Canadian judge Pierre Chevalier calls marijuana laws ‘obsolete and ridiculous’ as he awards a symbolic $1.30 fine

Caroline Mortimer @cjmortimer

A judge in the Canadian province of Quebec has called laws governing cannabis “obsolete and ridiculous” as he handed a $1.30 penalty to a man sentenced for possession.
Judge Pierre Chevalier issue the symbolic fine to 46-year-old Mario Larouche, who had been found with 30 marijuana plants.
Larouche said he was in pain after a road accident and was unable to get a legitimate prescription for medical marijuana.
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