Health Canada is distributing medicinal marijuana to a select group of patients. It is grown in an abondoned mine under Manitoba.
Laboratory tests indicate the Health Canada product has only about three per cent THC - not the 10.2 per cent advertised - and contains contaminants such as lead and arsenic, said spokesman Philippe Lucas of Victoria.
Of the first 10, three have returned the dope as bad.
Lucas, who smokes marijuana to cope with his hepatitis C infection, said the lab results also showed that the cannabis provided at a Victoria compassion club for patients registers at more than 12 per cent and is freer from contaminants.
He said the government cannabis was too finely ground up with stems and leaves, calling it "shwag" or "bunk," street terminology for the lowest grade of marijuana.
Basically, the Canadian government is that asshole in high school that sold you a bad of twigs with a microscopic bud for $20 a bag.
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