David Malmo-Levine

David Malmo-Levine
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I remember my first time buying cannabis. I was 15 years old. It was in Edmonton, Alberta, in the summer of 1986. I was sent on my bike by my friend to purchase 20 dollars worth of hashish. Cannabis flowers were a rare treat in those days. Teens either had a family member purchase forRead More
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This article details my analysis of the recommendations brought forward by the Liberal Government’s “Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation.” Full text of the report can be found here: Task force recommendations. As I see, and perhaps you’ll agree, their advice is based on “reefer madness 2.0” – the myth of inherent harm doneRead More
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CANNABIS CULTURE – The Gastown Riot – or Grasstown Riot – of August 7, 1971, was the first major battle for drug peace in Canada. There were earlier “smoke-ins”, to be sure, but this was the first confrontation between protesters and police. Despite the brutality of the police, they lost this battle. 
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CANNABIS CULTURE – It’s not the smoke that causes harm, but the radioactive chemical fertilizers. But try telling that to the Vancouver Municipal Government. Once again, Vancouver City Council has been deaf to reason, looking for any excuse to shut down businesses that cater to the hookah smoking crowd. But this time it’s not the “bring-your- own-bud” vapor loungesRead More
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CANNABIS CULTURE – The raids against medical cannabis dispensaries and pot cafes – dubbed the “second round” of Project Claudia by the CBC, occurred on June 23nd, 2016. The first round occurred on May 26th. The rationale for the raids given by the Chief of Toronto Police the day after the first round of raidsRead More
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CANNABIS CULTURE – A comparison of the complaints against gay versus high protesters exposes gaping oversights in the logic of euphoriaphobes. Sparking complaints In the May 14th, 2016 edition of the Vancouver Sun, a freedom of information act request regarding the number and nature of complaints to the city regarding the 4/20 Farmer’s Market at SunsetRead More
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CANNABIS CULTURE – Cannabis Culture contributor David Malmo-Levine’s open letter to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, the Liberal MP in charge of the policies of Justin Trudeau going forward or not. 
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CANNABIS CULTURE – I started using cannabis when I was 14 years old. It helped me deal with my fear of death, it enhanced my performance during activities I enjoyed, and it helped me deal with everyday stress, depression, fatigue, loss of appetite, lack of sleep, lack of motivation and lack of focus.
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