State to appeal medical cannabis ruling
Wednesday 18 October 2006
The public prosecution department is to appeal against a lower court decision not to charge multiple sclerosis patient Wim Moorlag with breaking drugs laws, news agency ANP reports. Moorlag had been growing cannabis to relieve his symptoms.
The court ruled that his personal interests were more important than those of society as a whole. However, public prosecutors say the ruling could encourage others to break the law.