Authorized users of medical marijuana in Canada can make brownies and take cannabis in their tea in addition to smoking the weed, the British Columbia Supreme Court decided on Friday. The challenge to federal regulations was brought by Owen Smith, head baker of the Cannabis Buyers’ Club of Canada. The ruling comes as Canada’s laws against marijuana possession in the wider population are under unprecedented fire.
Smith, after hearing the decision, said: “This is a great step toward patients’ abilities to control their own medicine. We took THC and cannabis away from pharmaceuticals this morning and put it back in people’s backyards where they can make their own medicines.”
Four former British Columbia attorneys general have called on the federal government to legalize cannabis, saying current laws tax police resources while putting millions of dollars into the coffers of organized crime. They also cited an upsurge in gang-related drug violence. A similar call came from former Vancouver mayors, with the backing of current Mayor Gregor Robertson. The pro-legalization calls have come from all corners of the political spectrum, and such personages as Ujjal Dosanjh, a former British Columbia Premier and ex-Canadian Health Minister.
Our Canadian friends know this is the time to keep up the pressure for change in the face of the blow-back underway America’s cannabis culture should take this position, too. Learn more here.
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