Pubdate: Fri, 18 Jun 2004
Source: Ottawa Citizen (CN ON)
Copyright: 2004 The Ottawa Citizen
Author: John Caines


Re: Mailing medical marijuana, June 14.

The Citizen is wrong that Canada Post has refused to deliver medical
marijuana to Canadians who have been licensed by Health Canada to use

It was our interpretation of the regulations drafted by Health Canada
that it was impossible for Canada Post to meet the requirements to
deliver medical marijuana.

Canada Post recently convened a meeting with Health Canada officials
to determine whether, in fact, we could provide the safe and secure
transportation of medical marijuana. Further review of Health Canada's
requirements has resulted in agreement that Canada Post is in a lawful
position to deliver medical marijuana.

John Caines


manager, Canada Post national media relations
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