Medical marijuana users take growing fight to Parliament Hill

(REUTERS/Anthony Bolante/Files)

(REUTERS/Anthony Bolante/Files)

Jessica Hume, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 3:39 PM ET

OTTAWA — Medical marijuana users protested on Parliament Hill Tuesday because they're outraged the government is continuing its legal fight to try to prevent them from growing their own stash.

Last June, the government announced an overhaul of its medical marijuana licensing program. Rather than allow licensed patients to grow their own, the new measures would issue licences to larger, commercial grow operations.

On March 21, a Federal Court judge in Vancouver issued a temporary injunction that allows patients who already grow their own to continue to do so.

The protesters are angry the federal government plans to ask the Federal Court of Appeal to consider the case.


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