A piece in the CBC brings the stigma surrounding medical marijuana into the spotlight, but particularly with veterans’ cannabis use in mind.
Under Veterans Affairs Canada rules, veterans are allowed 10 grams of cannabis a day. Former NDP MP Peter Stoffer, who the CBC interviewed, explained it’s “an awful lot of marijuana to give one person”. Kent Hehr, Veterans Affair Minister, agrees and announced that number will drop to 3 grams a day.
Stoffer suggested that these veterans may be looking for a high rather than medical relief. He added that he thinks vets should have a full lifestyle examination before granted access to marijuana in case they’re just in it for the buzz. Do you agree?
We ask you: If you smoke it medically, have you experienced the nudge-nudge-wink-wink from people, suggesting you’re in it for the buzz? Have you experienced the stigma?
How do you consume it? Smoke, paper, or do you need enough to make an edible product?