Canada shouldn’t drop medical cannabis post-legalization

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Canada shouldn’t drop medical cannabis post-legalization

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Some researchers, patient advocates, and industry professionals say Canada needs to maintain a distinct medicinal cannabis system following the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, despite the Canadian Medical Association’s position that doctors should no longer be gatekeepers.

“It is simply a reality now that cannabis is part of the medical landscape,” said James MacKillop, director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research at McMaster University in Hamilton.

“I think we need to address that reality head-on as opposed to sort of walking away from the reality at this point.”

Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/canada-medicinal-cannabis-regulation

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