Medical Marijuana Users Can Continue Growing From Home

Another small win for plaintiffs in a federal case who've filed a constitutional challenge arguing that forcing patients to source their pot from commercial producers violates their right to access essential medicine at an affordable rate.

CANADA:  Medical marijuana users will be permitted to continue growing pot at home after the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a decision last month that would exempt patients from a massive overhaul of Canada’s cannabis laws.

Regulations introduced in 2013 shifted the production of medical marijuana to licensed commercial producers under Canada’s new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), preventing users from growing cannabis at home, a move that is being challenged by a group of patients in a case that will be heard this year.

In March, medical marijuana users won a last-minute reprieve allowing them to continue growing their own pot at home until the case is resolved. Ottawa appealed, but the Appeal Court upheld the injunction in a unanimous decision Dec. 15.

It’s another small win for the plaintiffs in the federal case who’ve filed a constitutional challenge arguing that forcing patients to source their pot from commercial producers violates their right to access essential medicine at an affordable rate. Most commercial producers list their cannabis at between $8 and $10 a gram, although prices can go as low as $2 and as high as $15. Many personal growers have been able to produce pot at between $1 and $4 cultivating at home.

 

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Comments

  1. Deborah Diduck says

    I was just informed by a friend that he bought legal marijuana in Washington State over Christmas and he was charged $30.00 per gram. As a woman on disability pension I cannot afford to buy food let alone my meds at that price.

    • med patient says

      Washington state? This is an article about Canada. The price of recreational Marijuana in the USA has absolutely nothing to do with the price of medicinal Marijuana in Canada. How’s that saying go? What’s that got to do with the price of tea in China? It actually fits pretty good here.

  2. med patient says

    I really wish people who write these articles would do some research before they write incorrect information as facts. There isn’t anywhere to get $2.00 grams from these LP’s here in Canada under the MMPR. That’s a load of B.S. that is a lie the government tells to make it seem like to program is fair to everyone

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