Ontario's top court upholds country's marijuana laws in medicinal pot case - Macleans.ca

Ontario’s top court upholds country’s marijuana laws in medicinal pot case

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TORONTO – Ontario’s top court has upheld Canada’s marijuana laws.

The Appeal Court ruling today comes in a case involving access to medical marijuana.

The ruling overturns a lower court decision in the case of Matthew Mernagh, who suffers from various health problems.

Unable to find a doctor to prescribe the drug for his pain, Mernagh grew his own and was charged.

The lower court found people cannot get access to medicinal pot through appropriate means, and are therefore forced to resort to illegal actions.

The Appeal Court disagreed, saying the lower court judge made several errors.

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