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Canadian Judge Says Pot Laws Unconstitutional

A judge in Toronto has ruled that Canada’s marijuana possession laws are unconstituti onal after a man challenged that the country’s medical marijuana laws are flawed.

From the article:

The 29-year-old Toronto resident had been charged with possession of about 3.5 grams or roughly $45 dollars worth of marijuana.

The man has no medical issues and doesn’t want a medical exemption to smoke marijuana. In 2001, Health Canada implemented the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations, which allow access to marijuana to people who are suffering from grave and debilitating illnesses.

In court, the man argued that the federal government only made it policy to provide marijuana to those who need it, but never made it an actual law. Because of that, he argued, all possession laws, whether medicinal or not, should be quashed.

The judge agreed and dismissed the charges.

“The government told the public not to worry about access to marijuana,” said Judge Howard Borenstein. “They have a policy but not law.… In my view that is unconstituti onal.”

Defence lawyer Brian McAllister, who represented the man, said the ramification s of the ruling have potential to be “pretty big.”

Pretty big indeed! Let this be the beginning of the end of the ridiculous war on drugs, especially the wasteful war on marijuana.

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2 Responses to “Canadian Judge Says Pot Laws Unconstitutional”

  1. Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, Got to, set him freee!!!!!!

  2. Ken,FYI, I think when you put your tags in..you need to click over to the code button in the editor..that way they will post correctly. Thats what I do and they post fine.

    The guy had a point didn’t he? :P

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