The Conservative government’s effort to rein in the shambolic medicinal marijuana market is facing potential derailment as two high-level court cases seek to reduce Ottawa’s ability to regulate who produces cannabis and in what form.
Instead, a group of medical marijuana users is opposing the rules, which would force them to give up growing their own pot and instead permit them only to buy from large-scale federally licensed commercial growers.
They argue they’ll be forced to pay more and have less choice in strains of cannabis. They’ll also be limited to possessing no more than 150 grams of pot, compared with the old rules that allowed a 30-day supply.
The regulations set out in 2013 replace rules laid out more than a decade ago that gave medical marijuana users the right to grow a limitedRead More »from Medical pot users make case against large-scale production in court