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BC Tops in Marijuana Use.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

CanWest News Service by Stuart Hunter and Ethan Baron. As someone who has been jailed in every province, Vancouver marijuana activist Marc Emery considers himself a man with his finger on Canada’s pot pulse.

Girl Says She Found Marijuana In McDonald’s Parfait.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

Associated Press. A Texas family is a little out of joint – after a stop at McDonald’s. Valerie Valle, 16, said she found a partially smoked joint in her frozen yogurt parfait.

Police arrest 13 following raids on New Brunswick Marijuana Operations.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

Canadian Press by Kevin Bissett. Mike Arsenault knew there was something strange about the posh house with the extra roof vents and permanently closed blinds.

Health Canada: Canada’s Drug Strategy

Monday, July 26th, 2004

Straight Facts About Drugs and Drug Abuse, by Health Canada. Short-term effects Effects of smoking are felt within a few minutes and last two to four hours. Effects from ingestion (e.g., eaten in baked or cooked foods) appear more gradually and last longer, and the person may feel dull and sluggish for some time afterwards.

Vancouver Struggles With Gang Violence

Sunday, July 25th, 2004

By DeNeen L. Brown Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, July 22, 2004. The killings were brazen, often carried out execution-style, police said. The most famous case involved a masked man who walked up to a notorious drug dealer on a dance floor and fired a bullet into his head behind the ear.

Federal Government Committed to Marijuana Decriminalization: Martin

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

Canadian Press by Alexander Panetta, Friday, July 22, 2004. The federal government is committed to marijuana decriminalization and will reintroduce legislation to make it happen, Prime Minister Paul Martin said in his first statement on the issue since winning re-election.

10 Million Have Smoked Up: StatsCan.

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

Wed, 21 Jul 2004 by CBC News Online staff. The proportion of Canadians age 15 or older who say they’ve used marijuana or hashish has nearly doubled in 13 years, a new Statistics Canada report says.

Ottawa OKs Medical Pot Distribution Plan.

Friday, July 23rd, 2004

Thu, 10 Jul 2003 by CBC News Online staff Ottawa has approved an interim plan to provide dried marijuana or seeds to Canadians authorized to take the drug for medical purposes.

Cannabis Helps Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis: Study.

Wednesday, July 21st, 2004

CBC News Mon, 10 Nov 2003 Written by CBC News Online staff. Cannabis appears to help relieve some symptoms of multiple sclerosis and it should be studied as a possible treatment, according to a clinical trial.

Germany’s Youngsters Going to Pot.

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004

DPA , HAMBURG Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004,Page 6 Teenagers in Germany are smoking cannabis in alarming numbers, prompting health authorities to issue stern health warnings and to call for stringent anti-drugs efforts by schools.

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