adians authorized to use medical marijuana has been skyrocketing. In 2002 â€“ a year after the government first permitted access through Health Canada regulations â€“ 500 patients had registered. Today, there are more than 50,000.
New federal rules that would have made it illegal for medical marijuana users to grow their own plants were set to take effect Tuesday. But a court injunction last month put the new laws on hold, at least temporarily.