Prescription pot too expensive as is

Medical marijuana shouldn't be taxed: letter writer

My  physician has filled out the forms to prescribe me medical marijuana – I  need cannabis to help me eat because of the side effects from medication I take twice a day.

There is no tax on prescriptions in Canada. I should not be paying HST, which is now being charged at Ted Smith’s Cannabis buyers club. All my prescriptions are covered because I am on disability – except medical marijuana which is now $11.20 a gram. I already can not afford to buy it, not even close. Not everyone has a place to grow, or someone to grow for them.  What good is medical marijuana if  I  can not afford to purchase it?

Stephen Nordquist

Victoria

 

 

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