Nanaimo Daily News
January 10, 2013
NANAIMO — In a case that may have national ramifications, the head baker of the Cannabis Buyers’ Club of Canada has been acquitted of outstanding drug offences.
The charges against Owen Smith — possession for the purpose of trafficking and unlawful possession of marijuana — have been at the centre of a successful constitutional challenge against Health Canada’s medical marijuana laws. April’s landmark ruling allowed people who are authorized to use medical marijuana to drink it in tea or bake it in brownies and cookies.
Despite the ruling, Smith still faced the original charges.
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