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Hope of pot meeting up in smoke

Wednesday, June 18th, 2003

From Monday Magazine, June 18, 2003 After months of anticipation and several disappointments, Ted Smith, of the International Hempology 101 Society, is still hoping a representative from Health Canada will visit Victoria to speak with citizens and members of the council about medical marijuana.

Marijuana meeting put off

Wednesday, June 18th, 2003

From the Victoria News, June 18, 2003 A meeting between Victoria city council and a representative of Health Canada to discuss medical marijuana access that was scheduled for yesterday (Tuesday, June 17) was cancelled.

Anti-pot sentiments misguided

Wednesday, June 18th, 2003

From the Victoria News, June 18, 2003 Letter to the Editor by Barry Carvish RE: letter “Nasty Stance Taken on Drug Use” by Ken Land (June 11 Victoria News). I don’t know where Ken Lane gets his marijuana, but I’d sure like to know, because the last time I smoked, the effects wore off in [...]

His pot’s legal, but so is his eviction

Tuesday, June 17th, 2003

Capital Region housing can evict man whose medical marijuaan smoke has neighbours kicking up a stink, and moving out From the Times Colonist, June 17, 2003 By Sandra McCulloch A Saanich man with a medical prescription to smoke marijuana to treat his multiple sclerosis symptoms faces eviction from a subsidized housing complex after losing a [...]

“Joint” Victoria Police Board/City Council Meeting Minutes

Monday, June 16th, 2003

Joint Board Council Meeting April 2nd, 2002, 2:00p.m. City Chambers CITY Hall MOTION: That the agenda [1. Medical Use of Marihuana] be approved as circulated. MADOFF/HUGHES/CARRIED.

Ottawa to seize grow-op houses

Saturday, June 14th, 2003

One home taken fro the first time in B.C., nine others targeted From the Vancouver Sun, June 14, 2003 by Matthew Ramsey For the first time in B.C., the federal Crown has seized a home used by the owner as a marijuana growing operation and Surrey Mounties are vowing to go after at least nine [...]

Legalization of Marijuana

Monday, June 9th, 2003

By Aaron Barington Member, Cannabis Buyers’ Clubs of Canada To start, there are many myths and lies about marijuana as well as truths. I’m not writing solely on my own opinions but I will be adding my own opinions.

Letter from Health Canada to City Council

Monday, June 9th, 2003

Jun 9, 2003 To: Ms. Sara Beaman, Council Secretary, City of Victoria #1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC, V8W 1P6 Dear Ms. Beaman: This note is to confirm our phone conversation of earlier today. Regreatably, Cindy Cripps-Prawak and I will have to postpone our presentation to the City of Victoria on June 17, 2003. Cindy has [...]

Canada’s first cannabis HIV/AIDS study suspended

Monday, June 9th, 2003

From Cannabis Health, November/December 2003 June 19th, 2003 TORONTO /CNW/ – The Community Research Initiative of Toronto (CRIT) today announced cancellation of the first Canadian study evaluating the therapeutic effects of smoked marijuana, a direct result of Health Canada’s decision not to renew funding for this ground-breaking project.

California’s ‘Guru of Ganja’ freed

Wednesday, June 4th, 2003

A man who describes himself as the “Guru of Ganja” has walked free from a federal court in San Francisco after being convicted of growing marijuana. From BBC News Online, June 4th, 2003 Ed Rosenthal, who said the drug was for medical purposes, could have received 60 years behind bars.

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