Cannabis Culture News LIVE: Canada’s Salvia Ban and Marijuana Dispensary Raids

CANNABIS CULTURE – Watch Cannabis Culture News LIVE for the latest news and views on pot politics and the marijuana community. In this episode: Rebecca Ambrose of The Vancouver Seed Bank joins the show to talk about Canada’s proposed ban on salvia, and lawyer Kirk Tousaw and members of the North Island Compassion Club discuss a recent police raid on their medical marijuana facility in Courtenay, BC.

Cannabis Culture editor Jeremiah Vandermeer talks to Rebecca Ambrose, owner of The Vancouver Seed Bank (and the new Victoria Seed Bank) about the recent proposal by the Canadian government to ban Salvia divinorum, a psychoactive plant thought to have been used for hundreds of years to induce visions and other hallucinatory experiences.

Also on the show: Canada’s latest raid on a medical marijuana dispensary. Ernie Yacub and Bill Myers of the North Island Compassion Club and their lawyer Kirk Tousaw join by phone to discuss the recent raid on their 10-year-old medical marijuana dispensary in Courtenay, British Columbia.

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Articles discussed in this episode:

Canadian Ship, Planes Participate in Caribbean Drug Bust

33 Men and Their Marijuana

Ecstasy Does Not Wreck the Mind, Study Finds

Health Canada Proposes Ban on Hallucinogen Salvia

No Need to Ban Salvia

Police Recommend Drug Trafficking Charges for B.C. Compassion Club Members

VIDEO: North Island Compassion Club Raided

Miley Cyrus Takes A Bong Hit Of Salvia

Driving on Salvia

Contact info for Stephanie Chandler, Regulatory Policy Division, Office of Controlled Substances, Address Locator: 3503D, 123 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 1B9, by fax at 613-946-4224 or by email at [email protected]




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