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Ted Smith Draws Curtain After 22 Years Of Activism

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Twenty two years ago, at the tender age of 25, I started to attend Hempology 101 meetings and was infected with a passion that has fueled me in a course that would change Canadian history.  That passion brought me together with the most incredible woman I have ever met, a woman who died at home [...]

Business Lobby Group Embraces Cannabis Industry

Friday, December 30th, 2016

by Ted Smith With legalization stampeding ahead, many long-term cannabis activists are very concerned about unnecessary regulations and over-taxation.  A report issued this month by a task force has informed the federal government about the current situation and made a series of recommendations that contain good, bad and ugly suggestions that the Liberals will take [...]

Victoria Council Issues Cannabis Buyers Club Smoking Exemption

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

by Ted Smith posted on November 16, 2016 Another huge victory has brought life back into the oldest medical cannabis dispensary in the world.  After initially passing bylaws in Sept to license cannabis dispensaries without allowing any consumption on site, on Thurs Nov Victoria city council has voted 7-1 in favour of granting the two [...]

Final Tribute To Gayle Quin Medicine Woman

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Ted Smith On the weekend on Nov 5 and 6, 2016, friends and family of Gayle Quin gathered to say goodbye at 3 very different, unique celebrations.  Her magnificent spirit watched over us as we sang cannabis carols and told stories of her.  For those she touched the pain of her loss is only tempered [...]

Celebrations Of Life For Gayle Quin November 5 and 6

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Celebrations Of Life For Gayle Quin November 5 and 6 by  Ted Smith posted on  September 28, 2016 Friends and family of Gayle Quin will be gathering in Victoria the weekend of November 5 and 6 to celebrate her life.   She peacefully passed away in her home on Thurs Sept 22 after a long fight [...]

Cannabis Heroine Gayle Quin Succumbs To Cancer

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Cannabis Heroine Gayle Quin Succumbs To Cancer by  Ted Smith posted on  September 23, 2016 After a long battle for her life, the beloved Vancouver Island activist Gayle Quin peacefully left us Thursday Sept 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm.  With friends around the world, Gayle will be especially missed by her sons Joe and Chris, [...]

Publishers Note: Dispense the Digest!

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

  by Ted Smith This coming fall, everyone with the Cannabis Digest will be proud to be getting ready to print the publication’s 50th issue. With so much happening in the cannabis scene, it is exciting to have the opportunity to document the changes as we shift from prohibition to legalization. We feel our newspaper [...]

Eulogy – David “Guppy Fish” Easterbrook

Monday, July 18th, 2016

by Bert Easterbrook David “ Guppy Fish “ Easterbrook was a life-long chaser of love and life, who made himself known from coast to coast for his Rainbow suspenders; roller-skates and Coon-skin hat; his dapper, silver adorned chapeau; his moustache; Guppy-Goo; and Wibble-Tokers, for the consumption of world class Cannabinoids. He started his Cannabis and [...]

Battleground BC: Legalization May Trump Craft Cannabis

Monday, July 4th, 2016

by Ted Smith People that do not even smoke cannabis know that BC has some of the best herb in the world.   For decades cannabis farmers have illegally used first hidden valleys, and then basement hydroponic setups to produce volumes of high grade herb.  But with legalization on the cusp those days are soon [...]

Cannabis Regulation and the Demons of Absolute Control

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

by Judith Stamps I have begun to suspect that that the minds of some contemporary regulators are under the control of demons. I offer the following examples. Example One In September 2015, the State of California passed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), a comprehensive State licensing system. The Act requires the State [...]

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