Importance of the Medical Marijuana to the Canadian Pharmaceutical Industry

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Medical Marijuana is important to the Canadian pharmaceutical industry. It creates jobs, tax dollars, encourages corporate medical research,  and generates international trade export dollars. This growing segment of the Canadian pharmaceutical industry is of value to the industry and all Canadians. The charts below were taken from the Industry Canada; Pharmaceutical industry profile. It is likely that […]

Advertising Restrictions under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR)

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Advertising medical marijuana is similar to advertising any other narcotic under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). Advertisement to the general public is prohibited under the Narcotic Control Regulations (NCR). “Advertisement” is defined broadly under the Narcotic Control Regulations (NCR). The term ‘advertisement’ is defined broadly to encompass any “representation” that “directly or indirectly” promotes […]

Cannabis Access for Medical Purposes Survey (C.A.M.P.S.) Review

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This post provides an analysis of the Cannabis Access for Medical Purposes Survey (C.A.M.P.S.) performed by the University of British Columbia, the Canadian AIDS Society, the Canadian Treatment Action Council, the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, and the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD).   The 628 respondents were 71% male, 29% female and 0.5% transgender […]

Marketing Trends in Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry

7 Marketing Trends in the Canadian Medical Marijuana Industry

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This post provides some general observations on the current medical marijuana industry in Canada under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). These observations are meant to be informational to the Canadian medical cannabis industry. This information has been presented at two separate cannabis business conferences since 2014. Producer Focused Brands All of the brands are […]