News for June 12th, 2015

Court cases were delayed for an hour at Montreal’s Palais de Justice after five judges refused to hear cases until the constables changed into their official uniforms.

According to CBC News, the constables wore jeans and camouflage pants on Thursday morning to protest their low wages and poor working conditions.

Montreal police officers have been wearing jeans and camouflage pants to protest the province’s pension reforms since last year.

Police protests have created tension in the city, with Mayor Denis Coderre asking the Montreal Police Brotherhood to apologize after officers attended former premier Jacques Parizeau’s funeral wearing baseball caps and camouflage pants.

The Canadian Supreme court has ruled that alternative forms of marijuana can now be used legally for medical reasons.
According to BBC news, Canadians who qualify for medical marijuana use can now purchase and possess products that use cannabis oil- such as cookies and teas. 
The case went to Supreme court back in 2009 when a Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada baker, Owen Smith, was acquitted by a BC judge of charges for baking 200 cookies containing cannabis oil.
Medical marijuana is prescribed by physicians for ailments such as Crohn's disease, seizures, HIV and nausea.

A Cleveland Municipal court Judge ruled that there is probable cause to charge two police officers, on Thursday.

According to Global news, the ruling is mainly symbolic since he can't bring prosecutors to press charges. 
Both officers could face charges of manslaughter or murder, after one of them fatally shot 12 year-old Tamir Rice last November.
Rice had been playing with a pellet gun outside a recreational centre.