Ruling Opens the Door to Legalize Marijuana in Canada

Pot Friendly CanadaSandro Contenta writes on GlobalPost:

TORONTO— Pot lovers are dreaming of July 10, the day Canada’s dope laws go up in smoke.

An Ontario judge has struck down key aspects of Canada’s marijuana laws, triggering a 90-day countdown when growing, possessing or smoking pot will become legal.

The April 11 court ruling gives the federal government three months to either reform the laws or appeal the ruling to a higher court.

At issue is a 2001 law that allows seriously ill Canadians to access marijuana for medicinal purposes. But Justice Donald Taliano found that the vast majority of doctors refuse to prescribe the drug. Patients are therefore forced to break the law, either by growing their own or buying it on the black market.

“Seriously ill persons who need marihuana to treat their symptoms are forced to choose between their health and their liberty,” Taliano, of the Ontario Superior Court, wrote in his ruling.

“If they choose their health, they must go to significant lengths to obtain the marihuana they need, including lengthy trips to purchase the drug, resort to the black market and living with the constant stress that at any time they could be subject to criminal prosecution,” the judge added.

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  • Anonymous

    Happy holidays!

  • JoiquimCouteau

    Happy holidays!

  • DeepCough

    O Cannabis/
    We stand on guard for weed!

  • DeepCough

    O Cannabis/
    We stand on guard for weed!

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • MotherNature

    Hey Government, FUCK OFF. Who do you think you are, my Dad? Who the hell has the right to outlaw nature? What, you think your God, you arrogant, mindless, fucked up machine. I’m an adult, your an adult, don’t tell me what to do, get out of my life. Guess what, the body is a drug factory. There is never a time when the brain is not on drugs. You tell me, when are we ever sober?

  • MotherNature

    Hey Government, FUCK OFF. Who do you think you are, my Dad? Who the hell has the right to outlaw nature? What, you think your God, you arrogant, mindless, fucked up machine. I’m an adult, your an adult, don’t tell me what to do, get out of my life. Guess what, the body is a drug factory. There is never a time when the brain is not on drugs. You tell me, when are we ever sober?

  • MotherNature

    Hey Government, FUCK OFF. Who do you think you are, my Dad? Who the hell has the right to outlaw nature? What, you think your God, you arrogant, mindless, fucked up machine. I’m an adult, your an adult, don’t tell me what to do, get out of my life. Guess what, the body is a drug factory. There is never a time when the brain is not on drugs. You tell me, when are we ever sober?

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Dear Canada, sorry if I ever made fun of you. You’re the coolest North American country, hands down. Invented hockey. Amazing beer. Free college and health care. Now this! Keep on making other countries look like idiots.

    • tonyfil

      **Post secondary education is still expensive here, its just we get to pay it off over a longer period of time and some employers will actually pay for our education once we are hired. but other than that its great :D 

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Dear Canada, sorry if I ever made fun of you. You’re the coolest North American country, hands down. Invented hockey. Amazing beer. Free college and health care. Now this! Keep on making other countries look like idiots.

  • Anonymous

    USA! US oh wait…

  • chonus

    USA! US oh wait…

  • tonyfil

    **Post secondary education is still expensive here, its just we get to pay it off over a longer period of time and some employers will actually pay for our education once we are hired. but other than that its great :D 

  • obsidian merc5000

    july 10th i will be packing my bags and moving to canada if nothing happens i move to connecticut either way i am going to go where the cops are not going to act like the feds when it comes to holding [herbs] marijuana has never killed anyone marijuana has never hurt anyone  marijuana is safe so quit smoking it all with your lab rats mr.scientist and tell the judge to legalize!

  • obsidian merc5000

    july 10th i will be packing my bags and moving to canada if nothing happens i move to connecticut either way i am going to go where the cops are not going to act like the feds when it comes to holding [herbs] marijuana has never killed anyone marijuana has never hurt anyone  marijuana is safe so quit smoking it all with your lab rats mr.scientist and tell the judge to legalize!

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