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Quebec company wants to fill void in medical marijuana supply

Wednesday, July 24th, 2002

From CBC News, July 23rd, 2002 MONTREAL – A small Quebec company believes the government isn’t doing enough to provide patients with access to medical marijuana, and says it has the equipment to help.

Join us @ The New VI tomorrow night

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002

Tomorrow night on Talk TV, Ted Smith will be debating cannabis with a police officer and a doctor. Talk TV is a show put on by The New VI, Victoria’s newest TV station, every Wednesday night at 8:00pm.

Ted’s answers to the Cannabis Discussion Paper’s Questions

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002

By Ted Smith Founder, Victoria’s Hempology 101 Society Here are my answers to the questions found at the end of the Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs’ Discussion Paper on Cannabis. The original document can be found at: . If you are interested in influencing public policy on cannabis use, you should send your [...]

Lebanon security begins destroying cannabis

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002

BAALBEK, Lebanon – Lebanon’s army and security forces used bulldozers on Monday to rip up fields of cannabis plants in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

Time to reform marijuana laws

Monday, July 22nd, 2002

The penalties for using pot are more harmful to society and individuals than smoking it From The Times Colonist, July 22, 2002 Quebec MP Martin Cauchon admits smoking marijuana. “I’m 39 years old. Yes, of course I tried it before, obviously. My experience can’t tell you if it’s harmful or not.”

No Place for Drugs?

Monday, July 22nd, 2002

A letter to The Times Colonist, published July 22, 2002 By Michael Geoghegan, Victoria I must say that I nearly spilled my double shot espresso coffee the morning of July 19 when I read the column in the TC by John Robson advocating the decriminalization of marijuana.

Court Writes Prescription for Pot Relief

Monday, July 22nd, 2002

From the San Jose Mercury News, July 22, 2002 The California Supreme Court has declared that in this state, marijuana will be treated the same as any drug in the medicine cabinet: If a doctor prescribed it, then it’s legal.

Judge Adjourns Pot Exile’s Life and Death Hearing

Sunday, July 21st, 2002

From the Coast Reporter, July 20th, 2002 By Jany Seyd U.S. pot exile Steve Kubby says he’ll have to keep buying marijuana on the black market to stay alive after B.C. Supreme Court adjourned his request for a “temporary exemption” to drug laws until next month.

Ted For Mayor!

Friday, July 19th, 2002

Friday, July 19th Victoria, BC: After years of work in humanitarian issues on Vancouver Island, Cannabis Buyers’ Clubs of Canada founder and head consultant of Victoria’s Hempology 101 Society, Leon “Ted” Smith is running for mayor of Victoria in the fall municipal election. A rally will be held at City Hall on Mon. July 29 [...]

Greg Hartnell: a few candidates short of a slate

Friday, July 19th, 2002

From Monday Magazine, July 18, 2002 By Russ Francis Gregory Hartnell has been having a little difficulty tracking down candidates to run for the Victoria city council on behalf of his Greater Victoria Concerned Citizens’ Association. After he issued a statement last month suggesting that councillor Denis Savoie and former mayor Peter Pollen would be [...]

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