MED advocates say patients are being forgotten in LPs’ rush to profit from REC. “It seems like a rec-washing, where everything the government is doing seems intent on never recognizing this as a medicine, and getting people to accept that it’s just a recreational substance,” activist Jamie Shaw said.
- Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana received a House of Commons response to their petition demanding the government end MED excise taxes. The House response essentially repeated most of the talking points the government has used to discuss the issue to date. CFAMM wasn’t pleased, and characterised the response as the government “leaning on language.” ” We are not second class patients,” CFAMM stressed, and posted a detailed response of their own.
- Aleafia Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Verbora noted that since Health Canada removed physician name, dose, and date from MED, he’s been getting more calls from confused schools and nursing homes unable to discern MED from REC.
- There’s no sign of legalization leading to any health effects (positive or negative), possibly because Canadians used cannabis so widely before legalization that it hasn’t changed much.
- Workplace accidents have not increased since legalization—and in some places have actually declined— but that doesn’t stop some employers in dangerous industries from worrying impaired workers will hurt or kill someone.
CBC Business, Leafly
- Brad “PancakeNap” Martin published data-visualizations of dry-flower REC available in PEI, mapping data like average price per gram and listing-count-by-LP. He also considered Aurora, MedReleaf, and Tweed softgels.