By: Joseph Jamil of Minden Gross LLP The Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (“ACMPR”), as it is drafted does not contain any restrictions as to where medical patients may consume cannabis. On the Provincial level, Ontario has not set any restrictions either. In November 2015, the Ontario government attempted to amend the Electronic Cigarette Act and the … [Read more...] about Ontarians Can Use Medical Cannabis in Public
Last week the City of Toronto squared off in court against a chain of illegal cannabis dispensaries operating within the City in a proceeding designed to shut the dispensaries down once and for all. Raids against the dispensaries thus far have only had limited success, so the City sharpened another weapon in its legal arsenal, the injunction, and moved in for the kill. In … [Read more...] about Toronto v. The Canna Clinics: A Legal Primer
Health Canada announced this past Friday afternoon that effective immediately it would be implementing a number of improvements to the licensed producer application process under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations in an attempt to expedite the application process to produce cannabis. Effective immediately Health Canada will Increase the Department’s … [Read more...] about Health Canada Expedites Application Process to Produce Cannabis
Last week, Hydropothecary and Peace Naturals joined the likes of Organigram, Mettrum, and Aurora after Health Canada’s random testing resulted in a finding of low level concentrations of myclobutanil and piperonyl butoxide pesticides in their plant leaves. Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR"), only seventeen enumerated pesticides found under … [Read more...] about Health Canada Implements Mandatory Testing for Unauthorized Pesticides
On May 9th, citizens of British Columbia will hit the polls to cast their vote in the 2017 Provincial General Election. Despite B.C.’s national reputation as a leader in cannabis policy and direction, the topic of recreational cannabis legalization has not been a live issue on the election agenda. This comes as a shock as the B.C. government that is elected next week will … [Read more...] about B.C.’s Provincial General Election: Where do the Parties Stand on Cannabis Policy?