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Ontario court strikes down medical marijuana law.

January 10, 2003 by CBC News Staff

"A court in Ontario ruled Thursday that medical marijuana laws are unconstitutional and it gave Ottawa six months to change them. Ottawa allows certain people to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, but makes it illegal to buy it and the government doesn't provide the drug...

"If he strikes it down with no time for the government, then he's just struck down the entire marijuana law, period," said Shemesh.

The ruling gives Ottawa six months to revise the medical marijuana laws or every court in Ontario will ignore them.

"In six months, either the regulations are going to change to allow for the government to start supplying or the government's going to start supplying," said Shemesh." [Read the entire article.]