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CBC of C Meeting with Health Canada

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

In response to concerns heard from Canadians, the Government of Canada announced on June 17, 2011 that it is considering improvements to Health Canada’s Marihuana Medical Access Program. The proposed improvements would reduce the risk of abuse and exploitation by criminal elements and keep our children and communities safe. The details of this proposal are [...]

Aglukkaq confirms plan to tighten medical marijuana rules

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Aglukkaq Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Health Minister listens to a reporter’s question during an announcement in Ottawa June 20, 2011. Medicinal marijuana users will be prohibited from growing their own weed and will have to obtain the drug from licensed, commercial producers under a new national marijuana supply program. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY) Aglukkaq confirms plan to [...]

Hemp Car – Kestrel

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Mandatory Minimum Terms for Cannabis Cultivation: How Crazy are the Harper Conservatives?

Monday, June 13th, 2011

By Neil Boyd 13 Jun 2011 Vancouver Sun One of the most foolish and costly planks of the Conservatives’ so-called get tough on crime agenda is their plan to impose mandatory minimum terms of six months imprisonment on those who grow at least six marijuana plants. It is instructive to consider the likely impacts of [...]

Canada offside with UN report on war on drugs

Monday, June 6th, 2011 The StarPhoenix June 3, 2011 Its ranks include a former secretary of state for the United States, a past secretary general of the UN, recent heads of state for Switzerland, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, and Greece’s current prime minister. Hardly the kind of basement-dwelling potheads one might expect to come to the conclusion that [...]

High-level commission declares drug war unwinnable

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 News Staff According to a new report, not only is the global war on drugs a failure, but unless governments shift their focus from criminal justice to public health the problems will just keep getting worse. The damning conclusion was arrived at by a 19-member commission that includes former heads of state, a business [...]

Sign Now: 24 hours to End the War on Drugs at Global Level

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 To Ban Ki-moon and all Heads of State: We call on you to end the war on drugs and the prohibition regime, and move towards a system based on decriminalisation, regulation, public health and education. This 50 year old policy has failed, fuels violent organised crime, devastates lives and is costing billions. It is [...]