Pubdate: Fri, 16 Dec 2005
Source: StarPhoenix, The (CN SN)
Copyright: 2005 The StarPhoenix
Author: Moe Brondum
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)


Re: Insurance woes force man to dismantle medical marijuana grow operation 
(SP, Dec. 8). Tim Selenski should be suing the insurance company.

It is beyond belief that someone with the stamina to wade through the 
bureaucracy, the courage to allow random police checks, and the compassion 
to help someone in need is being treated like a common criminal.

The equipment used to grow marijuana indoors is no different from that used 
by members of the horticultural society to grow orchids and ornamental 
flowers. It is all CSA-certified and recommended by Health Canada to be 
used to grow medicine.

The insurance company should be reviled for its actions. The lack of 
compassion in Saskatchewan for legal medical marijuana recipients is 
unconscionable. Patients are scorned by the medical community, robbed by 
Health Canada, and now, run out of the province by heartless insurance 
companies. These are not the attitudes that created medicare.

More and more, the policies of this government make it clear that its 
compassion is only for the aging. Compassion, like respect, is apparently 
something you gain with "time served" in this province.

Moe Brondum
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