Federal Court Medical Marijuana Ruling Welcomed by Nova Scotia Man

James MacDonald, 37, is trying to appeal his conviction after growing marijuana without a licence.

A Nova Scotia man who spent time in jail for growing medical marijuana is taking cautious hope in this week’s Federal Court ruling striking down a ban on patients growing cannabis.

James Malcolm Russell MacDonald, 37, spent 60 days in jail last year after police caught him growing ten marijuana plants at his mother’s home in Stellarton, N.S., he said.

But a Federal Court judge decided Wednesday, rules banning patients from growing their own medical marijuana were an infringement on charter rights.

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