Aurora Cannabis, which serves as a leading cannabis firm hailing from Canada, has initiated a petition urging the federal government to designate medical cannabis with the title of ‘essential service.’ The firm is laying in strong efforts for the initiative and is promoting the idea of continuous access to medical cannabis to the patients even if restrictions to mail service are imposed.
The news was circulated in the community through a Twitter post by the firm on its official handle. The team has urged the community to sign the petition through a link given in the post. The post read:
We believe patients should have continued access to #medicalcannabis even if restrictions to mail service arise. That’s why we're urging the federal government to designate it an essential service. You can help by signing @CFAMMcan’s petition here: https://t.co/lmpl0s75zZ pic.twitter.com/zXgnAceoj9
— Aurora Cannabis (@Aurora_MMJ) March 31, 2020
According to the pointers given in the petition, Aurora Cannabis has requested the people to draw the attention of the House of Commons to enforce a federal designation of medical cannabis to the status of an essential or a constitutionally protected service. This will ensure that all the activities associated with the preservation of patient access to medical cannabis via the government-controlled channel to qualify as essential services. It also urges to acquire this designation to ensure the continuous delivery of necessary medicines, including medical cannabis irrespective of the mail service restrictions.
The petition highlights how the recent outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has put the lives of hundreds of thousands of native Canadians, including children, police and military, oldies, and others at critical risk. It stated that there exists strong clinical evidence that affirms the effectiveness of cannabis in reducing the dependence of opioids. The only way to access medical cannabis is directly from licensed medical sellers via the mail, and any kind of disruption in mail service might lay barriers for the patients while putting their lives at risk. The worsening situation can increase the potential of spreading/ transmission of COVID-19 infection in the general public at a fast pace. The firm clarified that shifting to other new medications might require the health care system to first scrutinize its effectiveness before putting it to use on the patients and risking their lives. This might put extra pressure on the health system when their focus should entirely be on saving the lives of the infected people.
Aurora Cannabis is confident that by making medical cannabis as an essential service, the federal government can aid the relief operations channelized against the coronavirus outbreak in a big way. The company has been actively participating in boosting the relief operations carried upon against the COVID-19 pandemic. It donated the N95 masks to their home province Alberta to give in their input in the war against the deadly virus.