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Archived News and Events

January 7, 1998 – Cannabis Canada editor Dana Larsen recently debated for the legalization ofmarijuana in the Toronto Star.

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 28, 1997 – Bird Breeder Phillip Hoff is driven to Canada from America. Injustice? You be the judge.

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.

July 1st, 1997 – The Cannabis Cafe opens, Machine gun cops raid smokers club, pigs dig shit?, new Chief raids two thunderbay stores and much much more

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;

A taste of hemp freedom in Hawaii

Students should examine this paper competition from the Drug Policy Foundation. We’ve heard that New Orleans is great in October.

February Hemp Symposium in Vancouver a success!

Dutch Embassy Raided by RCMP: Vancouver

The Canadian Government’s hemp page.

Notable News

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

Can Increases in Cannabis Use Be Attributed to Reduced Penalties for Possession of the Drug? Has cannabis use increased since decriminalization?

Some common marijuana myths disspelled

Decriminalizing Drugs, a four part editorial from the Ottawa Citizen.

High Time Stop the War On Marijuana; an editorial by Alan Young

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!

Recent Events

A North American Marijuana Store: Vancouver

Hemp Nation Under Seige (again): Ontario

Harm Comes to the Harm Reduction Club: Vancouver

HRC and the Marijuana Laws: Globe and Mail

Seven Months for 50 Plants in BC

Radical Riz is out of jail: Ontario

Bad news in Dartmouth

California votes on proposition 215, the medical marijuana initiative. The answer i

Canada’s drug policy review has begun!

October 18thHarm Reduction Clubholds Free market tam tam in Vancouver.

San Jose Mercury runs a series exposing CIA involvement in the drug trade, and leading congresswoman Maxine Waters to call for a Federal investigation

October 12thDrug war found to cause crime (duh. . .)

October 5th6th Annual Humboldt Hempfest West.

SeptemberPacific Press tries the truth on for size when David Malmo-Levine pays a visit to Province columnist Mike Roberts

September 28thSan Francisco Hemp Festival and Yes on 215 (California Medical Marijuana Initiative) Kick off Campaign.

September 2ndEdmonton Hemp Fest

August 7th25th anniversary of the Grasstown Police Riot in Vancouver

July 7thSouth African protest march

July 1stCannabis Day, across the nation

June 22ndNow that bill C-8 is law, it must be time for a drug policy review.

June 17thLangford votes to Ban Hemp, Ian Hunter (owner of Sacred Herb) arrested for one gram of marijuana

June 15thSenate dissapoints

June 4thCanadian escapes gallows in Singapore for allegedly trafficking in marijuana

June 1stBritish author gets one year in jail for writing a cannabis grow book

May 29thMarijuana user returns after Dutch deport him

May 25thPatient defies pot laws: `Marijuana is medicine’

May 17thSenators high on legalizing marijuana

April 18thCannabis Canadians testify before the Senate

 

 

 

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