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Medical Marijuana Brownies And Other Edibles Now Legal: Supreme Court

Medical Marijuana Brownies And Other Edibles Now Legal: Supreme Court

Users of medical marijuana can now munch away, in any form they like.

Earlier today, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ruled that medical marijuana can be legally consumed in any way as opposed to just being smoked.

The Supreme Court of Canada declared the current restriction for dried marijuana use violates the right to liberty and security “in a manner that is arbitrary and hence is not in accord with the principles of fundamental justice.”

Medical marijuana users will now be able to legally consume everything from marijuana brownies to tea and also use other extracts and derivatives.

According to several users, smoking marijuana was considered potentially harmful and difficult for older people prescribed to the medicine. However, consumption in different variations such as baking cannabis into food or brewing marijuana leaves in tea left patients in a situation where they could potentially be charged with possession and/or trafficking drugs.

The decision made by the nation’s highest court upholds an earlier ruling by courts in British Columbia declaring the current laws went against a person’s right to consume medical marijuana in a form of their choice.

 

photo credit: Kelly Garbato

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