Liberals Are Coming After Your Vapes And Medical Marijuana

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Once again, vaping is under attack by the Ontario Liberals. Our petitions, emails and phone calls delayed them once before. We have to mobilize once again and double up our advocacy efforts.

This time, it’s new regulatory proposals that can be viewed here

It is important that you take the time to use the Comments section at that link to make your views known, BEFORE April 24, 2016.

As the Toronto Star has already reported, the government is introducing new regulations restricting the use of medical marijuana in certain places, and these will also apply to vaping. They have also announced they will “curb the use and sale of e-cigarettes.”

 You can view the Star story here 

We need to voice our opposition to any misguided and harmful proposals to restrict the sales of e-cigarettes and accessories to adults. No one wants people under 19 accessing vaping, but restrictions on adults, without any science and medical evidence, is simply moralistic crusading at its worst.

David Sweanor makes a great argument against these regulations here and makes for some intelligent discussion on the new proposals.

I encourage everyone to contact the Premier, the Minister of Health, and the Associate Minister of Health, and voice your outrage at their ignorance of science and their blind adhesion to their own agenda.

They can be reached at: 

Hon. Dipika Damerla, Associate Minister of Health

Phone: 416-327-4300   Fax: 416-326-1571   

ddamerla.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Twitter -@dipikadamerla

 

Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier

Phone: 416-325-1941   Fax: 416-325-9895  

premier@ontario.ca

Twitter - @kathleen_wynne

 

Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care

Phone: 416-327-4300   Fax: 416-326-1571

Ehoskins.mpp@liberal.ola.org

Twitter - @drerichoskins

This is unconstitutional, and must be challenged. Please copy me at info@randyhillier.com on your correspondence.

In addition, I recommend everyone check out Vaping Isn't Smoking.ca  which is also pushing to have the Liberal's reconsider their ill advised ban on the single greatest smoking cessation device to come to market. They are also organizing protest and events as well as having plenty of helpful and informative information on vaping in Ontario.

There is also another opportunity to express your opposition to elected officials who create and/or support unjust laws. On May 9, there will be a rally at Queen’s Park in support of recall legislation- the power for voters to recall an underperforming or counterproductive MPP. I hope you will come out and show your support for more responsibility and accountability from our elected representatives. Details on the rally can be found here.

I thank you for your continuing stance against injustice, the letters I know you’ll send to the government opposing this new bill, and I look forward to seeing you at Queen’s Park on Monday, May 9th

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commented 2016-04-22 17:05:24 -0400 · Flag
Show the proof that second hand cannabis smoke from organic unbleached papers causes physical damage to a human being, not some rat with a dosage of 300joints at once either.. THEN bring forth studies that show it damages a significant amount of people or even some.. THEN you can start talking about restricting it from public places and from around children, who could use it to grow new brain cells and tissues according to 2 different university studies..

It is helping children that have never talked to talk within 2 days, it is helping enormously to prevent chronic seizures from occurring and brings down the seizure count in many from 100’s to less than 5 and sometimes even zero..

Anyone talking about keeping this away from people are obviously still desperately trying to profit off pharmaceutical sales, since finding out that 80% of people that switch to cannabis for their medicine don’t go back to pharmaceuticals ever again.
commented 2016-03-14 21:56:47 -0400 · Flag
Vaping is not smoking, should not be aligned with tobacco in any form. Anyone that thinks it should be, obviously doesn’t understand what the product was intended to accomplish. People are leaving deadly tobacco behind huge numbers, our tobacco smoking numbers are decreasing. These products are the exact opposite of tobacco.
commented 2016-03-14 18:21:07 -0400 · Flag
Vaping is not smoking. It should not be seen as the same as cigarettes or Pot. please wake up and start saving lives.

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