Canadian Gov't Sued For Outing Medical Marijuana Users

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 1:23 PM EST) -- The Canadian government has been hit with twin class actions over a mass postal mailing that marked recipients as medical marijuana users, allegedly revealing private health information and threatening the employment and physical security of 40,000 class members.

Although the country's drug regulator, Health Canada, normally administers its medical marijuana access program through private couriers and nondescript brown envelopes, last week it inexplicably conveyed letters to participants through the national post office with “Medical Marijuana Access Program” stamped on the return address, according to two claims...
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