Why Medical Cannabis Packaging Poses Accessibility Challenges
“We have had patients who used hacksaws, pliers, or vice grips to get to their medication.”
Opening medical cannabis packaging is complicated and difficult for many patients, and this is intentional.
The Cannabis Act was developed with the purpose of preventing youth access, protecting public health, curbing the illicit market and ensuring the medical stream is not misused. As a result, equity and accessibility often take a backseat.
“Packaging is a physical barrier to access,” says Ashleigh Brown, Founder and CEO of SheCann Cannabis, a community of over 5,000 patients. “We have had patients actually use hacksaws, pliers, or vice grips to get to their medication.”
– Read the entire article at Vancouver Sun.