Feds appeal Ontario ruling over pot laws - Macleans.ca

Feds appeal Ontario ruling over pot laws

If uncontested, the decision would make it legal to possess and produce in Ontario


The federal government has appealed an Ontario Superior Court ruling that found marijuana cultivation and usage laws unconstitutional. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada filed an appeal stating that Justice Donald Taliano “erred in law” in concluding that access regulations for medical marijuana were not valid under the Constitution. Taliano’s decision last week gave the government 90 days to respond with a successful delay or re-regulation of marijuana. The ruling followed a constitutional challenge by Matthew Mernagh, who uses medicinal marijuana to cope with fibromyalgia, scoliosis, seizures and depression.

The Montreal Gazette

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