Medical marijuana is used for medical ailments such as Crohn’s disease, seizures, HIV and nausea.
Throughout Canada, physicians decide who is eligible to use it. Before the recent court ruling, they were only able to legally prescribe dried marijuana use, which is not as effective medically or nutritionally in many cases as other variations of medical cannabis.
The British Columbia 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”.
In the US, a patchwork of laws across states govern marijuana use.