Abbotsford lawyer John Conroy is undertaking a legal battle against new changes to the federal government’s medical marijuana program.
On Monday, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced some of the anticipated changes to the program, which includes banning individual home-based medicinal grow-ops in favour of larger government licenced producers.
The new regulations mean sick or disabled people or their legal proxies with licences will no long be able to grow their own marijuana, said Conroy.
The price of marijuana from the large producers will cost people up to four times as much as producing their own, said Conroy.
The government estimates under the new program medical pot will be sold for $8 to $10 a gram while individuals grew their own for between $1 to $4, said Conroy.
The price increase will limit some sick individuals, many on a low income, from being able to buy marijuana for their conditions.
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