After five years of near monthly court sessions, I should be doing my last appearance this Tuesday, Sept. 17 in a Garden City courtroom for R v. Mernagh. I’ll be rushing back to Vapor Central for The Mernahuana Zone on Pot TV at 720-1020 east or 420-720 west for our weekly weedy webcast.
Going to be a very long day, but it’s expected the prosecutor will withdraw my one count of personal pot production charge before the webcast. Anytime you can walk away with no criminal record for doing a crime you testified to committing – its a win.
Health Canada’s Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations has been operating since its promulgation.
Under the MMPR you no longer apply to the feds for permission, but may download Health Canada’s one page form. The whole idea of applying has been removed in an effort to expand access. Alternatively you may have your physician write a very simple two or three line letter that you then take to a licensed provider.
There was no form when I visited my doctor, but all the required information is (generally speaking) on a doctor’s office letterhead. The prosecutor agreed I appear to be the first Canadian who wants to use Canada’s new MMPR.
I’m legally allowed to buy cannabis from a licensed provider, but currently Health Canada doesn’t have any Licensed Providers listed on their website. Many in the cannabis community are suggesting Oct. 1 the first licensed providers will appear on Health Canada’s website because that’s the date they stop accepting MMAR applications. I have the documentation to buy marijuana (the crown agrees), but now lack a source of the medication. My legal counsel and I chuckling…
Watch The Mernahuana Zone on Tues Sept. 17 on Pot TV from 720-1020 east or 420-720 west. It’s webcast infront of a live stoned studio audience at Vapor Central, 667 Yonge St., second floor.