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Pot activist could file appeal from jail after sentencing for drug trafficking

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Marijuana activist Ted Smith hopes to challenge Canada’s drug laws in the nation’s highest court. But he may be filing his appeal from a prison cell after a Provincial Court judge sentences him next week for trafficking — a conviction that carries a maximum five-year jail term.

Hey, what are they smoking?

Sunday, January 23rd, 2005

You can say this for Smith and friends: They’re not hiding from the law, not trying to profit from breaking it.

Pot advocate Smith guilty of trafficking

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Marijuana advocate Ted Smith was found guilty Thursday of trafficking when he passed out joints at a pro-marijuana rally at the University of Victoria.


Friday, January 21st, 2005

Chronicle reporter Ted Hill says “police shouldn’t have to bear the brunt of an entirely preventable 80 year political fiasco.” ( Jan. 4 ) The brunt of the “political fiasco” has, is, and will continue to be borne by those charged with offences. Criminal records are torture spread out over a lifetime.

Pot less deadly than approved drugs

Friday, January 21st, 2005

Marilyn Bachmann, Sidney. An estimated 55,000 Americans died prematurely from taking Vioxx, and who knows how many Canadians suffered the same fate.


Thursday, January 20th, 2005

Health Canadas rules which make cannabis legal for medical purposes but consider food and skin products to be illegal! Thurs Feb 03, 12:00 P.M. David Andersons MP Office 970 Blanshard St. Victoria B.C. CALL 250-381-4220 For More Information

Saanich grow-op bust puts municipality on the hook

Thursday, January 20th, 2005

Saanich already has a culprit to deal with through its fledgling anti-grow-op bylaw itself.

Courts have put pot laws in limbo

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

Pssst! Want to make a lot of illegal money with almost no risk? Try growing marijuana in British Columbia.

The History of the Cannabis Buyers Club & Hempology 101

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

by Ted Smith (re-print from Jan issue of Cannabis Health Magazine) Hempology 101 started weekly meetings in Vancouver in November 1994, and I attended my first meeting in January 1995. By Sept I had decided to host the Wednesday night meetings in downtown Victoria and volunteered to write a Hempology 101 textbook.

Ted Smiths Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

Re: Jan 16 Article, Times Colonist It is an honour to have the Times Colonist print a story featuring me as a heavy lifter in the cannabis movement. To be more accurate, though, a few additions should be made for public record.

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