Truro couple wants Health Canada to lift restrictions on cannabis oilPosted by On

A Nova Scotia woman says Health Canada is restricting her access — and that of many other Canadians — to a product she describes as “miraculous.”

She’s been using CBD oil, which is made from cannabis and ordering it by mail from an American company, but that supply has been suddenly cut off by the federal government.

Mona Scott gives her spouse Gary Matheson two doses of CBD oil every day for the severe pain caused by degenerative disc disease. Recently, Matheson was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

“His mobility was going down very quickly, and the pain, whereas once his Oxy was working great, (then) it was no longer working,” Scott said.

He was once so unsteady, he couldn’t finish a word search puzzle. But he says since taking the oil, that’s no problem, and he hasn’t had to take his opioid pills for nine weeks.

“It takes away the…

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