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Lottery: Summary of lottery entries received by region August 20, 2019

By Drug Policy

Allocation Lottery: Topline Results

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
As set out in Ontario Regulation 468/18, the Government of Ontario gave the AGCO the mandate to hold an Allocation Lottery to determine who may apply for a Retail Operator Licence. The Lottery selection was completed on August 20, 2019 at 12:19pm EDT.

www.agco.ca/cannabis/summary-lottery-entries-received-region

Medical Federal Dispensary – Patient Questionnaire – Final

By Drug Policy

 

John W. Conroy QC:

Medical

I am attaching a “Patient Questionnaire” that I would ask all of you to send to all patients that you are aware of or are in contact with so that we can determine if there is a good satisfactory evidentiary basis for commencing an action in the Federal Court of Canada Trial Division seeking a declaration that “medical dispensary/compassion clubs” are an essential part of providing “reasonable access” for “medically approved patients” and the failure to provide for them in Part 14 of the Cannabis Act regulations is resulting in the violation of the ‘security of the person’ of these patients in an arbitrary manner contrary to s. 7 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and that the regulations are unconstitutional to that extent and seeking an Order that they be amended accordingly.

 

Please copy medicaldispensariescase@gmail.com on any emails you send to the patient’s or others that are not already on this list that you think may have contact with patients so that we can keep our contact list up-to-date and anticipate which patients we may also hear from sending completed questionnaires to that email address instead of lawyer or law firm addresses.

Download Medical Federal Dispensary – Patient Questionnaire (doc here) or (pdf here)

John W. Conroy QC
Conroy & Company
Barrister & Solicitor
2459 Pauline Street
Abbotsford, B.C.
Canada
V2S 3S1
www.johnconroy.com

 

Calgary cannabis crusader celebrates first 4-20 since legalization

By Drug Policy, News Media

April 20, 2019
Alanna Smith – Calgary Herald

image – “Kalika (left) joins dozens of participates at a 4 20 public rally while lighting up her bong and enjoying the atmosphere at City Hall. Saturday, April 20, 2019. Brendan Miller/Postmedia”

“Keith Fagan has been a lifelong cannabis crusader but as he celebrates the first 4-20 since legalization he says more advocacy work is needed to eliminate the stigma still clouding now-legal pot users.”

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/calgary-cannabis-crusader-celebrates-first-4-20-since-legalization


4-20 celebration in Calgary has a ‘different feel’ after prohibition lifted

April 20, 2019

Michael Franklin, Web Producer – CTV Calgary
April 20 has always been an unofficial holiday of sorts for cannabis users to enjoy their product and fight for its legalization. But even now that the drug is legal, some experts say the battle isn’t over.

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/4-20-celebration-in-calgary-has-a-different-feel-after-prohibition-lifted-1.43880552

Post-legalization, Alberta cannabis fans look ahead with 4-20 ‘protestival’

April 20, 2019

Emma McIntosh – Star Calgary
Omar Mosleh – Star Edmonton
EDMONTON AND CALGARY—Alberta’s first 4-20 celebration with legal cannabis felt a little less like a protest and a little more like a celebration..
https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2019/04/20/post-legalization-cannabis-users-look-ahead-with-4-20-protestival.html


Calgary Now: Is legal cannabis really coming? Part 1

April 20, 2019

Original broadcast April 26, 2016
Kevin Chorney – Shaw TV Calgary

YouTube Videohttps://youtu.be/Tt0ZhYTZpDA


Consultation: Strict regulation of edible cannabis, extracts and topicals

By Drug Policy, Government, Health Canada

From: Health Canada

Current Status: Open

This consultation opened on December 20, 2018. It will close on February 20, 2019.

We are seeking feedback on draft regulations to minimize the public health and public safety risks posed by:

edible cannabis
cannabis extracts
cannabis topicals

These cannabis products will be permitted for legal sale under the Cannabis Act no later than October 17, 2019.

Join in: How to participatehttps://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/consultation-strict-regulation-edible-cannabis-extracts-topicals.html

Health Canada Infographic:

Health Canada  Infographic

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/resources/proposed-regulations-edible-cannabis-extracts-topicals.html

 


 

Breaking down a stigma: Expert talks legalization of pot and mental health issue

By Drug Policy, News Media

September 23, 2018
Kayla Butler – 660 City News

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“We need to really strongly look at cannabis because it does help people. We know it’s helping people getting off of opiates. We know it’s helping people with mental health issues, with mood improvement, pain improvement.”

https://www.660citynews.com/2018/09/23/pot-mental-health/