Canadian Cannabis Clinics, a medical marijuana clinic will open in Thunder Bay, Ont., Thursday.
The company has been expanding across the country and trying to set up in areas they consider under serviced, said Ronan Levy, one of the executive directors.
“Everywhere in Canada you have a largely aging population and with people getting older, those are the people who often find the most benefit from medical cannabis because they tend to have the most ailments that seem to benefit from medical cannabis and Thunder Bay fits those parameters as well,” Levy said.
The new facility on Arthur Street in Thunder Bay is the 20th clinic to be opened by the company.
Is cannabis, as Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper claims, “infinitely worse” than tobacco, a substance that kills tens of thousands of Canadians each year? Definitely not, say medical researchers and addiction experts, who are refuting Mr. Harper’s provocative comparison between cigarettes and marijuana.
People who use medical marijuana have seen a lot of changes in the way they access pot lately. New research out of UBC is examining how regulations and red tape are affecting patients who have come to rely on the plant’s therapeutic benefits.
This week, the city of Vancouver finally moved to slow down the exponential growth of illegal medical marijuana dispensaries and regulate where and how they may operate.