Legal pot case hits wall after Appeal Court overrules lower court

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Karena Walter, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:14 PM ET

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - A landmark ruling that could have paved the way for legalizing marijuana in the country was overturned by the Ontario Court of Appeal Friday.

The Appeal Court found a lower court judge erred in an April 2011 decision that found Canada’s medical marijuana laws were unconstitutional in a decision involving a medical marijuana user.

Matthew Mernagh argued he required pot to help ease symptoms of fibromyalgia, scoliosis and a seizure disorder.

He was charged in April 2008 with producing marijuana after police seized 70 pot plants from his St. Catharines, Ont., apartment.


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