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A letter from Eric and Marlene Young

Wednesday, June 19th, 2002

From: Eric & Marlene Young <> June 13, 2002 Dear Hempology 101 and Cannabis Buyer Club Members: This letter is to share a small portion of what we have experienced since Eric has had an exemption to use medicinal marijuana. It has not been a hasty resolve to speak out. However, we may help others [...]

Important Court Decisions Continue

Monday, June 17th, 2002

By Ted Smith Founder, Victoria’s Hempology 101 Society Colwood, B.C.: Court decisions in Canada continue to fall in favour of cannabis advocates. The release of Shawn Lommerse on Thurs, June 6 is another example of judges considering the law more harmful than beneficial. After one week in jail, Shawn was released from custody after preliminary [...]

Victoria area medicinal cannabis grower is in court tomorrow

Sunday, June 16th, 2002

Shawn Lommerse is Grant Krieger’s newphew, and worked with the Grant W. Krieger Cannabis Research Foundation as a grower, providing high-grade cannabis to those that need it for medical purposes through the Foundation. Shawn appears before the courts for his Trial Arrangement Hearing at the Western Communities Courthouse (1756 Island Highway) this upcoming Wednesday, June [...]

Pot growers have little to fear in B.C.

Sunday, June 16th, 2002

From the Chilliwack Times, June 14th, 2002 By Lisa Morry It’s No Surprise To Those Behind Ucfv Study Why Chilliwack Has Become A Haven For Drug Trade. One of the major reasons Chilliwack has become a marijuana grow op centre is because criminals believe they can get away with it.

U.S. drug czar pushes war on pot

Sunday, June 16th, 2002

From the Times Colonist, June 12th, 2002 By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press QUEBEC – Now’s the time to step up the war against marijuana, not to decriminalize it, not to use it for medicinal purposes and certainly not to make it legal, the Unites States’ drug-policy chief said Wednesday.

Marijuana boom too much for police: report

Thursday, June 13th, 2002

By Neal Razzell CBC Radio News Abbotsford, B.C. – A new study shows police are unable to keep up with the rapid growth of B.C.’s marijuana industry, despite stepped up enforcement.

Drugs in Lambeth: Little Amstredam

Wednesday, June 12th, 2002

From THE ECONOMIST, June 8th, 2002 Cannabis isn’t legal in Lambeth. Perhaps that’s the problem. Not all Her Majesty’s subjects were celebrating during her jubilee parada: a few industrious souls were at work. “Skunk weed, man?”, inquires a vendor on Landor Road in Lambeth. “Marijuana, baby?”, asks a woman outside Brixton tube. “Skunk weed?”, suggest [...]

Drugs: It’s all in the price

Wednesday, June 12th, 2002

From THE ECONOMIST, June 8th, 2002 The street price of illegal drugs in Britain has never been lower. The message should be clear – prohibition has failed. If the government is looking for evidence about how it is faring in the battle to stop illegal drugs, it need look no further than what is happening [...]

Canada’s Marijuana Party leader in court next week

Tuesday, June 11th, 2002

Marc-Boris St. Maurice will be at the Palais Du Justice (205 Rue Montmagny) in Quebec City this Friday, answering to the charge of Trafficking in Marijuana. The Montreal Compassion Club provides high quality herb to sick people with doctors’ notes. On February 10, 2000, Montreal police busted the club. They arrested two volunteers: Marc-Boris St-Maurice, [...]

VI Voices Footage online

Tuesday, June 11th, 2002

Pot TV has footage of Hempology’s Ted Smith and Hemp Seed Co’s Eric Hughes talking with ex NDP member Moe Sihota about the politics of industrial hemp online. This is a discussion that was originally aired on “The New VI” (a Victoria TV station) a few weeks ago. The discussion was mostly about how the [...]

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