Entries by Ehren Richardson

The Cannabis Act Submission To The Standing Committee On Public Health

The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries issued its official response to the Standing Committee on Public Health regarding Bill C-45 also known as “the Cannabis Act”. Transitioning Canada’s Cannabis Industry.Brief While there are many issues to discuss with government regarding the Cannabis Act, CAMCD felt that the priority must be to ensure that storefront […]

Cannabis Dispensaries to Set Up Their Own Testing System

Blocked from the federal medical marijuana testing system, dispensaries are creating their own   VANCOUVER— The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) is moving to set up testing standards and protocols to ensure the safety of the cannabis member dispensaries are selling. Association President Jeremy Jacob says, “We believe consumers should be empowered to […]

Vancouver Dispensary Attacked – Police Respond

Vancouver­—The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) condemns the violent attack on two employees of the Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary (MCD) at 880 East Hastings on Friday. Our first concern is for the health of the employees and we wish them a speedy and full recovery from their injuries. This attack was cruel and disturbing for any community. […]

CAMCD Industry Meeting (January 25)

Cannabis Industry Meeting  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camcd-cannabis-industry-meeting-tickets-31407975099 Wednesday January 25, 2017 at  UBC Robson Square Room HSBC Hall C680 6:30pm – Food and networking 7:00 – 9:00pm – Meeting and Discussion   Legalization is finally coming but do you know how it will impact your dispensary?   Join us for an evening of discussion with industry leaders and […]

CAMCD Response To Task Force Report: Cannabis Legalization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  December 13, 2016 CANADIAN Dispensary Advocates Reply To Task Force Report Today the Federal Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation released their full report (A Framework for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada). The Task Force consulted with the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) to gain an […]

CFAX Interview with Dieter MacPherson (Director CAMCD)

CAMCD Director Dieter MacPherson is interviewed by Pamela McCall at CFAX on the anticipated Cannabis Legalization Report by the Federal Task Force On Legalization which unfortunately will not be publicly available. Dieter talks about what the new legalization framework might entail and the impact to the economy, enforcement, politics and the failed war on drugs.  How […]

Georgia Straight: CAMCD Dispensaries Seek Inclusive Regulation For Existing Industry

Three CAMCD trade member dispensaries are interviewed in a recent Georgia Straight article by Travis Lupick asking for recognition of a thriving cannabis economy in British Columbia that is simply asking for inclusive regulations in anticipation of the Federal Task Force’s proposed legalization framework in the Spring of 2017. Jeremy Jacob of The Village Dispensary, […]

Zach Walsh Interviewed In TIME Magazine: Cannabis Benefits Mental Health

Zach Walsh, PhD was recently interviewed for a piece in TIME on “Marijuana Appears To Benefit Mental Health: Study” by Alexandra Sifferlin. Based out of the University of British Columbia, Zach Walsh, PhD is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of cannabis and mental health.  He is also a valued advisor to CAMCD. […]

CAMCD Submits Legalization Taskforce Position Paper

Vancouver BC – CAMCD submitted its official response to the Canadian Federal Task Force on Cannabis Legalization.  The following documents represent the submission. CAMCD was invited to participate in private, round table discussions with the Federal Task Force in Vancouver, BC.  Details of the meeting are available to CAMCD members and will be discussed at the […]