Medical marijuana business no gold rush

Medical marijuana business no gold rush

THE VANCOUVER SUN

The gold rush excitement created by Health Canada licensing medical marijuana businesses appears to be cooling, in part because of B.C.’s illegal dispensaries and pot users who are challenging federal government rules in court.

Winnipeg police raid marijuana store, arrest owner

Winnipeg police raid marijuana store, arrest owner

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Winnipeg police have moved to close a controversial medical marijuana shop in the city, going so far as to remove the sign hanging from a shingle over the “Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters.”

Medical marijuana to be covered by benefits soon, experts say

Medical marijuana to be covered by benefits soon, experts say

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Canadians who have been prescribed medical marijuana could one day see their insurance company footing the bill, experts predict, following the introduction of new Health Canada rules that allow for the sale of cannabis oils.

Nanaimo medical-pot grower decries ‘kickbacks’

Nanaimo medical-pot grower decries ‘kickbacks’

TIMES COLONIST

The CEO of a Nanaimo-based medical-marijuana producer says physicians and specialized clinics are receiving “kickbacks” from licensed pot producers as an incentive for writing prescriptions or referring patients, a practice that violates professional medical standards.

Doctors being paid for medical marijuana referrals, company says

Doctors being paid for medical marijuana referrals, company says

THE STAR

A major producer of medical marijuana says doctors and specialized clinics are receiving kickbacks from some licensed pot producers in exchange for sending them patients, a practice the company calls unethical and a violation of professional medical standards.

Pot producers pay MDs fees for patient referrals

Pot producers pay MDs fees for patient referrals

METRO NEWS

A major producer of medical marijuana says doctors and specialized clinics are receiving kickbacks from some licensed pot producers in exchange for sending them patients, a practice the company calls unethical and a violation of professional medical standards.

Licensed medical marijuana growers say clinics pushing for referral fees

Licensed medical marijuana growers say clinics pushing for referral fees

THE GLOBE & MAIL

One of Canada’s largest licensed medical marijuana producers says it has repeatedly been hit up by specialized clinics asking for money in exchange for referring patients to them – a practice that underscores the lack of clear rules governing the relationship between consumers, their doctors and growers in the nascent industry.