South-Surrey based movement to put pressure on the federal government

South-Surrey based movement to put pressure on the federal government

A South-Surrey based movement to put pressure on the federal government to bring affordable and accessible medical marijuana to patients has added a local MLA to its movement.Gordon Hogg, MLA for Surrey-White Rock has come out with a joint statement with the B.C. chapter of Canadian Cannabis Partners calling for a provincial review on ensuring affordable cannabis is made available to British Columbians.”Cannabis has relieved the suffering of many people in our community,” said Hogg in the statement.Joy Davies, executive director of the B.C. chapter of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Partners, said she’d like to see the federal government’s Medical Marihuana Access Regulations program decentralized to the provincial governments.Currently, the federal government has all say over medical marijuana, its uses and growing regulations.Davies led a rally outside of South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP Russ Hiebert’s office in February, protesting changes to Canada’s medical marijuana access regulations.”Canada is a compassionate country and has allowed access to cannabis for medical purposes for 13 years,” said Davies. “Unfortunately, the administration of this federal program has not served the needs of close to six million Canadians suffering from chronic pain who would benefit from this medicinal plant.”Read more: http://www.thenownewspaper.com/health/Hogg+supports+review+medicinal+marijuana/8347466/story.html#ixzz2SiezeL5Y

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