Ottawa Unveils Final Medical Marijuana Rules

After two years of back and forth, the federal government has finalized its new rules for medical marijuana and has granted a last-minute reprieve to pharmacists who opposed the rules in their draft form.

Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq rolls out the regulations this morning for final publication in the Canada Gazette on Wednesday.

Under the new regime, the government will no longer produce or distribute medical pot and medical marijuana users will no longer be allowed to grow the product at home.

Instead, the government will allow patients to buy prescribed amounts only from licensed growers under strict conditions.

In previous versions of the regulations, pharmacies were to distribute the product just like other medications, provoking the anger of pharmacists who feared being robbed.

But the final version removes the pharmacists from the loop, forcing patients to rely on mail order for their medical marijuana.

– Read the entire article at The Globe and Mail.

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9 Comments

  1. Joe on

    It appears many times that those who oppose, at least, medical use of cannabis have not been beside the bed of someone dying of cancer, severe pain or other.. Well I used prescription pain killers for 18 year because I had to control this body racking pain and they left me bleeding inside. A friend recommended cannabis and it is controlling pain like the strong pills couldn’t and my body don’t shake anymore and I can sleep a couple hours at a time now… so please, base opinions on something you know about.. but I do respect your opinions, just don’t agree… thanks

  2. Anonymous on

    Hey folks blame the bullies not each other; we can all see this bully-run-government is corrupt!

  3. Anonymous on

    You can thank that Mernaugh guy for the changes. Def not a champion. To many clowns who want marijuana because they can’t sleep. Should only be for the terminally ill and severe pain. Again who ruined it.

  4. Anonymous on

    You can thank that Mernaugh guy for the changes. Def not a champion. To many clowns who want marijuana because they can’t sleep. Should only be for the terminally ill and severe pain. Again who ruined it.

  5. Anonymous on

    You can thank that Mernaugh guy for the changes. Def not a champion. To many clowns who want marijuana because they can’t sleep. Should only be for the terminally ill and severe pain. Again who ruined it.

  6. Anonymous on

    You can thank that Mernaugh guy for the changes. Def not a champion. To many clowns who want marijuana because they can’t sleep. Should only be for the terminally ill and severe pain. Again who ruined it.

  7. Anonymous on

    Canada post employees have been swiping dope out of the mail for years. St. John’s, NL the worst of all.Bud mail warns you on their site about theft thru Canada post on their site

  8. Ivankov on

    Fear of being robbed? They already have controlled substances behind the counter.