Friday, June 12, 2015

Supreme Court legalizes edible medical marijuana products in Canada

Medical marijuana legal in all forms, Supreme Court rules - Politics - CBC News:

June 11, 2015 - "Medical marijuana patients will now be able to consume marijuana — and not just smoke it — as well as use other extracts and derivatives, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.

"The unanimous ruling against the federal government expands the definition of medical marijuana beyond the 'dried' form.

"The country's highest court found the current restriction to dried marijuana violates the right to liberty and security 'in a manner that is arbitrary and hence is not in accord with the principles of fundamental justice.'   Restricting medical access to marijuana to a dried form has now been declared 'null and void' — Sections 4 and 5 of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act, which prohibits possession and trafficking of non-dried forms of cannabis, will no longer be in effect....

"The decision upholds earlier rulings by lower courts in British Columbia that said they went against a person's right to consume medical marijuana in the form they choose.

"Many users felt smoking it was even potentially harmful. However, methods such as brewing marijuana leaves in tea or baking cannabis into brownies left patients vulnerable to being charged with possession and trafficking under the law.

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