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OTTAWA — Under fire by critics for providing a half-hearted, and overlyrestrictive medical marijuana program, the federal government government will unveil new regulations this week designed to ease the onus on physicians and patients.
Health Canada has conditionally approved the first cannabis-derived prescription pain killer. Cannabis sativa extract ( Sativex ), an under-the-tongue spray, was approved in April for use as an adjunctive treatment for the symptom relief of neuropathic pain in patients with multiple sclerosis ( MS ). The drug should be available by June 21.
by Rielle Capler (21 Jun, 2005) MMAR Still Unconstitutional After Latest Amendments Since its inception in 2001, Health Canada’s medical marijuana program has failed to fulfill its mandate from the Ontario Supreme Court Parker case to ensure that those who use cannabis as a medicine do not have to choose between their liberty and their [...]
OTTAWA. Justice Minister Irwin Cotler has ordered the extradition of a celebrated activist who faces trial in California for tending pot plants at the Cannabis Castle, a Bel Air mansion that served as one of the state’s first medical marijuana growops in the 1990s.
As some of our members know, the CBC is currently working on a Research Project. The research project is a comparison of prescription drugs and cannabis in the treatment of chronic illnesses. We have made a questionnaire available to the members, and would appreciate it if sometime within the next 2 to 3 months members [...]
RE “U.S. decision will chill Canadian pot plans,” by Ike Awgu ( June 8 ): Again Ike Awgu is out of touch with reality and Canadian views especially. Cannabis has thousands of years of history of medical as well as recreational use. It is only due to certain narrow-minded American views over the past 80 [...]
An American Couple Seeking Refugee Status in B.C., So They Can Have Access to Medical Marijuana, Hopes for a Quiet Existence Near Kamloops – – Their Cause, However, Has Been Highly Visible And Controversial
To the Editor, As the coordinator of The Mid-Island Compassion Club, I watch events closely as they relate to patient access to medical marijuana.
Federal government needs to take a hard look at the best way to manage marijuana
ASHLAND, ORE. – The US Supreme Court’s decision this week asserting federal control over marijuana used for medical purposes would seem to bring that controversial practice to a halt. Uncle Sam – not the states – has the last word here, the court ruled.« Previous Entries