The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday He supported Quebec’s ban On domestically grown cannabis, the ruling that a territorial ban on owning and growing marijuana plants for personal purposes is constitutional.
Quebec is one of the provinces that does not allow the cultivation of cannabis at home.
Manitoba’s ban is also being challenged in court.
When Canada legalized marijuana in 2018, Quebec’s Cannabis Regulatory Act prohibited the possession and cultivation of the plant for personal use.
In 2019, Janick Murray-Hall successfully challenged the ban in the County Superior Court.
Murray Hall argued that the Quebec government does not have the power to ban cannabis plants, saying that only the federal government has that power.
He also argued that federal law should prevail over provincial law.
After Murray Hall’s argument succeeded and Quebec’s ban was declared unconstitutional, the provincial attorney general appealed the decision.
The province won its appeal in a Quebec court
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