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Tue
21
Jul

Medical marijuana activists protest pot-store closure at police HQ

WINNIPEG – Marijuana users were doing more than blowing smoke outside Winnipeg police headquarters Monday morning. They were protesting the closure of Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters, a marijuana store on Main Street.

A handful of people lit up joints outside the Public Safety Building in Winnipeg Monday to show their displeasure with police for closing the store two weeks after it opened.

Glenn Price, the store owner, said he only provides marijuana to people with appropriate medical documents. He plans to reopen the store at 11 a.m. Tuesday despite the shutdown, and supporters have promised to build a human chain barring police from the store.

 

Mon
20
Jul

Cannabis Semantics

Prohibition is based upon "Double Speak"

In scientific terms, the correct word is Cannabis. Sativa is simply Latin for 'cultivated': as in cannabis sativa (L). Using the terms marijuana, pot, marihuana or even hemp obscures the reality and taxonomical origins of the species.  Artificial divisions are created and thus maintained by the Ministry of Truth.

How often do we see in the mainstream media, "Hemp is a cousin to marijuana."  This is nonsense and it is deliberate deception.

Mon
20
Jul

Health Canada Increases Mettrum's Licensed Production Capacity

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jul 20, 2015) - Mettrum Health Corp. ("Mettrum" or the "Company") TSX VENTURE:MT)(TSX VENTURE:MT.WT), a vertically integrated agri-pharmaceutical company focused on research, development, production and distribution of medical cannabis products, is pleased to announce that Health Canada has approved the amendment to increase production capacity from 12 to 45 rooms at its Agripharm ("Mettrum Creemore") facility, representing an increase in production capacity of nearly 300%, effective immediately.

Mon
20
Jul

"Smoke-in" planned for police HQ, Winnipeg

A “smoke-in” in support of Winnipeg’s only medical marijuana dispensary is planned to take place just outside Winnipeg police headquarters Monday morning.

The peaceful protest at the Public Safety Building on Princess Street follows two visits Glenn Price said police made to his store, Your Medical Marijuana Headquarters, on Tuesday and Thursday of last week. The store owner says police are trying to force him to stop selling the medical weed because he has not been approved by Health Canada.

Mon
20
Jul

The Great Canadian Cannabis Catch-Up

In a decade and a half of practising law, I’ve never come across an industry changing and evolving as rapidly as Canada’s medical cannabis industry.  It’s fascinating, but it’s also time-consuming to stay abreast of everything that’s going on.  So in case you blinked recently, here’s a quick update on my ‘top ten’ list of current issues:

Sun
19
Jul

Canadian medical marijuana producers have international aspirations

TORONTO - As Canada's burgeoning medical marijuana industry ignites, a number of local pot producers are looking to take their homegrown expertise abroad.

"With the cannabis market across the world expanding and opening up, that's presenting opportunities for Canadian producers," says Neil Closner, the chief executive of Toronto-based MedReleaf Corp.

Analysts say Health Canada's strict quality controls make exporting plants grown in Canada to other jurisdictions a cost-prohibitive proposition. Instead, Canadian producers are looking to take what they have learned at home and set up new corporate entities in other countries.

Sun
19
Jul

This Robot Is Hitchhiking Across the US (Please Don't Steal His Boots)

If you happen to see a robot on the side of the road this summer, don’t be afraid to pick him up. That’s just hitchBOT, a friendly hitch-hiking robot trying to make his (her? its?) way from Boston to San Francisco.

Designed by Canadian researchers, hitchBOT is part art project, part social experiment. Can robots trust humans? Or, perhaps more importantly, can drivers trust hitchBOT?

If you see hitchBOT along the side of the road or outside a coffee shop, you’re free to take him with you. He just wants to see the country — from Times Square to the Grand Canyon, and everywhere in between. HitchBOT can’t move on his own, so once you get tired of dragging him around, feel free to pass him off to a friend or stranger. Or just leave him out in a public place.

Fri
17
Jul

Marijuana plant found in Swift Current flower planter

REGINA — Amid the flowers in a downtown Swift Current planter this week were buds of another kind.

On Monday, RCMP weeded a suspected marijuana plant from a flower pot in the 300 block of Central Avenue North.

Suspected, said City RCMP Staff Sgt. Gary Hodges, because “we didn’t send it away for analysis, nor are we going to.” But “it looked like it based on our experience.”

RCMP seized and disposed of the plant.

Hodges has “no clue” how it got there.

“There’s all kinds of speculation: Did somebody plant it there as a joke? I don’t know where the city gets their plants from — did somebody at the greenhouse nursery put it (there)? There’s numerous, millions of ways it could have got there.”

Fri
17
Jul

Medical marijuana shop faces closure just weeks after opening

A medical marijuana shop in Winnipeg could be forced to close its doors, but a Winnipeg city councillor says that’s the wrong approach.

Your Medical Marijuana Headquarters opened on July 1.

Owner Glenn Price said police have been in this week warning him and his customers that they could face arrest. Winnipeg police won’t comment but say an investigation is ongoing.

The federal government said stores like this are breaking the law.

But Vancouver is regulating them and Coun. Ross Eadie said Winnipeg should do the same.

Eadie, the Mynarksi representative, said it’s high time the city govern these shops because there is no zoning rule or bylaw precluding them from operating.

Fri
17
Jul

Australian family pins health hopes on cannabis in Victoria

Bobby Fulton is a cannabis-oil evangelist. The Australian woman uprooted her family two weeks ago to spend the summer in Victoria so her two daughters suffering a rare degenerative lung disease could get a steady, legal supply of the drug.

The family of seven has been given free accommodation in Victoria and free cannabis by a local marijuana advocate and says it is now taking advantage of last month’s Supreme Court ruling ensuring a patient’s right to consume cannabis derivatives, which Ms. Fulton credits with extending her daughters’ lives.

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