A medical marijuana user near Florenceville says he’s relieved a ban on being able to grow his own pot at home has been temporarily halted by a federal court decision and not stopped his dream. Terry Perkins, 63, suffers from chronic pain from a back injury and rheumatoid arthritis. Marijuana has helped him cope, but
Terry Perkins, 63, suffers from chronic pain from a back injury and rheumatoid arthritis.
Marijuana has helped him cope, but he says he wouldn’t be able to afford his medicine under new rules slated to take effect tomorrow, which required him to get supplied by a licensed grower approved by the state.
“Under this program that they brought forward, my cost is $20,500 a year,” said Perkins, who lives on his Canada Pension of $332 a month.
“And I have to buy something from one of these cropper grow-ops that I’m not sure what they’re using to grow it with or what the strain is.”
For the past six years, Perkins has grown his own marijuana in his garden, with Health Canada‘s approval. But the new rules will end ALL home production of medical marijuana.
Instead, the roughly 40,000 Canadians with an authorization to possess medical marijuana would have to purchase it from large-scale commercial facilities that are now being set up around the country. Let’s do the math and see what Monsanto’s patented GMO pot will bring in. ($20,500 x 40,000 =s $820,000,000 to be made for the money Nazis profiting off poor sick people – Ed)
Last Friday, a federal court judge in Vancouver granted an injunction, allowing those who have a personal medical marijuana production license to continue to grow for now, pending the outcome of a trial to be held at a later date.
Then court will weigh the constitutionality of the federal legislation.
“Come April the first, you don’t worry about having a visit from the RCMP, or are you(‘re) going to have to lie to Health Canada, or are you going to have to destroy your medicine,” said Perkins.
Marijuana is the only effective treatment he has found, then he added,
“Tried pharmaceutical drugs and I can’t take codeine. I can’t take morphine. So I started using marijuana to fight the side effects of the prescription drugs. And after a while, I wondered why I was taking the prescription drugs.”
“We didn’t think that we would have to fight our own government for our own health. But this is what it looks like we got to do.”
(Story source, Foreign Correspondent Laurie Canadian420; all emphasis – Ed)