Tag: Conroy

  • Federal Court Ruling Protects Patient Gardens

    Ted Smith A huge wave of relief swept across the country this morning as a federal court judge handed down a ruling protecting patient gardens.  In 2014, a new medical cannabis program, the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, was enacted by Health Canada, replacing the Medical Marijuana Access Regulations which had allowed patients to grow […]

  • Patient Injunction Matters To Every Cannabis Consumer

    (image by Mark Lehtimaki) By Ted Smith The future of legalization in Canada is about to be determined by a judge in Vancouver.  On Monday Feb 23, lawyers will square off in the Federal Court of Canada over whether patients allowed to grow cannabis under the old Marijuana Medical Access Regulations should still have that […]

  • 2014: A Year To Remember

    by Ted Smith Last year was the best year for cannabis activism that I have witnessed in my almost 2 decades in the field.  Indeed, the future has never looked brighter for cannabis, both in Canada and abroad.  As we work together to make 2015 even better, lets take a minute to reflect upon the […]

  • John Conroy: Master of the Courtroom

    (image: Cannabis Culture) John Conroy leads fight against the MMPR By Al Graham I can remember sitting around and talking with friends back in 2003 about two court cases that could have brought an end to cannabis prohibition in Canada. At that time people were really hoping for a green Christmas. No not a snowless […]

  • Patients Fight to Save Their Medicine

    Lawyer John Conroy Leads Battle Against MMPR By Steve Finlay As expected, Health Canada has announced new regulations for medical cannabis, replacing the often criticized Medical Marihuana Access Regulations (MMAR). The new rules, called the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR), remove some of the bad features of the MMAR. For example, they remove the […]