The number of Canadians legally signed up to buy medical marijuana has more than tripled in the last year.
The Health Canada statistics reflect an explosion in the number of Canadians who are turning to marijuana to get relief from everything from chronic pain to nausea from chemotherapy.
By the end of September, nearly 100,000 Canadians had obtained prescriptions and registered to buy cannabis with one of the growers licensed by Health Canada, such as the Tweed company in Smiths Falls. That’s a dramatic leap from the 30,537 people registered in September 2015.
The increase coincides with the switch in 2014 from a system dominated by patients growing their own marijuana to the introduction of large commercial grow-ops that sell cannabis by mail.
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