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Harry Pothead to hit stores soon

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

Edmonton Journal, AB 21 Sep 2007 NDP CANDIDATE SPOOFS HARRY POTTER VANCOUVER – A federal NDP candidate has written a book that reads like something J.K.  Rowling might have conjured up, if she smoked B.C.  bud. It’s called Hairy Pothead and features a character with the same name who lives an ordinary life until he’s [...]


Monday, September 24th, 2007

Sept. 25/07 Lesson #2: Marijuana Tax Act Of 1937 The Marijuana Tax Act was passed in the US in 1937 after years of racist propaganda confused the public into thinking that a new drug menace spread by blacks and Mexicans was causing the demise of young white girls. In reality, cannabis was primarily prohibited throughout [...]

Simpson Convicted of Possession, Trafficking and Production

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Amherst Daily News Sept 18/07 Raissa Tetanish Cumberland County hemp oil activist convicted on charges of possession, trafficking and production of marijuana AMHERST – Just because some “idiotic law” says he has to won’t stop Rickey Simpson from treating his patients suffering from illnesses such as cancer with cannabis oil. “People have proven to me [...]

Seizures unconstitutional and serve to fill the government’s bank accounts

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Law Times, Canada 17 Sep 2007 AG INCREASES USE OF FORFEITURE POWERS TO SEIZE ASSETS The Ministry of the Attorney General has increased its use of sweeping provincial civil forfeiture powers in the past year to seize assets, including people’s homes, even if criminal proceedings have been stayed or withdrawn because of Charter violations. The [...]

Senior given opportunity to apply for medicinal exemption after bust

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

North Island Gazette, BC 12 Sep 2007 SENIOR SAYS POT MEDICINAL PORT HARDY – A 69-year-old man who claims he grew 36 pot plants for his own use was sentenced to six months of probation. Acting on a tip, police obtained a search warrant for the house of Jacob Philip Knaflic, which they executed more [...]

Super skunk gets better with time

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

The Guardian, UK 17 Sep 2007 Alan Travis SKUNK STRENGTH HAS DOUBLED, STUDIES SUGGEST Claims That Super-Strength Variety Dominant Rejected – Cannabis Researchers Analysed Seized Samples The unpublished results of authoritative research into cannabis confirm the “skunk” now on sale in England is stronger than it was a decade ago, but demolish claims that a [...]

Claremont gives one dispensary one year extention

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, CA 13 Sep 2007 Will Bigham MORATORIUM ON POT DISPENSARIES EXTENDED CLAREMONT – The city’s moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries was extended one full year Tuesday night by the City Council. The Council decided at a meeting in July to allow one dispensary to open in the city, and city staff [...]

Cannabis cures mad cows – no cure for mad politicians

Monday, September 17th, 2007

The Age, Australia 17 Sep 2007 New Zealand NORML CANNABIS ‘COULD PREVENT MAD COW DISEASE’ A pro-cannabis lobby group says an ingredient in cannabis may prevent mad cow disease. The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws ( Norml ) says a French study shows cannabidiol may be effective in preventing bovine spongiform [...]

‘I’ve been waiting 33 years to get arrested!’

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Boston Herald, MA 16 Sep 2007 O’ryan Johnson HEMP ACTIVISTS GET THE JOINT JUMPING Two of the nation’s leading advocates for legalized marijuana were arrested on Boston Common yesterday for lighting up a joint during the Boston Freedom Rally, a pro-hemp event that promotes decriminalizing the drug. R. Keith Stroup, 63, founder of the National [...]

Hydroponic equipment to be regulated

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Globe and Mail, Canada 15 Sep 2007 Ian Bailey and Armina Ligaya SURREY PREPARED TO GO SOLO IN GROW-OP CRACKDOWN VANCOUVER – Surrey is prepared to act alone to restrict the sale of hydroponics equipment as a way of stopping illegal marijuana grow ops if other B.C.  municipalities refuse to back its call for province-wide [...]

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