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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,...

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...

Allard decision: Victory for Medical Cannabis Patients as MMPR Declared Invalid

Today in an historic decision the Federal Court of Canada determined that section 7 of the Charter was violated by the government’s implementation of the MMPR. The MMPR were declared invalid and that declaration suspended for 6 months to allow the government to respond legislatively. More analysis will follow. Congratulations and appreciation to all involved...

Conferences for September and October 2016

Kirk Tousaw will be speaking at the following conferences: Saturday September 17 Lift Expo Vancouver Conference and Expo https://events.lift.co/expo/vancouver2016/  October 13 and 14 International Cannabis Business Conference Vancouver  http://internationalcbc.com/

Dispensary Challenges Federal Medical Cannabis Rules

Download Statement of Claim (PDF) A Toronto-based not-for-profit medical cannabis dispensary has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court challenging Canada’s current medical cannabis access rules. The lawsuit alleges that the federal government is violating the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by unreasonably restricting patient access to medical cannabis (marijuana). The lawsuit argues that the...