The City of Vancouver has received 176 applications for medical marijuana-related businesses after setting out new zoning and business licence regulations in June to address concerns related to public safety. Of these Stage One applications, 69 have the potential to be licenced as compassion clubs, while the remainder have applied
The first P.E.I medical marijuana facility is under construction. Called Canada’s Island Garden, the 24,000-square-foot facility, which will contain two floors for growing cannabis and a 3,600-square-foot office, is slated for completion in November. It is in BioCommons Research Park — a business park which caters to the bioscience industry.
Health Canada has granted Hydropothecary, CanniMed, and Tilray medical marijuana oil production licences. On July 8, 2015 the Government of Canada announced it would allow licensed producers of medical marijuana to produce and sell medical marijuana oil under new supplementary licences. This was in direct response to the June 11,
Health Minister Rona Ambrose has ordered a crackdown on groups that illegally advertise marijuana, and has reiterated the Conservative party’s pledge to keep storefront dispensaries illegal in an press release issued on Saturday. “The law is quite clear that dispensaries, whether they are online or a store-front, are illegal and
The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit involving over 40,000 people in the medical marijuana access program. Justice Michael Phelan heard the certification application in Federal Court in Halifax in June. On July 27, 2015, the Federal Court of Canada released its order and reasons granting the
Experts are predicting that Canadians who have been prescribed medical marijuana could one day see their insurance company footing the bill, following the introduction of new Health Canada rules that allow for the sale of cannabis oils. Health Canada announced revamped medical marijuana regulations earlier this month after the Supreme