Canadians buying cannabidiol through the recreational route are not buying it to get high, they are buying it to get well. It should be regulated as such.
Health Canada, run by Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, considers CBD either a prescription drug or a recreational substance. But the department has it wrong, says the Canadian Health Food Association. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The two most well-known compounds in cannabis are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the compound that gets you high. CBD does not.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'