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Canadian Health System Inadvertantly Exposes 40,000 Medical Marijuana Users

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Some 40,000 patients received envelopes from Canada’s health system blaring the return address, “Medical Marijuana Access Program,” across the top, followed by the individual’s name and address.

Many of the users are in a state. They say their privacy has been violated and fear their houses may be robbed and their home gardens targeted.

“I’m outright panicked,” multiple sclerosis patient Suzi Berardini, who also suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, told Metro. She said the mailman who dropped the letter off “smirked” when he handed her the envelope. “It’s terrifying. So many levels of terrifying.”

Ironically, program changes that soon will bar patients from growing their own marijuana at home were made -- according to the letter – partly because of concerns participants will become victims of home invasions.

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