Remember Bill C-51 [and 52], the proposed "natural health products" regulations that were sounding so scary, like Govt inspectors could come into your home and arrest you and confiscate your HOUSE just for growing garlic?
And, that to sell any NHPs ["natural health products"], the substance would have to go through clinical trials, making it too expensive for NHPs to be given approval for sale under the new Bill C-51 regulations.
Also, that only professionals with special licenses could sell NHPs.
Well, there have been some amendments, and those concerns appear to have been addressed.
I am having a hard time figuring it all out - are those insane NHP requirements still in the Bill? Special licenses, clinical trials, harsh enforcement? CAN SOMEBODY HERE HELP ME, PLEASE?
The protest site "Stop Bill C-51" doesn't seem to be willing to back down, or admit the government is being reasonable. I think they should show a little bit of contrition now if the issues have been addressed.
Does anyone here take Vit C, or "probiotics", or any "health supplements, "healing foods", etc? Go to a naturopath or herbalist? If so, are you concerned about Bill C-51 anymore? Are these amendments good enough? Will I still be able to take Vit C, or buy it cheaply, without seeing a doctor first?
Bill C-51 - Govt. of Canada website
Bill C-51 "compliance" regulations - Govt of Canada
Stop Bill C-51 - protest site
Thanks for your thoughts...