Tag: justice

  • The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club moves one step closer to Cannabis Act Exemption with Mayor and Council vote

  • Living the Supreme Dream

    By Ted Smith Last Friday March 20 was a dream come true for myself and many other cannabis activists. Normally I would say you had to be there, but in this case there is actually a recording that will forever show the government dismally fail in its defense of the medical cannabis regulations.  Over the […]

  • John Conroy; Internet Activism and the Supreme Court GoFundMe (EP 011)

    John Conroy: Master of the Courtroom; Cannabis Internet Activism; the Supreme Court Extract GoFundMe and more from the Cannabis Digest this week November 22nd – 28th, 2014     with Owen Smith Subscribe to the Youtube Channel!   NOTES/LINKS Nov 22nd Al Graham John Conroy leads the MMAR Coalition Against Repeal that has saved patients […]

  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Marijuana

    By Kirk Tousaw In Nov. 2012, the Harper Conservative government ushered in new mandatory sentencing legislation for certain Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences. Despite criticism from outside and inside government, and clear evidence that such sentences are harmful to the criminal justice system and society, the ideologically-driven rules are now law and are binding […]

  • Justice Matters: Search And Seizure

    By Jesse Stamm Under Section 8 of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, every person in Canada is guaranteed “the right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure.” In the event that police conduct an unreasonable search, section 24 of the Charter allows the courts the power to throw out evidence that was collected […]

  • Inside The InSite Ruling

    By John Conroy Counsel to VANDU I have now had an opportunity to read the Supreme Court of Canada decision thoroughly, and here is my opinion and summary of what it stands for: 1. The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) is valid federal legislation under the federal criminal law power having the dual purposes […]

  • Justice Matters

    By Jesse Stamm Hello Hempology students! I am an articled student (graduated from law school, will be writing the bar exam in Sept.) at Roger Batchelor Law Corporation in the Western Communities. I moved to Victoria in 1994 to attend the University of Victoria, and have spent 10 of those years completing two Bachelor’s degrees […]

  • A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER

    Heroes make the world a better place. Becoming a cannabis hero may not as hard as your think. Defending the truth, helping the sick and vulnerable, growing medicine, writing letters, wearing cannabis t-shirts, attending rallies, and networking on-line are individually easy things to do. Doing more than one thing to free the weed makes you a […]

  • 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 […]