VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - March 24, 2014) - The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) is encouraged by today's Federal Court decision granting an interim injunction that allows patients to continue growing and possessing cannabis under the Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR) pending further trial.
As of April 1, patients currently licensed to grow or possess medical cannabis under the outgoing regulations (MMAR) would be breaking the law unless they dismantle their production facilities, and destroy any stockpiled cannabis.
"We're very pleased that patients will be able to keep growing and using their own medicinal cannabis until this court case has been resolved. Forcing patients to destroy their home-grown plants and medicine is punitive and unnecessary," said CAMCD Vice President Dana Larsen.
The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD) supports a balanced and diverse approach to medical cannabis access that includes patients' rights to produce cost effective cannabis, dispensaries, and a healthy commercial production sector.
CAMCD is a not-for-profit corporation established to promote a regulated community-based approach to medical cannabis access, and to support medical cannabis dispensaries in the provision of high quality patient care across Canada.