Feb 01, 2013
By Michael Kramer
Ontario’s top court has upheld Canada’s laws in a case involving access to medical marijuana.
An Appeal Court ruling today overturns a lower court decision in the case of Matthew Mernagh, who suffers from various health problems.
He couldn’t find a doctor to prescribe marijuana for his pain so Mernagh grew his own – and was charged.
The lower court ruled that people cannot get access to medicinal pot through appropriate means and are therefore forced to resort to illegal actions.
The Appeal Court disagreed, saying the lower court judge made several errors.