Legalize it

In 1999, Canada’s Minister of Health announced a clinical trials program for medical marijuana and procedures for patients looking to access the drug for medicinal purposes. In 2000, the courts ruled Canadians have a constitutional right to use cannabis for medicinal purposes. In an extract from a 2000 report on the decision prepared by the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy, the Canadian Medical Association commented it had argued for the decriminalization of the possession of marijuana since 1981, but that it deplored “the absence of more systematic scientific research on the topic.”   

With information from Canadian Press and the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy.

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