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Canada’s fledgling medical marijuana industry hit by series of setbacks

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Almost a year after the federal government revamped the way medical marijuana is produced and distributed in Canada — moving from home-based operations to large-scale commercial ones — the fledgling industry continues to encounter growing pains. A trial is set to begin next month in Federal Court that will hear patients argue that the price of marijuana charged by commercial …

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Medical marijuana needs better guidance, doctors say

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Two New Brunswick doctors are speaking about the challenges of prescribing medical marijuana. Since April, it can be prescribed by any licensed physician with just a simple form, but few doctors are prescribing it in the province. The medicine has shown promise for helping people suffering from conditions including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, but because marijuana has been illegal for so …

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Pediatricians on medical marijuana: not so fast

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CHICAGO — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation’s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy. Some parents insist that medical marijuana has cured their kids’ troublesome seizures …

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Tilray, medical marijuana company, creates 275 more jobs in Nanaimo, B.C.

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Medical cannabis company Tilray is looking to create 275 more jobs in Nanaimo, B.C. and will host an information session through GT Hiring Solutions next Friday for anyone interested in the opportunities. “They are going to be looking for a wide range of jobs from customer service, janitorial, security as well as — to be expected —the horticultural and cultivating jobs,” said Barbara Davidson, GT …

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Epileptic Boy’s Parents Frustrated by Delays Plaguing Medical Marijuana Rollout

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World News Videos | ABC World News Andrea Seratti’s son Sam starts the day each morning by putting on a special helmet and medical bracelet to protect him in case he falls to the ground with a seizure. Sam, 9, was diagnosed with epilepsy last year and has suffered seizures that have not stopped despite multiple medications and even an …

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Girl, 9, takes medical marijuana fight to Texas Capitol

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AUSTIN — Alexis Bortell will tell you she’s a pretty normal kid. The 9-year old from Rowlett enjoys cartoons, playing with her younger sister and playing golf. Yet in addition to the usual concerns of a kid her age, she’s also fighting a life and death battle against epilepsy. Alexis’ father Dean Bortell, a U.S. Navy veteran, says Alexis’ first …

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Kelowna RCMP raid downtown medical marijuana dispensary

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KELOWNA – The owners of a medical marijuana dispensary in Kelowna could be charged after police seized cannabis and related products during a search warrant raid Thursday afternoon. Police say staff of the downtown Kaya Clinic were present during the raid but no arrests were made. Officers took away more than 12 lbs. of dried marijuana and dozens of marijuana …