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Leafly List: The Best Cannabis Dispensaries in Ontario, October 2016

THE LEAFLY LIST: ONTARIO

October 2016

The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every month. This region-specific version is designed to provide helpful, community-based information for cannabis consumers looking for the most relevant dispensaries in Ontario, Canada. It highlights the most talked-about locations in the territory based on customer feedback metrics* and reviews of each location’s quality, service, and atmosphere. Check out the Leafly List FAQ for more information on how dispensaries are ranked.

The Leafly List is based on 100% objective customer feedback and data collected by Leafly. Businesses CANNOT pay for a spot on the list.

897 Dundas St W Toronto, Ontario

Pure Releaf medical marijuana dispensary in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Pure Releaf is a sister brand of Natural Releaf, focusing on keeping high-quality cannabis affordable for patients. The team decided to open the store after witnessing firsthand the effects of prescription medications on so many individuals. At the Dundas store, customers love the central location, efficient service, and products tested for quality and contaminants.

Index: 98.34

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“The awesomest [dispensary] with the best staff.” –ti06

Toronto, ON CA

Pure Releaf – Pape Toronto Ontario Canada Medical Marijuana Dispensary – Leafly List

Pure Releaf is a sister brand of Natural Releaf, focusing on keeping high-quality cannabis affordable for patients. The team decided to open the store after witnessing firsthand the effects of prescription medications on so many individuals. At the Pape location, customers love the strain selection, personable budtenders, and comfortable atmosphere.

Index: 96.74

Last Month: #32

What People are Saying:

“Love that this dispensary has moved into my ‘hood!!! Amazing [selection] of rare strains, some hard-to-get indicas that I have been eager to try for my chronic arthritic pain. It was amazingly easy to get set up, the bud-tenders were friendly and [knowledgeable] and they really helped me out by steering me to the right kind of medicine!” –CommieMomma

118 George St Hamilton, Ontario

MMJ Canada - Hamilton medical marijuana dispensary in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

MMJ Canada leverages a sincere belief in cannabis’s potential to help patients of all kinds as the location educates members and potential members on the benefits of medical marijuana for different conditions. Friendly service and a wide selection of flower, concentrates, and edibles are available to patients at the Hamilton location.

Index: 95.94

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“I have nothing but good things to say about this place…Great store, great ppl, great vibe.” –StrandedinTO

793 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario

Cannabis buds in wooden bowls

Canna Clinic opened in 2012 to serve qualified medical marijuana patients in the Toronto area. It stocks its menu with a wide variety of products and its well-informed staff is ready to answer any of your questions.

Index: 95.83

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“Amazing place, great staff.” –Bigsmoke40

17 Church Street Toronto, Ontario

Jars containing cannabis buds

Canna-Connoisseurs is a premium cannabis dispensary in Toronto. Its menu features a high standard for flowers, tinctures, and concentrates. The staff is knowledgeable and works tirelessly to provide a luxury experience.

Index: 95.42

Last Month: #5

What People are Saying:

“IMPECCABLE. 20/10 You feel like you’re in some kind of day spa waiting room, where you sit on nice leather couches, and wait to be ushered into the back room, which I swear to God has the largest number of strains I’ve ever seen in my life…as well as an excellent selection of concentrates and other varieties of awesome stuff! Staff are very [knowledgeable] and friendly! Good price range, and even with the more expensive strains, everything is done so professionally that you honestly feel you’re getting your money’s worth. Sign up was painless also. Fantastic!” –RIPFXR

66 Nassau St.Kensington Market Toronto, Ontario

Cannabis leaves

Toronto Cannabis Dispensary is known for providing members with safe and friendly access to high-quality cannabis. Its extensive menu caters to all patient needs, and the quality and customer service are something the location takes great pride in. Come in, look, smell, and inspect the flowers you want before making a purchase.

Index: 94.73

Last Month: #13

What People are Saying:

“After using a less-than-savory dispensary in the city, I found TCD by happenstance in Kensington today. The staff were amazing and knowledgeable, their stock was something I could only dream of, and the atmosphere was professional. As a MMPR holder, and someone with chronic illness I will definitely be using their services and support from now on.” –femmenista

Toronto, ON CA

Just Compassion Toronto Ontario Canada Medical Marijuana Dispensary – Leafly List

Just Compassion offers a strain or concentrate for every medical need, and budtenders are eager to steer patients in the right direction. Pricing is more than fair and visitors to the store love the on-site vape lounge, designed to double as a cannabis resource center.

Index: 94.7

Last Month: #31

What People are Saying:

“the most informative dispensary where the patients are always first. compassionate pricing and a friendly staff are all bonuses. what’s really different is the fact that they actually care and listen. they offer the cheapest doctor consultation available in the city, and offer it for free if you have a life threatening illness. 10/10” –sk3l3tor416

529 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario

Handling cannabis buds

Mother Earth Dispensary is located in the heart of downtown and serves patients by providing a wide variety of strains, edibles, and accessories. The store and team members exude professionalism and aim to educate patients to the point that they feel comfortable and empowered.

