Following a historic ruling by Canada’s supreme court, medical marijuana patients can now treat themselves with all forms of edibles (the original law only allowed for smoking pot and consumption of dried weed). The new ruling allows patients to medicate themselves by everything from extracts to pot brownies, legally. The flexibility of the law will help patients regain control of their treatment.
“The prohibition of non-dried forms of medical marijuana limits liberty and security of the person in a manner that is arbitrary and hence is not in accord with the principles of fundamental justice,” the unanimous ruling stated.
Just take Cheryl Rose’s daughter Hayley, who takes cannabis for epilepsy. Under the old law, Hayley had to take 15 capsules of dried cannabis daily. But now she can take just one concentrated capsule of cannabis oil. “Without having extracts available for her, I don’t think we’d be able to keep it up. It’s way too much for a person to consume,” said Rose. “She’s finally going to fully have her life back.”
It’s no wonder the Canadian flag looks like a bud leaf.