““I’m outright panicked, It’s terrifying. So many levels of terrifying.”
While I think it's terrible she is feeling this way, the issue seems a bit overstated. MMJ is not the socially ostracizing demon weed it once was, nor were these folks "outed" to anyone but their mailman and those who share their mailboxes - in other words, people who quite likely knew already and already have a relationship of at least some trust.
A fitting "punishment" for Health Canada might be to contribute a tidy sum of money to public education on medical maryjane.