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Cannabis Act Review 2022: Survey Responses from the VCBC

Compiled and written by Ted Smith and Jacq Kittel We are pleased to present our formal answers to Health Canada’s review of the Cannabis Act. They are conducting this review as a key component of the legislative process to gather public input via online engagement. The Cannabis Act has been highly problematic and inadequate since […]

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Victoria, BC MP Laurel Collins Supports the VCBC

For Immediate Release November 16, 2022 Victoria, B.C.:  Another strong letter of support for the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club to get an exemption from the Cannabis Act has come from the Victoria federal Member of Parliament, Laurel Collins. The VCBC has been advocating for an exemption from the Cannabis Act for years in order to […]

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RECREATIONAL MARKET READY TO DISMANTLE MEDICAL CANNABIS MARKET

With most recreational producers and retailers in the cannabis sector struggling to make a profit, there is very little incentive to save the medical cannabis program amongst them.  It is hard to blame the recreational cannabs industry for wanting the business, given how various levels of government are making it very difficult to turn a […]

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HEALTH CANADA AND DOCTORS FIGHT AGAINST MED POT PROGRAM

Ever since the first judge decided cannabis had medical benefits that patients had a constitutional right to access, Health Canada and doctos have fought tooth and nail to discredit, diminish, dismiss, and undermine the acceptance of this plant as a legitimate medicine.  From the mid 1990’s, doctors have been fighting the medical cannabis program and […]

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PATIENT GARDENS THREATENED BY CANNABIS REVIEW

Virtually every professional body that deals with medical cannabis regulations would be happy to see the whole medical cannabis system disappear.  With that in mind, Health Canada has produced a public survey intended to gain feedback about the effects of legalization with a question at the end designed to justify doing just that.  While there […]

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CANNABIS ACT FUELS OPIATE CRISIS

Nothing exposes the government’s failure to efficiently legalize cannabis more than the 10 mg THC limit on edibles. By severely restricting THC limits in edible products, Health Canada and the Cannabis Act fuels the opiate crisis, exploited recreational consumers and stimulated the underground economy. The 10 mg THClimit has also fueled the illicit industry which […]

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COMPASSION CLUBS BELONG AT THE HEART OF MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM

Long before there was a medical cannabis program, patients across Canada relied on local groups of compassionate advocates who provided high-quality, low-cost products.  Instead of including these medicinal providers in the regulations for medical use, or years later when cannabis was made legal, Health Canada has dismissed these groups as non-compliant.  Now that the federal […]

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COULD LEGALIZATION TRUMP MEDICAL POT?

Cannabis Review Threatens Patient Gardens: A delayed review of the Cannabis Act asking Canadians a limited selection of questions has finally begun, including questions designed to justify shutting down the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).  This review allows citizens to respond to several survey questions, or add other comments, until Nov 21.  […]

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VCBC Autumn Updates & Announcements

Annnual General Meeting: Thurs Oct 13 The VCBC will be holding its Annual General Meeting this year on Thursday October 13th, at the Fernwood Community Center from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This venue is wheelchair accessible, it has a large parking lot across the street, and is easily accessible via bus, biking and walking. This year […]

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VCBC Responds to BC Public Consultation Re: Opioid Epidemic

The Select Standing Committee on Health is examining the ongoing overdose and drug toxicity crisis. As part of this work, the Committee is inviting British Columbians to give their input on the following areas: Government Response: What actions should government take to address the ongoing overdose and drug toxicity crisis? Improving Care: How should government and institutions […]