Abbotsford lawyer John Conroy’s argument on behalf of medical marijuana users who grow their own medicine at home has succeeded.
At least until the completion of a trial to be held at a later date, according to CBC News.[excerpt] A Federal Court judge in Vancouver has granted a last-minute reprieve for medical marijuana users who say they need to be able to grow their own pot at home.
On Friday morning, the judge granted an injunction allowing those who have a personal production licence to grow medical marijuana to continue for now, pending the outcome of a trial to be held at a later date.
Those with an authorization to possess medical marijuana will also be allowed to continue to do so under the injunction, though they will only be permitted to hold up to 150 grams.
Without the injunction, Health Canada’s new laws, which go into effect April 1, would end the home production of medical marijuana. Instead, all those using medical marijuana would have to purchase it from large-scale commercial facilities that are being set up around the country.