Medical Pot Patients Win Right To Sue Health Canada Over Alleged Privacy Violation

MedicalMarijuana_Shutterstock 

Share this Post:

The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class action started on behalf of medical marijuana licensees alleging that Health Canada violated their privacy.

The plaintiffs allege in a news release that Health Canada sent notices to over 40,000 participants of the Marihuana Medical Access Program advising them of changes to regulations governing the use of medical marijuana.

MedicalMarijuanaShutterstock1

They say the envelopes sent in November 2013 made clear they were sent by the program, and therefore failed to protect the identity of the recipients.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages for breach of contract, breach of confidence, invasion of privacy and Charter violations.

The allegations haven’t been proven in court.

The federal government has 30 days to appeal the decision.

via Joint Venture

Share this Post:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read more:
100515_ReformCA Files Ballot Initiative to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in California
ReformCA Files Ballot Initiative to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in California

There's been a lot of talk regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, but no initiatives have been filed....

Close