Re: "Legal grow-op plan 'failed miserably,' MP says," Wednesday, March 20.
What Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam MP James Moore fails to mention is that the medical marijuana access program is open to the abuse mentioned because Health Canada has mismanaged this court-ordered program.
It was the government's responsibility to provide reasonable access in a manner that did not compromise public safety, good governance and order; government failed to do that.
They, in effect, have acted in contempt of the courts. In failing to provide due diligence, not only were communities right across Canada placed in potentially precarious situations, those authorized to possess cannabis for medical purposes were also placed in unnecessary peril, to the point of detriment and even death.
Now Health Canada - at the government's bequest - wants to wipe its hands clean of that mismanagement while insuring a system is in place that profits off of those least able to afford it. Those authorized to possess cannabis for medical purposes will be left with limited or no access whatsoever with the new MMPR, the government gets let off the hook for its mismanagement of a court-ordered mandate affecting tens of thousands of Canadians and, according to the article, James Moore is OK with that.
Wayne Phillips, MMAR exemptee Hamilton, Ont.
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