Canadian Medical Marijuana Growers Upset With New Rules

Some Winnipeggers are angered by new federal rules that will prevent them from growing their own medical marijuana.

The new rules say government grown pot won’t be an option either.

Instead, patients will be required to mail order their marijuana from licensed growers.

Steven Stairs produces and uses his own medical marijuana for his disabilities. He has glaucoma, cataracts and retinitis pigmentosa, degenerative conditions.

He said he has access to medical marijuana because of the glaucoma. He also suffers from anxiety and stress from the loss of vision. Stairs said the new rules are ridiculous.

“They’re draconian.” he said. “I think they’re a step backwards. I haven’t ran (sic) into a single patient so far that is for these changes.”

– Read the entire article at CBC News.

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  1. awesomesound on

    May I put the correct slant:
    The Illegal Growers are supplying me indirectly since I am a MMAR patient and I am serviced by a Compassion Club which has been held in a gray area for 12 years, Health Canada Has and still is mismanaging a critical medication, People that are on this program are ill, since the 1 strain that Health Canada has (a Sativa) good for Depression not so good for chronic pain, patients are forced to get the right medication from underground sources. The Harper Government wants Cannabis crushed down and reproduced by synthetics, and mass produced in a blue pill totally destroying a plant that has been a main source of medicine for 3000 years.

  2. awesomesound on

    May I put the correct slant:
    The Illegal Grower are supplying me indirectly since I am a MMAR patient and I am serviced by a Compassion Club which has been held in a gray area for 12 years, Health Canada Has and still is mismanaging a critical medication, People that are on this program are ill, since the 1 strain that Health Canada has (a Sativa) good for Depression not so good for chronic pain, patients are forced to get the right medication from underground sources. The Harper Government wants Cannabis crushed down and reproduced by synthetics, and mass produced in a blue pill totally destroying a plant that has been a main source of medicine for 3000 years.

  3. awesomesound on

    Since I am losing my Personal production license next year, I am looking for a Cannabis growing job at one of Harpers massive Pot farms, I have a portfolio and want to know If this ridicules Health Canada plan includes first chance at the jobs that will be available as WE are the ones that are already growing quality Cannabis, or will this only be available to the Capitalists that can afford to open up there own business and there Families. Not all of us are abusing our licenses and to Make me a criminal next year for something I am legally able to do this year is the most stupid and irresponsible legislation I have ever seen. Does anyone including the Health Minister think that this will stop illegal growing? as for risk of fire! that they are so concerned about, I am using 110W lighting that uses less power then your dishwasher, I own the House does anyone think I would cut holes in my home for ventilation, this WILL NOT STOP illegal grow-ops, on contrary this will produce more people that are breaking the law these same people that are abiding by the law right now.

  4. CanadianGiant on

    I,m almost one year since I had my home raided for growing my own medicine, and my home seized by Harpers Hentchmen .(Inttegrated Proceeds of Crime Unit)
    I am trying to stay positive, and I,m still living in my seized home , under strict federal government conditions. I been beaten twice while handcuffed, held at gunpoint with assult rifles by the tactical unit, roasted in a hot un-airconditined cruiser during a heat alert,punched , kicked,threatened, and that’s only in the past year.
    I have been going through this since 1975, 38 years ago.I,m tired out.
    I was saying to myself after I received my MMAR licence last year, “I might never get busted again”.
    Now our MMAR program is toast, and I,m sure I will be the first person to get raided next year, the day after all MMAR licences go void.I am already preparing for raid number seven.Come and get me.I don,t care anymore.
    Fuk Harper
    P.S. Thank you to Jodie Emery ,and everyone at C.C. for their support.Free Marc

  5. Gimpy on

    I am a medical marijuana grower and consumer. I too was shocked about the “new rules” when they were announced.

    Well I call bullshit. Furor Harper wont touch it with a ten foot pole until October 2015 when he will have no choice and if he can hold his power. He has pissed on too many people and continues to do so and won’t likely ever have to deal with the issue. He doesn’t want to be seen as a drug war pussy with his law and order agenda as he will have to pull his foot out of his mouth in front of his minions.

    The government web site still says regulation changes still to come. Nothing is in place for commercial growers. Nothing is in place for distribution and or taxes. If the ball has not started rolling yet there is no chance it will be in effect March 2014. I personally know growers who have had their license renewed for production beyond the March 2014 deadline into August 2014 proving the March 2014 date is bull shit.

    With 19 states Medical and 17 decriminalized, Harper realizes it need not be touched until October 2015 giving him time to realize the American status quo and follow them like a good little Stephen should.

    I am renewing now for expiration in Sept and will likely get a renewal to Sept 2014.

    Typical Harper, big talk no action. Can you say senate reform……sorry stacking? Can you say transparency……sorry muzzling. By far the biggest liar in Canadian political history.

  6. Anonymous on

    Did a lot of googling but didn’t find answer. What is the penalty in Canada for growing 1 to 5 plants for personal use only? 6 plants or more is 6 months minimum in jail, and even growing 1 plant for the purpose of trafficking. But what is the worst case scenario for growing even one plant for personal use? Obviously the question implies that I don’t have MMAR (docs won’t sign). The point is to understand what is the worst case scenario, and to then be able to weight the pros/cons for the decision.

    I’m sure many people are interested in knowing the answer to the above question. Reply to this post with any answers. TY!

    RANT: This is complete Bull shillings, the laws, and now Health Canada. Was gonna continue trying to get my MMAR (hard), but now thinking why bother.

    THOUGHT: I think that patients should start gathering and strategising significant protests and taking serious action NOW. Next April, unless something is done NOW a ton of people will suffer. NOW is the time for action.

  7. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    Don’t mean shit, you can grow your own so long as you can get seeds, sell seeds in Canada, just get the minimum maybe and you gotta have your own plants as a backup plan. I might what are you supposed to do if it’s lost in the post or someone pinched it in the post in other words? You got to have it local. Ain’t no place more local than your backyard. Stop eatin’ those Gump Shrimp. Please don’t feed the politicians shrimp or dumb flakes.