Doctors refuse to OK marijuana use

Some users risked being jailed for using a drug that helps them function
Sharon Kirkey
The Ottawa Citizen (Canada)
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A decade after Canada legalized the medical use of marijuana, most doctors are still refusing to sign the declarations patients need to get legal access to pot - meaning patients in pain risk being jailed if they use a drug that helps them function. It's a predicament that threatens to become worse because of proposed changes to how Health Canada regulates access to the drug.