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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.

Thu
02
Apr

OrganiGram growing jobs in Moncton

A medical marijuana company has job opportunities budding in Moncton.

Nico Hache inspecting a mother plant. Credit-Johnny Cullen

OrganiGram Holdings Inc. is a licensed marijuana grower in Moncton, New Brunswick. They are the only company of their kind east of Ottawa and employ almost 30 people.

CEO Denis Arsenault says that their success is due in part to the company’s all organic policy. “We feel very comfortable that at the end of the day in terms of the quality of the product in term of the user experience, we’ll be superior with an organic product,” said Arsenault.

Since opening in March of 2014, the company has been growing. They recently moved into a larger location and are looking to almost double their staff.

Tue
17
Mar

OrganiGram Announces Increased Production and Exceptional Patient Growth

Moncton, N.B. March 16, 2015 – OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSX-V: OGI) (OTC US:OGRMF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed an initial harvest from one of the three newly constructed grow rooms that were approved by Health Canada in December 2014. As a result, the Company has significantly increased production, available strains, and has been able to increase its registered patient list by 250%. It is anticipated that this growth will continue over the coming weeks with a further doubling of our active patients.

Fri
13
Mar

Moncton's OrganiGram gets off to a blazing start

Moncton company is 1 of only 16 in the country that makes and sells medical marijuana

Moncton company OrganiGram is mixing marijuana and jobs.

The legal marijuana grower has created 30 jobs since setting up shop and it says another 25 are on the way in April.

OrganiGram is one of only 16 companies in the country that makes and sells medical marijuana.

The company mailed out its first major shipment of marijuana just a few weeks ago and it has eight different strains currently in production.

The plants grow in the sterile facility with the help of controlled heat, lights and humidity, while staff trim the plants. The buds produced are then dried, sold to patients and shipped through Canada Post.

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