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Bill 45: The Ontario Nanny State vs. Cannabis Patients

Hundreds joined together in Toronto Apr. 9, to protest the Ontario government’s plan to restrict the use and sale of e-cigarettes and vaping.

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Bill 45 has received widespread opposition from vaping groups as well as the medical cannabis community, which will also been impacted.

Originally exempt from restrictions, medical cannabis vaping and electronic cigarette use in public will now also fall under the Smoke Free Ontario Act, restricting patients from using their medication and accessing information from dispensaries.

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“If they want to say that cannabis lounges are illegal, then let’s go have that battle. If they want to say that smoking medical marijuana is illegal, then let’s have that battle. But certainly don’t go and tell medical marijauana users that they can’t consume their medication in public,” said Liedtke. “It’s time for the government to stop treating us like criminals, because we’re not criminals, we’re operating in a completely legal system and, until they want to change that, they can’t be putting forward measures that would just shut us down.”

The new regulations for Bill 45 are open to public consultation until April 24.

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