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Who is behind $50m cannabis project?

Growing flowers of cannabis intended for the medical marijuana market are shown at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B., on April 14, 2016. OrganiGram is the only organic marijuana grower in Canada, and the only licensed grower east of Ontario. (Ron Ward/The Canadian Press via AP) PUF Ventures is the company behind the $50 million cannabis facilty proposed for Casino. Based in Ontario, the company's management have claimed they aim to become a leading supplier of medical marijuana in Canada. They own a majority share in AAA Heidelberg, a private Ontario company that has applied for an Authorized Licensed Producers of Cannabis for Medical Purposes license from Health Canada. One of their proje

Casino earmarked for medicinal cannabis operation

A Canadian company wants to grow medicinal cannabis near Casino. A Canadian company has announced it wants to build a 1 million-square-foot greenhouse operation near Casino to grow medicinal cannabis. PUF Ventures Inc announced yesterday that it had entered into a purchase option agreement with Richmond Valley Council for a 27-hectare parcel of land on which to construct the $51 million facility. PUF president Derek Ivany said under the agreement, the council would provide the land for no cost for five years, with an option for the company to purchase the land on ‘favourable terms’ after the fifth year. Richmond Valley Council general manager Vaughan MacDonald said the council was exci

PUF Ventures to Build 1 Million-Square-Foot Cannabis Cultivation and Processing Facility in Australi

- Accelerates International Expansion - VANCOUVER, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - PUF Ventures Inc. ("PUF" or the "Company") (CSE: PUF) (Frankfurt: PU3) (OTCPK: PUFXF), is pleased to announce that it has agreed to a strategic partnership with the Richmond Valley Council, the local government in the Northern Rivers region of northeastern New South Wales, Australia, to construct a 1 million-square-foot greenhouse operation, with large scale manufacturing, processing and office facilities for the cultivation, production and manufacture of medical cannabis and associated products in Australia. The agreement is between the Richmond Valley Council and PUF Ventures Australia ("PVA"), a recently formed, m

Olivia Newton-John defends using marijuana as treatment for breast cancer: 'It's a healing p

Olivia Newton-John defends use of medical marijuana during second battle with breast cancer. Olivia Newton-John is steadfast in her second battle with breast cancer, and she provided fans another positive update about her progress. The 68-year-old year old actress and singer opened up about how she's doing in a new interview with "The Today Show" on September 21. The "Grease" star had been in remission from breast cancer for 25 years before learning it had returned four months ago . "I guess it was a little surprising," she said. "I never would have associated it because in my mind, it was over. I had finished with it." The cancer had metastasized in her sacrum. She initially thought

Olivia Newton-John meets with Tamworth medicinal cannabis advocate Lucy Haslam

UNITED: Olivia Newton-John, with Lucy Haslam, is sharing her firsthand experience using medicinal cannabis while undergoing cancer treatment. Photo: Supllied IT’S hoped the backing of a high-profile singer will help grease the wheels of medicinal cannabis access in Australia. Australian singer Olivia Newton-John has become the latest advocate for the drug, as she receives treatment for her second diagnosis of cancer. Ms Newton-John recently revealed she has been using cannabis as part of her treatment. The singer met with Tamworth’s Lucy Haslam and had vowed to take up the fight to make medical cannabis more accessible in Australia. “She’s very keen to get on board,” Mrs Haslam told

Olivia Newton-John Comments On Local Court Case

Olivia Newton-John has slammed the decision to charge an Adelaide woman with drug offences for supplying medicinal cannabis. “I think that’s criminal,” Olivia told Alan Hickey. “It should be decriminalised for a start because she’s being compassionate -- it’s all about being compassionate and kind.” “I was horrified to read that they’ve taken away the rights of palliative care patients to get access to cannabis. They’re dying and there was some silly comment made that they were going to be bringing suitcases in -- they can’t even move, poor people. “We need to change the thinking. People need to educate themselves on the good values of medicinal cannabis. “It’s been very helpful for me with

Cannabis boom not so certain as philanthropist lobbies for cheap imports

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been a strong supporter of medicinal cannabis which is dispensed to children with severe epilepsy. Supplied Buying shares in medicinal cannabis stocks is the new gold rush. Brave fundies and retail investors are punting on exponential growth in profits from the "pot stocks" supplying cannabinoids to the domestic market and for export overseas. The prospect of stellar returns has seen entrepreneurs rush to list companies on the ASX including backdoor listings of old mining shells into medicinal cannabis companies. But it is not one big speculative bubble as shown by the minority investments made in a couple of Australian companies by two of Canada's bigges

Newton-John backs medicinal cannabis

Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John. EPA/Mario Ruiz Olivia Newton-John will champion the use of medicinal cannabis when she is in Australia this week to raise money for her wellness and research centre. ‘I will do what I can to encourage it. It’s an important part of treatment, and it should be available,” the singer, who announced a second battle with breast cancer in May, told News Corp Australia. The Australian entertainer said the drug – which is legal in her home state of California – had helped her during her second fight against cancer. ‘I use medicinal cannabis, which is really important for pain and healing,’ she said. ‘It’s a plant that has been maligned for

Newton-John backs medicinal cannabis

Olivia Newton-John will champion the use of medicinal cannabis when she is in Australia this week to raise money for her wellness and research centre. Olivia Newton-John will campaign for Australia to allow the use of medicinal cannabis to manage pain for cancer patients. "I will do what I can to encourage it. It's an important part of treatment, and it should be available," the singer told News Corp Australia. Newton-John, who will be in Melbourne this week for a gala dinner for her wellness and research centre, said the drug - which is legal in her home of California - had helped her during her second fight against cancer. Originally published here: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/artic

Green Light for Tassie Weed

Medicinal cannabis is about to be legal as of today. Cannabis has been given a bad rap over the years. It’s been demonised and dismissed, without investigation into its healing properties or its use for anything other than getting high. Only recently has its true potential been unlocked as more and more researchers turn to the mysterious cannabis plant for treatment. But who will qualify for the medical green? Lyn Cleaver, a mother from East Tamar, uses medical cannabis to treat her son’s seizures, she has put her name down for potential access to Tasmania’s Controlled Access Scheme. Unfortunately for those who have applied, there are no guarantees. It's the first medication that we'v

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