Four Part Series
explores the history of cannabis prohibition,
its consequences and what kind
of legal framework we should adopt.
March 8th thru 11th, 2005
Prohibition Caught Hold
Law Can't Solve All Our Social Problems
Middle Way On The Legalities of Pot
Be a World Leader
March 19th & 20th, 2005
By Dan Gardner
Pot Far More Potent Than in the Past?
Science Is Skewed to Fuel Fears of Marijuana
June 7, 2004
A marijuana plant on display during a rally
on Parliament Hill in support of the
legalization of pot, in Ottawa, June 5, 2004.
Photo by Jim Young
Time for Canada To Legalize Cannabis
February 25th, 2005
The use of cannabis is widespread and there is
intermittent talk from the government of Canada
regarding "decriminalizing," but not about legalizing, it.
It's Not Just for Bohemians
Pot Puffing Rate Doubled in 10 Years
Marijuana Against Multiple Sclerosis
October 3-10, 2004
First Canadian granted a pot permit Alison Myrden
praises therapeutic value of cannabis.
Canabian Day Festival
Arrested at Pro-Marijuana Rally in Toronto
Saturday, August 21, 2004
Cannabis in Canada is proud to present
the second annual Canabian Day Festival!
This year our event is being held in three Ontario cities:
Toronto, Hamilton and Niagara Falls.
Users Spurning New Batch of Marijuana
July 12, 2004
Ottawa -- Some patients are spurning a new batch
of government-certified marijuana, dismissing
Health Canada claims that it's a stronger,
better quality smoke.
June 9th & 10th, 2004
Lucrative Business of Pot
Legalization Report Draws Fire
Sees Pot of Gold in Illegal B.C. Crop
Institute Says Gov't Should Cash in On Pot
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Decriminalizing marijuana in Canada
could provide a C$2 billion ($1.5 billion)
tax windfall, according to a study
by a right-wing think-tank,
released on Wednesday.
Protestor Dianne Bruce smokes a joint
as she carries around her own
marijuana plant during a rally
in support of the legalization of pot,
in Ottawa, June 5, 2004.
Bruce is one of only 800 Canadians
who are legally permitted to cultivate
and possess the drug for
Photo by Jim Young
Green Tide Shadow Summit
March 4, 2004
Green Truth - the Green Tide Shadow Summit
Voices of Reason - Exploring Alternatives
to the Drug War
December 23, 2003
Ban is Constitutional, Supreme Court Rules
Rules Marijuana Possession Illegal
Don't Breach Charter: Supreme Court
Court Upholds Marijuana Law
Banning Possession Does Not Violate Charter
September 12, 2003
Laws Struck Down in B.C.
v. Masse - Reasons For Judgment
CBC - Web One Feature
Alison Myrden has Multiple Sclerosis.
Her condition causes her constant pain,
bladder problems and leg spasms.
The drugs prescribed for her condition
render her comatose.
Instead, Alison chooses medical marijuana.
Come spend a day with her and find out why.
Allows Marijuana Ruling To Stand
June 11, 2003
Toronto -- An Ontario Court of Appeal judge
declined to suspend a lower court decision
that found there is no law
against marijuana possession in the province,
despite the federal Justice Department's claim
that the ruling has led to chaos and uncertainty.
Pot Says Mayor Campbell
May 28, 2003
Vancouver Mayor Larry Campbell says the proposed
federal legislation to decriminalize possession
of small amounts of marijuana doesn't go far enough.
The mayor says he wants to see the
outright legalization of pot.
Rex Murphy's Introduction
To The May 18, 2003 Program:
"Should marijuana use be decriminalized?"
The marijuana debate is on again.
Arguments over whether marijuana possession
or use should be decriminalized have been around a long time.
Up 'til this week it looked like legislation,
treating one part of this debate - the decriminalization
of the possession of a certain amount, up
to 30 grams - was to be introduced in the House of Commons.
That has been delayed and now such legislation
will not be introduced until May 26th of this year at this earliest.
Hour Number One
Hour Number Two
Laws Ban Possession of Marijuana, Court Rules
Toronto and Ottawa -- Canada has no laws
prohibiting marijuana possession,
an Ontario Superior Court judge
said yesterday in a ruling that will
be binding on judges in the province
and may soon be picked up
across the country.
May 6th, 2003
Court Hears Arguments in Pot Law Case
Canada's highest court is hearing arguments about
whether to erase criminal penalties against three people
for simple marijuana possession.
February 2nd, 2003
Drug War Refugees
Cancer patient Steve Kubby and other California
med pot practitioners are begging Canada for asylum,
claiming U.S. drug warriors are out of control.
Maybe they're high, but maybe they're right.
January 3rd, 2003
Appealing Pot Possession Verdict
Ottawa is appealing a ruling that found
Canada's marijuana-possession laws
are no longer valid.
In a notice filed Friday, the Crown says
it will try to show an Ontario judge erred
when he concluded that a 16-year-old broke
no laws when he was caught carrying five grams
of marijuana this spring.
January 2nd, 2003
Charge Rejected in Potential Landmark Case
Windsor, Ont. — An Ontario Court judge threw out
a marijuana charge against a 16-year-old boy
Thursday in a decision lawyers say could soon
spell the end of Canada's prohibition
on possessing small amounts of pot.
December 19th, 2002
Judge Throws Out Pot Case
Quebec Court Judge Gilles Cadieux,
who had postponed making a decision
on the case a number of times,
said the absence of a legal source
of marijuana takes away
the right to life and liberty.
December 12th, 2002
Decriminalize Cannabis Report
December 9th, 2002
Says Pot Could Be Decriminalized Soon
Justice Minister Martin Cauchon said Monday
he wants to take steps to decriminalize marijuana
within the next four months.
A Commons committee is due to release a report
on Thursday calling for the government to relax
current marijuana laws and possibly even allow
Canadians to grow marijuana for personal use.
October 1, 2002
By Pierre-Claude Nolin
Report on Cannabis: Get Whole Story
Special Committee On Illegal Drugs
37th Parliament, 1st Session
January 29, 2001 - September 16, 2002
July 30, 2001
The Canadian government has made it legal
for terminally ill patients and those
with chronic conditions to use marijuana
to relieve their symptoms.
New facility for legal marijuana
set up in old Manitoba mine
August 2, 2001
Canadian Health Minister Allan Rock, right,
and Brent Zettl, president
and CEO of Prarie Plant Systems
inspect a crop of marijuana
Thursday in the Trout Lake mine
deep Flin Flon, Manitoba.
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