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Cannabis Debates Coming to Victoria

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Ted Smith With the legalization of cannabis just around the corner in Canada, there is a great deal to discuss.  Giving stakeholders an opportunity to debate various points regarding the use, production and distribution of cannabis should contribute to the public discourse.  Taking advantage of this opportunity, the International Hempology 101 Society will begin hosting [...]

June 11- New Date For International Medical Marijuana Day

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Ted Smith After over 20 years of using various dates to raise awareness about cannabis on International Medical Marijuana Day, a day with special meaning for many cannabis patients in Canada has been chosen to celebrate.  Last year the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a unanimous decision protecting the rights of patients who choose [...]

What the Judge Said on Patients’ Rights, and What Health Canada Can Do Next

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Judith Stamps   Canadians who are ill, and who believe they are obtaining relief from cannabis, have a constitutionally protected right to grow their own medicine. So said Justice Michael Phelan of the BC Federal Court on February 24 2016. At least that’s how I read it. Based on evidence presented by plaintiff Neil Allard [...]