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Canada: Rona Ambrose named new Health Minister

In Regulatory, Top Stories by David Silverberg

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shuffled his cabinet this week, appointing Rona Ambrose as the country’s Health Minister. Ambrose previously headed the Status of Women and Public Works department and still remains Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board Cabinet committee and Minister of Western Economic Diversification. Ambrose, 44, has been a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons from Edmonton–Spruce …

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Canada finalizes rules for medical marijuana; mail-order cannabis coming

In Regulatory, Top Stories by David Silverberg

The Harper government revealed new changes to medical marijuana regulations to be implemented April 2014. Pharmacies are no longer allowed to sell medical marijuana to licensed patients, and instead patients will have to receive their marijuana via mail order. In other versions of the regulations, pharmacies were asked to distribute the product just like other medications, but pharmacists said they …