Health Canada Declares War On Sick People With New Medicial Marijuana Rules by Ottawa Activist Russell Barth

Health Canada Declares War On Sick People With New Medicial Marijuana Rules by Ottawa Activist Russell Barth

 

 

russell-576x800CFN – Imagine waking one morning to find police officers towing your car out of your driveway.

“What is the meaning of this!?” you demand.

“Um, yeah…” says the officer, “Some people out west – we heard – drove too fast, or, maybe didn’t stop correctly, or drove with an expired permit or something… so no more cars for anyone, period.”

Puzzled, you would likely say “But I didn’t do anything wrong with my car! Why should I have to lose my car because someone else might have done something wrong with theirs?!”
“Um….. because of safety and stuff…?” the officer sighs. He then adds “Listen – you got a problem with this, you call your MP or something, `k? In the meantime, you have to use public transit.”

Then the prices are all fixed – to favor the transit companies because you have no choice – at about four to eight times what it was normally costing you to drive around every month.

 

Does this scenario seem crazy to you? Well, this is pretty much exactly what is happening to licensed medical marijuana growers – with your tax dollars and in your name. Not only will this policy harm sick people, it further subsidizes illegal growers and gangsters.

 

Over 20,000 Canadians – most of whom have never violated the terms of their licenses – will lose their constitutionally-established right to grow their own medicine or have a designated person grow it for them. The 164 page regulations were issued on June 19, and can be read here:

http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2013/2013-06-19/pdf/g2-14713.pdf

The result of this policy will likely be huge numbers of busts and expensive court battles, all at your expense. A gigantic class-action suit is already in the works, and your tax dollars will pay to fight against that, too. And that is just the ones that I know about!

Meanwhile, sick people will have to get their medicine from a limited number of licensed growers at prices four to eight times what it had been costing them to grow their own. Otherwise, they can buy from that kid on Rideau Street.

 

It should be noted that the regulations have been unconstitutional for over a decade – as is the prohibition which they prop up, so people, really, are morally obligated to violate the terms of these onerous and humiliating “licenses” to be sick.

Russell Barth is an Ottawa area activist and educator.

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Only 1200-1500 can grow son.

jules
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People who use drugs should not be operating a motor vehicle at all. The same thing with alcohol. There is a man that we once knew here in Ottawa who died about 6 years ago of lung cancer and went right through his sysem. He was a smoker as well as marijuana, etc. and he used to work with my husband. He lived life like you wouldn’t believe and he had himself to blame for his own illness. I do not believe in drugs like marijuana and all it does is put you in a high just like what alcohol… Read more »
mariah
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I think that marijuana should be legal & held to the same rules as alcohol

Furtz
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@ Russell. It’s more that Stephen Harper and his fundamentalist nut-bar party has declared war on sanity. Let’s work for and hope that these clowns get tossed out of power in 2015.

jules
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Harper is like what you would refer to as a Nazi type of party because it isn’t just conservative but the grass roots of Reform and they amalgamated and destroyed the conservatives. I do not believe in young Trudeau’s policies at all and I have nothing against the young man because he is a polite young man but not made as PM but neither is Harper. Harper cannot get along with anyone and it is “his way or the highway” and that isn’t good at all. I do not believe in marijuana or alcohol and neither one is safe. People… Read more »
Russell Barth
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it is safe to drive while using cannabis. studies show pot users are, on average, safer drivers than non-users.

nonbeliever
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Jules… I hope you are counting prescription pain killers with this. Many folks drive around on this stuff.. Should not be allowed! Cannabis should be legal and everyone should know better than to drive on the stuff. As for me I’m a medical marijuana user and it had made my condition far more tolerable than any opiates I used to take. I work and provide for my family. I pay taxes and contribute to society anyway I can. My government will now throw me under a bus.. How will I be able to keep working???? Who can afford the substandard,… Read more »
nonbeliever
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Russell
In all fairness regard public safety, I’d disagree with you respectfully. Under the influence of any psycho active substance should be illegal. We are responsible for the safety of other when we are driving. My opinion

Furtz
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Driving while stoned isn’t safe for me. I know this from experience many moons ago. Riding my motorcycle while stoned would be suicide.

Furtz
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Too funny, Admin. I’ve done exactly that in Montreal in cars and on motorbikes. I have no business still being alive! As a teenager I was a complete idiot, but a lucky idiot.

Nonbeliever
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The cons would do better to rename themselves..The Fundamentalist Party of Canada.. No room for others opinions.

Furtz
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I agree Nonbeliever. Our new minister of justice, Peter Mackay, was just spouting the ancient line about marijuana being a “gateway” drug. And this clown is considered to be from the progressive faction of the party!

Jim
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Russell…I think you need to do a rewrite or a new article. Most of these comments didn’t understand you were using the driving a car as a metaphor to what is happening to the Medical Marijuana program in Canada. I totally believe in Medical Marijuana. It has returned a quality of life to me that I won’t give up. I refuse to pay into the monopoly the Harper government is setting up with licensed Medical MJ producers. I will grow my own illegally or buy it of the street at cheaper prices. I’m sure I’m not the only one with… Read more »
Newsworthy
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Google Pheonix Tears and find out the amazing medical benefits that pot has in it’s pure oil form. Read about the Canadian man who has tried for years to have our gaovernment support the medical outcomes of this plant. How the medicine in the extracted oil can cure cancer, tumours, seizures, ms, most anything. Google cancer and pot and you will read many scientific and medical ground breaking aricles from all over the world on this natural cure. Remember, the big pharma companies and hospitals make lots of money treating cancer with the existing protocols, you cannot patent a naturally… Read more »
brian
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Jules just wondering how if one is DEAD can they get out of Mexico?? Would think that if you are dead you are not going anywhere except underground!!?? just saying.. 🙂

Mrx99
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HC has been getting away with murder, in a few states as soon as your application is received they send you a temporary license as soon as you pony uo fifty bucks. In Canada you gan go ten months without hearing from them. That is wrong and any time lag after a Doctor says I need a permit, is a stall or denial of my civil rights and the gov. Needs to be made aware that they are violating everyones right to medicine tgat will even heal cancer, epilepsy many people had tumors that shrank up and dissapeared. This is… Read more »
Kenneth Surgent
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The new regulations will create another 2-5 years of litigation, effectively harming the poor sick people, like those on Disability Benefits. That alone is discrimination and violation of s. 7 of the Charter. Harper government are Nazi Fascists, PERIOD, there is no other description as accurate as that. They hate people and love power! Time for a New Election.

w8kNbake
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Viva the resistance! Where are we? Is this a dictator ship? Once again Canadians are taking it from behind.I have lost hope in our Canadian political structure.

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