These new regulations will replace the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) when they come into force on August 24, 2016, and are being implemented as a result of the Federal Court ruling in the case of Allard v. These new regulations will allow for reasonable access to cannabis for medical purposes for Canadians who have been authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes by their health care practitioner.LPs' fighting for oil coverage for Veterans - Medical marijuana growers push for cannabis oil coverage for veterans Despite a Supreme Court of Canada decision that gives sick Canadians the right to use medical cannabis oils, Ottawa is reimbursing the country’s veterans for dried pot only, potentially pushing them to less healthy options of smoking or vaporizing the drug.Opinion: Expect strict laws on pot this spring - The federal Liberals shut down an NDP motion decriminalizing cannabis ahead of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s highly expected legalization program.

New cannabis regulations good news for woman living with spinal condition - A Winnipeg woman living with a spinal condition is preparing for a different approach to gardening thanks to new regulations from Health Canada.

Medical marijuana credited with turning life around for young girl from Alberta - Three years ago, during the darkest time of her life, Airdrie mom Sarah Wilkinson told her two sons to say their goodbyes to their ailing sister Mia.

Diispensaries shut out of Health Canada's new safety-testing rules - The thousands of Canadians who buy their cannabis from illegal dispensaries still have no assurance their products are safe from contaminants or as potent as advertised, even though Ottawa is changing its rules on the testing of medical marijuana.

Tweed is getting in the "just announced" home grow market - Though we can't control government policy, we can control what we do with it.

Victoria pushes ahead with marijuana dispensary regulations - Victoria city council are moving forward to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries that have popped up on city streets, in an attempt to control a booming sector.5 Leading MMPR LP CEOs Weigh in on Important Rule Changes to Canada’s Cannabis Industry Ahead - Canada MMPR LP CEOs Denis Arsenault, Neil Closner, Vic Neufeld, Terry Booth and Bruce Linton This is a big month for Canada’s federal medical cannabis program, MMPR, as Health Canada must respond to the Allard ruling by August 24th, paving the way for home grow and possibly other changes.

The program, which was officially launched on April 1, 2014, is reaching critical mass, with over 53K registered patients as of March 31st and likely more than 70K at the end of July given the strong growth rates that we reported at the end of June.

Canadian Cannabis Rules Changes Ahead: An Industry Insider Perspective on MMPR and Legalization - The balance of 2016 offers significant potential changes for the Canadian medical cannabis program, MMPR, in August as well as the first hint at what the pending legislation for the legalization to be introduced next Spring might look like when the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation publishes its report in November.

To the extent this short-term opportunity allows us, we want to help customers explore "grow at home" outside their home.

We'll rent you the space, genetics and supplies, and we'll help you to grow your own plants at our (non-MMPR) facilities. Understanding the New Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations - The way individuals access cannabis for medical purposes is changing.