This is the longer version of an article that appeared in the 35th anniversary issue of High Times magazine - Lester and I were told that the original version would be put up on their website but so far they haven't done so and we both felt the information was too important to keep to ourselves any longer so here it is! Patented Pot vs. the Herbal Gold Standard
In the shadow of Marc's battle with the US government, a smaller drama is unfolding here in Vancouver. I am being sentenced for three counts of s. 5(2) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA). Two of the counts are possession of cannabis for the purposes of trafficking and the third count is possession of psilocybin for the purposes of trafficking.
International anti-prohibition day on June 15, 1997 in Vancouver. The electric accord.
The passing of Bill C-8 into law brings a rally from Vancouver's cannabis community. A joint-puffing session on the steps of Vancouver Police headquarters followed a march from Victory Square.
Singled out as the only person in Vancouver who can be jailed for simple possession, activist David Malmo Levine is also denied freedom to travel in Canada!
In British Columbia, David Malmo-Levine of the Harm Reduction Club finally had his day in court for charges of trafficking. Malmo-Levine sold marijuana to anyone who wanted it, under the condition that they take a pledge to use it responsibly.
Over a thousand people gathered to commemorate the Grasstown Police Riot of 1971
David spends an afternoon openly selling pot while cops watch and do nothing