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e-1207 (Cannabis)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Wayne Comeau from Meteghan, Nova Scotia, on August 24, 2017, at 3:08 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Cannabis
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Industrial hemp
Prescription drugs
The Petition is open for signature until December 22, 2017, at 3:08 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • In 2016, The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced forthcoming legislation pertaining to cannabis while at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem;
  • Industrial hemp is regulated by Health Canada and is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant;
  • The Cannabis sativa plant was first grown and harvested in, what is now Canada, by European settlers in 1605;
  • Current Industrial Hemp Regulations (IHR) impose limitations to whole plant harvesting and processing;
  • The CBD cannabinoid is a byproduct of the Cannabis sativa plant and is considered nonpsychoactive;
  • Recent uses of the CBD cannabinoid have increased to treat medical conditions such as anxiety and seizures; and
  • The CBD cannabinoid is unable to be extracted from Industrial hemp due to Industrial Hemp Regulations (IHR) limitations.
We, the undersigned, Concerned citizens of Canada and Medical Cannabis Patients, call upon the Government of Canada to :
(a) Reclassify Cannabis Sativa within the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (S.C. 1996, c. 19) from SCHEDULE II;
(b) Remove the restriction towards harvesting and activities with whole industrial hemp plants, including sprouts, or the leaves, flowers or bracts of those plants within the Industrial Hemp Regulations (SOR/98-156);
(c) To permit, with appropriate license and condition, the extraction and use of the CBD cannabinoid from industrial hemp for medical purposes;
(d) Enable innovation and growth; and
(e) To further help relieve pain and suffering.
West Nova
Liberal
Nova Scotia
Open for signature : August 24, 2017, at 3:08 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : December 22, 2017, at 3:08 p.m. (EDT)
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6
British Columbia
5
Manitoba
1
New Brunswick
3
Newfoundland and Labrador
1
Nova Scotia
25
Ontario
13
Quebec
6
Saskatchewan
3
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