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Canadian Vets Love Their Medical Marijuana

Post by Guest on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 17:41

Canadian Vets Love Their Medical Marijuana

By Chloe Sommers Dec 8, 2016



Canadian veterans have been legally medicating with medical marijuana since 2013 and are being reimbursed by their government for up to ten grams a day.

It’s part of their national move to go green.

But the costs are adding up – and officials are about to enforce a cap on the daily allowance from ten grams, to three a day.

Initially, the yearly cost to the Canadian government was a couple thousand dollars for about a hundred vets; now there’s more than a thousand vets medicating with MILLIONS of dollars’ worth of cannabis.

Between April and September of 2016 alone, Veterans Affairs Canada spent about $31 million on cannabis for medical purposes – $10 million more than the entire year before.

It’s not going to happen overnight

Veterans will have until May 22, 2017 to adjust, and if deemed necessary, a medical professional can submit an application with an explanation to the department for additional medical marijuana. Any recommended medical marijuana over the three grams must be paid for by the patient.

In preparation for the cap, the Canadian agency announced they will establish a price point of up to $8.50 per gram. It’s to create a fair market value price for what veterans are charged, and what the department is spending when they ultimately pick up the prescription bill.

According to Veterans Affairs Canada, “while cost savings is a secondary consideration to the health and well-being of Veterans, the Auditor General made it clear that Veterans Affairs Canada is also required to ensure good value for money in the administration of its programs.”

The program is only good for dried marijuana, fresh marijuana, and cannabis oil when it is purchased from a licensed producer in Canada. Home grows do not apply. However, they do throw in a free vaporizer for qualifying veterans!

It’s a sign of the marijuana times that the Canadian government is pivoting in-step with the lessons learned from their medical marijuana market.

Recreational legalization in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on board with the program, and wants to take it a step further with national legalization in 2017.

The reasons behind his promise to bring legal adult-use is two pronged: Babies, and the black market.

“…whatever you might think or studies seen about cannabis being less harmful than alcohol or even cigarettes, the fact is it is bad for the developing brain and we need to make sure that it’s harder for underage Canadians to access marijuana. And that will happen under a controlled and regulated regime.”

Unfortunately, Canada was number one when it comes to underage access to marijuana, according to a United Nations study.

“The other piece of it is there are billions upon billions of dollars flowing into the pockets of organized crime, street gangs and gun-runners, because of the illicit marijuana trade, and if we can get that out of the criminal elements and into a more regulated fashion we will reduce the amount of criminal activity that’s profiting from those, and that has offshoots into so many other criminal activities. So those are my focuses on that.”

The Canadian task force charged with publishing their legalization recommendations is almost ready for review. It could be submitted any week now.

“…our focus is on protecting kids and protecting our streets,” added PM Trudeau.

https://www.marijuanatimes.org/canadian-vets-love-their-medical-marijuana/

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Post by Bruce72 on Fri 09 Dec 2016, 06:36

Does anyone know if anyone has initiated legal action on arguing against the 3 gram limit? I thought I saw something in the news about a constitutional challenge.

And what do veterans think about the limit and or legal action?

Is there even a case to be made for legal action?

Should there be legal action or should we accept the government's position?

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First Marijuana for Trauma Centre opens its doors in Winnipeg

Post by Guest on Sat 10 Dec 2016, 15:45

December 10, 2016 4:15 pm

First Marijuana for Trauma Centre opens its doors in Winnipeg

By Zahra Premji


Manitoba's first Marijuana for Trauma Inc. Wellness Centre opened Dec.10,2016.

WINNIPEG — With the opening of the new centre in Winnipeg, Marijuana for Trauma Inc. now operates 13 wellness centres across Canada.

MTF was created in 2013 as a place for Canadian veterans to get the help and therapy needed after serving our country.

The Canadian veteran-owned and operated company facilitates the access to trained professionals and cannabinoid therapy programs and wellness services to those living with PTSD after serving.

This centre will also help those suffering with chronic pain and other conditions.

Operators of the centres want Canadians to know that it is by no means considered a dispensary.

The 13 locations MTF Inc. has opened across Canada provides health-related services to more than 2,000 veterans.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3119231/first-marijuana-for-trauma-centre-opens-its-doors-in-winnipeg/




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Post by Dannypaj on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 07:02

This little Pierre is a son to a Prime Minister and now is in charge, but gives piss poor treatment to us veterans (SURF THE WEB).
This is unbecoming.
Myself, Little Pierre son of an Airborne and lived with the real Heroes of Canada not "joe politician" and served as well, will encourage those in the upper echelons to listen to their veterans community, hence we are worth a million votes.
Social media, just sharing is caring.
http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/justin-trudeau-is-just-not-that-into-you/ar-AAlgS3A?li=AAggFp5&ocid=SNYDHP
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Post by Dannypaj on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 07:17

PS, my IMO on MMJ.
It will become a recreational money maker, but we'll see 'if' the changes better our lives?  Money will  come flowing into the treasury board, billions upon billion and all on a renewable resource period.
Apparently, what is being posted on social media is that the injured are getting off the pills as well "and not just Tylenol". Bye, Bye Opiates.
Good thing.
Keep chugging away brothers and sisters.
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Post by Dannypaj on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 07:50

Aristotle — ‘He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.’

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130115111553.htm

Have a read.

Funny storey.
Leaving my appointment, I tell the doc that I stand behind her as I stated to her that she is named in a few places online. With a chuckle I looked back and said no, no! Actually we "I" stand in front of you and support all your effort of cutting the red tape.


And being stuck as an Able Seaman (Private,Gunner for you army/air force type), I'll be an excellent follower Wink
Kick out your elite medically and allow them to live with the wolves, eh! 13 years of being scared for my wellbeing.

Integration! Never will this happen with this guy and apologize now for it now, will just call it a mental health issue.
But, for those who served, they will only know the reality of leaving the CAF and leaving a militarized community.
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Post by Vet1234 on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 10:38

Anyone notice how Aphria's selection is garbage lately?
Also, you need to toggle between Aphria and Cannway, to see all the strains??
frustrating.
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Roy Green show on MMJ @ 4min10sec

Post by red510 on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 11:38

Cannimed has indicated that they will make good on the price difference between $8.50 and their prices for all veterans. They responded to me by email after I asked them about the difference in price between their oils and the $8.50 cap that VAC has placed on all MMJ. Their high CBD oil is about $11-12 / gram. Time will tell how long they honour this commitment.

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