The Cannabis Patients Association of Canada (CPAC) is a not-for-profit organization with a focus on providing a voice for Canadians who use cannabis for medicial purposes.

Medical marijuana use linked to lower prescription drug use

American states that allow their residents to use marijuana for medical purposes have seen a marked decline in prescription drug use among the elderly and disabled, according to a study published Wednesday. The University of Georgia study looked at the costs...
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Ontarians not sold on LCBO weed sales, poll shows

 As the provincial government hashes out where marijuana should be sold, a new poll suggests Ontarians are deeply divided. While Premier Kathleen Wynne has suggested the LCBO may be the best place to sell recreational cannabis, the Forum Research survey...
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‘Worry About Bad Marijuana — Not Big Marijuana,’ Says D.C. Think Tank

The phrase “Big Marijuana” is tossed around a lot these days, mostly by prohibitionists struggling to stem the tide of legalization that’s washing over America. The phrase purposely links the emergence of legal, regulated cannabis to the most notorious,...
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WDGPH discusses federal legalization of marijuana

E – The board of the local public health unit agreed to send recommendations to the federal government surrounding the possible legalization of marijuana in Canada. At the June 1 Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) meeting medical officer of...
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Marijuana task force to be led by former deputy PM Anne McLellan

Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould announced today the launch of a task force to advise the Canadian government on how best to move forward with its plan to legalize marijuana. The nine-member task force will be chaired by Anne McLellan, a former deputy prime...
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Where Are the Oils?

On June 11, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada sided with the plaintiff in R v Smith, ruling that patients have a right to possess and use cannabis for medical purposes in any form, not just the dried flowers made legally available under the MMPR. By July 7, 2015...
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Can Cannabis Users Donate Blood?

The cannabis community is typically a generous bunch that loves to share (for proof, witness the altruistic glory of the communal bong). However, there’s more than one way to demonstrate goodwill towards your fellow man. Every year, on June 14th,...
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Dispensaries and the Evolution of Enforcement: A History of Failure

Toronto is not Vancouver Torontonians were warned last year, again in January, again a month ago: there is an explosion of dispensaries coming.[a] Dispensaries and activists said there was no need to organize as an industry, this is Toronto, not Vancouver they...
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Sun Life first insurer to stop treating pot users as smokers as marijuana increasingly accepted as a medicine

In a new sign of marijuana’s growing normalization in Canada, a major life insurance company has decided to treat cannabis users as non-smokers, reversing a long-standing policy and offering the group far cheaper premiums. Like its competitors, Sun Life has for...
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Ottawa is to blame for Canadians’ confusion over marijuana

Canada’s medical marijuana fiasco came into sharp relief on Thursday when police in Toronto raided 45 illegal pot dispensaries and seized hundreds of kilograms of cannabis and its related products. Activists were outraged, the police were both apologetic...
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