The day after BC’s provincial Community Safety Unit raided the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, MED patients defiantly packed the non-profit compassion club, as protestors supporting the Club gathered on the steps of the provincial legislature. They plan to protest the raid every Friday at noon.
CTV News, Castanet, Victoria Times-Colonist, CBC British Columbia

The BC government acknowledged that unlicensed cannabis is part of the economy of the Central Kootenays region, home to an estimated 2,500 growers, as it launched the $675,000 Cannabis Business Transition Initiative to help bring legacy growers into the legal economy.

Quick Hits

  1. Researchers at the University of British Columbia, who published their work in journal PLOS Medicine, found those with chronic pain had “sireduced “significantly lower odds of daily illicit opioid use” when they began using daily MED instead.
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  2. Drug researchers railed against Health Canada’s onerous restrictions on accessing cannabis for research.
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