Medical Marijuana Users Threatened With Legal Action By Health Canada

Medical marijuana growers hoping the federal government would be lax in implementing its new ban on self-grown pot next month are likely to be disappointed.

In a statement released Friday, Health Canada says that users who grow their own supply in their homes, or buy from small growers licenced under the old program, will not only have to destroy the stash before April 1, but also submit a form promising they’ve destroyed it and are no longer producing. Otherwise, Health Canada “will notify law enforcement.”

This threat of legal action contradicts information in a Health Canada memo from last fall, in which the agency said it doesn’t intend to share previous growers’ personal info with law enforcement, Vancouver’s Georgia Straight reports.

Users have to send in the form by April 30.

The changes to the medical marijuana program will limit legal growing to licensed companies which will mail out pre-dried packages of pot to those with a prescription. The federal government has certified 10 producers so far.

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