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Growing opposition fuels doubts From the Times Colonist, May 31, 2003 By Janice Tibbetts (CanWest News Service) OTTAWA – The majority of provincial governments say they are against the federal government’s plan to decriminalize marijuana, casting further doubt on whether the bill will ever become law.
From the Times Colonist, May 29, 2003 By Jack Knox In honour of the federal govenrment’s new marijuana law, today’s newspaper comes to you with gummed edges.
From the Times Colonist, May 28, 2003 by Jeff Rud and Jeff Bell Both provincial officials and marijuana advocates have found fault with new federal laws governing the substance.
From the Times Colonist, May 28, 2003 By Janice Tibbetts OTTAWA – The federal government is inviting as many of 600,000 Canadians who have criminal records for possesing small amounts of marijuana to apply for federal pardons.
Changes draw howls of protest from opposition, praise from Bar Association From the Times Colonist, May 28, 2003 by the CanWest News Service and The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Chrétien government moved Tuesday to eliminate criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, drawing praise from lawyers, cautious support from doctors and brickbats from police, [...]
From CNN.com, May 28th, 2003 SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) — California’s attorney general urged a federal judge to be lenient when he sentences a self-described “Guru of Ganja” who was convicted on marijuana cultivation charges.
From the Times Colonist, May 28, 2003 “A Closer Look” By Jody Paterson <email@example.com> They say that everyone commits at least one crime in their life. Canada’s marijuana laws alone must have gone a long way to making that true: Hundreds of thousands of Canadians, maybe even millions, have probably sampled the plant at some [...]
From the Times Colonist, May 28, 2003 By Don Martin (CanWest News Service) Cancel those freedom-to-toke parties, potheads. The days of dopey Canadian marijuana laws have only just begin.
Success of decriminalization will depend on the reaction of courts, police and users From the Times Colonist, May 28, 2003 Editoral (Editor: Andrew Phillips) It’s natural that many Canadians should have qualms about letting people, especially young people, puff away on marijuana without fear of landing in jail or being saddled with a criminal record.
From the Times Colonist, May 28, 2003 By Stephen T. Easton Because of the pending federal government decriminalization of the possession of 15 grams or less of marijuana, the Law of Unintended Consequences strikes with full force to create a farce, if not a tragedy.« Previous Entries