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Health Dept. eases restrictions on medical marijuana

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OTTAWA (CP) - People seeking access to medical marijuana now need the
recommendation of one medical specialist, not two, under revised rules
Monday by Health Canada.

Under the new rules, which take effect immediately, it is legal for designated
growers to receive payment. Designated growers are authorized to grow marijuana
at the request of a patient entitled to use it. However, it will remain illegal
for a grower to supply more than one patient, and for more than three licensed
growers to cultivate plants together.

The revisions respond to an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling in October that
struck down several provisions of the existing law as unconstitutional.

Source: Canadian Press
Pubdate: December 08, 2003