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Pot businesses caught up in legal haze

Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Christopher Guly

A recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling in a tax case involving medical marijuana may have resulted in more confusion than clarity about the classification of therapeutic cannabis.

In Hedges v. Canada, [2016] FCA 19, a three-judge panel upheld a 2014 Tax Court of Canada decision that dismissed an appeal by British Columbia grower Gerry Hedges.

The appellant challenged a reassessment he received from the Canada Revenue Agency that indicated he owed $14,968.43, including interest and penalties, for failing to collect and remit GST on dried...