Index: 94.6

Last Month: #6

What People are Saying:

“Out of convenience, I began using a another dispensary a couple of months ago, but after some bad experiences with the competition I will definitely be returning to MED in the very near future! The staff were always very pleasant and the flowers (favs include El Jeffe and Love Potion #9) are really excellent quality!” –leanlemmy

Toronto, Ontario

Fresh cannabis buds

MariCare prides itself on the quality of products and service it offers. Mail orders made by 12:30 p.m. are guaranteed to go out that day via expedited delivery. Orders for in-person delivery must be made by 12:00 p.m. (you can order days in advance, and orders are never delivered before 12:30 p.m.).

Index: 94.58

Last Month: #10

What People are Saying:

“this location is very professional and knowledgeable and I have already recommended [it to others].” –Newmarket

3444 Lake Shore Blvd West Etobicoke, Ontario

Cannabis from Health Cannabis Dispensaries in Ontario, Canada

Health Cannabis Dispensaries offers patients safe access to medical marijuana while providing education and guidance to help educate those new to cannabis. Check out its Leafly menu, then visit to see what makes it a top location on Leafly this month.

Index: 94.33

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“First time for me. Staff took time to listen to my concerns for pain control without a heavy body stone. I felt like they honestly wanted me to have a great experience and get what I needed quickly and easily.” –natalija_r

Previous Ontario Leafly Lists

The Leafly List in Other Regions

Don’t see your favorite dispensary on the list? Make sure you follow, rate, and review your favorite cannabis locations to let the world know where to find the best cannabis products, service, and atmosphere.

Want to see your business on the Leafly List?

Get Listed On Leafly

*The October 2016 Leafly List uses customer feedback metrics from September 2016


Thank you for visiting MDMMCC.com, the premier Medical Marijuana Certification Center in Maryland. Our Mission at the Maryland Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics (MDMMCC) is to provide the certification necessary for qualified patients to obtain Medical Marijuana in compliance with the Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws in the State of Maryland.  MDMMCC will have offices open throughout Maryland.

Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Dispensaries in British Columbia, October 2016

THE LEAFLY LIST: BRITISH COLUMBIA

October 2016

The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every month. This region-specific version is designed to provide helpful, community-based information for cannabis consumers looking for the most relevant dispensaries in British Columbia, Canada. It highlights the most talked-about locations in the territory based on customer feedback metrics* and reviews of each location’s quality, service, and atmosphere. Check out the Leafly List FAQ for more information on how dispensaries are ranked.

The Leafly List is based on 100% objective customer feedback and data collected by Leafly. Businesses CANNOT pay for a spot on the list.

Penticton, BCCA

Starbuds Penticton Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Penticton British Columbia - Leafly List

Throughout its various locations, ONCT (formerly Starbuds) is first and foremost about customer support, whether that means helping new patients navigate the tricky waters of the current Canadian medical marijuana scene or recommending alternatives to opiates for specific medical conditions. Customers at the Penticton location love the carefully curated menu and friendly faces behind the counter.

Index: 96.42

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“Really awesome and friendly staff, great products that work wonders.” –Sirhammerlock420

Kelowna, BCCA

Starbuds Medical Marijuana Dispensary East Kelowna British Columbia - Leafly List

Throughout its various locations, ONCT (formerly Starbuds) is first and foremost about customer support, whether that means helping new patients navigate the tricky waters of the current Canadian medical marijuana scene or recommending alternatives to opiates for specific medical conditions. Customers at the Kelowna location love the depth of knowledge provided time and again by the team.

Index: 95.79

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“Great store, very helpful staff, all around very satisfied with the experience. Top notch product as well.” –SJD93

West Kelowna, BC CA

Starbuds Kelowna British Columbia Canada Medical Marijuana Dispensary Leafly List

Starbuds’s Kelowna location offers a wide variety of cannabis, featuring everything from budget bud to top-shelf nugs alongside plenty of tinctures, edibles, topicals, and more.

Index: 95.44

Last Month: #5**

What People are Saying:

“I made my first visit to StarBuds this morning and was pleasantly surprised with the level of knowledge and professionalism this location provides. This was the second club I had ever been to and let me tell you; yes, the grass is greener on the other side! I cannot express enough the appreciation I have for the individual working, who took the time to go over all products and procedures of the store and inform me on the samples/contests available, as well as answer every question I had…I will be back.” –AceRizzo

3004B 31st Street Vernon, British Columbia

MMJ Total Health Care medical marijuana dispensary in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Considered one of the best access points for cannabis in the Okanagans, MMJTHC incorporates education and a professional approach to providing compassionate care to its patients. Its extensive menu includes a variety of dried cannabis flower, including high-CBD strains and other products like oils, extracts, and its in-house topicals line, Skynn Inc. MMJTHC also offers shipping throughout Canada.

