Canada: One-Third of Medical Marijuana Users Return Government-Grown Pot
Also Printed as: 31% of Federal Marijuana Returned Unsmoked - Ottawa Citizen
Pubdate: Fri, 30 Apr 2004
Source: National Post (Canada)
Copyright: 2004 Canadian Press
ONE-THIRD OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA USERS RETURN GOVERNMENT-GROWN POT
Nearly a third of the patients who acquired marijuana through Health Canada's medical access program have returned the product, says an activist who sees that as proof that federal pot is not worth smoking. "High school students in a cupboard could grow a product that is better and safer than what we're getting," said Philippe Lucas, who obtained the figures through the federal access to information law. Mr. Lucas, director of Canadians for Safe Access, said tests commissioned by his pro-pot lobby group have found the federal product contains only 5.1% THC rather than the 10.2% reported by Health Canada. As well, "It's ground far too fine to actually roll, so you're forced to use it in a pipe and when you do, it burns very black with dark, acrid ash." Health Canada spokeswoman Catherine Saunders said 29 out of 92 approved users either returned their pot or cancelled their orders.
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