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Pubdate: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 Source: Winnipeg Free Press (CN MB) Copyright: 2011 Winnipeg Free Press Contact: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/send_a_letter Website: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/502 OTTAWA TO ENFORCE STRICTER MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGULATIONS OTTAWA -- The federal government is poised to tighten the rules on medical marijuana. Sources say Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq wants to take individuals and Health Canada out of the business of growing pot and tender licences to companies under tightly regulated conditions. The move is a response to complaints from mayors, police and firefighters who say sanctioned growers are abusing their permits and often growing far more than they need. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.