Index: 94.71

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“Super informative staff, best selection of medicine I have ever seen. Very clean, open and welcoming shop. A must visit!” –dirtydawg

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Tilray medical cannabis producer in British Columbia, Canada

Tilray’s dedication to cultivating and delivering the benefits of medical cannabis safely and reliably is what sets it apart. (Note: Tilray is owned by Privateer Holdings, the parent company of Leafly.) The team consists of PhDs, botanists, and master horticulturists that are constantly pushing the envelope of medical cannabis research. Tilray’s constant eye on optimizing the patient’s experience coupled with its diverse strain catalog make it one of the top licensed producers in Canada.

Index: 93.0

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“I have only made 2 orders, but am 100℅ satisfied. I have nothing but good [things] to say. Product is amazing, shipping is fast and discreet and the phone support was helpful and resolved my issues promptly.” –SativaMan1

4510 Victoria Dr. Vancouver, British Columbia

Karuna Health Foundation medical marijuana dispensary in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Karuna Health Foundation believes that its members deserve the highest quality medicine at the most affordable prices. The location strives to help improve the quality of life for its patients and offer peace of mind through safe, affordable access to cannabis. It offers delivery and has a licensed naturopathic doctor onsite if you need to consult with a medical professional.

Index: 92.59

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“Awesome service. will use again.” –potcargo

Vancouver, BC CA

Farm Dispensary Medical Marijuana in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Leafly List

Quality and affordability characterize Farm Dispensary’s mission statement. The Vancouver dispensary, located on East Hastings, carries a product selection geared toward addressing everything from insomnia to ADHD.

Index: 91.89

Last Month: #28

What People are Saying:

“I visit the Farm weekly. It’s 1 block from my place and located in beautiful Gastown, Vancouver. They are socially conscious, and support the diverse community it’s situated in. The employees are SO friendly and always share a good laugh with me.” –JohnnyBass

Vancouver, BC CA

The Village Dispensary Medical Marijuana in Vancouver British Columbia Canada Leafly List

The Village Dispensary is characteristic of B.C.’s thriving medical cannabis scene; a focus on showcasing artisan growers and medible makers gives the product selection a “craft” feel, and patients benefit from personalized service that emphasizes overall wellness rather than short-term treatment of symptoms.

Index: 91.51

Last Month: #39

What People are Saying:

“I was visiting from Colorado and stopped in to acquire some product. Andrea was super helpful and the selection and quality was top notch. A very professionally run operation.” –ColoradoEd

3673 East Hastings St Vancouver, British Columbia

MediCanna medical marijuana dispensary in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MediCanna is centered around providing the highest-quality cannabis flower and derivative products with a particular focus on pain relief and management. The clinic strives to make the referral process as smooth as possible, offering free consultations and appointments with an in-house doctor.

Index: 91.43

Last Month: #29

What People are Saying:

“Superb quality extracts available. I recommend to cure the buds after buying them. I always buy the Death Bubba and think it turns out great with a week or so curing.” –Sapperton_Kush

619 C Front St. Nelson, British Columbia

Large jars full of cannabis buds

Canna Clinic is one of Canada’s leading providers of cannabis products and accessories, and is committed to providing safe access to high-quality medical marijuana for all patients and members.

Index: 91.16

Last Month: #8

What People are Saying:

“We have upwards of 8 dispensaries in our small city, 3 of which I frequent. Canna Clinic is always my first one I check as the staff there are greatly helpful, friendly and professional.” –powderh0und

Previous British Columbia Leafly Lists

The Leafly List in Other Regions

Don’t see your favorite dispensary on the list? Make sure you follow, rate, and review your favorite cannabis locations to let the world know where to find the best cannabis products, service, and atmosphere.

Want to see your business on the Leafly List?

Get Listed On Leafly

*The October 2016 Leafly List uses customer feedback metrics from September 2016


Thank you for visiting MDMMCC.com, the premier Medical Marijuana Certification Center in Maryland. Our Mission at the Maryland Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics (MDMMCC) is to provide the certification necessary for qualified patients to obtain Medical Marijuana in compliance with the Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws in the State of Maryland.  MDMMCC will have offices open throughout Maryland.

State of the Leaf: Delaware Lawmakers Will Vote on Legalization Next Year

US News Updates

Delaware

State Sen. Margaret Rose Henry (D-Wilmington), the author of Delaware’s medical marijuana law, has announced she will introduce legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in Delaware once the General Assembly reconvenes in January. The bill would legalize possession and consumption of cannabis by adults 21 or older, and it would establish a regulated market for sales. The specifics of the bill are still being drafted. Henry said she is consulting lawyers and will work to muster support in the Senate. “It’s going to be an uphill battle,” she said during a meeting of the state’s Medical Marijuana Act Oversight Committee. “But it’s time, quite frankly.”

