People who grow medical marijuana at home for medical purposes won’t be able to do so for much longer.
The federal government is making changes on how people can access the medicinal weed.
With the new rules beginning March 2014, if you have a license to get the drug you won’t be getting it from Health Canada dispensaries or growing it.
Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq says a commercial industry will be set up and you’ll have to get it there. “Under our new rules only facilities that meet strict security requirements will be able to produce marijuana for medical purposes,” says Aglukkaq.
“This means that tax payers will no longer be subsidizing the sale of medical marijuana.”
Under the current program, the drug is about $5 per gram but that is expected to go up once the system is privatized.
With the move to the new system, some critics say they are worried the cost of the drug will become unaffordable.
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