New Brunswick


Moncton man fights to vape medical marijuana in hospital

A Moncton man dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and chronic pain is fighting for permission to vape medical marijuana while staying in the Dr. Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre.

Michel Arsenault says he was prescribed medical marijuana in 2005 to deal with chronic pain after he was injured on the job in 1999.

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Arseneault said he has tried other medication, such as methadone and morphine, but the medical marijuana is the best at handling his chronic pain. (Stephanie Skenderis/CBC)


OrganiGram Announces Closing of $3,000,000 Financing

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Sept. 10, 2015) - OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OGI)(OTCQX:OGRMF) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced non-brokered $3,000,000 financing (the "Financing").

The first $1,000,000 of the Financing has been received from Duce Holdings, LLC ("Duce") and Denaco Group Ltd., a corporation in which Denis Arsenault, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, is a director ("Denaco"). In exchange, Duce and Denaco have been issued subordinated secured debentures (the "Debentures") and 200,000 common share purchase warrants of the Company (the "Warrants").


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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