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The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq Minister of Health: Stop the removal of "PL" (Production License) for our sick and disabled citizens.
  • Petitioned Health Canada

This petition was delivered to:

Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulatory Reform, Controlled Substances
Health Canada
Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs
Stephen Gamble, president
P.C., M.P. Health Canada
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq,
Health Canada
Marihuana Medical Access Program
P.C., M.P. Health Canada
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq,
Health Canada
Glenda Yates, Deputy Minister
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Stephen Harper
Minister of Health

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq Minister of Health: Stop the removal of "PL" (Production License) for our sick and disabled citizens.

    1. Brenda McDonald
    2. Petition by

      Brenda McDonald

      Georgetown, Canada

In March 2014, all personal production will cease and all patients will be required to purchase their medicine at inflated prices.
The majority of these patients need to produce their own medicine as many are on fixed incomes.

The proposed changes will result in sick and dying people becoming criminals, increased suicides, violence against law enforcement, and increased health care costs due to an increase in suffering by forcing patients to use subsidized drugs that are life threatening and useless for many conditions.

We as Canadians need to oppose these changes. If this proposal is enacted, the patients will not have the funds to purchase from the proposed private commercial growers Health Canada selects.

Our sick in this country are already forced to suffer with their diseases, they shouldn't be forced to suffer at the hands of greed.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures

      Brenda McDonald
      Petition Organizer
      Impact Statement

      The Canadian government is proposing to phase out all Personal and Designated Production Licenses on March 31, 2014. If these regulatory changes would impact you, please complete this Impact Statement.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Health Canada plans to treat marijuana like other medicines.

      Brenda McDonald
      Petition Organizer

      Adam Greenblatt,executive director of the Montreal-based Medical Cannabis Society (MCAS), said his organization advised Health Canada on the new regulations last summer.

      "Unfortunately, they didn't take all of our counsel, which would have resulted in a far more patient-friendly regime," he stated.

      'For many patients who grow their own [marijuana], this is one step forward and two steps back'
      —Adam Greenblatt, Medical Cannabis Society

      Among its proposals, the MMPR suggests the price of medical marijuana should rise to $8.80 per gram. It currently it ranges from $1.80 to $5 per gram.

      The regulation also says it would no longer permit individuals to grow their own marijuana, a move that Greenblatt says is unfair.

      "For many patients who grow their own, this is one step forward and two steps back," he said.
      Copied from

      Health Canada plans to treat marijuana like other medicines - Politics - CBC News

      A proposal released by Health Canada would effectively commercialize its production and distribution.

    7. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 7 months ago

      this is clearly wrong what the government is doing, commercializing it and thinking the older person using medical marihuana is going to pay for some govt stuff when they can produce something organic and inexpensively of their choice of strain

    • Don De Baene CHATHAM, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      People can not pay the high cost of these drugs on a fixed income

    • Gloria Bazos TORONOTO, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      We are concerned for those who desperatly require these meds. and will have to pay inflated costs for their well being.

    • Angela Bazos TORONTO, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      my aunt with cancer was killed with morphine.

    • Debbie Marchinko AMHERSTBURG, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      this is a need for these people!


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