family businesses are going bankrupt. This is the same, growers warn, of the small growers upon whom many medical marijuana users depend.
Being a hospice and respite volunteer, I often come across people who would benefit from this drug. Doctors are often against it. That is changing. My friend, Michele, had access to it in British Columbia. She has been unable to access it here, in her long-term care home. In addition, the law forbids people from smoking on the property of LTC, hospitals and other government facilities. This is a huge barrier.
|My friend, Michele. |
I wrote about her in my book.
Many of my clients cannot afford to buy it from these new commercial producers. There have been Canadian Government changes to the distribution and growing of this product. Many fear that that will no longer be able to afford to buy from their regular growers. In fact, many who could use the drug are on disability (ODSP), unable to work, or unemployed due to their various illnesses. I had a client I took to the pain clinic, and she could not even afford it buying it on the street.
The street value of pot is about $2 per gram, but these sophisticated plants cost money. Health Canada sells it for $5/ gram. They anticipate selling it for about $8/gram in the large-scale production plants. Former legal growers are upset, in that they are able to have a couple of clients, and have spent 40 years, some of them, learning how to grow this plant. All of their expertise will be lost for customers who live in rural or remote locations, as well as those in the city who depend on the small growers.
- The federal government gave permission for two patients to smoke pot in 1999.
- In 2000, the courts rules that Canadians have a constitutional right to use cannabis as a medicine.
- In 2001 they granted legal access to cannabis for those with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses.
- In 2001 they permitted some 100 authorized users.
- In 2014 there are 37,800 legal users.
- There are 25,000 authorized to grow pot for themselves.
- Authorized designated growers: 3900.
- Currently, there are 12 commercial producers licenced under the new rules (See the list below).
Protest comes after Ottawa said it would challenge injunction letting medical users keep growing pot
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If you already have a valid Authorization to Possess (ATP) under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, you can use your Authorization to Possess (ATP) to register with a licensed producer until the validity date shown on the ATP. For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.
If you do not have an Authorization to Possess (ATP) under the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations, you need to follow the following steps:
- Step 1: Consult with a Health Care Practitioner
- Step 2: Obtain a Medical Document completed by your Health Care Practitioner
- Step 3: Register and Order with a Licensed Producer
- Step 4: Delivery of your Marihuana for Medical Purposes
|Name of licensed producer||Phone number||Email (if applicable)||Website (if applicable)|
|Bedrocan Canada Inc.||firstname.lastname@example.org||Bedrocan|
|Canna Farms Ltd.||email@example.com||Canna Farms|
|Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc.||firstname.lastname@example.org||Delta 9 Bio-Tech Inc.|
|GreenLeaf Medicinals Ltd.||email@example.com||GreenLeaf Medicinals Ltd.|
|In The Zone Produce Ltd.||firstname.lastname@example.org||In The Zone Produce Ltd.|
|Mettrum Ltd.||1-844-638-8786 (METTRUM)||email@example.com||Mettrum Ltd.|
|MedReleaf Corp.||1-855-4-Releaf (73-5323)||firstname.lastname@example.org||MedReleaf Corp.|
|The Peace Naturals Project Inc||1-888-64-PEACE (73223)||email@example.com||The Peace Naturals|
|ThunderBird Biomedical Inc.||firstname.lastname@example.org||ThunderBird Biomedical|
|Tweed Inc.||1-855-55-TWEED (89333)||email@example.com||Tweed|
|Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp.||firstname.lastname@example.org||Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp.|