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Seminar on the Changing Legal Landscape Around Marijuana

Kirk Tousaw and John Conroy will discuss the changing legal landscape for medical cannabis at a Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. seminar at the Pan Pacific Hotel on May 29.  Tousaw said the seminar will address more than just the implications of the Smith and Allard cases. “We cover the gamut from civil law...

Webcast of the Supreme Court Hearing for Her Majesty the Queen v. Owen Edward Smith Case

View the webcast here: Her Majesty the Queen v. Owen Edward Smith Pre- and post-hearing pictures: #owensmith @KirkTousaw @AlisonMyrden … Waiting to hear the Owen Smith extracts case #SupremeCourt pic.twitter.com/eGpsvK4zbD — Gary (@AskGoo) March 20, 2015 #Cannabis warriors .@mandymcknight @rainbowensmyth @KirkTousaw at the #scc #mmpr #drugpolicy #cdnhealth #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/uhCyx01erd — Adam Greenblatt (@adam_greenblatt) March 20,...

Tousaw Law Corporation Arguing in Supreme Court of Canada

On Friday, March 20, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear the first case ever involving medical cannabis (marihuana). Owen Smith, a producer of cannabis-based medicine for a Victoria, BC based compassion club known as the Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada (CBC of C), was criminally charged with possessing THC for the purpose of trafficking...

An Interview with Kirk Tousaw on the Allard et al vs Her Majesty the Queen National Test Case [video]

Jason Wilcox of Cannabis in Canada interviews Kirk Tousaw “right from the courtroom to the people…about the Allard et al vs Her Majesty the Queen trial as it makes its way through its first week. Atty. Tousaw, who has been working intimately and tirelessly with John Conroy, QC, on this case, spoke of expert testimony on...

National Test Case Commences

Restriction to dried marihuana only on the way to Supreme Court of Canada. In February 25, 2015, the Allard et al v. Her Majesty the Queen trial began in Federal Court. The case challenges the government’s decision to re-criminalize medical cannabis production. Plaintiffs argue that criminally prohibiting their production violates the rights granted by section...

Medical-Marijuana License Holders and Cannabis Extracts

In [April] 2012, we won a trial court decision allowing medical cannabis patients in British Columbia to possess concentrates…this ruling was appealed and the case is scheduled to enter the Supreme Court of Canada on March 20. But for the time being, medical-marijuana license holders are permitted to possess cannabis extracts.

Successful Cross-Appeal to Allow Medical Cannabis Patients Across Canada to Continue Their Home Gardens

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses government appeal in the national test case Allard et al v. Her Majesty the Queen. Medical cannabis patients across Canada are permitted to continue their home gardens. We were also successful in our cross-appeal and the Court has sent the case back down to the trial level for possible broadening...