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    Cannabis Canada supports Task Force report

    Cannabis Canada Association supports the report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation OTTAWA, ONTARIO, December 16, 2016. Cannabis Canada, the leading organization of Health Canada Licensed Producers of cannabis, commends the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation for its thorough and thoughtful approach to a complex issue and supports many of […]


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    Task Force Report December 2016

    A FRAMEWORK FOR THE LEGALIZATION AND REGULATION OF CANNABIS IN CANADA THE FINAL REPORT OF THE TASK FORCE ON CANNABIS LEGALIZATION AND REGULATION Government of Canada http://cann-can.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Task-Force-report-Dec-2016.pdf


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    Cannabis Canada available for media interviews

    Cannabis Canada Association available for media interviews regarding cannabis legalization and regulation report Cannabis Canada, the leading organization of Health Canada Licensed Producers of Medical Cannabis, is available for on the record media interviews regarding the report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation. Media Contacts Colette Rivet 613-407-1080 colette.rivet@cann-can.ca About Cannabis Canada […]


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    Veterans Affairs Canada’s New Reimbursement Policy

    Cannabis Canada Responds to Veterans Affairs Canada’s New Reimbursement Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes   OTTAWA, ONTARIO, November 25, 2016 – Cannabis Canada Association, the voice of Canada’s Licensed Producers, acknowledges the intent of the Veterans Affairs Canada’s new reimbursement policy on cannabis for medical purposes and applauds the department’s recognition of the need […]


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    Letter to Editor of The National Post

    Link to Article:         http://news.nationalpost.com/features/o-cannabis-black-market-to-grey October 14, 2016 The Editor The National Post Re: “Black Market To Grey” by Brian Hutchinson   Dear Editor: The Post’s report correctly notes that illegal, unregulated marijuana dispensaries are proliferating in Canada, and highlights a concern that “designated growers” under current and past federal regulations may be supplying these […]


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    Memorandum

    Date: October 4, 2016 To: House of Commons Standing Committee on Health From: Cannabis Canada Association Subject: Submission Regarding Access to Medical Cannabis and a National Pharmacare Plan   Introduction Fairness and universal access to healthcare are fundamental Canadian values. Canadian patients must have equitable access to their prescribed medicine in all health-care settings, based […]


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    Statement from Health Canada on the Testing of Marijuana

    September 21, 2016 Ottawa, ON Health Canada OTTAWA – Health Canada’s position on the risks of obtaining cannabis from dispensaries has been consistent: these facilities are unlicensed by the federal government, illegally supplied, and sell product that may be contaminated or otherwise unsafe. The only legal commercial source of safe, quality-controlled cannabis for medical purposes […]


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    In Wake of Explosion at Illegal Dispensary, Cannabis Canada Association Urges Swift Action by All Levels of Government to Minimize Further Harm to Communities

    August 24, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – In the wake of the explosion on Friday night at an illegal marijuana dispensary in the Forest Hill neighbourhood of Toronto, Cannabis Canada Association, the leading organization of Canada’s Licensed Producers of Medical Cannabis, reminds the federal government that there is no time to waste in putting in […]


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    Cannabis Canada Association responds to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

    Response to Public Consultations:  Toward the legalization, regulation and restriction of access to marijuana The Task Force issued a Discussion Paper to support its consultations on key questions related to the legalization, regulation and restriction of access to marijuana. In it are set forth the Government of Canada’s objectives for a new regime for legal […]


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    Canadian marijuana dispensaries on the rise

    Cam Battley, Chair of Cannabis Canada Association Advocacy Committee, discusses the rise of marijuana dispensaries in an interview with Canada AM. Watch the video here.


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    Do Licensed Producers Benefit from the Toronto Dispensary Raids?

    James McClure talks with Cam Battley, Chair of Cannabis Canada Association Advocacy Committee, about the raids in Toronto this spring. Read the article here.


