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Medical Marijuana Access Regulations

Nine ill Canadians sue to ease cannabis access.

Wednesday, May 22, 2002 by CTV News Staff

"Nine Canadians who are allowed to smoke marijuana for medical reasons are launching a civil lawsuit against the federal government. They want Ottawa to make access cannabis easier.

The lawsuit is spearheaded by two Toronto lawyers who argue that Canadians with legal exemptions to smoke pot should be given access to experimental crops being cultivated by Health Canada. The cannabis is being grown in an abandoned mine shaft located in Flin Flon.

Lawyers Alan Young and Leora Shemesh will ask the court to rule that existing pot laws are unconstitutional in the lawsuit." [Read more to find out how a defence lawyer fights for medical marijuana access.]

Defence lawyer fights for easier medical marijuana access

I am a defence lawyer who strongly believes that medical marijuana access should be readily available to sick persons in need of the drug.

A diabetic person does not have to face regulatory issues to receive insulin, so why should the federal government make access to medical marijuana so problematic? My client, Catherine Devries, suffers from painful spine and bowel conditions which are easily treated by medical marijuana, yet she still finds it difficult to receive her medication due to existing marijuana laws.

As stated in the article above, Devries believes marijuana should be available at the pharmacy with every other legitimate drug. The federal government cannot consider marijuana a medical drug while ruthlessly monitoring its distribution at the same time. The current marijuana laws are simply unconstitutional, and I will do everything in my power to change them.

For a defence lawyer to fight for your right to medical marijuana access, contact me online or call my Toronto office today at (416) 944-8111.