Canada to allow medical patients to grow own cannabis


  • World
  • Friday, 12 Aug 2016

Marijuana is pictured for sale during the annual 4/20 day, which promotes the use of marijuana, in Vancouver, British Columbia April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Ben Nelms

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Medical marijuana patients in Canada will be allowed to grow a limited amount of cannabis for their own use or to designate someone to grow it for them, the government said on Thursday.

The government had been given six months to comply with a federal court ruling that struck down the previous administration's ban on medical patients' growing cannabis.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

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