Canada: Lawyers John Conroy and Kirk Tousaw will host seminar on changing legal landscape around marijuana

Health Minister Rona Ambrose upset many cannabis activists in late April with her criticism of the City of Vancouver’s plan to license marijuana dispensaries.

“It’s important that people know that marijuana is not a medicine,” Ambrose told CBC Radio host Stephen Quinn. “It has not been approved by Health Canada as a medicine.”

Her comments elicited a chuckle from Abbotsford lawyer John Conroy, who is part of a legal team challenging Health Canada’s rules around growing marijuana for medical purposes.

In the Allard v. Canada case, Conroy has argued that the federal government has infringed patients’ constitutional right to security of the person by criminalizing noncommercial production of cannabis and cannabis-based products for medical use.

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