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Tory Plan “Hot Air”

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Grit Demands Crackdown On Grow-Op ‘Plague’A Liberal MP says the Tories are all talk, no action when it comes to tackling the “criminal plague” of marijuana grow-ops infiltrating residential neighbourhoods across Canada.Toronto MP Jim Karygiannis said there is a “resurgence” of large-scale pot operations, and he’s pressing for a sliding-scale formula of stiffer sentences to [...]


Friday, January 26th, 2007

Colorado It is commendable to stop citizens from driving while honestly impaired Ubyssey “Conservative Policy Is Smoke And Mirrors,” [Nov. 14]) as long as citizens who use cannabis responsibly are not targeted for simply having trace amounts of THC in their body. Just as responsible alcohol consumers having alcohol in there body may pass impairment [...]

Pot Bust Concerns Local User

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

By Rebecca Aldous The Chronicle Jan 23 2007 A Ladysmith man is worried recent charges against a medical marijuana supplier will force chronically ill people to the streets for their herb. James Breau, a member of the Central Island Compassion Club, holds a licence from Health Canada to use marijuana, unlike many of the other [...]

Snoop Dog Pleads Not Guilty On Weapons Charge

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Santa Ana, Cali (eCanadaNow) – Rapper Snoop Dogg pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of possessing a deadly weapon. The deadly weapon in question was a collapsible police baton, which was found in his luggage at an airport. The rapper did not attend the arraignment as his lawyer entered the not guilty plea [...]

Most Resist Drug War

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

OTTAWA – Two-thirds of Canadians believe the Tories, who have promised a tough new national drug strategy, should treat drug abuse as a medical problem requiring more prevention and treatment programs, according to a new national poll provided exclusively Monday to CanWest News Service. But a clear majority of those remaining third of Canadians who [...]

Canada’s War On Drugs Poorly Waged:Study

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Report Says Little Money Spent on ‘Harm-Reduction’ A new study published today says roughly three-quarters of federal spending to fight illegal drugs is going toward unproven and possibly counterproductive enforcement measures while an insignificant amount is being spent on potentially more effective “harm-reduction” measures. The study was produced by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in [...]

Cops Blame Cops For Blowing Bust

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Neighbours are angry and the RCMP are apologetic, but it was a series of unfortunate happenstances that allowed the purveyors of a Pitt Meadows pot house to get off with a moving truck full of bud. Residents of Cedar Lane had known there was something fishy going on inside the house for months. Since the [...]

Pot Anger Spills Over To Council

Monday, January 15th, 2007

A local resident drew the ire of Pitt Meadows mayor and council Tuesday evening after he suggested that city officials have received preferential treatment from the RCMP when grow ops were found in their neighbourhoods. The resident, who requested The TIMES not use his name, spoke to council Tuesday about his and his neighbours’ frustrations [...]

Bud In The Basement

Monday, January 15th, 2007

And Other Tales From the Victoria Police Department’s Exhibit Control and Supply Section This no ordinary warehouse. From outside the metal cage, this windowless, artificially lit room may resemble the back of an auto parts retailer with its myriad cardboard boxes lining metal shelves, labelled and stacked neatly for quick reference. 

Drug Paraphernalia Seized; Lotus Store Owners Arrested

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Officers in the drug and vice squad raided a Main Street store for the second time in two years.More than 600 pieces of drug paraphernalia were seized from Lotus after York Regional Police descended on the shop following an investigation that began late last year.A man and two women from East Gwillimbury, all in their [...]

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