01/15/2015 10:00 EST | Updated 03/17/2015 05:59 EDT

Supreme Court: Stolen Pot Plant Case Won't Be Heard

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OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the case of an Ontario man who sued his insurance company over stolen marijuana plants.

Darren Stewart filed a $50,000 claim on his homeowners' insurance policy with TD General Insurance after 11 of his medical marijuana plants were stolen on two separate occasions.

But the company offered him $1,000 for any one tree, shrub or plant — meaning he was entitled to a total of $11,000.

Stewart sued TD twice for $45,000 for the plants and $180,000 for breach of contract and mental and physical suffering over the thefts.

An appeal court dismissed his case last year because the plants didn't constitute personal property under the terms of his policy.

As usual, the Supreme Court did not give reasons for its decision not to hear the case.

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