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New war on drugs will not stop big-time drug dealers

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

TORIES PROPOSE DRUG CRIME CRACKDOWN Legislation proposed by the Conservative government Nov.  21, aimed at cracking down on drug crime is useless and even dangerous, according to Jody Emery. Emery is co-editor of Cannabis Culture magazine, and is one of Canada’s leading drug activists. “This will be extremely expensive, ineffective and put a lot of [...]

Letter from Ted Smith to Tony Clements, Dec 4/07

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Dear Tony Clements Minister for Health Canada Dec 4, 2007 While we recognize that you and your staff are busy, there has been no response to our letter dated Jan 3, 2007 and we would appreciate an answer. To refresh your memory about the correspondence between us, we are sending you copies of our newsletter, [...]

Fed tax money used to arrest people doing what is legally permissible under state law

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, CA 06 Dec 2007 Will Bigham MEDICAL POT ACTIVIST ENTERS NOT-GUILTY PLEA RANCHO CUCAMONGA – When Lanny Swerdlow decided to attend a meeting in October of the Inland Valley Drug Free Community Coalition, he intended to hear the group’s message and pass out fliers in support of medical marijuana. Instead, the [...]

Ottawa still on their high horse, unable to see the real facts

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Chronicle Herald, NS 06 Dec 2007 Jered Stuffco MEDICAL POT USERS WANT RESTRICTIONS LIFTED Ottawa-Approved Grass Doesn’t Ease Symptoms Like Street Drugs – Patients TORONTO – Lawyers for Canadian users of medical marijuana who want Ottawa to ease restrictions on where they get their drugs wrapped up their case Wednesday by telling a Federal Court [...]

US drug laws are insidious; they aim purposely at blacks

Friday, December 7th, 2007

East Texas Review, TX 05 Dec 2007 William A. Collins DRUGS, THE OTHER STUPID WAR Blacks with drugs, Do make me gloat; ‘Cause once in jail, They’ll never vote. Every country relishes its own destructive obsessions.  Japan, for example, craves whale meat; France tortures geese to improve the flavor of their livers; Zimbabwe and Myanmar [...]

Arrests for marijuana out of control (serious crime continues to run rampant)

Friday, December 7th, 2007

The Daily Utah Chronicle, UT Edu 5 Dec 2007 David Servatius BIG PHARMA DOESN’T WANT TO LEGALIZE Policy on Marijuania Is Hypocritical Allow me to present Exhibit A in the case of Common Sense V.  The United States of America. Somewhere in this country, a man is sitting in a prison cell, wasting away.  This [...]

DEA puts the heat on landlords

Friday, December 7th, 2007

San Francisco Chronicle, CA 05 Dec 2007 Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross DEA MOVES TO PULL POT OUT FROM UNDER SAN FRANCISCO LANDLORDS The U.S.  Drug Enforcement Administration is pushing to close San Francisco’s cannabis clubs by turning its guns on their landlords – warning them that renting to pot dispensaries could cost them their buildings. [...]

Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy wins votes

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Boston Globe, MA 5 Dec 2007 BID TO MAKE POT A CIVIL OFFENSE ADVANCES A campaign to replace criminal penalties for marijuana possession with civil penalties took the next step in reaching the 2008 statewide ballot yesterday, with supporters bringing boxes of signatures to Secretary of State William Galvin’s office.  Election officials now must review [...]

Police did not obey the law – let seized medicinal plants die

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Fort Collins Coloradoan, CO 04 Dec 2007 Sara Reed COMPENSATION SOUGHT FOR DEAD POT PLANTS Couple Says Law Requires Medical Marijuana Be Maintained It took 16 months, but a Fort Collins couple Monday finally retrieved the medical marijuana seized from their home in August 2006.  But the battle is far from over. The cultivation and [...]

Even cannabis flavour is now illegal in the UK

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Morning Advertiser, UK 4 Dec 2007 CANNABIS FLAVOURED DRINKS BANNED A range of cannabis-flavoured drinks have been banned by drinks watchdog Portman Group for their illicit drug connection. Perigan’s Cannabis-Flavoured Gin, Iganoff Cannabis-Flavoured Vodka and Rodnik’s Cannabis-Flavoured Absinthe – all produced by Beveland SA – were found to breach the Portman’s Code of Practice on [...]

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