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IMPORTANT MEMBER MESSAGE - JULY 28, 2015
To all our valued members. Macros will remain available to its members during regular business hours from 11-6 Monday through Friday.
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TESTIMONIALS NEEDED!!!! Here's one that hit the news already! Check out our Facebook page for more!
You might have heard some news going around, we're fighting our hardest to be able to keep providing our members with the medical cannabis they have the right to access.
all our members privacy has not been compromised, and nobody will be contacted from anyone other than us.
It would be great if all of our members can provide an affidavit that outlines how this recent event of having to stop providing you your medicine, negatively impacts you.
One of our members submitted an impact statement, and wished to share hers with you. I'm sure she's not alone in this feeling ...
Here's part of one of our member's affidavit's. Their obviously upset about what had just occurred, and she had to go without cannabis which did not put her into a good spot...
LOCAL EDMONTON MMAR PATIENT: Carolyn Said in her affidavit; "You are unsure where to access medical cannabis legally except to travel to Calgary, or order through mail. Not realizing many cannabis patients can't afford the expedited shipping. My last experience through mail was a nightmare. Even one of the baggies were opened. The shipping charges though so outrageous it's sent with uncare and attention. Yet, that cost is put on top of the per gram you're ordering, then you have to wait.
It's not like us patients can go to the corner store to pick up a gram to get rid of my migraine, however there's Tylenol, a liquor store and a drug store nearby. Like thousands of other individuals, I'm allergic to most pharmaceuticals and have been abused by thousands of poisons throughout the years trying to survive. Being a human guinea pig isn't fun, especially when they make it obvious that they don't know if it will work or make things ten times wise by the side effects etc.. Now I'm stuck buying from untrusted sources again and potentially going to have to not pay my rent in order to make enough money to pay for my medicine for the whole month. Thank you harper government, you suck!. "
If you can have your statements in by no later than August 10th, that would be awesome! Feel free to email us or stop by. We're going to win this battle together!
We need volunteers and as many people possible involved. We're going to fight this revolution, from my family to yours, thank you for your continued support !
Thank you again,
President of M.A.C.R.O.S.
Medical marijuana users can continue to grow their own pot: court
Published Friday, March 21, 2014 3:31PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, March 21, 2014 6:54PM EDT
VANCOUVER -- The Conservative government's plan to move medical marijuana plants out of patients' basements and into commercial facilities was dealt a significant setback Friday, after a Federal Court judge ruled anyone already licensed to grow the drug may continue to do so.
Judge Michael Manson issued an injunction exempting patients who are licensed to possess or grow medical marijuana under the current rules, either for themselves or someone else, from new regulations that would have made the practice illegal.
A group of patients behind a constitutional challenge asked for an injunction to preserve the status quo until their legal case goes to trial.
The federal government announced its plans to overhaul the production of medical pot last year, arguing the current system had grown out of control and was rife with problems ranging from unsafe grow-ops to infiltration by criminals.
The new regulations restrict medical marijuana production to commercial growers, though the court injunction does not affect the new licensing system.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuit argued the updated regulations violate their right to access important medicine, because marijuana is expected to initially be more expensive under the new system. They also complained they won't have as much control over which strains of the drug they use.
The judge concluded some patients will not be able to afford marijuana if prices increase as expected.
"This group will be irreparably harmed by the effects of the (new regulations)," wrote Manson.
"I find that the nature of the irreparable harm that the applicants will suffer under the (updated regulations) constitutes a 'clear case,' which outweighs the public interest in wholly maintaining the enacted regulations."
Under the terms of the injunction, patients who were licensed to grow marijuana as of Sept. 30 of last year can continue to do so. The ruling also applies to anyone approved since that date.
Patients will be restricted to possessing 150 grams of dried marijuana, which is a limit set by the new regulations, the decision says.
Health Canada had warned that any patients licensed to grow pot who didn't confirm they had destroyed their plants would be reported to the police.
A written statement, Health Canada said the department was reviewing the decision and considering its options.
"Health Canada is committed to the implementation of the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations in order to provide Canadians reasonable access to dried marijuana for medical purposes, while protecting public safety," said the statement, which also repeated many of the government's arguments in favour of the changes.
"It is also important for Canadians to remember that marijuana is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada."
John Conroy, the lawyer representing the patients, said they clearly have a right to access medical marijuana that they can afford.
"Economic access to the medicine is a factor, and not coming up with a scheme that covers everybody is not a viable exemption," Conroy said in an interview.
Conroy said it's not clear how the ruling affects new patients who need medical marijuana but aren't already approved. They may be forced to turn to the new commercial market, he said.
Canada first regulated medical marijuana in 2001, a year after an Ontario court concluded the law at the time violated the rights of sick people who used pot to alleviate their symptoms.
The number of people authorized to possess -- and often grow -- marijuana has increased to 37,000 this year from fewer than 100 in 2001. The federal government says the current licences translate to about 3.5 million plants.
In a hearing earlier this week, a government lawyer said the law is designed to protect the public from the dangers of home grow-ops. The government also argued there is no constitutional right to cheap medicine.
Neil Boyd, a criminologist at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., said the court judgment is a significant rebuke of the government's policies around medical marijuana.
"It's pretty clear that the way in which the government has gone about this has really very little to do with science or medicine," said Boyd.
"The people who are growing to suit their own needs have very legitimate concerns about what expenses might be involved in this new system and what the different strains will be, and that doesn't seem to be a big part of what the government is encouraging."
While the injunction application didn't specifically target the new commercial licensing regime, the government argued that allowing some patients to continue growing their own pot would prevent the fledgling medical marijuana industry from fully developing.
The Federal Court ruling acknowledges that the injunction could affect the commercial market, but it says the impact will be short-lived and won't have a major impact.
A trial on the constitutional argument has not been scheduled, though it is expected to take place within nine to twelve months.
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Medical marijuana is becoming more and more associated with anti-carcinogenic effects, which are responsible in preventing or delaying the development of cancer. This means that cannabinoids offer cancer patients a therapeutic option in the treatment of highly invasive cancers. The American College of Physicians wants it made legal as do millions of other people. If you or one of your loved ones ever get cancer you will be wishing that the government would begin to listen to this medical organization.
12 Million new cases of Cancer Diagnosed in 2007 in the US. In addition Cancer also killed 8 million people worldwide in 2007After reading the science, I am certain that any sane person with cancer or any late stage chronic disease will want free and legal access to hemp oil with a maximum concentration of THC, the active ingredient that is illegal in most places in the world.
- American Cancer Society