Canadian Group Offers Home Delivery of Medical Marijuana on New Web Site
A Canadian group yesterday launched a Web site that offers home delivery of medicinal marijuana to residents as part of an effort to improve access to the treatment, Reuters reports. Under Canadian law, patients with "grave and debilitating" illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS, can use marijuana to treat pain. The Web site, sponsored by the Marijuana Party Foundation, will not provide medical marijuana to residents of other nations or to Canadian residents younger than age 18. Patients also must submit a diagnosis from a physician that they have a condition "known to be treatable or alleviated" by medical marijuana, Reuters reports. The Web site offers a two-gram order of medical marijuana for about $19 and a 10-gram order for about $77. The Canadian government has not authorized the Web site, and the Canadian Medical Association and other professional groups have not taken a position on the site (Melnbardis, Reuters, 12/19).
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