Category Archives: Cannabis

Drug Policies to Support Healthy Communities

How can we get past endless, polarized arguments about drugs which are often based on faulty reasoning and begin working towards creating policies which foster healthy communities? Continue reading

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Systemic Racism, Illegitimate Laws and an Uncritical Media: Obstacles to Drug Policy Reform

The positive health outcomes with respect to tobacco control might be applied to a regulated cannabis market. Continue reading

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Drug Control in Guyana

Sent to the Stabroek News on April 28 2013 Dear Editor, I am a criminologist who came to Guyana for 10 days last month to visit friends in the Corentyne area. I am also a speaker for Law Enforcement Against … Continue reading

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The Immorality of Enforcing Marijuana Laws

The police should now admit that it is immoral for them to enforce the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) as it pertains to marijuana. Laws must be justified on some moral basis in order for them to be supported by … Continue reading

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Drug seizures in Nanaimo fail to stop trafficking

The recent seizure of drugs and weapons by Nanaimo RCMP does nothing to “disrupt supply” and won’t prevent more illicit drugs from entering the city. The largest drug seizure in Canadian history took place in the year 2000 when 100 … Continue reading

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Health Canada’s Drug Policies Endanger Canadians

On Health Canada’s website under the heading, Mission, Values and Activities, the Ministry declares its commitment to “improving the lives of all of Canada’s people”. As part of this mandate, the agency is empowered to regulate psychoactive substances under the … Continue reading

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Forecast: Increased Crime

The Senate has recently passed a bill to provide mandatory minimum sentences (MMS) for anyone growing more than 5 marijuana plants “with the intent to sell”. Growers with 200 or more plants face a maximum of 14 years in jail. … Continue reading

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Award Winning Cannabis Documentary: The Union

Another award-winning documentary that crushes the mythology of marijuana`s harms. Most impressive are the expertise of those interviewed for the film, and the depth of penetration into BC`s underground economy. Lawyers, accountants, bankers, tradesmen, realtors are part of the informal … Continue reading

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Cannabis Crops for Fun and Profit

This is Blake Hunter and he’s a Saskatchewan farmer. Of a different sort… Blake grows fields of marijuana for consumers all across Canada, producing hemp oil, seed husks, flour and a wide range of products which are all good for … Continue reading

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