The Canadian Press

2000-07-31 | Marijuana-Law-Unconstitutional

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The Ontario Court of Appeal declared Canada's marijuana law was unconstitutional because it failed to recognize that pot can be used for medical purposes. Ontario's highest court gave the federal government 12 months to make changes. Lawyer Aaron Harnett represented a man who smokes pot to ease his epilepsy. Harnett said the ruling only affected Ontario, but he expected the federal government would change the law for all Canadians.

Date: 2000-07-31
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 8 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I strongly suspect out there in the next twelve months the federal government's going to respond to this, or they're going to appeal this ruling >>

Clip ID: 20000731CPCN003