Mr. Speaker, why does this somehow seem such a happier, such a saner place?
I am happy to tell the House this afternoon that a little later today I will table the government's research plan for the medical use of marijuana.
I am also happy to say that I will be exercising my power under section 56 of the relevant statute to permit exemptions to two very sick people to use marijuana for medical purposes.
Let us remember what this is about. This is about showing compassion to people, often dying, suffering from grave and debilitating illness. I want to thank the member and all the members here for pushing this issue so that we behave properly on behalf of those who are sick and dying.