-The Nova Scotia Health Authority announced yesterday that the Dartmouth Pain Clinic is closing, which will force hundreds of people suffering from chronic pain to join the two-year waiting list to see a doctor at the Halifax Pain Clinic.
The clinic in the Dartmouth General Hospital treats people with chronic pain. A phone message at the clinic confirmed both doctors are leaving and will not be offering services after Dec. 31st of this year. It says anyone on the Dartmouth waiting list will be transferred to the Halifax clinic’s wait-list.
-The owner of a Halifax medical marijuana dispensary is facing charges after a traffic stop in Lake Echo on Wednesday.
33-year-old Christopher Enns, owner of Farm Assists Medical Cannabis Resource Centre, was arrested after police pulled him over for speeding. When they searched his car they found six pounds of marijuana, 148 grams of shatter, and about 500 hash oil capsules, along with at least $5,000 cash.
He was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000, and breach of conditions.