Tag: drug policy

  • Nanaimo Criminology Professor Explains LEAP

    By Blair Hedley John Anderson, a professor of Criminology at Vancouver Island University, was recently made the Nanaimo area speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. I got in touch with him in late November and he told me all about it.   To start with, what exactly are a LEAP speaker’s duties? Well, I think […]

  • UK Drug Policy Slow to Shift

    High Cannabis Digesters!! First off, one of the good pieces of news to digest is the release of Marc Emery, the Prince of Pot, after almost 5 years incarcerated in a land he was not allowed to visit on his own. It is great to see him and his wife Jodie reunited. They are now […]

  • Cannabis in Costa Rica – Part 5 – Conclusion

        A future for Cannabis in Costa Rica As we move into July, the Costa Rica Medicinal Cannabis Movement signature gathering campaign has surpassed 100K and are now seeking more in case of invalid or duplicate signatures. Costa Rica has only had one successful referendum in the past. The citizens decided by vote that […]

  • Cannabis in Costa Rica – part 4

      Photo from www.TicoTimes.net Costa Rica’s Sloth Kong enjoys some legal weed from Uruguay after success at the World Cup   The 5th Latin America Drug Policy Conference Costa Ricans (and mascot Sloth Kong) are doing a lot more than just knocking top teams out of the World Cup. In my previous blogs on Costa […]

  • Top Ten U.S. Drug Policy Stories of 2012

    Landmark year for cannabis reform In some ways, 2012 has been a year of dramatic, exciting change in drug policy, as the edifice of global drug prohibition appears to crumble before our eyes. In other ways it is still business as usual in the drug war. Marijuana prohibition is now mortally wounded, but there were […]


    Victoria NDP MP speaks out against Conservative crime bills and mandatory minimum sentences By Kristen Mann I sat done with Victoria MP Denise Savioe for a conversation about marijuana, the recent bill C-15, the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations, and the NDP drug policy. The New Year’s surprise prorogation forced C-15 to be dropped from its […]