18.4.2 MEDICINAL CANNABIS TAX EXEMPTION

WHEREAS medicinal cannabis is proven to help the following illnesses, glaucoma, epileptic seizures, slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, lessen the side effects of hepatitis C, and

WHEREAS medicinal cannabis increases the treatment and effectiveness to inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. It also alleviates the pain reduces inflammation and promotes sleep to help relieve pain and discomfort for people with rheumatoid arthritis. It helps with metabolism and overweight issues. It is being used to treat auto immune diseases like lupus. It significantly reduces pain tremors and improves sleep for Parkinson disease patients. It helps veterans suffering from PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). It also helps regulate the system that causes fear and anxiety in the body and the brain, and

WHEREAS medicinal cannabis is a viable alternative because of the many advantages it has for illnesses and injuries, and WHEREAS doctors now are prescribing medicinal cannabis as an option and as an alternative to pharmaceutical prescriptions, and

WHEREAS medications and prescriptions are HST exempted,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the NPF urge the government of Canada to treat medicinal cannabis in a similar fashion as prescriptions and remove the HST taxes.

Submitted By Unifor Local 1973 Retired Workers Chapter