|Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.|
"....[A] key element of the proposed improvements is the establishment of a new supply and distribution system that uses only licensed producers. This would mean that the production of marihuana for medical purposes by individuals in homes would be phased out. The licensed producers would be the only legal source of dried marihuana for medical purposes. They would have to meet regulatory requirements related to elements such as quality control standards and security measures. This would reduce risks to public health, safety and security. It would also mean that municipalities would be fully informed of any licensed marihuana production within their jurisdiction....
"Health Canada is currently in the process of drafting new regulations, a process that can take from 18 to 24 months..."
Meantime, the NOW has published a story about my earlier response to the City's letter to the minister.