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Drugs: Ottawa Will Consider Decriminalization

Monday, September 30th, 2002

From the Globe and Mail, September 30th, 2002 By Oliver Moore In what may prove to be the most contentious part of the activist agenda unveiled Monday, the governing Liberals announced that they will consider decriminalizing the possession of marijuana.

Canada’s pot policy under fire from the U.S.

Thursday, September 26th, 2002

From the Globe And Mail, September 13, 2002 By Graeme Smith DETROIT — Canada’s marijuana policy is flawed by a lack of information and outright lies, according to the highest-ranking drug official in the United States.

Marijuana prohibition is the wrong answer

Thursday, September 26th, 2002

A letter published in The Victoria News, September 25, 2002 By Barry Carvish (Victoria) Re: “Legalizing marijuana is the wrong answer”, letter to the editor by Eileen Nattrass, Victoria News, Sept. 18. While I greatly sympathize with your granddaughter’s addiction to marijuana and the hardship and worry your family has gone through, you must recognize [...]

MP says Senate pot idea is up in smoke

Wednesday, September 25th, 2002

From the Parksville-Quallicum News, September 17, 2002 By Tom MacDougall A report by the Canadian Senate recommending legalization of marijuana is being flown as a flag of liberalization by pot advocates and as a sinking Liberal party trial balloon by a local Member of Parliament. Last Wednesday, a five member Senate committee headed by Conservative [...]

UN police chief warns against legalized pot

Wednesday, September 25th, 2002

From the Globe And Mail, September 24, 2002 By Tu Thanh Ha Canadian policians will be making a major error if they try to legalize cannabis, the head of the United Nations drug control agency warned yesterday.

Canada’s ‘drug strategy’ missing in action

Tuesday, September 24th, 2002

From the Province, September 20, 2002 by Jim McNulty Health Minister Anne McLellan wants us to believe the federal government has a sound drug strategy.

Raid rattles family

Tuesday, September 24th, 2002

Police “apologize” for invading their home during east-end drug search From the Province, September 20, 2002 By Salim Jiwa Rowena Liu says she was scared to death when a small army of police officers put a gun to her head and handcuffed her in a botched marijuana raid on her 86-year-old father’s east-end home.

Eastside needs detox, not arrests: drug cop

Tuesday, September 24th, 2002

City’s top enforcement officer cites failure of drug laws against law of supply and demand From the Vancouver Sun, September 19, 2002 By Pamela Fayerman Vancouver’s top drug cop says it often seems hopeless trying to cut off the supply of illicit drugs when trafficking is as profitable as it is, so finding ways to [...]

Experts Disagree on Merits of Legalizing Marijuana

Tuesday, September 24th, 2002

From the Iowa State Daily, September 24, 2002 By Stefanie Peterson Campus experts believe what could be an emerging trend of marijuana legalization may have a big impact on campus. The state of Nevada is considering legalizing the possession of up to three ounces of marijuana for residents over 21 years of age. Nevada voters [...]

Marijuana Protest Leads to Arrests at White House

Monday, September 23rd, 2002

From Reuters, September 23, 2002 Todd Zwillich Two people were arrested Monday after handcuffing themselves to the White House fence to protest recent federal government raids on “medical marijuana” cooperatives in California.

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