Pubdate: Sat, 25 Jul 2009
Source: Winnipeg Free Press (CN MB)
Copyright: 2009 Winnipeg Free Press
Author: Russell Barth


Re: Flin Flon pot operation moves (July 22).

The pot grown by Prairie Plant Systems is ground up (which oxidizes
it), full of seeds and stem (making it worse to smoke), zapped with
gamma radiation (which kills half the medicine), and stinks of
chemicals (because it wasn't grown properly).

It doesn't even look like pot -- it looks like the stuff you sprinkle
on the floor to soak up puke.

It is already paid for with taxpayers' dollars, but these Health
Canada clowns still have the gall to charge sick and dying people $5 a
gram for this mulch. Leave it to the federal government to screw up
something that even stoners can get right. Where are they going to
grow their next crop? Next to the Chalk River nuclear plant?

This is all by design. The government has set up an unconstitutional
program to prop up an unconstitutional prohibition. The office is
understaffed, doctors don't want to sign the forms because of the
Health Canada fiasco. The office actually calls the doctor to
discourage higher doses (practising medicine without a licence is
apparently legal for government bureaucrats), and we are harassed by
police and routinely discriminated against.

We have to carry special papers with us to keep us out of jail because
we have medical conditions! That is medical segregation! In Canada! In
2009! OK, so, it isn't apartheid or the Warsaw Ghetto, but big things
like that start out as little things like this.

The whole thing is a scandal of gun-registry proportions, but the
media seem to think that it is just a few sick people who want to get
high. No one comes to our defence as we are systematically
discriminated against and stigmatized by our own government.

Russell Barth

Nepean, Ont.
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