CANADA: Vancouver will be a bud battleground during a pivotal court case that could determine the future of Canada’s medical marijuana program and the fate of patients who choose to grow their own medicine.
Allard et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen – a constitutional challenge against Canada’s latest round of medical marijuana regulations – begins next Monday and is scheduled for 15 days at the Federal Court in Vancouver.
Stephen Harper‘s Conservative government introduced new regulationsgoverning the country’s med-pot program in June, 2013.
The Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations included a ban on all home-growing of marijuana – effective April 1, 2014 – that would have forced patients to purchase their medicine from a small group of corporate Licensed Producers.