FINA Appearance: Federal Budget Shouldn’t Tax Medicine

FEDERAL BUDGET SHOULDN’T TAX MEDICINE OTTAWA, ON – Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) will fight for the rights of patients at Parliamentary hearings on the 2018 budget today, arguing against a proposed sin tax on medical cannabis. Appearing before the Standing Committee on Finance, CFAMM representatives will urge MPs to amend Bill…

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Skinner Appeal Decision Response

Appeal decision in Skinner (medical cannabis coverage case) disappoints community, but the fight is not over. Decision re-ignites focus on urgent affordability challenges facing patients like Gordon Wayne Skinner. April 12, 2018 – Halifax, NS – Today, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal released a decision in Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund v. Skinner (“Skinner”) overturning the Nova…

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CFAMM Appoints James O’Hara as President and CEO

Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) is pleased to announce the appointment of James O’Hara as full-time President and CEO. James has been with CFAMM since August 2017 as Head of Partnerships and Strategy. In his new role as President and CEO, James will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and implementation of CFAMM’s strategic…

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Policy

Budget 2018: What it means for medical cannabis

Background In November 2017, the federal government announced a proposal to apply an excise/sin tax to both non-medical and medical cannabis after legalization. The excise tax is proposed to be applied at the rate of $1/gram or 10% of the product price (whichever is greater of the two) in addition to the pre-existing GST/HST sales…

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Budget 2018 Response

PATIENTS OUTRAGED TO SEE MEDICINE TAXED IN FEDERAL BUDGET TORONTO – Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) expressed outrage on behalf of patients across Canada after learning the federal budget would apply a sin tax to medical cannabis. CFAMM has been campaigning against the government’s misguided plan to tax medical and recreational cannabis…

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Poll: Majority of Canadians Opposed to Taxing Medical Cannabis

TORONTO – A majority of Canadians are opposed to taxing medical cannabis, a new Environics poll has found. According to the poll conducted in January of 2018, Canadian public opinion on medical cannabis is largely favourable, with nearly eight in ten Canadians supporting cannabis use for medical purposes (78% somewhat or strongly support), and six…

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