The Pot TV News for November 4, 2002

VANCOUVER COPS JOIN MARC EMERY IN DENOUNCING ODD SQUAD LEADER

A BANNER DAY FOR PROP. 215
The Conant decision is a delicious treat for all who believe in the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship, the autonomy of the states to legislate on matters of health, and the efficacy of medical marijuana. It’s time, however, for the federal government to stop its nasty tricks and let Californians get on with their business without further interference from the DEA.

POT LAWS MINEFIELD FOR FEDS
Decriminalization, where pot possession would be treated like a traffic ticket rather than a criminal offence, is seen by many as a political solution, a middle-ground compromise that doesn’t satisfy anyone.

CALIFORNIA OFFICIALS SAY CARTELS REPLACING HIPPIES AS POT FARMERS
As a result of California’s war on pot, armed Mexican drug cartels now grow nearly three-quarters of the pot seized in California, while patients and amateurs do the time.

Laguna Beach Patient Case Dismissed
A Laguna Beach man has been cleared of marijuana charges after new evidence revealed that he had a doctor’s approval to use the drug, officials said Tuesday.

EMERY FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST NARK
Marijuana activist Marc Emery has filed a complaint with the Vancouver police board over a high profile nark’s criticism of the way the city is handling drug problems in the Downtown Eastside. (See follow up story below)

VANCOUVER POLICE DIVIDED OVER WAR ON DRUGS
While Odd Squad spokesman and Vancouver police Constable Al Arsenault has achieved media fame for campaigning vigorously against harm-reduction, other officers who have walked the beat in the Downtown Eastside disagree.

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