Thursday, December 23, 2010 | Categories: Episodes
It has been nearly ten years since Ottawa launched the medical marijuana program. But a lot of the people who use the system say it still isn’t working the way it should.
Medical Marijuana - Kirk Tousaw
We started this segment with a clip from Mik Mann. He lives in Port Alberni, British Columbia. And the exemption he's talking about is for medical marijuana. Mike Mann suffers from spinal arthritis and an eating disorder. And he says marijuana helps him cope.
The federal government launched its medical marijuana program nearly ten years ago in the summer of 2001. Mike Mann has been licensed to grow marijuana for his own use about the same time. But under the program, he has to renew his license every year. And he says that has been a frustrating experience.
Kirk Tousaw is Mik Mann's lawyer. He represents a number of medical marijuana users in British Columbia. He's also the Executive Director of the Beyond Prohibition Foundation. He was in Mill Bay, B.C.
Medical Marijuana - Carolyn Bennett
Carolyn Bennett is a Liberal MP. The Liberals were the party in power when the medical marijuana program was introduced. Carolyn Bennett is also a medical doctor. She was in Toronto.
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