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Sat
22
Aug

Shatter, a powerful marijuana derivative, hits New Brunswick

Police warn of dangers of using and producing the drug that looks like peanut brittle, or taffy.

A new powerful form of marijuana has popped up in New Brunswick, and police are warning about the dangers of using and producing the drug.

Shatter, named for its often peanut brittle-like texture and tendency to break into glass-like shards, is a concentrated derivative of marijuana.

It has a THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level of between 70 and 99 per cent, said Const. Dylan Lisson, of the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force. THC is the ingredient in marijuana that produces a high.

By comparison, the THC level of standard marijuana is about five to 18 per cent, said Lisson.

Fri
31
Jul

OrganiGram Releases Q3 Financial Results and Provides Operational Update

Moncton, N.B. July 30, 2015 – OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSX-V: OGI) (OTC US:OGRMF) (the “Company”) is today releasing financial statements for the 9-month period ended May 31st, 2015.  The Company’s quarterly financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis document are available on SEDAR.

Wed
22
Jul

OrganiGram Holdings Inc.: Response to filing of Lawsuit by Marijuana For Trauma

OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OGI)(OGRMF) (the "Company")wishes to issue the following statement regarding this morning's announcement of a lawsuit filed against OrganiGram Holdings and OrganiGram Inc. by Marijuana for Trauma (MFT).

Wed
22
Jul

Medical marijuana legal battle brewing in New Brunswick

Marijuana for Trauma founder Fabian Henry alleges OrganiGram denied the not-for-profit organization its interest in trauma healing centres opened in several cities in eastern Canada. (CBC)

Marijuana for Trauma Inc., has filed a lawsuit against licensed medical marijuana producer OrganiGram Holdings Inc., over the development of Trauma Healing Centers across the country for veterans and others dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Fabian Henry, founder and president of the Oromocto-based company Marijuana for Trauma, alleges Moncton-based OrganiGram unlawfully terminated a partnership and inappropriately used proprietary information in documents filed with the Court of Queen's Bench in Fredericton on July 6.

Tue
21
Jul

Medical marijuana payouts to veterans highest in New Brunswick

New Brunswick veterans accounted for more than 42 per cent of medical marijuana reimbursements paid by Veterans Affairs Canada last year, CBC News has learned.

New Brunswick had the largest number of veterans reimbursed for medical marijuana by Veterans Affairs Canada last year, accounting for about one-third of the nation-wide total. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)

This, despite the fact that only about 4.6 per cent of all Canadian Forces veterans currently live in the province, according to estimates from the federal government.

Veterans in New Brunswick received $2,239,738 in 2014-2015, figures obtained from Veterans Affairs Canada show.

By comparison, the total payments across the country during the same period amounted to $5,225,107.

Tue
30
Jun

Inside America's Billion-Dollar Weed Business: The Grass is Greener

In a city with dispensaries as common as coffee shops, Denver is undoubtedly the epicenter of the legal marijuana movement. And if you're in the business of bud, it's a good place to be: Colorado accounted for a third of the country's 2.7 billion dollar marijuana market last year.

But with being America's fastest growing industry, comes growing pains. Marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, which has led to conflicting state laws, restrictive regulations, and endless problems for cash-only marijuana business owners and operators.

VICE News meets the investors cashing in on the green rush and finds out how fractured marijuana laws are causing the American market to miss out.

Wed
20
May

OrganiGram Completes Largest Harvest and Launches Online Doctor Portal

Moncton, N.B. May 19, 2015 – OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSX-V: OGI) (OTC US:OGRMF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has completed its second large harvest from one of the new flowering rooms and successfully increased the production yield. This harvest, consisting of over 100lbs of a variety of organically grown, non-irradiated strains, will be available to all registered clients over the next two to three weeks.

Wed
29
Apr

OrganiGram secures $5M in credit to expand medical marijuana plant

A Moncton-based medical marijuana company that went public last summer has secured $5 million in credit, which it plans to use to accelerate its growth strategy.

OrganiGram says demand for its medical marijuana is growing. (CBC)

OrganiGram Holdings Inc. has experienced a "significant increase" in patient registrations over the past few months and recently completed four new grow rooms, president Roger Rogers said in a statement on Wednesday.

The new rooms are expected to be in operation by the end of June, pending inspection by Health Canada, he said.

"We are very pleased to have negotiated a non-dilutive form of financing," said Rogers, referring to two letters of interest that will provide long-term debt totalling $5 million.

Wed
15
Apr

Medical marijuana prescription 'gap' challenged

The ability of people to fill medical marijuana prescriptions directly with a government-approved grower, rather than a pharmacist, creates difficulty for physicians trying to keep tabs on a patient, says the registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.

Dr. Ed Schollenberg, registrar of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick, opposes the medical marijuana dispensing system, approved by the federal government, which gives patients a direct route to the approved drug suppliers. (CBC)

"We end up with a gap in the information that's available to us if there's a problem," said Dr. Ed Schollenberg. "And more specifically, a gap in the information that might be available to a physician if there might be a problem."

Mon
13
Apr

Medical marijuana prescription challenged by dead man's family

A New Brunswick family has some tough questions over the prescribing and use of medical marijuana. They believe it may have played a part in the death of a husband and father.

Steve Saunders of Fredericton was prescribed medical marijuana to help him cope with an old shoulder injury and they claim that under its influence he became manic.

He lost control of his life, drove away family and friends, emptied his savings and eventually killed himself.

In March 2014, Saunders was given a one-year prescription for 10 grams a day of medical marijuana, enough for about 16 joints. He started taking the marijuana the following month.

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