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Six people arrested yesterday in raid on Drug War Museum

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

The Province February 21, 2008 Cops raid shop front Vancouver police raided a pro-hemp shop front yesterday just metres away from the government-sanctioned drug-injection site. Six people were arrested inside the Vancouver School of Drug War History at 123 East Hastings Street. No charges had been laid at The Province’s deadline. Police said the building [...]

Happening Right Now: The Police Are Raiding the Drug War Museum in Vancouver

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

February 20th at 2:00pm David Malmo-levine’s Drug War Museum at 123A East Hastings street, Vancouver, BC is swarming with police at this moment. The police are confiscating and arresting! Please show your support and join the protest to stop the raid. David Levine’s new Vancouver School of Drug War History and Organic Cultivation, otherwise known [...]

Watch the 9th Annual Cannabis Convention video footage

Monday, February 18th, 2008

The 9th Annual Cannabis Convention was a huge success with over a hundred people in attendance and online. The event was hosted by The International Hempology 101 Society and the UVSS Hempology 101 Club. Speakers included Chris Bennet, Dr. Paul Hornby, Jim Byron, and renowned Canadian/American attorney Kirk Tousaw. Watch video footage of the Convention [...]

Violation of family’s privacy cannot be tolerated in a free society

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Richmond News, BC 15 Feb 2008 INSPECTION BYLAW SPARKS DEBATE City Council Candidate Wants Better Protection For Homeowners’ Rights Debate and controversy continue to swirl around the city’s electrical inspection program. City council candidate Howard Jampolsky said if elected he would introduce changes to Richmond’s Property Maintenance & Repair ( Grow-Op ) Bylaw that will [...]

Persecution of man already overburdened with a serious medical condition

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Montana Standard, MT 17 Feb 2008 Nick Gevock POT BUST BLASTED AS PERSECUTION DILLON – The large-scale marijuana bust that law officers here touted as a major success this month was instead the persecution of a terminally ill man who needed the drug to help ease his suffering, a pro-medical marijuana group contends.  Patients and [...]

Doctors attempt to reclassify marijuana

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Seattle Times, WA 16 Feb 2008 Eric Bailey MARIJUANA MERITS STUDY, DOCTORS GROUP SAYS SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — A large and respected association of physicians is calling on the federal government to ease its strict ban on marijuana as medicine and hasten research into the drug’s therapeutic uses. The American College of Physicians ( ACP ), [...]

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Monday, February 18th, 2008

New Paltz Oracle, NY Edu 14 Feb 2008 Jimmy Petrich NORML/SSDP is under new management this semester and has many new and annual events planned for this spring. NORML/SSDP is the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and Students for Sensible Drug Policy and it is described on as “the comprehensive drug [...]

California pot farmer shot in the head by the DEA(D)

Monday, February 18th, 2008

San Bernardino Sun, CA 15 Feb 2008 Stacia Glenn DA’S OFFICE: SLAYING OF POT FARMER JUSTIFIED The manzanita bushes weren’t thick enough to hide a pair of detectives from a gun-toting marijuana farmer standing above them on a fallen tree log in Lytle Creek, authorities said. The man yelled, “Are you here for the marijuana?” [...]

The smell alone can’t constitute the grounds for a search

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Ottawa Citizen, ON 13 Feb 2008 Matt Kruchak SMELL OF SMOKE CAN NO LONGER SPARK MARIJUANA SEARCH SASKATOON – The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal has upheld a decision stating the smell of burnt marijuana isn’t enough evidence to arrest someone for possession, and then search his or her vehicle without a warrant. The ruling is [...]

When authorities misuse SWAT raids – innocent people die

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

The Desert Dispatch, CA 12 Feb 2008 Scott Shackford UNNECESSARY SWAT RAIDS PUT ALL PARTIES AT RISK It may be easy for Barstow residents to dismiss the concerns of Charles Sherman.  Sherman, an ex-con, was burned in his bed by a flash bang device thrown in a SWAT team raid by sheriff’s department deputies one [...]

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