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  • cannabis
  • HALCO, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Canadian AIDS Society welcome the decision today in the case of R v. Smith , in which the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously decided that patients with a legal authorization to use cannabis as medicine are entitled to consume it in various forms such as edible or topical products, and not just smoke or vapourize it in dried form. (halco.org)
  • Under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act , it is generally a crime to possess cannabis without authorization, whether for personal use or for the purposes of "trafficking" (which is defined very broadly to include any transfer of a controlled substance from one person to another). (halco.org)
  • Since 2001, there have been regulations in place creating a scheme for providing legal authorization to individuals to possess and/or produce cannabis for medical use. (halco.org)
  • The restriction was arbitrary because, while the stated goals of prohibiting other forms of medical cannabis were health and safety, in fact the prohibition "forces people with a legitimate, legally recognized need to use marihuana to accept the risk of harm to health that may arise from chronic smoking of marihuana. (halco.org)
  • Fri, Sep 8: The provincial government said the minimum age to use and buy cannabis in Ontario will be 19. (globalnews.ca)
  • It doesn't make sense to bring in a whole host of new hires and set the system out in such a way that people who actually know about cannabis are excluded from the conversation. (globalnews.ca)
  • Note to reader: This is a letter sent to one of the members of the Standing Senate Commitee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs about several of his concerns about cannabis. (cfdp.ca)
  • For example, a person smoking 20 cannabis "joints" would inhale far more tar than a person smoking 20 tobacco cigarettes. (cfdp.ca)
  • The higher level of tar content is therefore not a significant health issue among the majority of people who use cannabis. (cfdp.ca)
  • The amount of tar inhaled will therefore be significantly less than the amount of tar inhaled by a tobacco smoker simply because people who use cannabis use it much less often and in smaller quantities than do people who smoke tobacco. (cfdp.ca)
  • Ontario's
  • Community legal clinics, with help from Legal Aid Ontario's Clinic Resource Office, have had great success in challenging the manner in which the provincial government dispenses the special diet allowance. (legalaid.on.ca)
  • July 25, 2012 - We are pleased to note that a key objective of the consultation is to develop revised criteria that are in accordance with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario's decision dated April 11, 2012 in XY v. Ontario (Government and Consumer Services). (ohrc.on.ca)
  • 2017
  • In Ontario, the number of euthanasia deaths have skyrocketed even more, increasing by 78% in 2018 and 50% in 2017. (archny.org)
  • Guardians
  • Guardians and persons acting under a POA have a number of procedural duties, such as explaining their powers and duties to the person for whom they are acting, encouraging the individual's participation in decision-making, fostering contact between the individual and supportive family and friends, and consulting from time to time with family and friends. (lco-cdo.org)
  • prosecutions
  • While the decision by Ontario to cease prosecutions against those with a suppressed viral load is a welcome first step, it is but one of the minimum changes that must take place. (halco.org)
  • guardian
  • If you have given someone medical power of attorney or if someone is your legal guardian, that person can exercise your rights and make choices about your health information. (ny.us)
  • HALCO
  • The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Canadian AIDS Society and HALCO jointly intervened in the case, supporting the challenge to this unjustifiable restriction in the regulations. (halco.org)
  • Our free workshops are held in person in our HALCO Boardroom at 65 Wellesley Street East, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario. (halco.org)
  • clinics
  • One of the backbones of legal aid service delivery in Ontario is the network of legal clinics throughout the province. (legalaid.on.ca)
  • In this regard, Ontarians, through the provincial government and Legal Aid Ontario, allocate about $65 million annually to clinics. (legalaid.on.ca)
  • Some clinics also provided their own written submissions, in addition to making their voices heard at the in-person consultations. (legalaid.on.ca)
  • Upon considering the consultation feedback and in light of LAO`s accountability requirements under the Legal Aid Services Act and other government policies and regulations, LAO is announcing that action will be taken this year on three priority areas: 1) the application of funding criteria, 2) piloting envelope funding, and 3) funding of the ACLCO by clinics. (legalaid.on.ca)
  • governments
  • Unfortunately, in Tanudjaja v. Canada , the federal and provincial governments brought a motion to dismiss the case outright, which was granted by Justice Lederer of the Ontario Superior Court. (aidslaw.ca)
  • As is mentioned in the article above the previous UK Government chairman of the Home Office's Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs Professor David Nutt was sacked from his post for telling people that the governments drugs classification system is seriously faulty - this made a lot of people pay attention, even more attention was gained when half of Home Office's Advisory Council's members quit in protest. (silentpcreview.com)
  • Please note: I am not trying to tell people that all drugs are safe, likewise people should know that not all 'illegal drugs' are anywhere near as dangerous as governments tell us. (silentpcreview.com)
  • enforcement
  • 2 (1) Subject to this Act, the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, adopted by the United Nations Conference on International Commercial Arbitration in New York on 10 June 1958 and set out in Schedule 1, has force of law in Ontario in relation to arbitral awards or arbitration agreements in respect of differences arising out of commercial legal relationships. (ontario.ca)
  • Individuals
  • We would like to recognize the dedicated individuals and organizations whose courageous work over the past decades have helped to reduce new HIV infections and improve the health and well-being of people affected by this virus. (halco.org)
  • means
  • Personal Information" means "personal information" as defined in section 2(1) of the Ontario Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. (ottawa.ca)
  • You" means the natural or legal person, or body of persons corporate or incorporate, acquiring rights under this licence. (ottawa.ca)
  • It reflects a person's right to self-determination, to be treated without paternalism, and means subjecting people to minimal interference in their choices. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • Trans
  • Plett, who has led the charge against similar legislation in the past , was fearful that the bill would force him to use gender neutral pronouns when addressing trans people, a fear supporters of the bill say is unfounded. (cbc.ca)
  • The bill was vigorously debated at the Senate's legal and constitutional affairs committee, where senators heard from trans people who said the legislation will protect their vulnerable community but also from some, including feminists, who said the legislation would be a threat to spaces reserved for what they call 'female-born women. (cbc.ca)
  • services
  • Services may include advice, support and legal representation. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • Helping people is a fundamental aspect of many fields, including health care , protective services, education , law , and human services . (trade-schools.net)
  • Society has accepted age-based criteria as a way in which to structure policies and programs and to make decisions about people in areas such as employment and services. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • Ontario County includes Public Health, Mental Health Services, Social Services, and any other component of Ontario County government which may provide health services and/or possess health information about you. (ny.us)
  • We must make special efforts to protect the names of people who get HIV/AIDS, mental health or drug and alcohol services. (ny.us)
  • When you apply to any of the Ontario County programs/services listed above, you may provide us with information about your health. (ny.us)
  • The annual Canadian Lawyer Legal Fees Survey accumulates data about the fees law firms charge for the most common services. (canadianlawyermag.com)
  • From legal tech products and business valuation services to recruiters and legal research - the Canadian Lawyer Readers' Choice Awards showcases the companies and products that prevailed among their competitors. (canadianlawyermag.com)
  • benefit
  • Connoisseurs dispenses marijuana only to prescription holders, and Grant says she sees people every day who benefit from the knowledge of the dispensary's staff. (globalnews.ca)
  • Decisions about admission to long-term care are rarely made in cheerful circumstances, and while admission may be necessary, such a decision will often be made over the objections of the person whom it is intended to benefit. (lco-cdo.org)
  • In September, our government also made anti-HIV drug, Truvada, and a generic version, more affordable by expanding the Ontario Drug Benefit program to include pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). (halco.org)
  • satisfy
  • Canada has seen widespread violation of supposed safeguards, including unreported assisted deaths, killing of people who did not satisfy legal standards for euthanasia, etc. (archny.org)
  • individual's
  • Decisions about property management may have long-term consequences for the well-being of the person involved, while decisions about personal care may affect the most intimate aspects of an individual's life. (lco-cdo.org)
  • Council
  • A new survey of almost 2,000 health-care workers being released on Monday by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) bears out that contention. (ctvnews.ca)
  • principles
  • With the support of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the team then began litigating "lead cases" which were designed to establish legal principles that would guide the resolution or adjudication of the hundreds of outstanding cases. (legalaid.on.ca)
  • Arbitrary limits on the rights to liberty and security of the person, which are protected by section 7 of the Charter, are "not in accord with the principles of fundamental justice. (halco.org)
  • legislation
  • Some of the considerations explored below may also be applicable to the question of who may act as a supporter or co-decision-maker, should Ontario legislation be amended to formalize such roles. (lco-cdo.org)
  • obligations
  • Employers, service providers and others with responsibilities under the Code are looking for more information and guidance on meeting their human rights obligations vis-à-vis older persons. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • accountability
  • The key aspects of nonprofits are accountability, trustworthiness, honesty, and openness to every person who has invested time, money, and faith into the organization. (wikipedia.org)
  • priority
  • When there is a difference or conflict between the Code and another Ontario law, the Code has priority unless the other law specifically states otherwise. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • organizations
  • The province is also providing $980,000 for additional harm reduction outreach workers at 19 organizations across Ontario and an additional $3.4 million to improve access to harm reduction supplies across the province. (halco.org)
  • tells
  • The photograph, she says, tells people that Samuel is a "living human being and is deserving of life," even though he is not big enough to survive outside the womb. (fact.on.ca)
  • behalf
  • Both the Health Care Consent Act (HCCA) and the SDA set out detailed and relatively complex requirements guiding how decisions are to be made on behalf of another person. (lco-cdo.org)
  • procedural
  • In Ontario, it is clear that a failure in the procedural duty to accommodate can lead to a finding of a breach of the Code even if there was no substantive accommodation that could have been provided short of undue hardship. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • decision
  • Main message Person-centred health care of adults with IDD should include all possible contributions from the patient in decision making. (cfp.ca)
  • At present, legal criteria do not address the relational aspects of decision making that are important for adults with IDD. (cfp.ca)
  • 6 - 8 Some adults with IDD who are assessed to lack legal decision-making capacity can contribute to the decision-making process if provided with appropriate accommodation and support from others. (cfp.ca)
  • Home / Our Current Projects / Legal Capacity, Decision-making and Guardianship / Discussion Paper / II. (lco-cdo.org)
  • country
  • People from a designated country of origin must wait three years. (cleo.on.ca)
  • Accident Benefits can be claimed no matter what your legal residence status is in this country. (carranza.on.ca)
  • This will allow men to go into women's change rooms and bathrooms across the country,' Conservative Ontario Senator Lynn Beyak said before voting against the bill. (cbc.ca)
  • Compare that number with the amount of theaths by the massively popular, legal, easily obtainable 'Paracetamol' that is probably found in every house in the country. (silentpcreview.com)
  • needs
  • A person who needs their medicine, and it happens to be marijuana, why can't they take their medicine in a park? (globalnews.ca)
  • Furthermore, people living with HIV have particular needs that require the stability and safety of adequate housing. (aidslaw.ca)
  • marijuana
  • Director of Quality Assurance Thomas Shipley inspects drying marijuana plants before they are processed for shipping at Tweed Marijuana Inc in Smith's Falls, Ontario. (yahoo.com)
  • If the analogy is a bottle of wine and you were going to a friend's dinner party, and you think on the way 'Oh, I should pick up a bottle of wine,' well, that option will not likely be available with recreational marijuana just due to the less than a tenth of the amount liquor stores," said Wyonch, noting that there are more than 651 LCBO locations across Ontario. (yahoo.com)
  • On Friday, Ontario became the first province to announce its plan for the sale and distribution of legalized marijuana. (globalnews.ca)
  • At the May 29 hearing of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, you stated your concern about two issues -- the level of tar in marijuana, and the supposed increase in potency of marijuana up to 30 times greater than the potency of strains currently available. (cfdp.ca)
  • duty
  • The purpose of the duty to accommodate is to ensure that persons who are otherwise fit to work are not unfairly excluded where working conditions can be adjusted without undue hardship. (ohrc.on.ca)
  • government
  • The only substantive changes in this licence are to replace direct references to the Government of Canada with the City of Ottawa, replace a reference to the Federal Privacy Act with a reference to the Ontario Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and remove a reference to the Federal Court of Canada. (ottawa.ca)
  • The Supreme Court's ruling against the federal government abolishes the unjustifiable restriction in the regulations that only permits the legal possession of "dried marihuana. (halco.org)
  • to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share. (usgwarchives.net)
  • Or put into perspective ecstacy kills about a quarter of the amount of people that ecstasy does even they are both considered 'as dangerous' by the government - this is obviously not the case, although to have a better understanding we would need to know how many (pill equivelent) shots of heroin were used per year to get a relative understanding to ecstacy. (silentpcreview.com)
  • harder
  • If legal weed is both harder and more expensive to purchase, users are more likely to buy illegally. (globalnews.ca)
  • Charter
  • The Supreme Court unanimously concluded that the restriction permitting only the legal possession of dried marihuana infringes the rights to liberty and to security of the person under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms . (halco.org)
  • But what does this Charter case mean for people living with HIV? (aidslaw.ca)
  • community
  • Ontario is investing an additional $2.7 million this year to further support the efforts of community HIV/AIDS programs. (halco.org)
  • court
  • 2) "Court" or "competent court", when used in the Model Law in reference to an Ontario court, shall be read as a reference to the Superior Court of Justice unless the context requires otherwise. (ontario.ca)
  • Protection
  • It began, of course, with the passage of the radical abortion expansion law in January, which legalized abortion for any reason throughout pregnancy and removed any legal protection for babies born alive accidentally during the course of a late-term abortion. (archny.org)