Decision Expected in Victoria Cannabis Bakery Case

A decision in the bakery trial of the Cannabis Buyers Clubs of Canada will be handed down by Justice Johnson of the Supreme Court of B.C. at 9:15 am on Fri. April 13, 2012.

Head baker Owen Smith, charged with possession of THC for the purposes of trafficking and possession of cannabis, has asked Justice Johnson, through lawyer Kirk Tousaw, to strike down the cannabis laws in Canada as unconstitutional.

A press conference will be held at the Burdett St. entrance to the courthouse at 10:30 am.

Owen was arrested in a downtown apartment in the middle of baking cookies in Dec. 2009. The trial finally started in Jan. 2012, with CBC of C founder Ted Smith taking the stand first, followed by four members of the club and expert witness, Dr. David Pate.

Defense testimony focused upon the benefits of eating or topically applying cannabis and inconsistent information provided by Health Canada.

Crown lawyer Peter Eccles used the testimony of Health Canada scientist Dr Abramovici to explain why Health Canada has created the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations to allow patients to grow cannabis but not make any products from it. Eric Ormsby, another employee of Health Canada, acknowledged that no plant has gone through the drug approval process and that the MMAR is being restructured.

The Cannabis Buyers Clubs of Canada has been providing cannabis products to people with permanent, physical disabilities and diseases since Jan 1996, making it the oldest dispensary in the world. Now with over 3,900 members, the CBC of C offers 30 different food and skin cannabis products.

The recipes are available at: http://www.cbc-canada.ca/recipes/cbcoc-official-recipe-book

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