Medical marijuana class action against Health Canada certified by Federal Court

The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class-action lawsuit involving 40,000 people in the medical marijuana access program.

The case was launched in 2013 after Health Canada sent letters to people with the program’s name on the envelope. Before that, mail sent to individuals in the program didn’t mention marijuana.

Recipients were upset, saying their privacy had been violated. Some said they worried they’d lose their jobs or become victims of a home invasion.

In March this year, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada ruled that Health Canada had violated federal privacy laws. That ruling didn’t allow for any compensation.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.