Alberta’s medical marijuana patients double in first quarter

The number of registered medical marijuana patients in Alberta doubled, and the number of doctors prescribing MMJ rose 50% in the first quarter of this year, indicating the drug is becoming more accessible to the province’s 4.1 million people. The increases bode well for Canada’s MMJ companies and offer a sneak preview of business prospects for the country’s impending legalization of recreational marijuana next summer. There were 329 doctors registered to prescribe medical cannabis at the end of 2016, and that number increased to 495 in the first three months of 2017, CBC News reported. The province’s overall ... Alberta’s medical marijuana patients double in first quarter is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs