Less than 24 hours after an Ontario Provincial Court judge declared Canada’s marijuana laws invalid, the prosecution filed an appeal. On January 2, Justice Phillips sided with attorney Brian McAllister, who argued that Canada’s marijuana laws were invalid because the government didn’t properly amend the law in 2001 (see CC Online, Judge tosses Canadian pot law). On January 3, the prosecution appealed the decision, and if it loses, McCallister’s case will become precedent setting, and marijuana cases throughout Ontario may be dismissed.
McAllister is looking for “interveners” to help win the case. Interveners are interested organizations – like the Marijuana Party or the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws – who can provide comment on the case’s legal and moral repercussions. Interested interveners can contact McAllister at his office.
– Lawyer Brian McAllister’s office, toll free: 1 (888) 841 9235