B.C. Patients Challenging Medical Marijuana Regime In Court

A lawyer representing four patients has launched a constitutional challenge, arguing the federal government violated patient rights when it attempted to ban home growing and instead move production to commercial operations.

CANADA:  A lawyer representing four patients has told a Federal Court judge that Canada‘s new rules governing medical marijuana are forcing them to choose between their health and their liberty.

John Conroy launched a constitutional challenge on behalf of the patients, who argue the federal government violated their rights when it attempted to ban home growing and instead move production to commercial operations.

His clients say they can’t afford marijuana under the new system, which also doesn’t give them control over the specific strains they use.

Conroy has told a Federal Court judge that because the new regulations make marijuana production illegal, patients must choose between medicine and jail.

 

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