CANNABIS CULTURE – Watch CCN LIVE for the latest on pot politics and the cannabis community. Today on the show: Veteran Pot Activist Ted Smith joins CC Editor Jeremiah Vandermeer to discuss the Canadian crackdown on marijuana and efforts to fight back through activism.
Ted Smith has been fighting for the rights of marijuana users for years, and has taken his licks along the way. His dispensary, The Cannabis Buyers Club, will celebrate its 15th anniversary this month. That makes it the oldest medical marijuana dispensary in the world still in operation, according to Smith’s research.
We’ll also talk about Smith other projects including International Medical Marijuana Week, The International Hempology 101 Society, upcoming Cannabis Conventions, and the raid and upcoming trial of the Cannabis Buyers Club Bakery.
Then we’ll look at the expanding war on Canada’s cannabis community by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the reigning Conservative Party. Harper and his goons are pushing mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent marijuana crimes and spending billions of taxpayer dollars on expanding prisons.
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Articles and videos discussed on today’s show:
International Hempology 101 Society
Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada
International Medical Marijuana Week
Victoria Marijuana ‘Bakery’ Raided
1st Cannabis Convention at UBC Presented by Hempology101 and the SJC
Doctor Says 6-Month Delay for Pot Permits Stressful
Health Canada is Far Behind on Medical Marijuana Licences
Pot Licenses Still Taking Months to Deliver
Cops quiet on details of medicinal pot bust
Equipment returned broken, medical marijuana user says
Medical Marijuana Grower Has Power Cut Due To Government Licence Delay
War on grow-ops in B.C. has unexpected casualties
Mission homeowner fined $5,200 for growing cucumbers
Canadian Supreme Court Says Police Can Spy on Power Use
Botched Police Raid Shocks Quebec Man
Toronto Police Used Violent Force in Compassion Club Raid
Quebec Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Raided, Arrests Planned
Sixth Marijuana Clinic Opens in Vancouver
Forfeiture act can hurt the innocent
B.C. government pockets more than $15 million from assets of criminals
BC Medical Marijuana Growers to Pay Tax on Illegal Income
Most Mandatory Minimums Sentences don’t work – US Drug Czar
Canadian Conservatives Attempt to Enact “Inhumane, Unjust” Anti-Pot Law
Senate Quietly Passes Bill S-10 and Mandatory Minimums For Marijuana
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff: Legalizing Marijuana Would Create Problems
Ignatieff Says Liberals Will Reintroduce Marijuana Decriminalization Bill
Conservatives to Waste Billions Locking Up Marijuana Users
Critics say Harper government throwing prison expansion money away
Government faces hard sell for thousands of new jail cells
Day says new prisons needed for ‘unreported crimes’
Prohibition of Marijuana is Responsible for Much of the Gang Violence in Vancouver and Elsewhere
Surprise – Drug War Now Killing More People Than War in Afghanistan