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NDP Declares Federal Candidate

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Powell River PeakApr 25/07 New Democratic Party ( NDP ) members in the West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country federal riding have selected their candidate for the next federal election. Dana Larsen was declared the candidate at a meeting in Roberts Creek on April 21. “This campaign is about providing leadership and fairness for working [...]

Martin Speaks Out on Marijuana

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Vinenews Apr26 MP Dr.  Keith Martin reintroduces Private Members Bill to decriminalize the simple possession of marijuana.  Dr.  Keith Martin reintroduced his Private Members Bill in the House of Commons on Friday which would amend the Controlled Substance Act to decriminalize a set amount of marijuana being carried on a person or located in someone’s [...]

Celebration Up in Smoke

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Victoria Times colonist apr 25 Pot Supporters Celebrate 10th Anniversary Local pot activist Ted Smith launched the 4/20 celebration last Friday by urging the crowd to “smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.” And smoke ‘em they did. More than 700 people huddled in circles at the 10th annual gathering at Victoria city hall for the [...]

Now Ladysmith Considering Grow Op Bylaw

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Cowichan Valley Citizen NOW LADYSMITH CONSIDERING GROW OP BYLAW Ladysmith council is looking into a controversial bylaw that requires rental properties to be regularly inspected for drug activity. Similar legislation was adopted by North Cowichan council about a month ago, drawing fire from some landowners who say the bylaw is an inconvenience. Landlords are required [...]

10th Annual 4:20 Bash to Be Held Tomorrow 04/20/07

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Hempology101 presents its 10th annual 4:20 bash. Ten yrs of education and fun. The drug war is dangerous at best and we need to tell anyone who will listen the truth. Join our collective voices at 4:20 at Centenial Square (Beside Vic. City Hall) to celebrate and remember the power of the herb and the futility [...]

Medicinal Pot Advocate Pleads For Legalization

Monday, April 16th, 2007

London Free Press Apr 16 2007 An emotional Pete Young — one of three people charged after a drug bust at a so-called medicinal marijuana centre in London — yesterday called for support as he prepares for his court date on Friday. Sitting at a picnic table on the Victoria Park bandshell stage, the 36-year-old [...]

Ottawa Puts High Price Tag On It’s Pot

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Globe&Mail OTTAWA — The federal government charges patients 15 times more for certified medical marijuana than it pays to buy the weed in bulk from its official supplier, newly released documents show. Critics say it’s unconscionable to charge that high a markup to some of the country’s sickest citizens, who have little income and are [...]

Why the War on Drugs isn’t working

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Vanc. Sun Apr 11 Damage Done Is The Smartest Documentary Yet On A Divisive Subject, With A Clear Message That Change Is NeededIn all the documentaries about the stupidities of the war against drugs, the smartest documentary yet may well be Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey. What sets Damage Done apart is the way [...]

Legalization Inevitable says Buyers Club

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Brian Dryden, Weekend Edition staff; Dec. 6, 1996 John arrives at an apartment in Victoria. “How are you feeling today?? he is asked. John, who has a chronic illness, replies, “Some days are better than others.? After a short conversation, John is asked what he needs. “An eighth,? he says. A scale is pulled out, [...]

Judge Touts Eastside Community Court

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Tom Gove believes downtown facility best way to reduce street disorder John Bermingham, The Province Published: Friday, April 06, 2007VANCOUVER – A Vancouver Provincial Court judge is thinking outside the prisoner’s box to help chronic offenders help themselves.Judge Tom Gove believes a community court in the Downtown Eastside is the best way to reduce street [...]

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