Archived News and Events
December 16, 1997 – Police raid The Little Grow Shop, Cannabis Cafe and HempBC Retail store!
December 10, 1997 – Judge rules Canada’s Cannabis Cultivation Laws Un-Constitutional!
December 08, 1997 – Commercial hemp cultivation in canada ? Sooner then you think.
December 04, 1997 – Police raided The Plant an alberta hemp shop today at 3:00pm
November 11, 1997 – Hungry Bear in Hot Water
October 31, 1997 – The powers that be in Nelson BC recently attempted a campaign of harassment against the Holy Smoke Culture Shop.
July 29, 1997 – A study issued by Addiction Research Foundation finds students who smoke marijuana are unlikely
to be influenced by anti-cannabis messages from adults.
June 26, 1997: Police bust a bong smoking customer inside the HempBC store, and the customer is charged with possession for the contents of a bowl. It looks like the police are using the good weather to step up their civil war on drugs; in Vancouver we also saw pot bar Arthrology busted several weeks ago, and the cops are even threatening seizure of the porta-potties we’ll be using on Cannabis Day. What do you suppose the Vancouver Police want with all that shit?
Bill C-8 is now Law in Canada. The occasion was marked in Vancouver by a Rally for the Truth and a smoke-in at the City Police HQ. The occasion was also marked by the police; two hemp stores were raided within 24 hours after the bill was put into force, and one home was seized in Saanich the next day.
Have a look at the first international anti-prohibition day event in Vancouver, held on Sunday June 15 and coordinated with events all around the world. There was a rally in Saskatoon on June 21 to protest the bookstore raid in Saskatchewan, and on Labour Day in Edmonton there’s Hempfest ’97. If you’re planning a vacation this summer, why not come to Vansterdam? BC Buds were just featured in the latest issue of High Times for good reason. Vancouver is the closest thing to a city of tolerance this side of the Atlantic. Puff in the park, enjoy the city’s smoke-easy atmosphere, and come to the Cannabis Café, opening June 21. They’ll be serving hemp food products and providing customers with a vapourizer on every table.
Summer seems like the best time for anti-prohibition rallies, because the police are using the nice weather as an excuse to bust smoke-easies like Arthrology. Bill C-8 is now Law in Canada. The occasion was marked in Vancouver by a Rally for the Truth and a smoke-in at the City Police HQ. The occasion was also marked by the police; two hemp stores were raided within 24 hours after the bill was put into force, and one home was seized in Saanich the next day. What’s a person to do? Take an example from the first international anti-prohibition day on Sunday June 15, coordinated with events all around the world. In Canada, Cannabis Day is fast approaching on July 1, check our list for Cannabis Day events in your area. There’s a rally in Saskatoon on June 21 to protest the bookstore raid in Saskatchewan, and on Labour Day in Edmonton there’s Hempfest ’97.
Chris Clay and Alan Young’s Constitutional Challenge is now in the appeal process. For some interesting affidavits, read this Statement of Facts released recently by the Ontario Court. Have you bought your Victory Bond yet? Chris Clay isn’t the only one going to face trial; Ian Hunter, Randy Caine and Marc Emery are all awaiting their own Constitutional Challenges;
Students should examine this paper competition from the Drug Policy Foundation. We’ve heard that New Orleans is great in October.
The Victoria Times Colonist reported on Sacred Herb’s owner Ian Hunter’s constitutional challenge in B.C. supreme court in an article Drug Case Taken to a Higher Level. In Vancouver, people began to take note of the city’s budding smoke-easy scene after this article, Pot Bar Arthrology Turns a New Leaf on Vancouver’s Social Scene, appeared in a local paper. In Nova Scotia, the RCMP are using their time wisely by growing their own weed in order to learn more about growing operations. It’s all legal; the RCMP were granted a pot growing licence.
The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is now law, despite these two artcicles submitted to the bill’s review committees.
Canadian Bar Association’s recommendations on Bill C-7 from May 1994
Legalization of Marijuana- Agricultural Benefits
Decriminalizing Drugs, a four part editorial from the Ottawa Citizen.
Criminal Organization Act creates more criminals in Canada.
Cannabis/Chocolate Synergy discovered, in this sneak preview by Doc Sumach from the November 96 issue of Cannabis Canada. There’s big prizes to be won in the home baking contest!
October 18th – Harm Reduction Clubholds Free market tam tam in Vancouver.
October 12th – Drug war found to cause crime (duh. . .)
October 5th – 6th Annual Humboldt Hempfest West.
September 28th – San Francisco Hemp Festival and Yes on 215 (California Medical Marijuana Initiative) Kick off Campaign.
September 2nd – Edmonton Hemp Fest
July 7th – South African protest march
July 1st – Cannabis Day, across the nation
June 15th – Senate dissapoints
May 17th – Senators high on legalizing marijuana
April 18th – Cannabis Canadians testify before the Senate