In this article we are going to take a look at Medical cannabis Legalization in Canada. The recent news about the medical cannabis prescription program in Canada has brought the issue of legalization of cannabis into the limelight. Many people do not understand why there is a need for this type of legislation in one of the world’s leading countries with a long tradition of drug use. However, it is becoming apparent that Canadians have a bigger problem than the one they perceive. Over 1 million people in Canada suffer from chronic or debilitating pain and marijuana is their number one choice for relief.
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, smoking marijuana can cause a host of respiratory problems, including emphysema and bronchitis, along with short-term memory loss and difficulty concentrating. These are just some of the long term effects, which can result when someone uses cannabis oil for relief. People who use cannabis oil for relief of these symptoms do not consider using a doctor-prescribed medication to relieve their discomfort. Instead they think that cannabis is a cheap and effective method of getting a cure for cancer, including all the negative side effects associated with other prescribed medications.
This is not how the government of Canada views the use of medical cannabis. cannabis is considered a dangerous drug in the eyes of the Canadian government. Recently, the Liberal government of Canada was urged to legalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana by Canadians. So is the use of cannabis as medicine against public opinion?
The answer is no. Canada’s government does not view medical cannabis, either through pharmacies or through licensed dealers, as a form of cannabis that is illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada. The argument that the pharmacies are illegal because they sell cannabis is not actually a valid argument in this regard because the Controlled Drugs Act declares that only licensed establishments are permitted to sell cannabis.
However, this doesn’t mean that Canadian pharmacies cannot legally sell medical cannabis. There are many independent pharmacies in Canada that are licensed to sell medical cannabis. These pharmacies sell cannabis to people who have valid prescriptions from doctors, but who also need the cannabis in order to be able to use it for their prescribed purposes. If they are selling recreational cannabis, then they are breaking the law.
There is a real problem with pharmacies selling cannabis oil. One problem is that there are no standards in place to govern the production or quality of the cannabis oil products being sold. Any amount of oil is not going to be considered medicine in the eyes of the Canada Health Insurance plan. That means that any amount of cannabis oil could be sold as medicine and be totally ineffective and could even be harmful to someone’s health. It also means that the profits that the pharmacies make can lead to the overuse and abuse of the drug.
There is good news, though. There are now over three hundred pharmaceutical companies that are producing medical cannabis oil. There are companies out there who are working on getting an entire line of products off the ground that will treat medical ailments caused by the legalization of marijuana. They are developing products that will cure cancer, chemotherapy patients, Glaucoma, seizures, and nausea and so much more.
If you are a Christian conservative who believes in the sanctity of human life, the legalization of medical cannabis should concern you deeply. The idea that marijuana can be used for evil and is therefore forbidden is very contrary to traditional moral and religious beliefs. Those who promote the continuation of cannabis legalization are using this religion to justify their beliefs. If you believe that a human being, even one who uses drugs, should not be punished for something that is discovered during a state regulated clinical trial, then you should strongly consider medical cannabis legalization.