Tag: elxn2015

  • Building Strength in Cannabis Activism

    By Judith Stamps It is easy for activist movements to fracture along lines of race, gender, class, or culture, and equally easy for them to remain strangers to the mainstream social and economic environments that surround them.  It is thus useful, occasionally, and especially on the eve of a federal election in Canada, to consider […]

  • Stephen Harper’s Suppository

    By Mark Lehtimaki (Image By Mark Lehtimaki) Putting the Tory back in Suppository Happy Election Canada!

  • Cannabis and The Green Party of Canada

    This is the Third part of a blog series concerning the upcoming Federal election. Get Out The Cannabis Vote – Part 4 of 5 By Beth Cormier The Green Party of Canada shares a similar view on cannabis as the Liberals – they support full legalization. They have been outspoken in their support of legalizing […]

  • Cannabis and The New Democratic Party of Canada

    This is the Third part of a blog series concerning the upcoming Federal election. Get Out The Cannabis Vote – Part 3 of 5 By Beth Cormier The New Democratic Party of Canada In this installment of my blog series for the election, I will talk about The New Democratic Party of Canada and their […]

  • Publisher Note: The Critical Moment

    By Ted Smith After years of hard work by many people, the Cannabis Digest is growing by leaps and bounds. Its potential, though, is still much greater.  With so much happening in the cannabis scene, the limits seem boundless. For dedicated readers, the 12-page growth spurt we have just experienced will be obvious and impressive.  […]

  • Liberal Party of Canada’s Platform For Cannabis

    This is the Second part of a five part blog series concerning the upcoming Federal election. By Beth Cormier The Liberal Party of Canada is unequivocal in their support of cannabis. Justin Trudeau has stated that if his party forms a government that they will begin working on changing the law immediately. Over the past […]

  • Get Out the Cannabis Vote 2015: Part 1

    This is the first part of a five part blog series concerning the upcoming Federal election. By Beth Cormier and Ted Laver On October 19th Canadians have an opportunity to make our voices heard by voting in the federal election. Whether you live in a swing riding, or one with an incumbent MP who is […]

  • Ten Thoughts on the 2015 Canadian Election

    The Obstacle Course and the Manifesto By Judith Stamps I find it helpful, from the emotional standpoint, to think of federal elections as bizarre forms of public sport, multi-dimensional games of chance, perhaps, with parameters that were they not legal, would count as borderline insane.  This image never fails to cheer me up.  On other […]

  • Election Canada: Green Party and The NDP

    Political Movements in Canada, and Why It Is So Difficult to Judge the Leaders   By Judith Stamps To borrow a phrase from Harper, let’s be clear.  From Confederation onward, ruling parties in Canada have dealt inadequately with First Nations, racism, and child poverty.  Since the 1980s they have, in addition, dealt inadequately with affordable […]

  • NORML’s Canada Election Project

    By Paul Lewin On October 19, 2015 Canadians will vote in the most important election in the history of cannabis in Canada.  NORML Canada is usually non-partisan.  We are proudly non-partisan.  However, this election is different.  In this election the Liberals are formally supporting cannabis legalization.  This is a bold, unprecedented position for a major […]