The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled that medical marijuana patients in Canada can legally use all forms of marijuana.
Canadian medical marijuana patients will now be able to use marijuana oil, thus allowing them to vaporize the oil or use it for making edibles, such as cookies, brownies or teas.
Restricting people to dried marijuana for their medical uses has been declared “null and void” by the court.
In states such as the Colorado and Washington marijuana edibles make up a very large portion of sales at dispensaries. And now Canadian medical marijuana patients can also enjoy products like marijuana-infused cookies and tea.
In Canada, medical marijuana is used for medical ailments such as Crohn’s disease, seizures, HIV and nausea. And doctors determine who is eligible to use it.
The court ruled that prohibiting possession of non-dried forms of marijuana is “contrary to the principles of fundamental justice because they are arbitrary; the effects of the prohibition contradict the objective of protecting health and safety”.