There is an “overwhelming temptation” for growers of medical marijuana to supplement their income under the current system by selling extra pot, the RCMP says.
Police investigations have revealed various abuses of the federal medical marijuana program, including trafficking for personal gain, violent theft of homegrown pot and involvement of organized crime, RCMP Corporal Shane Holmquist says in an affidavit filed in the Federal Court of Canada.
Health Canada plans a revamp of the medical marijuana system – in part due to concerns about criminal infiltration.
Under the existing program, to be phased out by April 1, people are issued licences to grow marijuana for their personal use to help ease the symptoms of painful conditions.
Several British Columbia residents with licences to grow their own pot are asking the Federal Court for an injunction that would allow them to continue doing so.
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