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No easy answers to downtown’s drug “problem”

Saturday, October 12th, 2002

From the Victoria News, October 11, 2002 By Brennan Clarke When it comes to dealing with problems related to intravenous drug use, concerned residents often call for increased effort from police and city bylaw officials.

Letters from the City of Victoria

Friday, October 11th, 2002

October 10, 2002 Mr. Leon “Ted” Smith 826 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8W 1N3 Dear Mr. Smith: Re: Meeting with Health CanadaMarijuana Medical Access Regulations Further to your attendance at Victoria City Council Meetings, we write to advise that attempts have been made to establish a meeting between Health Canada and Victoria City Council.

First Clinical Pot Trial To Use U.S. Stash

Thursday, October 10th, 2002

From the Globe And Mail, October 10th, 2002 By Brian Laghi Canada’s first clinical study on the use of medicinal marijuana will use cannabis grown in the United States while a large, Canadian-grown stash of the drug sits on ice.

Ottawa tiptoes toward relaxing marijuana laws

Friday, October 4th, 2002

Speech signals government’s willingness to consider decriminalizing possession From the Globe And Mail, October 1st, 2002 By Campbell Clark OTTAWA — The federal government signalled in yesterday’s Throne Speech that it will move toward decriminalizing marijuana, but left enough wiggle room to elude controversy.

Study says pot eases chronic pain for people with spinal injuries

Friday, October 4th, 2002

From the Vancouver Sun, October 3rd, 2002 by David Derbyshire LONDON – Low doses of cannabis can relieve severe pain for people with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries, the largest clinical trial into the drug has found.

City Hall to Proclaim November 15th as International Medical Marijuana Day

Thursday, October 3rd, 2002

By Ted Smith Founder, Victoria’s Hempology 101 Society We respectfully request that the City of Victoria officially declare November 15th to be International Medical Marijuana Day. This proclamation would acknowledge the benefits citizens with incurable medical problems receive from consuming cannabis. Many government institutions, at all levels and in other countries, are reconsidering or changing [...]

Join us at Victoria City Hall on October 10th

Thursday, October 3rd, 2002

By Ted Smith Founder, Victoria’s Hempology 101 Society Victoria, B.C.: It has been six months since the Victoria City Council and the Board of Directors of the Victoria Police Department called Health Canada to come and explain the current legal status of cannabis. They realized that the local application of federal cannabis laws was causing [...]

1st International Medical Marijuana Awards Presentation

Tuesday, October 1st, 2002

By Ted Smith Consultant, International Hempology 101 Society Tues Oct 1, 2002 Victoria, B.C.: On November 15th, the International Hempology 101 Society will be hosting the world’s first ever awards presentation for cannabis advocates. The International Medical Marijuana Awards Presentation will occur at 12 noon, at a location to be announced later, and will be [...]

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