The Crown is appealing a B.C. Supreme Court decision that allows patients authorized to use medical marijuana to drink it in tea or bake it in their brownies and cookies.
On Friday, Owen Smith, the former head baker for the Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada, will be before the B.C. Court of Appeal in Vancouver, trying to preserve his April 2012 constitutional victory against Health Canada’s medical marijuana access regulations.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Smith’s lawyer, Kirk Tousaw, said he was excited to again demonstrate that the rights of medical marijuana patients to medicate themselves with cannabis and cannabis derivatives should be protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
“We’re simply asking for the right to be able to ingest a safe and natural health product that’s been used medicinally for thousands of years,” Tousaw said. “I think there’s a long history of protecting access to health care in this country, and I hope we continue to stand on that on Friday.”
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