Change Marijuanna Legislation blocking the sale of CBD.

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The Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) was introduce into the House of Commons on April 13, 2017.

With the passing of this Act, many patients with chronic pain, PTSD, Seizures, anxiety and many other medical illnesses were able to find relief with marijuanna. 

Local businesses such as The Cannapothecary in Pembroke, Ontario, were opened in response to the demand for medical products containing the cannabinoid Cannabidiol (CBD). Many of these businesses, as is exampled above, are owned and operated by veterans of our Canadian Armed Forces.

Studies on the effects of CBD on patients experiencing pain, anxiety and depression where found to have a 62% decrease in symptoms according to Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research’s online survey of 2406 users. 

CBD does not contain the psychoactive effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC gives the intoxicated or “high” feeling associated with marijuanna.

As of this moment, the Cannabis Act prohibits the sale of CBD products without being a licensed dispensary.

As of this week (April 30th, 2019) , The OPP have been going to small local businesses in our town of Pembroke, Ontario, telling them to take their CBD products off the shelves or risk being charged. This products are, but not limited to, pain lotions and creams, pain bath bombs, CBD lip chaps, and CBD oil.

The legislation allows Ontarians to have 30g of marijuanna on their person, be it THC or CBD. 

As a Medical user of marijuanna for 2 years for chronic back pain and PTSD, I believe there needs to be a distinction between the different effects of the separate Cannabinoids. That CBD should not be restricted to the point where businesses who are trying to help the public achieve relief from their symptoms, and helping relieve the already heavy burden on our medical system, are having their hands tied and being threatened with legal action for the use of CBD in their products.