Medical Pot Goes Missing in Mail, Again 

Medical Pot Goes Missing in Mail, Again 
Posted by CN Staff on December 13, 2004 at 08:49:24 PT
By The CBC
Source: CBC
Ottawa -- A man from the Ottawa area who has a federal permit to smoke medicinal marijuana says Canada Post has once again failed to deliver his monthly supply. Michel Aubé, who lives in South Mountain, says a package that was supposed to contain five ounces of marijuana from his grower in B.C. arrived empty on Friday.
Aubé made headlines in the spring when Canada Post refused to deliver his monthly supply of marijuana, even though Aubé had permission from Health Canada to use it. After that dispute, Health Canada and Canada Post agreed upon guidelines for sending medical marijuana by post. But when Aubé went to his local post office to pick up the latest delivery from his B.C. supplier, he got a surprise. "It was empty," Aubé said, who uses the marijuana to deal with crippling back pain. Canada Post's John Caines says packages are occasionally deemed undeliverable and handed over to police, but that's not what happened to Aubé. A rip in the empty envelope was covered with a Canada Post sticker informing Aubé his package had been found opened. Aubé has filed a complaint and Canada Post is investigating. "What am I supposed to do? My hands are basically tied," said Aubé. " I'm going by the book, and still [I] get kicked in the head." The drug costs Aubé $100 an ounce. On the street he'd pay three times that. The supplier was insured for the loss and will be compensated by Canada Post.Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Published: December 13, 2004Copyright: 2004 CBCContact: letters Website: Articles & Web Site:Cannabis News Canadian Links Won't Ship Medical Pot Marijuana: How To Acquire & Distribute
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on December 14, 2004 at 10:02:57 PT
CBC: Grow-Op Houses Excluded from Insurance 
December 14, 2004Calgary - Insurance companies are starting to exempt homes that house marijuana grow ops from their policies. 
Hugh McTavish, president of Godfrey-Morrow Insurance and Financial Services, says companies are looking to limit their losses as a result of damage caused by illegal grow operations."It wasn't ever really the intent of an insurance policy to cover illegal activities conducted in a house or place of business," he said. "So you're looking at a tightening up of the wording so it would be excluded."McTavish says more insurance companies are adding clauses that ensure rented properties are regularly checked and exclude damage caused by illegal activity.Some companies are also refusing coverage to landlords who live too far away from their properties and can't keep an eye on them. McTavish says most grow ops are set up by tenants, not those who own the property.Most companies already exclude losses caused by mould, which appears in grow houses because of the high moisture content.The City of Calgary is working on a bylaw that would require people selling a home to inform potential buyers whether it had ever housed a marijuana grow op.Right now, there are no rules requiring realtors or banks to reveal the home's history. Copyright: CBC 2004
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