New Medical Marijuana Regime Sees Growth, But Beset by Complaints

Shaun Simpson has had a migraine headache for the past seven years.

His medical problems started with surgery to remove a piece of his skull that was pressing against his brain. The procedure left him with a spinal-fluid leak, which, in turn, fuels a near-constant headache.

For years, Simpson took a dozen or more Tylenol 3 pills a day, but they caused unpleasant side effects and weren’t completely effective.

About two and a half years ago, he received a prescription for medical marijuana, which he ordered from Health Canada.

“I don’t feel like I’m drugged out or stoned from the Tylenol 3; I’m actually more active and social,” says Simpson, 34, who works as a photographer in the Maritimes.

“It’s really changed my life as far as day-to-day routine goes.”

Simpson is among tens of thousands of Canadians who have used medical marijuana legally since 2001, and, like many of those patients, he was forced earlier this year to adjust to a massive overhaul of the system.

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