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?
The positive health outcomes with respect to tobacco control might be applied to a regulated cannabis market.
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 the public. Without support, our police lose the moral authority to enforce cannabis laws. Over … Continue reading The Immorality of Enforcing Marijuana Laws
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 kilos of heroin were confiscated in Vancouver’s port. Subsequent research published in the Canadian Medical … Continue reading Drug seizures in Nanaimo fail to stop trafficking
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 Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). However, the opportunities for public safety are lost through … Continue reading Health Canada’s Drug Policies Endanger Canadians
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. According to the Department of Justice, the proposed law “would help disrupt criminal enterprises by … Continue reading Forecast: Increased Crime
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 union which take advantage of our archaic drug laws. I've been listening to the police, … Continue reading Award Winning Cannabis Documentary: The Union
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 you. I met Blake in my university's cafeteria one afternoon when I went to fetch … Continue reading Cannabis Crops for Fun and Profit