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URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v02/n1583/a02.html
Newshawk: M & M Family
Pubdate: Sat, Aug. 24, 2002
Source: San Jose Mercury News (CA)
Copyright: 2002 San Jose Mercury News
Contact: letters@sjmercury.com
Website: http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/390
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/mmjcn.htm (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)

PROTESTERS DECRY PACE OF MEDICINAL-POT PLAN

Scores of protesters, including some in wheelchairs, marched peacefully Friday to urge Canada's government to fully adopt a medicinal-marijuana program.

The demonstrators in downtown Toronto charged that there were lengthy delays in the government providing marijuana to eligible patients with certain diseases or conditions.

The new regulations took effect a year ago, but so far none of the marijuana grown by the government has been distributed.  Under the program, patients certified as eligible also may grow their own. 

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