The Canadian Press

2016-02-24 | Medical Marijuana Court

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A Federal Court judge has struck down what he called "arbitrary and overbroad" legislation introduced by the former Conservative government that barred medical marijuana patients from growing their own cannabis. The judge suspended his decision for six months to allow the federal Liberal government time to create a new medical marijuana regime. John Conroy, who represented the plaintiffs, says the government has 30 days to decide whether to appeal. (The constitutional challenge was launched by four B-C residents who argued that the 2013 Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations blocked their access to affordable medicine.)

Date: 2016-02-24
Placeline: VANCOUVER.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << hopefully they'll see that pursuing an appeal is not what they should do and they should immediately get to work trying to make sure that we have in place a reasonable process for patients to continue to produce or have two caregivers stand in their shoes and produce for them >>