Restrictions on pot-safety testing put public at risk, scientists warn

GREG MCARTHUR AND GRANT ROBERTSON The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016 8:53PM EDT Last updated Friday, Jul. 29, 2016 8:58AM EDT Health Canada’s restrictive approach to marijuana safety testing is putting the public at risk, a growing chorus of scientists and activists warns – saying consumers are potentially being exposed to contamination…

Unregulated medicinal-pot industry is putting consumers are risk

GLOBE EDITORIAL The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jul. 31, 2016 5:00PM EDT Last updated Sunday, Jul. 31, 2016 5:00PM EDT We don’t let you cook up medicines in your kitchen and dispense them on your front lawn, or brew moonshine in your garage and sell it from a storefront. There are all kinds of…

Globe investigation puts dispensary marijuana to the test

INVESTIGATION Globe investigation puts dispensary marijuana to the test The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016 6:00AM EDT Last updated Thursday, Jul. 28, 2016 7:11AM EDT As the federal government explores how to properly legalize marijuana, hundreds of dispensaries have sprung up in Vancouver and Toronto – all of them selling a product…

Seniors with access to medical marijuana use fewer prescription drugs: U.S. study

RONNIE COHEN Reuters Published Thursday, Jul. 07, 2016 8:52AM EDT Last updated Thursday, Jul. 07, 2016 8:53AM Physicians wrote significantly fewer prescriptions for painkillers and other medications for elderly and disabled patients who had legal access to medical marijuana, a new study finds. In fact, Medicare saved more than $165 million in 2013 on prescription…

Parents seeking cannabis treatment for daughter see door open

If Morgan Oulton’s provincial care home agrees to it, she could get the treatment By Anjuli Patil, CBC News   The parents of a 12-year-old girl with severe epilepsy and autism say the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services is now opening the door for the child to take medicinal cannabis oil at her provincial care home….

POT KIDS

A comprehensive look at the growing moral dilemna of mercy and medicine.

Compassion Petition Needs Signatures

Sign The Petition Here We are seeking help for our 12 year old daughter who suffers from intractable epilepsy (and autism). She has run out of treatment options and her neurologist has now had medicinal cannabis oil prescribed for her.  But we were forced to put her in residential care in September as we were…

Global Campaign Targets Naturopathic Health care

Homeopaths prepare to launch fight against pending federal policy change CARLY WEEKS The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 4:53PM EST Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 5:01PM EST Canada’s homeopathy community is launching a fight against a pending federal policy change that will prohibit companies from making unsubstantiated claims on certain products…

Shoppers Drugmart Eyes Life Brand MJ

GRANT ROBERTSON AND GREG MCARTHUR The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 9:15PM EST Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 9:23PM EST Canada’s biggest drugstore chain is exploring the possibility of getting into medical-marijuana sales in a move that would dramatically alter the landscape of the new industry, bringing one of the country’s…