Equal access to medical marijuana eludes Canadians

Although all Canadians theoretically have access to medical marijuana, usage varies enormously throughout the country
The Vancouver Sun (Canada)
Friday, December 9, 2011

health-canadaData obtained by the Ottawa Citizen through the Access to Information Act put a face to the typical medical marijuana patient for the first time, 10 years after the federal government — under pressure from a series of legal rulings — was forced to start allowing seriously ill Canadians to apply to use the drug. As Health Canada moves to overhaul the rules governing medical marijuana, its own numbers show sharp disparities in the accessibility and use of the drug across the country as patients scramble to find doctors willing to prescribe. (See also: Ten Years of Medical Marijuana in Canada)