CMA Mentions Phasing Out ACMPR
When Legal weed comes to Canada, is there even a point to have Medical Cannabis?
The Canadian Medical Association says that doctors want to see the phasing out of the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes program come legalization. This program is utilized by almost 300,000 Canadians and prescribed by over 13,000 doctors.
With so many Canadians accessing Cannabis for medical purposes, why phase it out? The CMA says that there is insufficient evidence on risks and benefits along with proper dosages and interactions with other medications.
The largest concern with phasing out the ACMPR program is related to pediatrics, aka minors. Removing the ACMPR will abolish the ability for doctors to look at using Cannabis to treat chronic pain, seizures and even cancer in patients that are under 19. What needs to happen is either the Cannabis Act includes children to access Cannabis for treatment, or the ACMPR needs to stay around.
How do you feel about treating your children with Cannabis? Let me know through my Twitter or Facebook. I’m Brandan Dietrich for the Puff Puff Post.