Friday, March 20, 2015

Medical Marijuana Law Goes to Canada's High Court (No Pun Intended)

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether Canadians have the constitutional right to consume medically-prescribed marijuana in a manner other than smoking.

Currently, it's only legal for medical marijuana users to intake dried-marijuana plants. They can't add it to baked goods or anything else, without opening themselves up to charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act for criminal trafficking and narcotics possession. 

The question before the Court is whether these regulations violate physician-prescribed users' section 7 Charter rights to life, liberty and safety. 

Read more at the Ottawa Citizen.
- Rachel Spence, Law Clerk

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