The Federal Court has granted a medical cannabis patient the right to possess a kilogram of marijuana at a time, ruling that the 150-gram regulatory cap violates his constitutional rights.
Allan Harris, who has a doctor’s authorization for a daily dose of 100 grams, argued the 150-gram limit impeded his ability to travel. He said it also cost him dearly financially.
The cap prevented him from leaving home for longer than a day and a half at a time and caused him to pay higher shipping fees for multiple orders of smaller quantities, instead of cheaper bulk deliveries.
In his ruling issued Friday, Justice Henry Brown said Harris’s rights had been infringed.