Shoppers Drugmart approved for online medical cannabis sales

Under the current Health Canada regulations for medical cannabis, the only method of legal distribution of cannabis is by mail order from licensed producers directly to patients. Health Canada has updated its list of authorized cannabis sellers and producers, according to which, the pharmacy can sell dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds … Continued

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Ontario police to socially shame impaired drivers

Due to increasing numbers of impaired drivers on local roads, two southern Ontario police forces have resorted to public shaming as a strategy to potentially deter future offenses. Two police services operating north of Toronto, York Regional Police and the South Simcoe Police Service, said they have observed a steady augmentation in the numbers of … Continued

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Suncor to implement random testing in 2019

Starting in the first quarter of 2019, workers and contractors of Suncor Energy will be subject to random alcohol and drug tests. Suncor Energy, a Canadian integrated energy company based in Calgary, Alberta, specializes in the production of oil and natural gas in Western Canada, and operates multiple refineries across the country. The jobs subject … Continued

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Zero tolerance possible for Canadian factory workers

Canadian factory workers at risk for termination or employment refusal for recreational marijuana use The recreational use of cannabis became legal on October 17, 2018, under the federal Cannabis Act. As such, Canadians aged 18 years or older can legally possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis in its dried or “equivalent non-dried form” … Continued

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Opioid crisis worsens in British Columbia

Canada has been undergoing an opioid crisis, and unfortunately it is not improving. According to recent information put out by the Public Health Agency of Canada, from January 2016 to March 2018, an average of nearly ten people die every day due to an illicit drug overdose. Although this crisis affects all of Canada the … Continued

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DATAC offers Free Basic Cannabis course

Here at DATAC we are always trying to create content that will be of help to the public. One of our major goals is to be the answer to the public’s questions in and around the topic of drug and alcohol testing in Canada. This October brought about many huge changes in the industry and … Continued

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Safer opioid system wins award in Marathon, ON

A small town clinic in Marathon, ON, has taken big steps towards improving the procedure for opioid prescriptions with the implementation of the HARMS system. This small town clinic implemented the HARMS system (High-yield Approach to Risk Mitigation and Safety), led by Dr. Ryan Patchett-Marble which has required those with chronic pain who are using … Continued

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Drug treatment court to open in Newfoundland

Newfoundland’s minister of Justice and Public Safety, and Attorney General the Honourable Andrew Parsons, announced yesterday the establishment of the Drug Treatment Court in St. John’s. This court will begin taking cases on November 30th. This new Drug Treatment Court has been created with the goal of offering an alternative approach to those who have … Continued

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Cannabis users and growers still turning to black market

As the legalization of cannabis settles in, coming up on the one month mark, there are many challenges which have arisen in the legal sales arena. There have been issues across the country with the legal dispensaries, either online (ON) or store fronts (NB, QC) running out of product and experiencing website glitches. These bumps … Continued

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