TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - MediJean, a medical marijuana company who
has been given approval by Health Canada to grow medical cannabis for
R&D purposes announced their support for the Law Enforcement community
as they crack down on illegal drug operations across Canada.
"Health Canada's new medical marijuana regulations are well-designed to
help Law Enforcement," said Anton Mattadeen, chief strategy officer at
MediJean. "By underlining the clear difference between the quality
control associated with real medical marijuana, and the unknown content
offered by the illegal marketplace, it creates an obvious boundary.
One is designed to be completely focused on helping people with their
ailments, while the other is simply an illicit drug being sold for
There are many health problems that can be treated by medical cannabis,
including: MS, fibromyalgia, cancer and epilepsy. For some patients
medical marijuana is the only treatment that works for them. MediJean
believes patients needing the therapeutic value of medical marijuana
should not have to face the stigma associated with the illegal
marijuana market (estimated at $15 billion per year in Canada alone).
"This is about access to medicine," said Mattadeen. "The fact that we
now have a legal mechanism in place that better supports legitimate
patients, means there is no longer any reason for any patient to go to
the illegal market to obtain the medicine they need. This also means
that Law Enforcement can now focus their resources on the right
targets: illegal groups that have no concern for the values of public
health and safety."
MediJean understands that any legitimate company in this newly
overhauled industry must do their part to support government
regulations and the efforts of the Law Enforcement community to help
curtail the illegal market. "We are here to help," said Mattadeen. "We
believe this will be done by providing the best quality medical
cannabis available, developing state-of-the-art verification technology
that makes it easier for both patients and Law Enforcement personnel,
offering contaminant testing for seized marijuana, and supporting Drug
Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) with a percentage of our profits
going to the program."
MediJean is currently developing a verifiable patient identifier (VPI)
that can be presented to a police officer to confirm the patient's
medical marijuana needs, and providing verifiable assurance that the
patient is legally allowed to have medical marijuana. "This technology
will make a police officer's job easier and provide the patient with
the peace of mind that they can quickly prove they are legitimate,"
MediJean firmly believes that anybody who needs marijuana for medical
purposes must follow the law in Canada, consult with a healthcare
practitioner, receive a prescription (medical document), send it to a
Health Canada licensed producer, and receive their medical marijuana
via courier from the licensed producer.
MediJean is leading the rebirth of medical marijuana through a laser
focus on research, quality and patient experience by implementing best
practices here and around the world. Doctors and nurse practitioners
will understand and safely prescribe it within a clinical framework,
patients will have access to clean and affordable medicine, and
research partners will help the company expand the frontiers of medical
marijuana in the years ahead. To learn more about MediJean and their
plan to lead this new industry visit www.medijean.com and signup for their regular updates.
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