APR. 13, 2011 - ONTARIO CLOSER THAN EVER TO LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
Ontario is one step closer to the legalization of marijuana after the Ontario Superior Court struck down two key parts of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act that prohibit the possession and production of pot.
The Ontario Court of Appeal had previously recognized that to deprive someone with a serious illness of medical marijuana if it relieves their pain is a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As a result of that, the federal government created the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations to let people legally get, possess and grow marijuana if they have a licence supported by a medical doctor.
Health Canada’s medical marijuana program regulates and approves which growers patients can buy from and how much they’re legally allowed to use for their treatment.