Medical Marijuana Patients, Producers Waiting on Health Canada OK for Extracts

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.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.