifts in Ottawa, as well as multiple similar stores in British Columbia, said […]

  • Most Canadians support Shoppers’ bid to sell medical marijuana

    Fresh on the heels of Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Companies Ltd. making a formal bid to dispense medical marijuana, most Canadians are giving the move a thumbs up. Last month the drugstore chain confirmed it had applied to Health Canada to become a licensed producer of the drug — but only for the purpose […]

  • Marijuana dispensary opens in downtown St. John’s

    December 2, 2016

    A new marijuana shop — selling products like Mary’s Triple Strength Sativa Bunnies and Chronic Kitchen Gummy Stars — has opened in downtown St. John’s. CannaLeaf St. John’s was operating Monday at 448 Water Street, and word had travelled among customers. One customer, who called the shop a “medicinal marijuana store,” told CBC News that he was […]