RELATED STORY

Cannabis Ambassador Rick Steves Lands in Massachusetts to Support Question 4

Massachusetts

Cannabis supporters are pushing back against a state Senate report, claiming that its “misconstrued statistics and unfounded speculation” have misinformed voters about legalization in the lead-up to November’s election. The report was the result of a trip to Colorado taken by members of the Special Senate Committee on Marijuana to see the legal cannabis industry for themselves. After roughly a year of work, the committee released a report that was highly critical of the state’s legalization ballot measure, Question 4. The leader of the Senate committee, Sen. Jason Lewis (D-Winthrop) has gone on to join the steering committee of the measure’s opposition campaign. The Yes on 4 campaign said voters “should base their decisions on facts and sound policy arguments rather than the misconstrued statistics and unfounded speculation of misinformed public officials.” During a visit to Boston this week, PBS host Rick Steves told voters that “Your legislators don’t have the courage to learn about [cannabis].”

Michigan

A new East Lansing ordinance decriminalizes the possession and consumption of less than an ounce of cannabis. Ordinance No. 1393 amends provisions regarding the use and possession of cannabis to allow adults 21 and older to use and possess on private property up to one ounce of cannabis for personal use. Rather than charging a violator with a misdemeanor, the penalty for the possession of less than an ounce of cannabis in public will be a civil infraction of a fine of no more than $25, community service, and/or substance screening.

RELATED STORY

Leafly Investigation: The Great Cannabis Crime Lab Frame-Up

Ohio

Ohio’s new medical marijuana advisory committee members have only just been appointed, and they’re already causing controversy. That’s because two outspoken legalization opponents were given seats on the 14-member panel. Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberg made the appointments, tapping Marcie Seidel, executive director of the Drug Free Action Alliance, and Tony Coder, assistant director of the Drug Free Action Alliance. Rosenberg defended his appointments by saying that Seidel and Coder are meant to represent professionals in mental health and addiction treatment, but cannabis advocates are concerned it’s an effort to obstruct medical marijuana.

Oregon

Oregon cannabis producers are in an uproar about the state’s latest testing rules, which could keep products such as edibles, concentrates, and extracts from the marketplace. The state requires a lengthy list of tests to be conducted on products, but so far there are only 18 accredited labs—and just four labs are approved to handle pesticide testing. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission held a meeting this week to discuss the latest concerns, and officials expect it will be early next year before the industry can fully adapt to the new rules.

RELATED STORY

13 Things You Might Not Know About California’s Prop. 64

Utah

The Utah Association for Responsible Cannabis Legislation formed to launch an Oct. 12 summit, titled “Medical Cannabis: The Science. The Truth,” to examine the latest scientific research on medical cannabis. The summit, organized in conjunction with United Patients Group, Sacred Roots of Healing, and Republican state Rep. Gage Froerer, was invitation-only and included business leaders, lawmakers, health care professionals, and law enforcement officials in Salt Lake City. The event is ultimately designed to lead to comprehensive medical marijuana legislation with sufficiently strict regulation that the generally conservative state may adopt it.

International News Updates

Australia

Queensland’s Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016, passed by lawmakers on Wednesday, will provide patients legal access to medicinal cannabis products to treat a range of qualifying conditions. The law grants specialists such as oncologists, pediatric neurologists, and palliative care specialists the first rights to begin prescribing medical cannabis as early as March of next year, while other doctors can apply through Queensland Health for the permission to prescribe cannabis. The bill will take effect March 2017 and will be reviewed after two years.

Canada

As Canada prepares to legalize cannabis for adult use, Ottawa’s public health agency is suggesting an unusual definition of “adult.” In a report that contains 33 recommendations on how to regulate the coming market, the agency recommends that the minimum age for buying legal cannabis should be set at 25. The minimum age of 25 matches a recommendation already put forth by the Canadian Medical Association. The Ottawa Board of Health (OBH) is set to consider the recommendations next week.


Thank you for visiting MDMMCC.com, the premier Medical Marijuana Certification Center in Maryland. Our Mission at the Maryland Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics (MDMMCC) is to provide the certification necessary for qualified patients to obtain Medical Marijuana in compliance with the Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws in the State of Maryland.  MDMMCC will have offices open throughout Maryland.

Canada Could Restrict Legal Cannabis to Adults 25 and Older

As Canada prepares to legalize cannabis for adult use, Ottawa’s public health agency is suggesting an unusual definition of “adult.” In a report that contains 33 recommendations on how to regulate the coming market, the agency recommends that the minimum age for buying legal cannabis should be set at 25.

