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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject: Judge rules Canada's pot possession laws unconstitutional Reply with quote

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A Toronto judge has ruled that Canada's pot possession laws are unconstitutional after a man argued the country's medicinal marijuana regulations are flawed.

The 29-year-old Toronto resident had been charged with possession of about 3.5 grams or roughly $45 dollars worth of marijuana.

The man has no medical issues and doesn't want a medical exemption to smoke marijuana. In 2001, Health Canada implemented the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations, which allow access to marijuana to people who are suffering from grave and debilitating illnesses.

In court, the man argued that the federal government only made it policy to provide marijuana to those who need it, but never made it an actual law. Because of that, he argued, all possession laws, whether medicinal or not, should be quashed.

The judge agreed and dismissed the charges.

"The government told the public not to worry about access to marijuana," said Judge Howard Borenstein. "They have a policy but not law.… In my view that is unconstitutional."


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rofl

I love it. That's just too good. I bet the prosecutor's heads are spinning over this one. I can't stop laughing. Talk about beating them at their own game. rofl
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