Canucks Spark Another Owl
According to this Toronto Star article, that people will soon be able to walk into a drugstore in Canada and fill a prescription for marijuana. Pharmacists are against providing marijuana in a smokable form, and one fear is that alternatives that are easier to ingest will increase usage.
Some are not so sure...
Some approved users say the Health Canada dope is of such poor quality that wider distribution and novel forms will not necessarily attract more users.
"It is of incredibly poor quality," said Philippe Lucas of Victoria, who is authorized to receive government marijuana. "A very raunchy, poor quality smoke."
Lucas and other users have said the marijuana, which Health Canada says contains about 10 per cent THC, is actually much weaker.
Jari Dvorak, one of the first to receive Health Canada marijuana last fall, says he stopped using the product three months ago because the department has not lived up to its promises to improve the quality.
"I have not seen any evidence of change yet," Dvorak said from Toronto.
A department spokeswoman says tests are under way to improve the marijuana after numerous complaints from users.
"We are taking the concerns of users seriously," said Aggie Adamczyk.
Heads in the Republican administration must be spinning.