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Seven Years and Growing Strong

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2003

By Ted Smith Founder, International Hempology 101 Society Tuesday, January 21, 2003 Victoria, B.C.: This Saturday, friends and members of the Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada will be celebrating 7 years of work in Victoria. The oldest, public, medical cannabis in the country, the CBC of C, now has 1,200 members with small branches in [...]

Letter from Hempology to Health Canada

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2003

Fri, Jan 17, 2003 Attention: Cindy Cripps-Prawak Recent court decisions appear to pressure Health Canada to legally license organizations providing cannabis to ill citizens. Having started the first medical cannabis organization in the country in January of 1996, the Cannabis Buyers Clubs of Canada, we believe that our umbrella non-profit organization, the International Hempology 101 [...]

Buyers’ Club Requests License from Health Canada

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2003

Tues., Jan 21, 2003 Victoria, B.C.: A formal request for a special operating permit to distribute cannabis for medical purposes has been sent to Health Canada by the International Hempology 101 Society and its sister organization, the Cannabis Buyers Clubs of Canada. This follows a decision Thurs. Jan 9 by Ontario Superior Court Justice Sidney [...]

Ottawa Battles To Regain Control of Reefer Madness

Monday, January 20th, 2003

“Up to politicians to amend, revoke, create new laws” – Even courts are confused about pot legislation. From the Toronto Star, January 20, 2003 By Tonda Maccharles Ottawa · Recipe for Reefer Madness. Take: One rookie justice minister who wants to decriminalize simple pot possession. Toss in: Several court rulings that Ottawa must allow medical [...]

Letter to Office of Cannabis Medical Access

Friday, January 17th, 2003

Addressed Respectfully to: Ms. Cindy Cripps-Prawak Recently, court decisions appear to be pressuring Health Canada to legally license organizations providing cannabis to citizens afflicted with terminal, life threatening or incurable medical conditions. Having started the first medical cannabis organization in the country in January of 1996, the Cannabis Buyers’ Clubs of Canada (CBC of C), [...]

Over the hills and far way.

Thursday, January 16th, 2003

Kamau Minneh writes “I was imagining the other day that I am probably among the few in my ancestry who have made it to Canada. The country that natures me to health. A lot of things have helped me but one of them is Cannibas. I have made friends through this plant, I have a [...]

Court decisions on pot won’t affect police tactics

Thursday, January 16th, 2003

From the Victoria News, January 15, 2003 By Don Descoteau Medical marijuana advocates in Victoria are enthusiastic that a pair of rulings brought down in Ontario last week will pave the way for a relaxing of possession enforcement here.

Court Nixes Fed’s Medical-Pot Regulations

Thursday, January 9th, 2003

From the Canadian Press, January 9th, 2003 By James McCarten Toronto – A group of seriously ill people has won the first battle in an ongoing war with Ottawa over a scheme to permit the use of medical marijuana the patients say violates their constitutional rights.

We’re innocent pawns, say B.C. truck drivers

Thursday, January 9th, 2003

Criminals are stashing drugs aboard their rigs, they insist From the Times Colonist, January 2nd, 2003 By Andrienne Tanner SPOKANE, Wash. – Behind the safety glass at the jail in Spokane, Okanagan truck driver Brian Frolek has the desperately worried look of a man who faces up to five years in prison.

U.S. drug war’s target: A new mom

Thursday, January 9th, 2003

Here’s how Hollywood-raised Renee Boje became the pot madonna From the Vancouver Sun, December 21, 2002 By Andrew Struthers Gorgeous, guileless and naturally blissed out, Vancouver’s Renee Boje, 32, is the perfect poster girl for pot activists; she’s also a new mother and martyr for a cause she never dreamed she’d represent, a marijuana madonna [...]

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