Canadian Government Grants 14 More Patients 

Canadian Government Grants 14 More Patients 
Posted by FoM on October 09, 1999 at 09:12:41 PT
NORML's Weekly Update News
Source: NORML
Oct. 7, 1999, Ottawa, Ontario: Health Minister Allan Rock this week announced that he has granted 14 more Canadians the right to cultivate and smoke marijuana for medical purposes. In June, Rock allowed two AIDS patients the same exemption from federal law.
"Fourteen more individuals will be exempted under Section 56 (of the drug law) so they can use marijuana for medical purposes because they're very sick or they're dying," Rock said. "They have satisfied us that they are legitimate cases."  None of the 100 applicants for the federal exemption have been fully rejected and officials say there may be more exemptions coming.   The Canadian government is now looking for an independent firm to cultivate marijuana for the patients who choose not to grow the cannabis on their own.   In August, Health Canada, Canada's health care bureaucracy, offered $7.5 million to the Medical Marijuana Research Project, a joint effort between the Medical Research Council of Canada and the therapeutic products program of Health Canada, over the next five years to evaluate the medical use of marijuana.   "Americans should ask their elected officials to adopt the same compassionate and pragmatic approach as the Canadian government," said Allen St. Pierre, NORML Foundation Executive Director.   For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre, NORML Foundation Executive Director at (202) 483-8751.NORML's News Bulletin: Rock Approves Pot Use for 14 More - 10/05/99 News NORML Articles:
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Comment #1 posted by Lori Villeneuve on February 20, 2001 at 18:39:49 PT:
mental illness grants
I am looking for a Canadian Governemnt Grant that would provide work place experience for a girl suffering from a mental illness.If you have any information or have heard of a grant like this please let me know.thank youLori Villeneuve
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