The Current | Dec 18, 2012 | 24:00

Regulating access to Medical Marijuana

Some 26,000 Canadians have been given Health Canada's approval to use medical marijuana ... many of them growing their own. The rules start to change this coming Spring when only sanctioned commercial operations will be able to provide medical marijuana. It could be a boon for research - no one can track effectiveness now. But it could also present real pain management crises for those who need specific genetic strains of marijuana.

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