The new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation (ACMPR), which came into force on August 24, 2016, has changed how patients with prescriptions for medical marijuana can get their medicine. The ACMPR came to be, in part, as a response to a Federal Court ruling that the former Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) violated the Charter because it prohibited personal production of medical cannabis. For many medicinal cannabis users, the cost of accessing through the channels allowed under the MMPR were simply unaffordable.
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Each week, new retail storefronts are opening in the city of Toronto. But these aren't your average retailers.
Medical cannabis dispensaries, storefronts which dispense cannabis on-site to those with medical conditions, have historically operated on the margins of the law, providing access to patients since a time in Canada when there was no legal means of doing so.
"How are we going to cash in on Harper's medical marijuana reform?," wonders the Big Suits at the next table. Growing cannibis in mine shafts? Transfering from mining gold to growing green?
Does it bother anyone else that the same people who have imprisoned others for selling weed are now on the green bandwagon?
Matthew Frank presents Pot Farm, his account of the lives and times of folks working on a "mostly medical" marijuana farm in California.
Pot Farm details the strange, sublime, and sometimes dangerous goings-on at Weckman Farm, a place with hidden politics and social hierarchies, populated by recovering drug addicts, alternative healers, pseudo-hippie kids, and medical marijuana users looking to give back.