As of November, any Canadian caught with as few as six cannabis plants faces a mandatory six-month minimum prison term. Ironically, the new rules came into effect at the same time that Washington state and Colorado voted to tax and regulate the recreational use of marijuana by adults.
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British Columbia’s cannabis market could generate more than $2.5 billion in tax revenue over next five years. New study challenges argument that BC’s cannabis market cannot be taxed.
Today, West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Joan McIntyre released the following statement in support of Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Kash Heed’s call for the legalization and regulation of marijuana.
CANNABIS CULTURE - Sensible BC, the activist group behind a new campaign to decriminalize marijuana in British Columbia, will host a Public Forum on Sensible Cannabis Policy in Victoria on Monday, September 24.
A panel of medical and legal experts — including former B.C. attorney-general Geoff Plant — will try to convince the Union of B.C. Municipalities to support the decriminalization of marijuana and its regulated sale.
CANNABIS CULTURE - John McKay, the former U.S. attorney who prosecuted imprisoned pot activist Marc Emery, will appear at a press conference today with former B.C. Attorney General Geoff Plant and Emery's wife, Jodie, to call for an end to marijuana prohibition.
CANNABIS CULTURE - Watch Cannabis Culture News LIVE for the latest news and views on pot politics and the marijuana community. In this episode: Dan Werb of the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy and Stop the Violence B.C. discusses Bill C-10, the draconian Conservative crime bill about to become law in Canada.
Four former British Columbian attorneys-general have written to B.C. Premier Christy Clark and NDP opposition leader Adrian Dix to back legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana to help stop gang activity associated with the illegal marijuana trade.
Billions of dollars have been put towards nipping the drug-trade in the bud, yet the ease of obtaining marijuana and its potency have bloomed, while its price has dropped, according to a prominent group lobbying for cannabis legalization.
Four former Vancouver mayors have endorsed a coalition calling for an end to pot prohibition in Canada that they blame for rampant gang violence.