Court Decision Okays Production of Marijuana Edibles and Extracts

A BC Supreme Court Justice on Friday followed his decision in the Owen Smith trial, handed down April 13, by denying an…Application by the crown to maintain the status quo and thereby allowing designated medical marijuana growers in BC to produce and sell cannabis extracts to their patients.

Last year, Justice Johnson ruled that the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations were unconstitutional because they did not allow patients to make derivatives of the product without breaking the law. However, he gave the government one year to create regulations to control the sale of these products by licenced suppliers. With that year over, Justice Johnson determined the government was not stalling to adjust the regulations to accommodate his decision but only wanted to delay until the appeal, and so he finally allowed DGs to make derivatives for their patients.

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