Pubdate: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
Source: Nanaimo Daily News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2012 Wayne Phillips
Author: Wayne Phillips


(Re: Grow ops pose risk to us all, Dec. 27, Daily News)

Contrary to what Health Canada says the proposed Marijuana for Medical
Purposes Regulations (MMPR) won't prevent illegal grow ops from
cropping up in neighbourhoods or communities.

What the proposed regulations will do, however, is deprive sick,
disabled and dying Canadians of reasonable access to a legal source of
cannabis for medical purposes.

The particular brand of bureaucratic disentitlement Health Canada is
waging on MMAR exemptees has resulted in the same being disregarded as
stakeholders then painted in a less than favourable light to appease
those various "services" sectors which have demonstrated concern.

The proposed regulations are, in fact, more an indictment of Health
Canada than they are of the current regulations or MMAR exemptees.
Health Canada has mismanaged the program to such an extent that not
only has the program garnered complaints from various sectors, it has
been deemed unconstitutional on eight various occasions by the courts.

It is a wonder that legislation pertaining to the possession and
production of cannabis even currently exists!

Wayne Phillips Hamilton, Ontario
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