AC Winter 09 Medical Marijuana 1

AC Winter 09 Medical Marijuana 1 - In Canada medical...

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In Canada, medical marijuana can get you sentenced to 7 days in bed September 13, 2009 – 2:54 pm can-get-you-sentenced-to-7-days-in-bed/ Differently abled adults are often treated like children, because it is assumed that they have a  diminished mental capacity. The inability to complete certain tasks because the world has been  designed to privilege certain bodies means that often the differently abled are at the mercy of  their caregivers, reducing their ability to act independently. Dependency, meanwhile, often  leads to situations of abuse which rarely receive media or police attention, because the victim  is either unable to advocate on their own behalf or has been purposefully blocked from taking  action. According to CHBC news, Nyle Nagy is a resident of Brookhaven care home in Kelowna, British  Columbia, Canada. Due to Multiple Sclerosis, Nagy has full body paralysis. To manage his MS,  Nagy smokes medical marijuana. The home in which he resides has determined that such  behaviour is inappropriate, though treatment was prescribed by a licensed Canadian doctor. In  their effort to control his behaviour, they seized his medication and his motorized wheelchair.  “She sent two men over here to take my wheelchair and tell me that I’ve got to stay in this  chair for seven days, as a punishment”, Nagy told the TV crew. “To get rid of my pain and my  spasms, that’s the only two reasons I smoke it” said Nagy, who has a license from the  Canadian government to smoke marijuana.  Brookhaven declined to comment on the situation so far, except to say that Nagy was under a 
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 1000345 taught by Professor Mccloud during the Fall '10 term at Mohawk College.

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