December 8, 2003
People seeking access to medical marijuana now need the recommendation of one medical specialist, not two, under revised rules announced Monday by Health Canada.
Under the new rules, which take effect immediately, it is legal for designated growers to receive payment. Designated growers are authorized to grow marijuana at the request of a patient entitled to use it. However, it will remain illegal for a grower to supply more than one patient, and for more than three licensed growers to cultivate plants together.
The revisions respond to an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling in October
that struck down several provisions of the existing law as unconstitutional.
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