Marijuana is being openly sold in specialty stores in Vancouver under the guise of a government-approved system meant to limit sales for medical use only, a documentary by the CBC’s fifth estate shows.
Medical marijuana has been legally sold in Canada since 2001 under strict government guidelines and only under authorization from a physician.
But the fifth estate’s Mark Kelley found that in Vancouver these days the drug is readily available in medical marijuana dispensaries, where a quick consultation with a nurse or a naturopath gets people a membership and access to as much marijuana as they want.
After a consultation that took just 65 seconds, for example, Kelley was given a membership at one such dispensary where he could buy marijuana as a way to relieve stress.
The dispensaries are illegal, but Vancouver City Police have said they will ignore them unless they sell to minors or create a nuisance.
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