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Medical marijuana legal in all forms, Supreme Court rules

06/11/2015 09:53 EDT | Updated 06/11/2016 05:59 EDT
Medical marijuana patients will now be able to consume marijuana — and not just smoke it — as well as use other extracts and derivatives, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.

The ruling expands the definition of medical marijuana beyond the "dried" form.

The country's highest court found the current restriction to dried marijuana violates the right to liberty and security "in a manner that is arbitrary and hence is not in accord with the principles of fundamental justice."

Restricting medical access to marijuana to a dried form has now been declared "null and void."

The decision upholds earlier rulings by lower courts in British Columbia. 

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