Philpott Won’t Appeal Allard Ruling on Right to Grow Medical Marijuana

Health Canada developing new rules for medical pot, minister won’t commit to right to grow beyond August.

The federal government will not appeal a Federal Court ruling that upheld patients’ rights to grow their own medical marijuana, Health Minister Jane Philpott announced Friday.

“The government of Canada has decided on the matter of Allard vs. Canada we will not be appealing the court’s decision. We will respect the decision of the Federal Court,” Philpott told reporters after question period.

In February, a Federal Court judge struck down regulations restricting the rights of medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis, and gave the Liberal government six months to come up with new rules.

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