April 1 was set to bring about a major shift in Canada’s cannabis culture, but a pending lawsuit has somewhat dampened what was expected to be a quick, sharp switch to an industrial approach. Due to a temporary injunction, changes to how the nearly 40,000 Canadians currently permitted to smoke pot to combat the effects of illness and various ailments have been delayed.
As of Tuesday, Canada's medicinal marijuana program will transition from local, individual growers to a collection of larger companies specifically focused on filling the prescriptions of Canada's medicinal marijuana community.
The current laws, which allow those with medicinal marijuana prescriptions to either grow it themselves or outsource it to a caregiver, will officially end, though a court ruling has given licensed users a reprieve.
A Federal Court ruling that came down earlier this month allows the nearly 40,000 individual Canadians who areRead More »from What to expect from Health Canada’s new medicinal marijuana program