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2005-06-20

12 bucks a day for Sativex

Its on the shelves to purchase here in Vancouver now. Sativex is the mouth spray that has been approved for sale in Canada under a doctors prescription.

The metered spray is administered under the tongue or inside the cheek. It's derived from extracts of the marijuana plant and is said to taste like peppermint. Many new drugs take time before they're approved on drug benefit plans.

Canada was the first country to approve Sativex in April. A strong proponent of its use at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto, Dr. Allan Gordon, says it eliminates the stigma associated with smoking pot, and gives patients a reliable dose: "This converts a weed into a medicine," he says Gordon says the price for Sativex is about $120 dollars for 50 doses. And he estimates patients who use it, will be end up spending about $12 a day.

Mmmm... peppermint pot! :)

3 Comments:

  • Now if we could just have spray-on ABCR ...

    By Blogger mdmhvonpa, at 6:57 a.m.  

  • I'm not sure that if I had it in a spray if I'd ever get off the couch.

    By Blogger Stephen, at 5:05 a.m.  

  • Stephen - Sure you would! You ahve to buy Doritos at some point! ;)

    By Blogger Kim, at 9:59 a.m.  

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