Takze ostatnia decyzja sadu najwyzszego w Brityjskiej Kolumbii, ktora uwaza, ze Ministerstwo Zdrowia Kanady (Health Canada) lamie konstytucyjne prawo do zycia zmuszajac pacjentow do palenia konopi. Palenie jest niezdrowe. Dlatego chorzy beda miec szanse na inne formy zazywania lekarstwa. Ciasteczka konopne, salatki, czekoladki, herbatki, torciki, piwa i koktajle...
BY TRISTIN HOPPER
By opening up its industrial areas to medical marijuana growers, the coastal B.C. community of Sechelt is poised to become the first community in Canada cleared for large-scale legal pot farms.
Located two hours northwest of Vancouver, Sechelt first conceived of the change after a would-be producer approached councillors with a proposal to set up shop in a renovated building in the city's industrial quarter.
John Henderson, the city's development-minded Mayor, immediately took notice. "We don't care if it's a rocket-launching business or a legal medical marijuana growing operation - if somebody approaches us to have some zoning bylaws amended we'll look at them carefully," he said.
The proposed zoning change, put before a public hearing in January, would allow a medical marijuana grow operation under three conditions: the operation must be strictly up to snuff with local building codes, it cannot gum up neighbouring streets with increased traffic and the facility is forbidden from allowing too much pot smell to waft onto neighbouring properties. Health Canada also requires that if grown outside, the plants not be located near a public playground or school.
The local RCMP have given the plan their full support. "It's the District of Sechelt that initiated this, but from a policing perspective, when a medical marijuana growing operation is in an industrial area, there are fewer risks in terms of illegal entry and such," RCMP Sgt. Mike McCarthy told the CBC.
Health Canada restrictions on growing medical marijuana remain quite strict. A single grower can grow only enough marijuana for two people - and no more than four growers can work out of the same address, a restriction Health Canada says reduces "the risk of diversion." Nevertheless, the agency is considering a drmatic change to regulations in which private growing licences would be phased out, and patients would instead rely on a network of licensed commercial producers.
If the changes take effect, Sechelt could well become a provincial hub for legal marijuana grow ops. "It's like anything else; if a particular community is amenable to growing medical marijuana, I can see people finding that attractive," said Mr. Henderson. The Sunshine Coast is already home to Canada's highest concentration of growing licences for medical marijuana, fuelled in large part by elderly communities beset with cancer, arthritis and other sources of chronic pain.
"I like what Sechelt is doing; putting [medical marijuana operation] into a certain area and having some control over it is absolutely the way to go," said Dana Larsen, director of the Vancouver Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary. "It makes patients safer, it makes growers know that they're not going to get raided and it makes it easier for the police to differentiate between legal and non-legal grow operations" (NATIONAL POST, Monday, April 16, 2012).
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