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The Federal Court of Canada has agreed that denying plaintiffs anonymity in a court proceeding “would disclose the very information they seek to protect and exacerbate the damage and/or risk of harm that has already been caused by Health Canada's mailing that identified them” as taking part in the Medical Marihuana Access Program, Canada NewsWire reports. Health Canada had argued public opinion on marihuana use is now “more accepting,” the report states, but the court rejected that argument, stating, “Disclosing their identities discloses that a course of treatment has been prescribed by them by a medical doctor and that they suffer from serious health conditions and symptoms.”
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