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Dope activist spared jail time

Thursday, December 24th, 2009 No real victims, judge tells court By: Mike McIntyre A Manitoba judge has cut a break to a medical marijuana crusader found guilty of trafficking pot to numerous clients across Canada. Grant Krieger received a suspended sentence with nine months of probation Monday — a far cry from the jail sentence he feared he [...]

Senate smarter on crime

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 Times Colonist December 15, 2009 Nothing frightens politicians these days like the risk of being seen as — shudder — soft on crime. That’s the only explanation for Liberal MPs’ support earlier this year for a Conservative bill that would impose a mandatory minimum sentence of six months for someone caught growing as few [...]

You can get more time for growing plants than soliciting a child under Bill C-15

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 CURRENT LAWS IN CANADA There are about 40 offences under the /Criminal Code/ for which a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment (MMS) must be imposed. Apart from life imprisonment for murder and some miscellaneous MMS,(1) <#footnote1> they fall under three categories and may be summarized as follows (with year of original enactment in parentheses): [...]

Police Raid Cannabis Club Bakery by Victoria.IndyMedia

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Last Updated (Thursday, 10 December 2009 07:40) Written by Administrator Saturday, 05 December 2009 00:38 Police raided a single bedroom apartment in downtown Victoria yesterday after a complaint from a neighbor about  smells. The apartment turned out to be the site of the Cannabis Buyers Clubs’ extract and baking facility for medical marijuana. Interview [...]

Decriminalization or legalization of drugs?

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Diane Walsh – Lower Island News This article was inspired in part by the noteworthy article, “Legalize and Regulate Drug Use” published in the Toronto Star (June 3, 2009) and written not by a journalist but a ballsy police officer named David Bratzer from Victoria. He’s an open and public member of Law Enforcement [...]

Trapped between sickness and the law

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Goldstream News Gazette Trapped between sickness and the law By Edward Hill – Goldstream News Gazette Published: November 26, 2009 12:00 PM Updated: November 27, 2009 10:19 AM Kevin Wilde and medical marijuana advocate Ted Smith stand outside Wilde’s sealed rental house in Langford. Langford man busted for what he calls a medical marijuana grow-op [...]

Marijuana ‘bakery’ raided by Victoria police

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Marijuana ‘bakery’ raided by Victoria police By JOANNE HATHERLY, Canwest News Service December 5, 2009 9:22 PM A Victoria marijuana advocate is ready for a court fight, but he may not get one. An apartment-based marijuana “bakery” that was raided by police on Thursday is linked to the Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada (CBCC), founded [...]

Raid at the bakery

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

For Immediate Release December 3, 2009 Victoria, B.C.: The Cannabis Buyers’ Club of Canada had its baking location raided today at 3:45 pm. One person was arrested. The Cannabis Buyers’ Clubs of Canada have been supplying medical cannabis to people with permanent physical disabilities or diseases for 14 years. Until today the club offered 29 [...]

December 2nd– Day of Action

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

December 2nd– Day of Action Victoria, B.C. The International Hempology 101 Society, in conjunction with Canadian Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, will be having a national day of action on Weds Dec 2, 2009 protesting Bill C15, which proposes Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for non-violent drug crimes. For example, someone convicted of growing 6 plants [...]

The Economist – Virtually legal

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The Economist – Virtually legal Nov 12th 2009 In many countries, full jails, stretched budgets and a general weariness with the war on drugs have made prohibition harder to enforce