The Ottawa Board of Health (OBH) is set to consider the recommendations next week, the CBC reports. The minimum age of 25 matches a recommendation already put forth by the Canadian Medical Association.

According to the report, more than two dozen health agencies worked together to come up recommendations they believe will minimize harm once Canada’s legal cannabis program is up and running. Gillian Connelly, manager of Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention for OBH, said a minimum age was one of the most discussed issues among the agencies.

“We’ll have another kick at the can,” Connelly told the CBC, “and should the federal government come up with a different recommendation in the spring, we’ll reassess.”

Canadian Health Minister Jane Philpott has said Liberals will introduce legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis next spring, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised before taking office that he will see it succeed.

Canadians between the ages of 15 and 24 consume twice as much cannabis as the country’s general population, according to the Toronto Star. Connelly said the agencies agreed that a minimum age restriction, “must be coupled with rigorous enforcement and penalties for violations in order to be effective.”

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“We wanted to ensure that we’re reducing access for youth,” Connelly said. “One of the things that the research clearly demonstrates is that early access to cannabis can have detrimental effects for brain development and the brain develops up to age 25.”

Medicinal cannabis is currently legal in Canada with a doctor’s prescription, though many in British Columbia are just a short drive from Washington state, which allows cannabis sales to adults 21 and over.

Critics of the unusually high age limit say it could simply drive younger consumers to the black market, undercutting the consumer protections and other benefits of legalization. “Every market which is not available for the legal, organized suppliers is a market for the other guys,” Bruce Linton, CEO of medical marijuana producer Tweed, told the CBC.


Thank you for visiting MDMMCC.com, the premier Medical Marijuana Certification Center in Maryland. Our Mission at the Maryland Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics (MDMMCC) is to provide the certification necessary for qualified patients to obtain Medical Marijuana in compliance with the Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws in the State of Maryland.  MDMMCC will have offices open throughout Maryland.

Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Locations in North America, September 2016

Every month we update the Leafly List in an effort to answer a question we hear all the time: “Can you recommend a great dispensary near me?” The list is a snapshot of the most talked-about medical cannabis dispensaries and retail locations in 10 major cannabis markets across North America. The top locations are determined using an indexing system that ranks locations across a variety of customer engagement metrics like reviews of each location’s quality, service, and atmosphere.

Click on your state or territory below to find the most relevant Leafly List for you. Remember, if you don’t see your favorite dispensary on the list, make sure you follow, rate, and review your favorite cannabis locations to let the world know where you find your favorite cannabis.

More on the Leafly List

The Leafly List index score is a proprietary statistic created by Leafly to measure the performance of medical cannabis dispensaries and retail cannabis locations across Leafly’s digital platform. It is designed to be a comparative metric that offers context as to which locations are generating the most positive buzz and pushing the cannabis industry forward through exceptional service and digital engagement. Check out the Leafly List FAQ for more information on how dispensaries are ranked.

The Leafly List is based on 100% objective customer feedback and data collected by Leafly. Businesses CANNOT pay for a spot on the list.

The Leafly List is by no means a comprehensive list of your options when it comes to cannabis access points. You can use Leafly’s Find Nearby tool to see the complete list of dispensaries or recreational stores in your area. The Leafly List is designed to let you know which locations are being reviewed, followed, and have their Leafly menus visited the most, and it also provides other web-based engagement factors. Simply put, these are the places that the Leafly community is talking about, so if you don’t see your favorite location listed, make sure you follow, rate, and review your local dispensary to let others know it’s the best.


Thank you for visiting MDMMCC.com, the premier Medical Marijuana Certification Center in Maryland. Our Mission at the Maryland Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics (MDMMCC) is to provide the certification necessary for qualified patients to obtain Medical Marijuana in compliance with the Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws in the State of Maryland.  MDMMCC will have offices open throughout Maryland.

Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Dispensaries in British Columbia, September 2016

THE LEAFLY LIST: BRITISH COLUMBIA

September 2016

The Leafly List ranks the top dispensaries and retail stores in each of the major North American cannabis markets every month. This region-specific version is designed to provide helpful, community-based information for cannabis consumers looking for the most relevant dispensaries in British Columbia, Canada. It highlights the most talked-about locations in the territory based on customer feedback metrics* and reviews of each location’s quality, service, and atmosphere. Check out the Leafly List FAQ for more information on how dispensaries are ranked.

The Leafly List is based on 100% objective customer feedback and data collected by Leafly. Businesses CANNOT pay for a spot on the list.

Penticton, BCCA

Marijuana bud close up

Throughout their various locations, Starbuds is first and foremost about customer support, whether that means helping new patients navigate the tricky waters of the current Canadian medical marijuana scene or recommending alternatives to opiates for specific medical conditions. Customers at the Penticton location love the carefully curated menu and friendly faces behind the counter.

