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People Are Outraged That Rona Ambrose Is Outraged About Edible Marijuana

The health minister doesn't want kids to think "marijuana pot" is medicine.

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Medical marijuana users in Canada are no longer restricted to just smoking the stuff after a ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada.

In a decision released Thursday, the Court said limiting patients to only dried marijuana is "contrary to the principles of fundamental justice."Which means, medical marijuana users are now free to purchase pot-infused cookies, brownies, candies, oils and all manner of edible goodies.
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In a decision released Thursday, the Court said limiting patients to only dried marijuana is "contrary to the principles of fundamental justice."

Which means, medical marijuana users are now free to purchase pot-infused cookies, brownies, candies, oils and all manner of edible goodies.

Canada's Health Minister, however, isn't happy about that. She's "outraged," in fact.

"Court has ruled that marijuana cookies and brownies are quote unquote medicinal treatment," she said at a press conference."Frankly I’m outraged at the Supreme Court."She added that marijuana has not been approved by Health Canada as a medication. "Which now means that we have again this message that normalizes a drug where there is no clear clinical evidence that it is quote unquote a medicine," she said.When asked what she's waiting for to get the regulatory approval wheels turning, Ambrose replied "That’s not my job as minister."
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"Court has ruled that marijuana cookies and brownies are quote unquote medicinal treatment," she said at a press conference.

"Frankly I’m outraged at the Supreme Court."

She added that marijuana has not been approved by Health Canada as a medication.

"Which now means that we have again this message that normalizes a drug where there is no clear clinical evidence that it is quote unquote a medicine," she said.

When asked what she's waiting for to get the regulatory approval wheels turning, Ambrose replied "That’s not my job as minister."

Those comments in turn outraged some Canadians.

WTF #RonaAmbrose? Other meds come in multiple forms - liquids, tablets, capsules, creams or gels. It's 'medicinal' not recreational. #Idiot

I'm outraged Rona Ambrose is an elected official, so I guess we're even. #cndpoli

Dear @RonaAmbrose - you'll soon be out of a job, so chill out. The SCC is the law, you're a politician. Prohibition never works #cdnpoli

Rona Ambrose is the perfect example of how out of touch the conservative party is with weed. She just needs to eat a brownie and chilllllll

But, Ambrose remains committed to fighting the evils of "marijuana pot."

"We will continue to combat it. We will continue our anti-drug strategy, we will target youth with the message that marijuana pot is bad for them," Ambrose said.

"We'll continue to work with medical authorities across the country to make sure they're involved in the message."

Ambrose and the rest of the Conservative government have taken a hardline anti-drug approach, releasing ads like this.

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Maybe everyone should just calm down and have a snack.

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Lauren Strapagiel is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

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