Upon learning that the Washington State Liquor Control Board is seeking consultant applications for a legal marijuana production and distribution system, Marc wrote this tongue-in-cheek submission. Marc was extradited to and sentenced in Seattle, Washington despite operating his seed business in Vancouver, BC, Canada at all times.
Dear Sirs and Madams of the Washington State Liquor Control Board,
Please consider my bid, or rather, application for consideration, to be a consultant in one of the four fields of marijuana expertise required by the WSLCB:Read more »
MARIJUANA HAS BEEN LEGALIZED! Jodie has just returned from Washington state where she joined in the celebration of the passing of marijuana legalization I-502 as they, along with Colorado's Amendment 64, voted to legalize recreational marijuana.
The media is buzzing with news and Jodie has been non-stop busy with interviews, and shows all the press clippings since Sunday! Check out links to news stories and more at http://www.Facebook.com/JodieEmery and http://www.Twitter.com/JodieEmery
All of the organizers and volunteers in both states did a fabulous job of helping these initiatives to pass - they have shown the way for others to follow and have made our dreams come true! And there was even more good news with medical marijuana passing in Massachusetts, and more positive law reform in other states and cities. CONGRATULATIONS! You did it!!! Read more »
It took 75 years. Seventy-five years to win the majority support for legalizing marijuana at the ballot box.
Colorado and Washington voters passed, by substantial pluralities, legalization bills that guarantee universal access to any one, resident or visitor, 21 years or older, of up to one ounce of marijuana. In Colorado, anyone can grow up to six plants, and stores will sell marijuana to adults. In Washington, the state is obliged to distribute marijuana in retail locations. Read more »
Today is Wednesday, October 3rd. In less than five weeks Americans will be voting candidates for President, Senate, the House of Representatives, their local statehouse representatives and senators, state attorney-generals, and their Mayor, City Council, sheriff, county commissioners, and possibly dozens of other elected offices at the state, county and local level. And then there are ballot initiatives that seek majority support for state laws legalizing possession of marijuana (Washington, Oregon, Colorado), medical marijuana (Arkansas, Massachusetts), and other proposed legislation.Read more »
Nearly half of Newfoundland and Labrador residents support the legalization of marijuana, according to a new survey from Corporate Research Associates (CRA), while a quarter of the population supports the legalization of brothels.
The latest polls, released June 14, show that men, younger residents, and those in the highest income bracket support the legalization of marijuana.
The CRA poll shows 47 per cent support, with 44 per cent opposing legalization, and nine per cent being undecided.
Those numbers are similar to Atlantic Canada totals, with this province showing the second highest support for legalization after Nova Scotia. Read more »
My declaration in my previous blog that activists who oppose the legalization initiative on the November ballot in Washington State are acting foolishly and counter to the interests of our movement provoked a reaction, not unexpectedly.
So I am writing about I-502 again.
In a perfect world, devoid of politics and where the rules of conduct in society are determined by principles of liberty and the full autonomy of the individual, the ideal circumstance for us would be where the governments of Mexico, the United States and Canada all strike marijuana and all controlled substances from the Controlled Drugs & Substances schedule.Read more »
BY DAN MACLENNAN, CAMPBELL RIVER COURIER-ISLANDER; WITH FILES FROM GLACIER NEWS SERVICE
Vancouver Island municipal politicians, including Campbell River's representative, are urging the federal government to decriminalize marijuana, a move they say would reduce crime and create additional revenue.
Delegates at the annual conference for the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities sent a clear message on April 14 by supporting a resolution that calls on Ottawa to change its laws. Read more »
BY CASSIDY OLIVIER, THE PROVINCE
In an ideal world, Jacob Hunter, the organizer of the wildly popular 420 pot festival in Vancouver, wouldn’t have to worry about underage kids toking up at the annual, adult-oriented bake-in.
But according to estimates, about 10 to 20 per cent of the thousands of marijuana enthusiasts who gather in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery every April 20 for a spliff or two are minors. And Hunter admits he finds those numbers concerning and isn’t exactly sure what to do about it.
While he says the law — as well as cost and logistics — prevents him from throwing up fencing around a public space and checking IDs, he thinks an age limit on use at the festival could be the solution. Read more »
By: Andrew Weichel, ctvbc.ca
The thousands of marijuana users and advocates meeting for the annual 4/20 celebration in downtown Vancouver Friday know they can breathe easy.
That's because police have long held a policy of public safety over enforcement at the pro-legalization rally, overlooking possession of minor amounts of marijuana in exchange for what is generally an otherwise incident-free afternoon at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
"There have been no problems in the past and we anticipate none this year," Const. Lindsey Houghton told ctvbc.ca.
"We're not talking about 4,000 people with a kilogram of cocaine each." Read more »
By Graham Lanktree, Metro Ottawa
With the passing of omnibus crime bill C-10 in March, pot activists are saying this year’s 4/20 smoke-in on Parliament Hill is getting political.
“We wanted to make it more involved this year,” said Graham Kittmer, of Carleton University group Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
“We want to lose the stigma of the stoner,” he said.
Kittmer also pointed out that local medicinal marijuana activist Russell Barth and law reform group NORML Canada’s Executive Director Marc Boris St-Maurice are set to talk pot policy at the event. Read more »
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