Medical marijuana law under review

Current law pits doctors against patients and creates backlogs, critics say
CBC (Canada)
Thursday, September 29, 2011

pot-protestHealth Canada began two days of closed-door talks Wednesday about changes to the controversial medical marijuana law that has faced legal challenges and criticism for being ineffective. But even as meetings get underway in Ottawa, there are concerns Health Canada is on the wrong track with a law that asks doctors to ignore a sworn obligation to protect patients’ health, while forcing patients to go to great lengths to obtain a drug that many say eases their pain.