TORONTO — Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart are taking a big step for employees using medical marijuana, Toronto’s “Breakfast Television” is reporting. The company is set to cover up to $1,500 in expenses related to medical marijuana, the report said, making 45,000 employees eligible.
OTTOWA, Ontario, Canada — The big news coming out of Canada Thursday was the introduction of a bill in the House of Commons whose passage would mean the legalization of recreational marijuana. And while the legislation does maintain a separate program for medical marijuana, a key addition that stakeholders wanted to see is missing, namely, the inclusion of pharmacists in medical marijuana dispensing.
The Canadian Pharmacists Association issued a statement Thursday expressing its disappointment in the legislation leaving pharmacists out of its language.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As it builds a framework for Arkansas' forthcoming medical marijuana program — which voters approved as an amendment to the state constitution in November — the Arkansas House of Representatives on Tuesday evening took a step forward in involving the state’s pharmacists in the medical marijuana program. The House passed a bill requiring pharmacist consultation for dispensaries, sending it to the Arkansas Senate, where it made its way out of committee Wednesday for a Thursday vote with the recommendation that it pass.