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    Cannabis Canada Association Supports Intent of Government of Canada’s new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)

    August 12, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Cannabis Canada Association, the leading organization of Canada’s Licensed Producers of Medical Cannabis, is supportive of the government’s attempt to meet the court’s demands through its recently announced Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The Association is also supportive of increased access to medical cannabis for […]


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    Canada’s Island Garden Joins Cannabis Canada Association

    Medical Cannabis Industry Association Welcomes 17th Member July 25, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Cannabis Canada Association is pleased to announce Canada’s Island Garden as the Association’s newest member. Canada’s Island Garden, based in Charlottetown is Prince Edward Island’s first Licensed Producer under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. With the addition of Canada’s […]


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    CMCIA Changes Name to Cannabis Canada Association

    Evolution to Prepare for Both Medical and Consumer Cannabis Markets May 18, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is pleased to announce that its member Licensed Producers have voted to change the Association’s name to Cannabis Canada Association (Cannabis Canada). The change is designed to reflect the Association’s evolving mandate, in […]


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    CMCIA Elects New Board of Directors

    April 14, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is pleased to announce that its membership has elected a new Board of Directors for 2016-2017. Each of the new Directors is a senior executive at a Licensed Producer of medical cannabis under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). […]


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    CMCIA Responds to Pharmacists’ Proposals On Distribution Of Medical Cannabis

    April 7, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) responded today to a call by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) for pharmacy to play a role in the management and distribution of medical cannabis. The CMCIA believes that pharmacy may in the future play a constructive role as a complementary […]


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    Green Relief and Supreme Pharmaceutical Join Cannabis Industry Association, Bringing Membership to 17 Companies

    OTTAWA, April 6, 2016 – The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) has announced that two new members have joined the Association. Green Relief Inc., based in Flamborough, Ontario, and Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc., with a head office in Toronto and a seven acre hybrid greenhouse in Kincardine, Ontario, are licensed to produce medical cannabis under Health […]


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    Medical Cannabis Producers Shocked, Concerned by New Ontario Vaping Rules

    Proposals Unfair to Patients and Scientifically Unsound OTTAWA, March 10, 2016 – The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) has expressed serious concerns regarding the Ontario government’s proposals, via amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Electronic Cigarettes Act, to ban the use of vaporized medical cannabis in all enclosed public places, enclosed workplaces, and specified outdoor areas. The Association believes Ontario’s proposed legislative […]


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    CMCIA Statement Regarding Allard Decision

    February 25, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – CMCIA thanks the Federal Court and Justice Phelan for the ruling on the Allard case, and will review it in detail. Per the ruling, the status quo for medical cannabis in Canada will continue for at least six months, while the federal government considers how to respond, and […]


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    OrganiGram Joins CMCIA

    Medical Cannabis Industry Association Welcomes 15th Member January 19, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) has announced that OrganiGram Inc. is re-joining the Association as a member. OrganiGram, based in Moncton, New Brunswick, is licensed to produce and sell medical cannabis under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations […]


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    CMCIA Calls on Federal Government to Address Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries – Government Action Needed to Protect Public Health and Safety

    OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2016 – The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA), which represents cannabis producers licensed and inspected by Health Canada, is calling on the federal government to address the proliferation of illegal marijuana dispensaries in Canada, in order to protect public health and public safety. On January 11th, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Paul Walker ruled that operating a marijuana […]


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    CMCIA Welcomes New Member Company

    Aphria Inc. Joins Medical Cannabis Industry Association January 14, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario – The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is pleased to welcome Aphria Inc. to the Association. Aphria, based in Leamington, Ontario, is licensed to produce and sell medical cannabis under Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR). With the addition […]


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    CMCIA Appoints New Executive Director

    Colette Rivet to Lead Medical Cannabis Industry Association January 13, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) has announced the appointment of Colette Rivet as the new Executive Director of the Association. Ms. Rivet is an experienced association leader with a deep background in health […]

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