Medical marijuana laws are some of the hottest subjects in the news these days, with more and more of them aiming to improve the lives of people that require their daily intake of the medicinal plant, while other parties are trying to stop the progression altogether. Well, Canada has won a fight like this recently, as Ontario is to allow public use of medicinal marijuana.
With some more open-minded countries like Holland and Uruguay and even a couple of American states already having legalized recreational use marijuana, other countries are trying to at least approach the level of freedom offered by them.
Therefore, Canada has recently approved the public use of medicinal marijuana, immediately sparking a number of debates and controversies.
If you live in the republic of Ontario in Canada, you probably already know the news, since the endless amount of arguments it sparked is almost everything you read about in the news.
Officials in province approved the use of the medicinal plant in public places, as long as you have a recipe for the drug. This came as a result of multiple parties requesting this exemption.
Since the people who use the herb medicinally do so because they are in actual need of it to prevent symptoms of their illnesses from bothering them in their day-to-day lives (since marijuana was proved to alleviate chronic pains, glaucoma and even seizures), this doesn’t come as that much a surprise.
However, since the country didn’t really have laws banning the use of the medicinal herb, this won’t prove to be that big of a change. And not only that, but even if the plant is allowed public use, nobody can stop employers or restaurant owners from banning the practice on their premises.
Since the law was put forward, a number of marijuana enthusiasts praised the efforts as a huge step forward in the removal of the stigma that the use of the drug imposes.
On the other hand, a number of groups have started to move against the new law, claiming that it will do more harm than good, invoking the effects of the second-hand smoke, and even having the officials reconsider the policy.
Hopefully, the law will remain in effect, since it shows a level of mental progressiveness that many countries need. Not only that, but it actually helps those in need of using the plant, and it also contributes to the country’s economy.
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