With Alan Young as their lawyer, medpot patients are suing the Canadian government in a civil case demanding that the court strike down Health Canada’s Medical Marijuana Access Regulations (MMAR) as too restrictive for the sick and dying, that the court end prohibition, and that the court force Health Canada to distribute much needed pot from Prairie Plant Systems ? the government’s grow contractor ? to the sick and dying.
Young announced his case against the Canadian government on May 23, 2002 at the Ontario provincial legislature in Queen’s Park, Toronto, where he gathered tons of print and television media for the historic occasion. Widely reputed as Canada’s formost cannabis lawyer, Alan Young is the most likely person to win such a case. A professor at York University, he has been involved, directly or indirectly, in most of the nation?s landmark marijuana cases of recent years.
Young is challenging the government on behalf of six medpot patients who suffer from life-threatening and painful conditions including HIV, Hepatitis, MS and a variety of neurological disorders. Young’s suit was also filed on behalf of Warren Hitzig, the director of the Toronto Compassion Club.
A hard-hitting legal team has assembled to assist Young with the case. Joseph Neuberger, David Rose and Leora Shemesh of the law firm Neuberger-Rose are all working pro bono to support Alan Young in defending the rights of Canada’s sick and dying.