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Another Major Victory for Medical Marijuana Patients


Obama Admin. Unveils New Policy Easing Medical Marijuana Prosecutions

This has been a great month for medical marijuana patients. First, the Supreme Court of Canada knocked down two sections of the government’s heavy-handed rules on medical marijuana that dealt with possession and production.

Now, the City of Vancouver has voted to approve regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries, making them the first city to do so in Canada.

Mayor Gregor Robertson, the Vision Vancouver councillors, and Green Party Councillor Adriane Carr, supported the bylaw. Councillor Kerry Jang called the bylaw “a common-sense approach to dealing with the explosion of medical marijuana shops in our city.”

Councillor Geoff Meggs said Vancouver’s regulations send federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose a clear message to “wake up.”

“You are completely out of touch with the realities on the ground,” Mr. Meggs said of the minister. “The policies that you’re advocating are backwards and destructive and they’ve driven us to take the steps that are necessary here today.”

This ruling has already started ripples across the province with the provincial Health Minister and the head of the local health authority speaking out in support of the bylaws, and Victoria’s mayor said her staff are already studying Vancouver’s new bylaw and will report back to council in September about proposing similar regulations.

We’re thrilled by the Vancouver city council ruling yesterday, as it further opens the rights of patients to gain access to medical marijuana. It’s another step in the right direction, and a model that other cities across the country can use to ensure safe access to medical marijuana for patients in need.

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September 5, 2015
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