Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Cannabis Extracts
Canadians and some Okanagan residents who support the use of medical marijuana are celebrating a Supreme Court of Canada decision that says that not only can medical marijuana users smoke it, they can eat it too. Until now, federal regulations stipulated that authorized users of physician-prescribed cannabis could only consume dried marijuana. Thursday’s ruling stems from the arrest in 2009 of a Victoria man who was charged after police found more than 200 pot cookies in his apartment. The man was acquitted at trial and the judge gave the federal government a year to change the laws around cannabis extracts, but the high court said Thursday its ruling takes effect immediately. Kelly Hayes has local reaction to Thursday’s ruling.