Index: 94.72

Last Month: #61

What People are Saying:

“Great staff, lots of choice, new item every time I visit! Always can find good stuff.” –CharlieCowabunga

3004B 31st Street Vernon, British Columbia

MMJ Total Health Care medical marijuana dispensary in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Considered one of the best access points for cannabis in the Okanagans, MMJTHC incorporates education and a professional approach to providing compassionate care to its patients. Its extensive menu includes a variety of dried cannabis flower, including high-CBD strains and other products like oils, extracts, and its in-house topicals line, Skynn Inc. MMJTHC also offers shipping throughout Canada.

Index: 94.33

Last Month: #3

What People are Saying:

“Really enjoyed my first visit there. the ladies were knowledgeable and friendly. They made us both feel very comfortable and welcome. Great quality product. Will be back for sure.” –analogous

Kelowna, BCCA

Marijuana

Throughout its various locations, Starbuds is first and foremost about customer support, whether that means helping new patients navigate the tricky waters of the current Canadian medical marijuana scene or recommending alternatives to opiates for specific medical conditions. Customers at the East Kelowna location love the depth of knowledge provided time and again by the team.

Index: 94.18

Last Month: N/A

What People are Saying:

“Great environment, and the staff was extremely knowlegeable. Starbuds carries the greatest range definitely by far in Kelowna. Very happy to know about this place.” –asmsativa

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Tilray medical cannabis producer in British Columbia, Canada

Tilray’s dedication to cultivating and delivering the benefits of medical cannabis safely and reliably is what sets it apart. (Note: Tilray is owned by Privateer Holdings, the parent company of Leafly.) The team consists of PhDs, botanists, and master horticulturists that are constantly pushing the envelope of medical cannabis research. Tilray’s constant eye on optimizing the patient’s experience coupled with its diverse strain catalog make it one of the top licensed producers in Canada.

Index: 94.12

Last Month: #2

What People are Saying:

“I have only made 2 orders, but am 100℅ satisfied. I have nothing but good [things] to say. Product is amazing, shipping is fast and discreet and the phone support was helpful and resolved my issues promptly.” –SativaMan1

3055 A. Scott St. Victoria, British Columbia

Farmacy - Victoria medical marijuana dispensary in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The Farmacy in Victoria recently launched nationwide shipping, so now you can experience its cannabis and customer service no matter where in Canada you live. Check out the Farmacy’s menu and see what the buzz is about.

Index: 93.24

Last Month: #4

What People are Saying:

“Professional, clean, with kind and overall friendly service. amazing product selection, all are different flavours of awesome. Am going to be a happy camper now I am signed up, the quality is second to none.” –beanzy

#102-5601 Anderson Way Vernon, BC

Hemp and Wellness medical cannabis dispensary in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Hemp and Wellness is founded on the core belief that everyone has a fundamental right to choose how they medicate. The dispensary space exudes a modern yet natural pharmacy feel, and the team here radiates both compassion and professionalism.

Index: 93.08

Last Month: #10

What People are Saying:

“I really like this store, the owners always remember my name and make time for me offering advice and opening the jars for a whiff.” –headphones89

4510 Victoria Dr. Vancouver, British Columbia

Karuna Health Foundation medical marijuana dispensary in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Karuna Health Foundation believes that its members deserve the highest quality medicine at the most affordable prices. The location strives to help improve the quality of life for its patients and offer peace of mind through safe, affordable access to cannabis. It offers delivery and has a licensed naturopathic doctor onsite if you need to consult with a medical professional.

Index: 93.02

Last Month: #9

What People are Saying:

“Karuna is the best dispensary in Vancouver that I have yet experienced. I’ve been a member there for about four months and have not been back to any of the other dozen I hold memberships. Their product is consistently excellent, and the selection caters to every palate and ailment.” –beareatweedyum

619 C Front St. Nelson, British Columbia

Large jars full of cannabis buds

Canna Clinic is one of Canada’s leading providers of cannabis products and accessories, and is committed to providing safe access to high-quality medical marijuana for all patients and members.

Index: 92.17

Last Month: #1

What People are Saying:

“What can I say, this place rocks! Friendly and fun staff, great products, relaxed atmosphere, and do they know how to spread oil papers. The daily specials are a real deal, so throw away the safeway flyers and check these out, they also have the latest hours in town. Thanks Canna Clinic.” –ramones

732 Tyee Road Victoria, British Columbia

Buds and Leaves - Victoria medical marijuana dispensary in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Buds & Leaves has a mission to carefully curate the best selection of cannabis products that its members will love. Its menu boasts a range of options for flower, edibles, tinctures, shatter, and more. The knowledgeable budtenders are friendly, approachable, and eager to help find the perfect product for you.

