Pubdate: Wed, 08 Apr 2009
Source: Terrace Standard (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Terrace Standard
Author: Russell Barth


Dear Sir:

RE: "Grow-op case drags on through the courts," March 18,

I quote, "They instead found that the Tallons had received a federal
medical marijuana licence, giving Larry permission to grow a certain
amount for an undisclosed medical condition."

This is a perfect example of why the Health Canada Medical Marijuana
Access Regulations are dysfunctional. Legal users and growers are
stuck in this gray area between legal and illegal, and it not only
endangers these sick and often dying patients, it keeps them living in
a constant state of fear.

I am a federally-licensed medical marijuana user. Fear of robbers and
fear of cops kicking in your door, tearing out your plants and
wrecking your gear - only to get an "apology" from them later on.

Until marijuana is legal for everyone, sick and dying Canadians who
use it for medicine will continue to live in danger. One wonders; is
this absurd legal conundrum even constitutional?

Russell Barth

Ottawa, Ontario
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