Medical Marijuana Price Will Increase Under New Rules, Despite Health Canada Assurances

Canada is kicking off a $1.3 billion medical marijuana initiative on Tuesday that it hopes will serve nearly half a million residents by 2024, The Canadian Press reported Sunday.

The new system, known as the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, will “provide access to quality-controlled marihuana for medical purposes, produced under secure and sanitary conditions, to those Canadians who need it,” said the government’s health agency, Health Canada, which announced the plans in June.

It will be a huge change for medicinal weed in Canada.

Until now, medical pot has been produced only by individual growers, who are not allowed to supply more than two people each. Starting this April, those small-time growers will have their licenses nullified, and large, privately owned weed farms (including a former Hershey factory in Ontario) will replace them.

Under the new regulations, Canadian residents can have a doctor fill out and sign what looks like a pretty simple form, after which they can receive pot to treat medical conditions for a one-year period.

Once the system is up and running, the price of the ganja could fall to as low as $3 per gram, said senior Health Canada official Sophie Galarneau, according to The Canadian Press. But the weed will start at $7.60 a gram, the news agency notes, which is more expensive than the $5 per gram it currently sells for.

– Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.

Comments

8 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    and they also don’t say that since its a free market it could also go up in price. Supply and Demand

  2. Anonymous on

    How can they force you to buy something that you can grow yourself

  3. dr zeuss on

    cause next thing you know, under government control, we’ll be smoking GMO weed, from chemically fed, pesticide sprayed, genetically modified seed

  4. BlueMagic on

    I want to grow outdoor without the porkers storming my garden

  5. Anonymous on

    So the fulll world wil be able to grow and in canada 2024 we will still
    Be forced to buy this junk? Ur dreamin clowns this will fail

  6. AmberDawn420 on

    just keep growing! Plant the seeds of freedom, overgrow the government.

  7. Razkull on

    Only they don’t tell you street ganja is going to have near 15% more thc then their product.

  8. Anonymous on

    I want to grow my own. In my own house. We should not need to pay for something that nature provided us.