Index: 92.15

Last Month: #7

What People are Saying:

“I love this dispensary. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and they carry anything you could need. The location is a bit private, as well. The naturopath they use is also wonderful – she sent me additional info on my condition after our phone call.” –mightybluntgirl

8265 Main St Vancouver, British Columbia

MMJ Canada - Sunset medical marijuana dispensary in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

MMJ Canada leverages a sincere belief in cannabis’s potential to help patients of all kinds as it educates members and potential members on the benefits of medical marijuana for different conditions. High-quality product, an upscale environment, and knowledgeable staff characterize the Sunset location in Vancouver.

Index: 91.98

Last Month: #15

What People are Saying:

“Very convenient, high quality AAA strains, friendly staff, wide variety. Everything you could ask for and more.” –Smokinjo

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*The September 2016 Leafly List uses customer feedback metrics from August 2016

**Starbuds – Kelowna (94.1) and Starbuds – West Kelowna (92.43) withheld due to franchise limitations


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U.S. News Updates

California

A new device could transform the way law enforcement handles cannabis-related traffic stops. A breathalyzer aimed at detecting THC on drivers’ breath is already being used on California streets. The brainchild of Hound Labs, with chemistry assistance from the University of California, the device apparently can detect THC if drivers have smoked or ingested cannabis within a two-to-three-hour window. Hound Labs CEO Mike Lynn, also a reserve deputy with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, pulled over drivers and asked them to submit to the voluntary test. “Basically everyone agreed because they were curious,” Lynn told U.S. News & World Report. At least one driver admitted to having consumed cannabis within the last 30 minutes, which resulted in a much higher readout, while two other drivers admitted to having consumed cannabis within the last two to three hours. The test confirmed it. None of the drivers were arrested, but they were not permitted to continue driving. The next stage of testing will entail sending drivers under the influence of cannabis on an obstacle course in an effort to correlate drivers’ THC levels with actual impairment. Even the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration acknowledges it’s “difficult to establish a relationship between a person’s THC blood or plasma concentration and performance impairing effects.”

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Maryland

Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, which comprises 45 of the General Assembly’s 188 members, is exploring options to ensure more diversity in the state’s medical marijuana industry. Although the law was originally drafted to prioritize minority-owned businesses, many feel the results don’t show it. Of the 15 grower licenses and 15 processor licenses handed out last month, only one in each category was awarded to businesses with any sort of minority ownership. The caucus is considering filing an injunction against the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission to increase the number of licenses. Another possibility would be to introduce emergency legislation to de-authorize the commission — a move that would restart the entire license selection process.

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Michigan

The Michigan Senate last week passed legislation eight years in the making that would license and regulate medical cannabis dispensaries. Under the legislation, a license would be required to grow, process, sell, transport, and test marijuana, and dispensaries would pay a 3 percent tax on gross retail income. Medical marijuana has been legal in Michigan since 2008, but the law was drafted in such a vague way that dispensaries inhabit a legal gray area, constantly under threat of raids and prosecution. The bill passed by the Senate last week would also legalize cannabis edibles and topicals. The National Patients Rights Association has been pushing for the changes since the state’s medical marijuana law was enacted. Although the Senate has approved the set of bills, they must still be approved by the House and win a signature from Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.

Nebraska

With the general election less than two months away, cannabis advocates are already setting their sights on 2018. A group seeking to eliminate the penalties for small amounts of cannabis possession has begun gathering signatures to put the issue on the 2018 ballot. Another group, which is pushing a broad constitutional amendment that would legalize cannabis in Nebraska, has also filed petition language with the Secretary of State. Although Nebraska decriminalized the first offense for possession of cannabis in the 1970s, individuals caught with an ounce or less are still subject to a $300 civil fine. Subsequent offenses carry criminal penalties, including jail time.

New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie has signed a law to expand qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program to include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The move is a bit of a surprise. Although cannabis advocates have been pressuring Christie to sign the bill, the governor has long been a staunch opponent of cannabis, having referred to medical marijuana tax revenue in the past as “blood money.” The measure will allow patients to use cannabis to treat PTSD if their condition can’t be helped through conventional therapy. In approving the measure, Christie stipulated that the state health commissioner must enforce additional regulations to provide “clear, objective criteria” for cannabis as a PTSD treatment.

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International News Updates

Canada

Two major Canadian banks have said they will stop working with cannabis-related businesses, concluding that the industry is still too risky. Scotiabank and Royal Bank of Canada will no longer allow new accounts to be opened by cannabis-related businesses and are cancelling existing ones — despite the fact that federal legalization of cannabis for adult use is slated for next year. The banks have already begun closing accounts, including that of businesses permitted by Health Canada as licensed producers for medical patients. Also closed was the account of Hemp Country, which doesn’t sell cannabis products but does offer hemp items and paraphernalia.

