Canna Farms’ Quality Assurance Person on cannabis and the MMPR
  • Canna Farms’ Quality Assurance Person on cannabis and the MMPR

    April 27, 2016

    Canna Farms’ Quality Assurance Person on cannabis and the MMPR Canna Farms is a Licensed Producer (LP) of medical cannabis under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) program. Located in Hope, British Columbia, Canna Farms was the first LP in BC to receive its license in 2014. Read more on LiftCannabis News (press […]

  • Who’s making money in the MMPR marijuana space? (SL, CGC, APH)

    April 21, 2016

    MMPR (Pink) Image by ibthx1138 Who’s making money in the MMPR marijuana space? (SL, CGC, APH) Jack Guez/AFP/Getty ImagesWhile Health Canada has issued 30 MMPR licenses since 2013, none of the reporting publicly traded companies have turned a meaningful profit yet — and more capacity is coming. Read more on Financial Post  

  • Treat Marijuana Like Alcohol… So Where Are The Pot Lounges?

    February 17, 2016

    Throughout the fight to end adult marijuana prohibition, there has been a constant refrain of “treat marijuana like alcohol”. The public is increasingly aware that marijuana is safer than alcohol and it seems only logical that if our society can handle … Read more on Marijuana Politics (blog)

  • Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson weighs in on vapour lounge

    February 15, 2016

    If there were any doubt where Mayor Jim Watson stood on the city’s first “vapour lounge”, which opened on Montreal Road recently, he put it to rest on Wednesday. “I’m not impressed with it at all,” Watson told reporters after Wednesday’s council meeting. Read more on Ottawa Citizen

  • Ottawa marijuana vapour lounge BuzzOn to reopen soon, says owner

    February 14, 2016

    Ottawa marijuana vapour lounge BuzzOn to reopen soon, says owner Despite opposition from elected officials, the medical marijuana business in the Ottawa area seems to be booming on all fronts with two vapour lounges opening up so far, the launch of the Tweed growing facility in Smiths Falls and the Hydropothecary in … Read more on […]

  • Oregon Medical marijuana dispensaries to start collecting 25 percent tax

    February 5, 2016

    Medical marijuana dispensaries to start collecting 25 percent tax House Bill 2041 authorized the tax that begins in January, and the rate is in effect for dispensary sales until December 31, 2016. Toward the end of the 2015 Legislative Session, marijuana taxation shifted from the grower level to the point of sale. Read more on […]

  • MMPR Strain Reviews of the Week Oct 25 – 31

    November 1, 2015

    Ashes80 reviews Belle by Aphria Inc.: This was my first purchase from Aphria. I had to call to get common names for strains. So here is my review of Belle (Purple Kush) I decided on this strain as I love how the purple kushy goodness helps with relaxation & sleep induction. This particular batch had what […]

  • Trina Fraser: Time to Overhaul the MMPR

    October 28, 2015

    Since last week’s election, I have been inundated with phone calls, emails and social media posts asking for my opinion on cannabis legalization. What will it look like (Will home grows be permitted? Will dispensaries be permitted? Will edibles be permitted? etc. etc.) When will it happen? Well…I have absolutely no idea. There are many […]

  • Positive Signs from the Front Lines of Health Canada’s MMPR Licensing

    October 26, 2015

    The period leading up to the recent federal election has held signs of renewed optimism for many current and aspiring MMPR applicants after a period of relative inactivity on the licensing front. In typical fashion, these positive signs of change cannot be discerned via communication from the regulator.  Instead, as has become customary with everything MMPR, […]