Jul 09, 2015
By Andy Johnson
The rules in Canada that limited medical marijuana users to only dried forms of the substance have been thrown out.
That means forms of marijuana that can be used to make everything from brownies to lip balms will be legally available as long as licensed producers follow dried marijuana packaging and labeling requirements. The directive from Health Canada follows a Supreme Court ruling that struck down an element of the previous regulations on access to medical marijuana as unconstitutional. The medical cannabis industry applauds the move, saying it shows Canada to be a world leader in compassionate and rational medical cannabis policy. Health Minister Rona Ambrose suggests the government only acted because it had to. She maintains marijuana is not an approved drug or an approved medicine.