Pubdate: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
Source: Toronto Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2012 The Toronto Star
Author: Ronald M. Wilson


The latest proposals on medical marijuana bring two questions to mind.
Is Health Canada incompetent or simply a shill for big pharma? It
appears both are true in this instance. Bottom line is that its
proposals are not in the best interest of Canadians.

Their suggestions will simply make the superior quality street product
more attractive and force Canadians to choose.

They show no leadership on this issue as the bigger issue now is
legalized marijuana. The government continues to follow an unpopular
position that daily continues to lose ground.

Why is marijuana not available and taxed as are tobacco and alcohol?
Both substances result in an excessive burden on the health care
system and loss of human life and related suffering. Talk about hypocrisy.

The government has lost the moral high ground on this issue and
continues to dig the hole deeper for themselves. Putting marijuana
users in jail may appear tough but is simply a further example of
misdirected resources.

Ronald M. Wilson,

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