Good news for those needing medical marijuana Judge Barry Strayer has ruled;
“In my view it is not tenable for the government, consistently with the right established in other courts for qualified medical users to have reasonable access to marijuana, to force them either to buy from the government contractor, grow their own or be limited to the unnecessarily restrictive system of designated producers,”
His ruling provides those partaking of medical marijuana greater freedom in actually purchasing or growing and providing the herb.
“(It was) constitutionally suspect from the beginning,” said lawyer Alan Young, who argued in court on behalf of the sick.
“My position always was that if you’re going to do something like that, you’d better have an adequate alternative.”
Ottawa could either rewrite the regulations, come up with a new ratio, “or they can simply leave it as an open market so that people who are experienced and have the right secure facility will be able to apply to grow for 10 patients, 20 patients,” Young said.