An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (medical use of marihuana)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.


Bernard Bigras  Bloc

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of April 5, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Controlled Drugs And Substances ActRoutine Proceedings

April 5th, 2001 / 10:05 a.m.
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Bernard Bigras Bloc Rosemont—Petite-Patrie, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-335, an act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (medical use of marijuana).

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to introduce this bill that would amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to authorize the possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana for medical purposes.

The only requirement would be for the user to have a medical certificate. The purpose of this bill is to decriminalize the medical use of marijuana and to follow up on a decision made by an Ontario court on July 31, 2000.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)