Patient organization calls on medical cannabis industry to cease unethical pricing practices

November 22, 2016 – Waterloo, Ontario – On November 16, 2016, Vice News published an article, “Veteran Medical Marijuana Benefits Are Costing Canada a Fortune”, on the skyrocketing use and cost of medical cannabis among Canadian veterans. The article uncovered industry practices that artificially inflate pricing for veterans’ medical cannabis as well as unethical referral…

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Patients who use cannabis for medical purposes speak to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

Experiences of medical cannabis patients provide the Task Force with the insight necessary to prioritize patients’ needs TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – October 18, 2016) – Patients who use cannabis for medical purposes had the opportunity today to directly address the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation about their issues and concerns as the Task…

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Leading patient advocacy groups give recommendations to federal government task force on rules for medical cannabis as it examines legalization for recreational use

Three key points for medical cannabis patients: Simple and safe access to quality product; affordability, enabling drug insurance and eliminating sales taxes; more research to define doses and understand best uses TORONTO, Ontario – August 29, 2016 – Three leading Canadian patient advocacy groups, along with 14 signatories, today presented to the federal government’s Task…

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Medical cannabis patients regain right to grow at home: Patients’ needs still unmet

WATERLOO, ON, Aug. 11, 2016 /CNW/ – Today, Health Canada introduced revised medical cannabis regulations related to the Allard case, the Federal Court case that struck down the unconstitutional Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) due to concerns around inadequate access and home growing. The revised Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations announced today…

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Press Release: Patient groups call for equitable access to medical cannabis

Recommendations provide guidance around affordability, research and other issues to ensure fair access to medical cannabis OTTAWA – May 9 2016 – Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM), a federal non-profit, medical cannabis patient rights organization, today issued a set of recommendations to guide federal decision-makers on the needs of medical cannabis patients.…

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Helping Patients Access their Medication – Aphria Partners with CFAMM on Insurance Support Program

LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 1, 2016) – Aphria Inc. (“Aphria” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:APH) is partnering with non-profit organization Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) to provide insurance claim support and educational services to Aphria patients. The partnership agreement is effective immediately. In Canada, medical cannabis is only covered by insurance plans for certain…

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