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Native American Tribe in California Announces Plan to Grow Medical Marijuana

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A Native American tribe from the renowned California marijuana-growing region known as the Emerald Triangle has announced a plan to open a 2.5-acre indoor growing facility on their land. The 250-member Pinoleville Pomo Nation, located in Mendocino County, is the first tribe to say they will grow and sell medical marijuana in California. The move follows new Department of Justice …

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Federal ad policy impedes doctors, medical marijuana growers say

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Licensed medical marijuana producers say federal advertising rules pertaining to the drug are impeding their ability to adequately inform doctors and patients of treatment options. In November, Health Canada issued warning letters to 20 licensed producers about their advertising practices, telling them they had until Jan 12, 2015, to come into compliance with prohibitions against the advertising of cannabis laid …

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Public told to contact police with concerns over marijuana firm

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Health Canada is instructing anyone with concerns about CEN Biotech – the company seeking to become the country’s largest medical marijuana producer – to contact police or securities regulators. The unusual request comes as allegations of misrepresentation, stock manipulation and falsified documents swirl around the company and its top executive. Health Canada said it can’t comment on the status of …

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FV Pharma Inc.’s medical marijuana facility nearly completed at former Kraft plant in Cobourg

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COBOURG — Standing inside a newly renovated section of the former Kraft plant in Cobourg, Thomas Fairfull is optimistic his company will soon be licensed to produce medical marijuana under Health Canada guidelines. The president and CEO of FV Pharma Inc., a Whitby-based company, Mr. Fairfull said renovations inside a 25,000-square-foot section of the William Street plant were undertaken in …

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Canadian lawyers scent profit as medical marijuana industry prepares to go legit

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Most conversation between two lawyers that include the word “marijuana” also involve other words such as “charges”, “defendant” and “sentencing”. But when Hugo Alves, a partner at Bennett Jones – one of Canada’s largest corporate law firms – chats about the drug with his associate, Michael Lickver, they are more likely to be discussing investment opportunities, exports and quality control. …

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How medical marijuana can help veterans suffering from PTSD

In Advocacy, PTSD, Top Stories by David Silverberg

A new report found how medical marijuana can help combat the many symptoms associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. But how accessible is the medicine for those who need it most? A Israeli study tested the effects of THC (the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) on 10 patients with severe PTSD, as MediJean writes. They were given 5 mg of THC oil …

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Study: Medical marijuana compound can help treat breast cancer

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Recent findings published in the British Journal of Pharmacology have shown that treatment with CBD (cannabidiol) compounds found in marijuana may reduce the spread of breast cancer throughout the body by up to 75%. In all the studies mentioned in this article, the scientists used mice with different cancers and injected or otherwise gave them quantities of medical marijuana compounds. …

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Canadian toddler needs cannabis oil to stop seizures

In Children, Top Stories by David Silverberg

A two-year-old girl in British Columbia suffers as many as 200 seizures daily, but when she is administered cannabis oil, she enjoys a seizure-free life. According to the Globe & Mail, the oil being used by Kyla Williams includes high amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) the main ingredient in medical marijuana, and almost no psychoactive ingredients. Recently, the girl’s grandfather spoke publicly …