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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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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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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 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 […]

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City Insists Health Canada Grant VCBC Exemption From Cannabis Act For 3rd Time.

For Immediate Release Tues, Aug 2, 2022 City Insists Health Canada Grant VCBC Exemption From Cannabis Act Victoria B.C.: Once again, Victoria city council has written to Health Canada to affirm and clarify their unanimous support for the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club to receive an exemption from the Cannabis Act to provide high-dosage edibles to […]

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The History of our Non-Profit Society

By Ted Smith Many people have been excited about cannabis legalization because they see an opportunity to make fast money.  While some fought hard for patient rights, ultimately turning the tide from prohibition to legalization, many were drawn into the cannabis industry with illusions of profits galore.  For myself, the goal is making the world […]