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Decision on cannabis from the Supreme Court of Canada – Its Impact on the rental housing owner

Decision on cannabis from the Supreme Court of Canada – Its Impact on the rental housing owner

On March 10, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada decided to hear the appeal in Janick Murray-Hall v. Attorney General of Québec(1), concerning a decision on the possibility of growing cannabis at home and the legality of the Cannabis Regulation Act(2).

By agreeing to hear this case, the country’s highest court could rule that the current provisions prohibiting the cultivation of cannabis at home must be struck down.

If this is the case, it would mean that tenants could grow cannabis at home.

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Martin A. Messier

Me Martin A. Messier a fait ses études au Collège St-Jean-de-Brébeuf avant de continuer ses études en droit à l'Université de Montréal. Il est membre du Barreau du Québec depuis 1992, et œuvre auprès des propriétaires de logements locatifs depuis 1993.

Il est entre autres président de l'Association des propriétaires du Québec, propriétaire d'une compagnie de gestion immobilière. Il est fréquemment invité comme conférencier dans le cadre de conférences et de séminaires juridiques et de gestion portant sur le louage immobilier.

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