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    CMCIA Announces Changes to Board of Directors

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday November 18th, 2014 The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association announced today that Linda Smith has stepped down from her position as Director of the CMCIA Board following her retirement from ABcann Medicinals. The Board and our members greatly appreciate Linda’s commitment and valued contribution to the establishment of the national […]


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    CMCIA Partners with Leading Physician Consortium

    OTTAWA – November 4, 2014 The Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) today announced a partnership with the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) to support, through an unrestricted grant, a 5-City Continuing Medical Education (CME) program to be held in February-March 2015. This educational initiative aims to […]


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    Broken Coast Cannabis Joins the CMCIA

    OTTAWA – September 26, 2014 On behalf of its members, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is pleased to announce Broken Coast Cannabis as its newest member. Based in Nanaimo, BC, Broken Coast Cannabis is a licensed producer (LP) under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) which […]


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    Non-smoked Forms of Ingestion for Medical Cannabis Policy

    Issue: Many patients who use cannabis for medical purposes rely on preparations and derivatives made from dried marihuana, which are not permitted for sale under the MMPR. These products include (but are not limited to): separated cannabis trichomes; solvent-extracted cannabis concentrates; cannabis-infused vegetable oils; cannabis tinctures; cannabis capsules; baked goods and food products; and others. […]


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    The CMCIA welcomes CannMedica

    OTTAWA – September 4, 2014 On behalf of its members, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is pleased to announce CannMedica Pharma Inc. as our newest member. Based in Vaughn, Ontario, CannMedica is a federally licensed producer (LP) under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). The CMCIA […]


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    The CMCIA welcomes Island Harvest as its newest member

    OTTAWA – August 12, 2014 On behalf of its members, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is pleased to announce Island Harvest as our newest member. Located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Island Harvest is an organic medical cannabis producer and a licensed producer applicant under Health Canada’s Marihuana […]


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    Agrima Botanicals joins The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association

    OTTAWA – August 5, 2014 On behalf of its members, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is pleased to announce Agrima Botanicals as our newest member. Based in Maple Ridge, B.C, Agrima Botanicals is a patient focused company with a mission to provide patients and prescribers with high quality […]


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    A Short Report on ICRS 2014

    Author: Arno Hazekamp, 2014 The International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) is a professional society for scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids. Recently – from June 29 till July 2 – the ICRS organized its 24th annual international scientific conference near Milan, Italy, with over 350 attendees. During this 4 day event many of […]


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    Letter: Cannabis as a treatment option

    Re: Medical marijuana producers attempting to woo doctors, July 24. As the directors of the association representing the majority of licensed producers in Canada, we believe it is imperative that patients with a range of chronic illnesses and severe disabilities be able to manage their conditions through a variety of treatment options, including medical cannabis. […]


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    CMCIA Response to Regulatory Amendments

    Background: The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is Canada’s leading member-driven association for Licensed Producers (LPs) of medical cannabis. We represent over 50% of producers currently licensed under the Health Canada’s Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. Our mission is to promote national standards and best practices by supporting the development, growth and integrity of […]


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    OrganiGram, Inc. Joins the CMCIA

    OTTAWA – June 25, 2014 On behalf of its members, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is pleased to announce OrganiGram, Inc. as its latest member. Headquartered in Moncton, New Brunswick, OrganiGram is a licensed producer (LP) under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) which specializes in […]


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    CMCIA Unveils Second Set of Policies

    OTTAWA – June 17, 2014 The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association unveiled two new policies on Tuesday focusing on patient verification fees – payment to physicians or physician offices for medical document verification under the marihuana for medical purposes regulations (MMPR), and on applicability of purchases made from licensed producers under the MMPR as a […]


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    Patient Verification Fees

      Payment to physicians or physician offices for medical document verification under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) Issue: Members of the CMCIA have been solicited for payment and invoiced by some physicians varied fees for the verification of patient’s medical documents as required by Health Canada under the MMPR. Payment from Industry directly […]


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    Medical Expense Policy

    CMCIA Interim Policy Until Annual General Meeting 2014 Author: MedCannAccess Applicability of Purchases Made from Licensed Producers Under the MMPR as a Medical Expense under the Income Tax Act Issue: Clients who purchase dried marihuana sold under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) should be able to claim this cost as medical expense under […]


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    CMCIA Welcomes Tilray As Newest Member

    OTTAWA – June 9, 2014 On behalf of its members, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is pleased to announce Tilray as our newest member. Tilray, based in Nanaimo, B.C, is a licensed producer (LP) under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). The CMCIA is excited to […]


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    CMCIA Elects Inaugural Board of Directors

    First Set of Industry Policies Unveiled OTTAWA – May 13, 2014 The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) announced Tuesday the election of its first Board of Directors and the creation of key working committees. Through an electronic voting system, the first ever CMCIA Board was elected, and the Interim Chair Marc Wayne was confirmed […]


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    Insurance and Provincial Drug Benefit Program Coverage

    CMCIA Interim Policy Until Annual General Meeting 2014 Author: MedCannAccess Issue: Medical marihuana should be covered by both health insurance and provincial drug benefit programs (PDBPs) for the benefit of Canada. Coverage of medical marihuana would not only provide those with low incomes the ability to access the medical product they have been authorized to […]


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    Federal Sales Tax Applicability

    CMCIA Interim Policy Until Annual General Meeting 2014 Author: MedCannAccess Issue: Dried marihuana sold under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) should be zero-rated, similar to other prescribed medications and specifically narcotics.  Zero-rating sales of medical marihuana would remove the unfair 13% tax on purchases by patients, increasing the affordability of this necessary medical […]


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    Launch of MMPR

    National association for Licensed Producers creates focal point for industry expertise, leadership. OTTAWA, April 1, 2014 New regulations governing the supply and distribution of medical cannabis are now in effect. The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) come into effect today and will fundamentally change the way Canadians access marihuana for medical purposes by moving […]

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