The long legal journey has begun for the owner-operator of a Kamloops, B.C., compassion club, the Canadian Safe Cannabis Society, as he challenges the legality of Canada’s marijuana laws.
The trial began Monday for Carl Anderson and his business partner Wesley Jenkins who are each facing one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
But Anderson also plans to launch a constitutional challenge to the federal law banning such non-profit clubs from selling unsanctioned medicinal marijuana, saying the current regime violates patients’ charter rights.
Provincial court Judge Stella Frame noted the trial and subsequent constitutional challenge mark what is likely to be a lengthy court battle through multiple levels of appeal.
“I’m mindful this is just the starting point,” she said.
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