One year to change the law

On December 11, Alberta Justice Darlene Acton dismissed cultivation charges against med-pot user and activist Grant Krieger, 46, and issued him a one-year exemption from prosecution for the cultivation of medical marijuana. Krieger suffers from multiple sclerosis, and uses marijuana to treat his symptoms (CC#6 Life on Earth; CC#12 Multiple Med-Pot Challenges).
Justice Acton also reinforced the decision of the Terry Parker case (CC#28 Canada’s med-pot push), ruling that by granting medicinal marijuana use exemptions but not providing a legal source, the Canadian government was in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Acton demanded a rewriting of the law to allow for a legal source of medicinal marijuana, adding that if this wasn’t accomplished within one year she would declare an “open growing season” and allow the cultivation of cannabis for all in Alberta.

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