PRIME MINISTER RETREATS ON DECRIM AFTER THWARTING COURT CHALLENGE
Jean Chrétien retreated yesterday from the government’s plans to decriminalize marijuana, contradicting Justice Minister Martin Cauchon, who said last week that he intended to introduce decriminalization legislation in the first four months of next year. Critics charge decrim announcement was never sincere and was issued to thwart the recent Supreme Court challenge to Canada’s marijuana laws.
SAN DIEGO POLICE STEAL $11,000 AND LIFESAVING MEDICINE FROM PATIENT WHO WAS FOLLOWING STATE AND LOCAL LAW
The Associated Press reports that San Diego police raided the home of activist Dion Markgraaff, even though the amount of marijuana found at Markgraaff’s home appears to be permissible under the city’s own rules.
JUDGE PREPARING TO DECIDE WHETHER U.S. SHOULD BE BLOCKED FROM PROSECUTING CALIFORNIA
Lawyers argued Tuesday over whether a federal judge can and should bar U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and Drug Enforcement Administration chief Asa Hutchinson from treating medical marijuana patients as criminals.
CANNABIS SCIENCE REPORT: “HOW POT PROTECTS OUR CELLS”
By Robert Melalmede, PhD., chairman of the Biology Department of the University of Colorado explans new research that shows cannabis protects cells and extends our lifespan