B.C. court allows pot cookies and oils for those with permits

The Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada in Victoria, B.C., is all cheers after winning a court appeal...

The Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada in Victoria, B.C., is all cheers after winning a court appeal decision that found a ban on marijuana edibles is "of no force and effect" if someone has a permit to possess pot. (Brandi Woods/Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada photo)

Michael Mui, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:15 PM ET

VANCOUVER - The Canadian government has one year to acknowledge people with marijuana-possession permits are allowed to use pot cookies, oils, gels, ointments and other forms that aren't considered "dried" herb.

The order came from the B.C. Court of Appeal after a Victoria-based group successfully won a constitutional argument to have the ban on alternative forms of marijuana "declared of no force and effect."

In a split ruling, the court decided on Thursday that those who don't want dried marijuana could have their physician provide an exemption for "edible or topical cannabis."

Ted Smith, founder of the Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada, said winning this case is the 15th time his organization has successfully challenged marijuana violations.

Smith has no qualms about admitting his storefront is illegal, saying his organization does a health service.

"We just get protected by the courts after we get arrested," he said.


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