Tag: enforcement

  • Stop the Violence B.C.

    Winter has been a strange season for drug law reform in Canada. Years of battling a minority Harper government on its multiple inceptions of mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent cannabis offenses has finally gave way to a conservative majority, which has predictably pushed all the legal and moral standards to move forward this unreasonable, damaging […]

  • Industrial Hemp Production On The Big Scale

    By Diane Walsh America likes to boast its country’s quality of economic competitiveness. It’s an old story. But here’s one for Canada. In terms of industrial hemp laws, the U.S. is far back as the only industrialized nation on the globe failing to recognize the value of industrial hemp and permit its production. Whilst, in […]

  • A LEAP Forward for Nanaimo

    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 Nov., and he told me all about it. To start with, what exactly are a LEAP speaker’s duties? Well, I think you […]

  • Remember Me the Way I Was

    The road to medical freedom is still rocky By Joy Davies “Remember me the way I was” is what the note said that the policeman found on Priscilla’s bathroom counter. My God, after 10 years of living with excruciating pain, after 10 years of doctors and specialists, they put her through every pharmaceutical they could […]

  • INTERVIEW WITH MP DENISE SAVOIE

    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 […]

  • Bill C-15 Flawed By Design

    By Matt Elrod No matter your opinion of the Harper government, the Conservatives seem to think poorly of Canadians – and perhaps rightfully so. The Conservatives have been pushing a cynical, populist, “tough-on-crime” agenda since gaining office, and daring the opposition to stand in their way. The record shows that the Conservatives do not sincerely […]