Input on Proposed MMAR Regulation Changes

Source: Nicholas Simons, MLA Powell River – Sunchine Coast



By: Libby Davies, MP Vancouver East

Published: October 4, 2010

The following is a letter I received from Libby Davies, MP. If you are so inclined, please take a moment to write to the Minister.

October 4, 2010

Dear Friends,

You may be aware that Health Canada is undertaking public consultations in regard to possible regulatory changes to the MMAR but I’ve heard that many groups and interested activists have not been part of this consultation. I want to make sure your voices are heard in this process and therefore, I write to ask for your input into proposed changes to Canada’s Medical Marijuana Access Regulations (MMAR).

Growing wait times, prohibitive costs and poor product quality are just some of the problems that have plagued this program from the beginning. Clients have valid complaints about harassment, and a lack of clarity around the right to use medication in public. Recent unwarranted raids on Compassion Clubs in Quebec and Ontario are further marginalizing patients.

I therefore urge you to send your comments and concerns about MMAR to the Minister of Health. Please be sure to copy me. Your experience with this program is invaluable and there must be a place for your voices to be heard.

Letters may be sent directly to the Minister of Health at the following address and email address:

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq

Minister of Health
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Email: [email protected]

Copy: [email protected]

I will continue to push Health Canada to work with patients and Compassion Clubs across the country and for a full review of MMAR to ensure that all Canadians have fair access to adequate health services.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Libby Davies, MP Vancouver East
NDP Spokesperson for Drug Policy
cc. MP Megan Leslie, NDP Health Critic