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Pot cookies, pot butter: lingo of compassionate Cannabis Buyers Club

Monday, April 29th, 2002

From THE NEWS WEEKENDER (Coombs, B.C.) Friday, April 26th, 2002 Mark Russell’s stress level has risen significantly over the last few months. That’s almost ironic, given that he is the founder of the Coombs chapter of the Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada. One of the conditions some of his customers use the marijuana they obtain [...]

A Breach of Decorum?

Monday, April 29th, 2002

by LEE MORRISON Director, Victoria’s Hempology 101 Society. When Dr. Keith Martin chose to take the mace into his own hand, presenting a member’s bill to parliament that proposed the decriminalization of cannabis, a severe breach of parliamentary procedure occurred. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard such a large roar over physically such a small [...]

Police review medical pot policies

Wednesday, April 24th, 2002

From the VICTORIA NEWS Wednesday, April 24, 2002 No new federal laws pertaining to the possession and use of marijuana have come down since Health Canada began giving medical exemptions several years ago. Nonetheless, a city council motion calling on the federal government to re-write its marijuana laws has prompted the Victoria police to revisit [...]

CBCoC protest at MP David Anderson’s office, Thursday, 2pm

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002

Tuesday, April 23, 2002 For Immediate Release Victoria, B.C.: On Thursday April 25, 2002 at 2pm, supporters of the CBCoC will gather at MP David Anderson’s office to protest the cannabis laws and the government’s treatment of Alliance MP Dr. Keith Martin after his protest regarding the recent handling of his private members bill supporting [...]

McLellan insists on clinical trials for medical pot

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002

From the TIMES COLONIST Tuesday, April 23rd, 2002 OTTAWA (CP) – Health Minister Anne McLellan won’t release any of the marijuana being grown for the government to distribute to sick and dying patients until it has been tested in clinical trials, her spokeswoman said Monday.

Medicinal-marijuana harvest on hold

Monday, April 22nd, 2002

From the GLOBE AND MAIL, April 22nd, 2002 By CAROLYN ABRAHAM, Medical Reporter Hundreds of sick Canadians awaiting the government’s first shipment of medical marijuana had better not hold their breath: Ottawa bureaucrats now say that they have no idea when their weed harvest will be ready for distribution and that only a select group [...]

Victoria OK’s pot

Monday, April 22nd, 2002

From the WEEKEND EDITION Friday, April 19th, 2002 At least one medicinal marijuana advocate was celebrating a victory of sorts Thursday, after Victoria counciil approved a motion supporting the decriminalization of medicinal marijuana. Ted Smith, founder of the Cannabis Buyer’s Club, said he was “incredibly happy” with the decision, which was a unanimous one. “I [...]

The Immigration Hearings of Steve Tuck and Steve K

Sunday, April 21st, 2002

By FlashGordon Submitted 2002.04.18 Steve Kubby and Steve Tuck, both medical marijuana patients from the US, were taken from their family homes by police on the Sunshine coast early yesterday. Both came to Canada to escape persecution for the medicinal use of cannabis. The arrests followed recent media attention, which many believe caused increased pressure [...]

Victoria council endorses softening nations’s pot laws

Friday, April 19th, 2002

From The TIMES COLONIST, Friday, April 19th, 2002 By MALCOLM CURTIS (Times Colonist Staff) Victoria has become the second municipality in B.C. to formally support the decriminalization of marijuana use and possession for medicinal purposes. City council Thursday unanimously passed a motion requesting the Federation of Canadian Minicipalities to lobby the federal government to relax [...]

Victora’s Committee of the Whole to help cannabis smokers

Wednesday, April 17th, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 16th, 2002 Victoria, B.C.: This Thursday morning the Victoria City Council could be sending a clear message to the police department that cannabis smokers should not be a priority of law enforcement. Taking the measure one step further, Councillor Rob Fleming has also proposed that every municipality in the country [...]

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