Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network
Non-medical use of cannabis became legal in Canada, so what of the medical patients left without their own market? Those who were able to jump through tricky shifting legal hurdles, maintaining years of legitimacy for something they truly need. From MMAR through to ACMPR, and now Cannabis Regulations alongside the Cannabis Act.
A hope glimmers as research is now more accessible. Once health authorities see any official proof of cannabis’ medicinal benefits, however, a significant amount of time will pass. For now, the new laws created a shift that favors non-medical access, with medicinal purpose only getting thinly expressed exceptions in the new Cannabis Act.
So easily overseen are some smaller changes, now we’ve been granted such a great federal freedom. Certain individuals, especially patients, will see themselves inconvenienced in their daily routines, more as time continues, waiting for granted approvals in micro production, health benefits, and specialty products. A prescription which once separated someone from illegal use now holds far less significance before a non-medical dominated market.
A need for two platforms exists. Both now blend into one, unjust for anyone needing true responsible aid.
Pricing is unfair for those who have been approved for medical use, for they are seeking relief of a serious ailment. But now they’re facing a singular market value which was only established for the general public. Celebrating stock market success for legal sale is only morally just when patients become untied to this new found capitalism.