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Two people arrested at opening of pot café

Sunday, November 30th, 2003

From the Times Colonist, November 30th, 2003 MONTREAL (CP) – Police arrested two people on Saturday as dozens of people celebrated the opening of a pot cafe by passing around joints and breathing in air thick with marijuana smoke.

Pot-growing prison officer gets probation

Friday, November 21st, 2003

From the Vancouver Sun, November 21st, 2003 By Glenn Bohn A man who grew marijuana plants in his backyard shed while working as a correctional officer at a youth prison in Burnaby was put on probation for a year Thursday and ordered to do 70 hours of community and volunteer work.

Pot smoking 101

Thursday, November 20th, 2003

From the Martlet, November 20, 2003 By Michelle Martin Although smoking marijuana is illegal, Campus Security and the Saanich Police turn a blind eye when the Hempology 101 Club meets at 4:20 p.m. every Wednesday and clouds of smoke rise over Petch Fountain.

Annual Medical Cannabis Events on Saturday

Wednesday, November 12th, 2003

By Ted Smith President, International Hempology 101 Society Victoria, B.C.: On Saturday, November 15th, at 2:00pm, a rally will be held at the Ministry of Health to mark International Medical Marijuana Day. Members of the local, medical cannabis provider, the Cannabis Buyers’ Clubs of Canada, will explain to those gathered how eating and smoking cannabis [...]

Drug companies bring cannabis-based medicine to Canada

Wednesday, November 12th, 2003

From, November 7th, 2003 Toronto: GW Pharmaceuticals (GW) and Bayer HealthCare, Pharmaceuticals Division – Canada (Bayer) announce a marketing agreement to bring Sativex(R), GW’s cannabis-based medicinal extract product, to the Canadian market.

Cannabis Works for MS by Ted smith

Saturday, November 8th, 2003

A study on people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), in the British Medical Journal, the Lancet has proven that eating synthetic THC can provide effective pain relief, induce sleep and improve mobility. The cannabinoid known as tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, is one of the dozens of active chemical agents present in the cannabis plant and is certainly [...]

UPCOMING COURT EVENTS All Trials at the Victoria Courthouse

Saturday, November 8th, 2003

Jan. 7    Constitutional Court Challenge Leon “Ted” Smith Trial Arrangement Hearing Jan. 12-13     Scott & Ryan’s Trial from Feb 2003 raid 10AM – Courtroom #201


Saturday, November 8th, 2003

by Steve Pittner During an interview on Pot-TV (Oct.27/2003), Jack Layton, the federal leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada announced his personal support not only for medical cannabis, but also for the full legalization of it if his party gets into office. However, critics have noted that “the party has yet to define [...]

“Hitzig Decision”

Saturday, November 8th, 2003

ONTARIO COURT of APPEAL pp. 23, 71,117, and 65 of Court of Appeal for Ontario ref. C39532: C39738: C39740 ATP LICENSES: CALL Health Canada 1-866-337-7705 |23] The government accepts that reliance on the black market to fill a medical need would in most cases raise supply problems. It maintains, however, that marihuana is unique in [...]

MEMBER PROFILE: Richard Whitwell

Saturday, November 8th, 2003

When first asked to relate my own story and feelings on medical marijuana, I knew the challenge would, at the very least provide an extended moment for reflection. As I  remember… In 1969 In London Ontario, I was sentenced to a prison term for trafficking with hashish. I pleaded innocence claiming “medical use”. I was [...]

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