Forget about Health Minister Rona Ambrose. Pay no attention to National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay or anyone else in the bloated 38-member federal cabinet who happens to be the government’s mouthpiece of the day on marijuana.
Keep in mind the real war on medical cannabis is being driven by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
It’s Harper who’s ultimately responsible for crafting legislation that makes it incredibly difficult for some very sick people to legally obtain a herb that will relieve some of their symptoms.
The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations require patients to obtain authorization from physicians. The problem is that many of them, including the regulators, seem to know very little about the medicinal benefits of the marijuana plant.
This ignorance was on display when the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. proposed banning medicinal cannabis to anyone under the age of 25.
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