At present, in Canada it is legal to grow your own marijuana plants for personal consumption, provided a doctor has prescribed such. Our Federal Health Minister has stated, however, that the claim that pot is good for some patients (usually the terminally ill) is supported entirely by anecdotal evidence, and highly-placed medical establishment figures have publicly doubted whether any doctor could reasonably make such a prescription, given the lack of scientic research on the subject.

This situation is pretty indicative of the mindset of the current government here, which seems determined to be just progressive enough to avoid being mistaken for American legislators (whilst apologizing and equivocating for "being forced" to take such liberties with the taxpayer dollar), and just conservative enough to keep the rural vote.