|Dec 15 2012|| Notices and Proposed Regulations|
Vol. 146, No. 50 - December 15, 2012
Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations
|Nov 27 2012|| Quebec lawyers to contest mandatory minimum sentences|
The Quebec Bar Association has announced its plan to contest the constitutionality of minimum sentencing in the Conservative government's omnibus crime legislation.
The controversial Bill C-10, the Safe Streets and Communities Act, was passed last March in the House of Commons and lays out tougher jail sentences and mandatory minimum sentencing.
The bar association, which represents over 24,000 lawyers in the province, filed its motion with the Quebec Superior Court on Tuesday, asking it to rule on the constitutionality of the specific sections of the law that deal with mandatory minimum sentences.
|Nov 16 2012|| MMAR PPL/DPL Coalition against Repeal|
Health Canada has proposed phasing out the Personal-Use Production License and Designated-Person Production License components of the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR). These licenses currently allow over 17, 000 Canadians to legally produce medical cannabis for themselves or on behalf of a patient. Instead of these licenses, Health Canada has proposed authorizing only a small number of large-scale producers and has not yet disclosed the requirements for applicants. A legal challenge is being launched.