Need Medical Marijuana? You’ll Have to Order By Mail as Homegrowers, Pharmacists Cut Out

Legal “home grown” will soon be a thing of the past for Canada’s 30,000 medical marijuana users.

Citing public safety concerns, federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq rolled out new medical-marijuana rules Monday in Ottawa, citing overwhelming growth in medical-marijuana users as reason to ban patients from growing their own.

“This rapid increase has had unintended consequences for public health, safety and security as a result of allowing individuals to produce marijuana in their homes,” said the health ministry, which noted that 500 medical-marijuana users in 2001 has mushroomed to 30,000 today.

“Under the new regulations , production will no longer take place in homes and municipal zoning laws will need to be respected, which will further enhance public safety.”

Dana Larsen of Sensible B.C., which is seeking to legalize pot for adults, said medical-marijuana users have spent their time and money to learn how to grow.

“Now they’re telling them to throw everything away,” said Larsen. “This could be dealt with by city bylaws, regulation, and inspection.

“The lack of rules is what got us in trouble in the first place — now they say, ‘Ban it.’”

– Read the entire article at The Province.

Comments

12 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    Pray for Canada . Let me know if any one wants to protest

  2. Anonymous on

    PURO LATER if my cronic isnt on time ill snap

  3. Anonymous on

    Dont think it will be by mail.. but by courier signed delivery only… and will not be cheap.. so add this to the 7-8 per gram charge… the only courier that will accept will def charge above and beyond normal shipping rates for this commodity you can be sure!

  4. Anonymous on

    Dont think it will be by mail.. but by courier signed delivery only… and will not be cheap.. so add this to the 7-8 per gram charge… the only courier that will accept will def charge above and beyond normal shipping rates for this commodity you can be sure!

  5. Beaches on

    I actually emailed the CUPW today (Canada Union Postal Workers) to ask them how they felt about it. Perhaps a Union can get some action.

    I don’t think they use any sort of “drug sniffing” at the postal sorting but I have heard that in the US they are starting to train dogs to ignore marijuana.

    What will be interesting is when someone in a large housing complex has a prescription for MJ and the entire mail box unit goes missing, or is broken in to again and again….

  6. Anonymous on

    Your comment about mail workers not wanting to deliver drugs, I also thought, that don’t they use drug detection dogs in post offices? Won’t that screw them up? Canada has really gone backwards on this issue since the conservatives got in power. Alcohol or tobacco, bad diet/food all perfectly legal, but if a Doctor says ok you can grow to bad for you. Its getting embarasing having to look to the USA as the more progressive country…

  7. Beaches on

    Just wondering how the Postal Union will feel about this new “proposal”

    Interesting the pharmacy’s were scared of being robbed, so now the Government is pushing the “hot potato” on the Unionized Postal Workers?

  8. Anonymous on

    No compassion centres will be the ones getting the commercial grow and distribution licenses… they been conspiring with HC all during the so-called consultation process. Why you think they were invited to consult and not any patients??? Who else has the strains,equipment and location already to do this in the next 6mths??? Either way… there is no way they can meet the demand in grams/day of all 30000 licences at 10-15 per gram incl. Taxes and shipping… is going to be a nightmare… will only take first person to get bad bud or none at all when its not available to blow this whole thing up in court!

  9. Richard Davis on

    Natural medicinal marijuana has no place within the 3 F’s of North American “Health Care Agenda.”
    1. Fluorinated water
    2. Flu vaccines
    3. Forced circumcision

  10. Anonymous on

    I can’t belive this went threw. Does this meen compassion centers
    Will be gone?

  11. Dave on

    Hey they’re clearing the way for the likes of Mexico’s former president, Microsoft executives, bankers and other like minded criminals. Pretty difficult for a global cartel to flourish with individual growers all over the place?