Pubdate: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 Source: Province, The (CN BC) Copyright: 2011 Postmedia Network Inc. Contact: http://www2.canada.com/theprovince/letters.html Website: http://www.theprovince.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/476 Author: Marc Paquette Referenced: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v11/n174/a10.html AFFORDABLE MARIJUANA Jon Ferry's "solution" for medical pot distribution might be more problematic than it seems. Only a minority of legal and licensed medical marijuana users can afford to buy Health Canada's marijuana grown by PPS- Cannasat, which they sell for $150 per 30 grams, plus 13 per cent HST and shipping. I have a medical marijuana prescription of 10 grams per day, so I couldn't afford the government pot. Different strains of cannabis help people with different or multiple health conditions, but our government supplies a single strain that is weak, irradiated and tastes bad. Pharmaceutical distribution would mean profits for growers, pharmaceutical companies, governments, pharmacies and doctors. Allowing people to grow their own marijuana makes it much more affordable. Pharmacy pot? No thanks. Marc Paquette, Hawkesbury, Ont. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.