Canada’s changing medical marijuana system
Next spring Health Canada will put new limits on who can grow medical marijuana. Entrepreneurs are rushing to get a piece of what’s expected to be a billion dollar business.
Health Canada is set to turn its medical marijuana policy on its head next spring, when it moves from patient-grown pot to an industry run by large commercial producers.
Doctors and patients are among those opposed to it, but entrepreneurs are rushing to get a piece of what’s expected to be a billion dollar business.
CBC’s Nick Purdon takes a look at the high stakes for the industry’s main players.
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