Canada’s new Roadside THC-Testing Device

The Canadian government has approved a roadside test for measuring THC levels in a driver’s system. There are some critical problems with this new device. THC levels cannot indicate impairment. Let me get all sciency for a minute: Your body’s endo-cannabinoid system produces endo-cannabinoids to interact with your brain to help manage things like mood and healing. When you use cannabis, you are supplementing that existing process inside your body. The cannabis plant has hundreds of active compounds that include cannabinoids, as well as terpenes and other chemicals that all interact with each other. Since a terpene is simply a […]

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Medical Marijuana in an age of Legal Recreational Use

It has been a long time since my last post here, and it isn’t for lack of material – to the contrary, there has been so much lately that is worthy of documenting, I wanted to make sure I was giving each topic its due. One of the questions I hear the most is: “Why does a medical [prescription] matter if it is legal for everyone to grow at home?” This question actually represents one of my greatest fears about legal recreational use: someday, someone is going to decide we don’t need both programs. However, there are some significant differences […]

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Help us remove the tax from essential medications

“Chronic Illness is Taxing Enough” – Bedrocan Canada Currently, medical marijuana (MMJ) is the only prescription medication in Canada on which patients pay tax.

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Supreme Court Redefines Medical Marijuana

Canada’s medical marijuana paradox: Health Canada recommends that all medical marijuana patients use their medicine in ways that are illegal.

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I wrote my member of Parliament, did you?

Canadians are ready for change in more ways than one. The current Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) are failing Canadians: they are inhibiting a guaranteed growth industry with the potential to create hundreds of jobs, while restricting our access to effective health care. The whole program seems to be an attempt at re-inventing the wheel. Let’s make sure our candidates understand what Canadians really need.

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