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High Priest of Pot Challenges Canada’s drug laws

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

May 30 2007 Jules S. Xavier Comox Valley Record (BC) The self-proclaimed high priest of pot will be back in court next month looking to strike down Canada’s marijuana laws. Hornby Island resident Rev. Don Hogan will be at the Courtenay courthouse June 11 to 13 putting forth a legal constitutional challenge to the legality [...]

End Prohabition, Gangs Disappear

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Abbotsford Times Apr 27/07 The prohibition of street drugs creates a venue that supports gangs and makes criminals rich. That’s the message offered by Tony Smith, a 23-year veteran of Vancouver City Police. He and retired provincial judge Jerry Paradis spoke at Tuesday night’s drug debate at Abbotsford’s city hall, calling for the end to [...]

Corporate heavyweights win interveners status in Alta. workplace drug testing case

Monday, May 28th, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007 John Cotter, Canadian Press EDMONTON (CP) – More industry heavyweights will be heard in the challenge of a court ruling on pre-employment drug testing involving Alberta’s human rights commission and a large U.S.-based construction firm. An Alberta justice ruled last June that Kellogg Brown & Root Company (KBR) discriminated against a [...]

Pot Challenge Gets High-Profile Help

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Victoria Times ColonistMay 24/07 MP, Senator Offer to Help Islander’s Medical Marijuana Court Case Philippe Lucas, founder of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society, is flying high. As a supplier of medical marijuana and political activist bent on reforming Canada’s pot laws, Lucas has a supportive MP in Vancouver East New Democrat Libby Davies. He has [...]

Tories Get Tougher On Drugs

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Saskatoon Star Phoenix May 24/07 OTTAWA — The Harper government’s new anti-drug strategy is expected to take a tough approach to illicit drugs, including cracking down on grow-ops and pushers and retreating from “harm reduction” measures such as safe injection sites for addicts. The new strategy, slated to be announced next week, is also understood [...]

Pot Activist Is NDP Candidate In Next Federal Election

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Piquenews May 19A long time marijuana legalization activist is the new federal NDP candidate for Sea to Sky country. Dana Larsen was declared the candidate April 21 in Roberts Creek at a meeting of NDP supporters. Though formerly a Marijuana Party Candidate Larsen joined the NDP in 2003. “The NDP is the last and best [...]

New Drug Law Helps To Protect Children

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Clagaryherald May 19 The Calgary Police Service continues to crack down on parents and family members who expose children to the dangers of drug activity. On Nov. 1, 2006, Alberta became the first province in the country to pass legislation to protect drug-endangered children. The act makes it clear that children exposed to serious drug [...]

Paralympic Skier Suspended For Marijuana Use

Monday, May 21st, 2007

pique news May 19 Edmonton’s Kimberly Joines has no intention of staying on the sidelines after she’s done serving a nine-month suspension for testing positive for marijuana use. The International Paralympic Committee, which oversees the alpine World Cup circuit for para-alpine athletes, issued the ban Thursday, May 10, following Joines’s positive test at an IPC [...]

Now this is funny. Cop OD’s on Pot

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Eyes in the Sky Spot Pot

Monday, May 14th, 2007

Ottawa Sun May 14/07 Satellite Imagery May Uncover Hidden Marijuana Plantations Space will be the final frontier for busting marijuana grow operations in Canada now that police researchers are backing satellite technology that can uncover hidden cannabis plantations. While RCMP weren’t hot about the idea a few years ago, a study just completed by the [...]

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