Pubdate: Fri, 06 May 2016
Source: Victoria Times-Colonist (CN BC)
Copyright: 2016 Times Colonist
Author: Pamela McColl
Page: A15


Re: "Marijuana rules seek to weed out number of shops," May 3.

Marijuana is not a medicine, and dispensing pot in the absence of 
evidence-based science amounts to quackery.

Dispensing marijuana has no quality control, no standardized 
composition or dosage for specific medical conditions. It has no 
prescribing information, nor are there any high-quality scientific 
studies that establish its effectiveness or long-term safety.

Marijuana products are restricted for good reason. A mountain of 
evidence now exists that seals the case that marijuana is not safe 
for human consumption.

By adding a level a legitimacy through a regulatory system, the mayor 
and council of Victoria have significantly further burdened the 
emergency and health-care systems of the city and they have defied 
the Criminal Code of Canada.

Pamela McColl Vancouver
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