The Netherlands

Mayor Peter Noordanus of Tilburg, the sixth-largest city in the Netherlands, announced that residents who rely on medical cannabis may grow up to five plants for personal use without fear of persecution. In order to qualify, one must be an adult with a medical certification and a fire-safe home, and plants are must be no more than three meters tall. This is a clear break with past policy, under which authorities seized plants and evicted even growers cultivating cannabis even for their own personal, medicinal use. Just last week, a multiple sclerosis patient, Jean-Paul ‘t Gilde made international waves when the mayor of Middleburg moved to evict him for the possession of 364 grams of dried marijuana and three plants.

United Kingdom

A new report from the All-Parliamentary Group on Drug Reform says it’s “irrational” to ignore the medicinal value of cannabis. The report calls for an end to the criminalization of those who use cannabis for medical reasons. “The results are clear. Cannabis has a medical benefit for a wide range of conditions,” said neurologist Mike Barnes, who was commissioned to analyze nearly 20,000 scientific and medical reports as well as evidence from patients, medical professionals, and those who have led medical cannabis regulatory efforts in other countries. The government’s position on cannabis not only ignores the evidence, Barnes said, it also prevents further study: “This research is being stifled by the government’s current classification of cannabis as having no benefit.”

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Canada’s Veterans are Using More Marijuana, Less Opiods

Canada’s Veterans are Using More Marijuana, Less Opiods

In Canada, a Rising Popularity of Medical Cannabis Among Veterans is Associated with Declining Opioid Use

Rising rates of medical cannabis use among Canadian military veterans is associated with a parallel decline in the use of prescription opiates and benzodiazepenes, according to federal data recently provided to The Globe and Mail.

According to records provided by Veterans Affairs Canada, the number of veterans prescribed benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax, Ativan, and Valium) fell nearly 30 percent between 2012 and 2016, while veterans’ use of prescription opiates declined almost 17 percent. During this same period, veterans seeking federal reimbursements for prescription cannabis rose from fewer than 100 total patients to more than 1,700.

Canadian officials legalized the use of cannabis via prescription in 2001.

While the data set is too small to establish cause and effect, the trend is consistent with data indicating that many patients substitute medical cannabis for other prescription drugs, especially opiates.

Prior assessments from the United States report that incidences of opioid-related addiction, abuse, and mortality are significantly lower in jurisdictions that permit medicinal cannabis access as compared to those states that do not.


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Canada Won’t Appeal Ruling Allowing Medical Marijuana Patients to Grow Their Own

Medical marijuana patients in Canada will regain the right to grow their own cannabis after the government said on Thursday it would comply with a federal court decision against a ban introduced by the previous Conservative government.

The federal government said Canada’s medical marijuana laws would be rewritten to reflect the court’s judgment, setting a deadline of Aug. 24 to finalize the changes.

“We are committed, as you know, to making sure that Canadians who require marijuana for medical purposes have appropriate access to that,” Health Minister Jane Philpott told reporters in Ottawa, adding that the current law will remain in place until the changes are finalized.

Philpott did not provide specifics on the planned amendments, but noted the government was focused on addressing the issues of accessibility and affordability.

In 2013, the then-ruling Conservative government overhauled Canada’s medical marijuana program, requiring that patients buy their cannabis from licensed producers through a mail order system, instead of growing their own marijuana.

That prompted a group of British Columbia residents to take Canada to court over the ban, which they said was unconstitutional. Last month, a federal court judge in Vancouver agreed with them, striking down the ban.

Medical marijuana is a separate issue from recreational marijuana in Canada. The Liberals, who vaulted to power in October, have pledged to legalize and regulate the recreational use of cannabis, though the time frame remains unclear.


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Canadian Court Rules Government Can’t Prohibit Patients’ Rights to Grow Cannabis

Canadian Court Rules Government Can’t Prohibit Patients’ Rights to Grow Cannabis

A federal court in Canada ruled Wednesday that government officials cannot prohibit physician-authorized patients from growing their own supply of medical cannabis.

The decision strikes down regulations enacted in 2013 that sought to take away patients’ longstanding authority to grow personal use quantities of cannabis.

The court opined that the regulations unduly infringed upon patients’ liberties and that they were “not in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.”

The judge’s ruling provides Parliament with six months to create new rules governing the regulation and distribution of medical cannabis in a manner that no longer requires patients to obtain medicine solely from federally-licensed, private third party providers.

NORML Canada‘s John Conroy served as lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the case, while NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano served as an expert witness and filed an affidavit in the case.

Canadian officials first legalized the physician authorized use, possession, and home cultivation of medical marijuana in 2001. Those regulations were significantly amended in 2013 in a manner that sought to prohibit qualified patients from continuing to receive cannabis from Health Canada or from growing it themselves.

Last year, newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to amend Canada’s marijuana laws in a manner that regulates the plant’s use and sale for all adults.

Text of the decision, Allard et al. v Canada, is online here.


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