Canada

Justin Trudeau says Canada should ‘draw on best practices’ from marijuana legalization in Colorado, Washington

Source : http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01/23/justin-trudeau-says-canada-should-draw-on-best-practices-from-marijuana-legalization-in-colorado-washington/ Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau thinks there are lessons to be learned from the legalization of marijuana in some U.S. states. Sales of marijuana to adults over 21 began January 1 in Colorado as the state legalized pot for recreational purposes. Washington’s stores are expected to open ...

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Medical marijuana production in Canada set for dramatic change

Source : http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01/17/medical-marijuana-production-in-canada-set-for-dramatic-change/ Brendan Kennedy doesn’t fit the stereotypical image of a marijuana grower. Neither do his two partners at Privateer Holdings Inc., a Seattle-based venture capital firm. They are former software executives, all armed with MBAs. Mr. Kennedy, who is Privateer’s CEO, and Michael Blue, his CFO, were schooled ...

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Pricing concerns raised as Canada’s medical marijuana market readies to expand

Source : http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/pricing-concerns-raised-as-canada-s-medical-marijuana-market-readies-to-expand-1.1603499 Mark Gobuty isn’t raising cattle or cultivating corn on his farm north of Toronto — he’s growing medical marijuana. His company, The Peace Naturals Project, is one of the first to be approved by Health Canada to commercially produce and distribute dried cannabis ahead of changes next ...

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Tories to consider softening marijuana laws

Source : http://www.torontosun.com/2013/12/17/tories-consider-softening-marijuana-laws As the year ends, Justice Minister Peter MacKay is strongly hinting that steps to modernize Canada’s marijuana laws might be just around the corner. Fining pot smokers for possession of small amounts is one policy the government will likely consider. « That doesn’t mean decriminalizing or legalizing, but ...

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Injection supervisée: vers l’ouverture de quatre centres à Montréal

Source : http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/montreal/201312/10/01-4719758-injection-supervisee-vers-louverture-de-quatre-centres-a-montreal.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_BO2_quebec_canada_178_accueil_POS2 Après plus d’un an de retard par rapport aux plans initiaux, voilà que le projet se concrétise. L’Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal fera parvenir cette semaine au ministère de la Santé du Québec une demande de financement afin d’ouvrir quatre centres de services ...

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Even trace of methadone risky, court told

Source : http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1171812-even-trace-of-methadone-risky-court-told   Psychiatrist testifies at sentencing of woman in case of death caused by overdose Even a small dose of methadone can do serious harm to a person who has never used it and has not built up a tolerance, says an Annapolis Valley Health psychiatrist who works ...

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