Medical marijuana patients in Canada may no longer worry about getting arrested for using cannabis oils or drinking cannabis tea, but they’ve still got a long way to go until they can purchase high-quality medicinal-grade cannabis extracts from licensed producers.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruling this month struck down sections of the Criminal Code banning the use of non-dried forms of medical cannabis, allowing patients to use extracts and edibles — things like oils, tea and creams.
While the ruling was seen as a huge step for patients, licensed producers say they are still stuck with the status quo. They say the ruling, combined with the current regulatory regime, effectively creates a grey market for extracts and edibles, allowing registered patients to buy extracts but only through unregulated and unauthorized sources.
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