Tag: Legal

  • Battling for My ACMPR: Part 3

    Julia Veintrop Appointment with family doctor With the date of my consultation in Vancouver booked and approaching, I went to my GP in Victoria to score my free medical travel pass. Plus, I wanted to take another shot at getting him to sign my weed papers. At this point, I realized my GP was inclined […]

  • Insurers Move to Include Canadian Cannabis Businesses

    Courtland Sandover-Sly Hey, you! Yes, you. Did you know that marijuana-related businesses qualify for employee benefits? Or property and casualty insurance? Things sure are changing fast in Canada these days, and there are some important opportunities you should know about. To answer the first question: Yes, companies in Canada have already obtained and put into […]

  • Federal Court Ruling Protects Patient Gardens

    Ted Smith A huge wave of relief swept across the country this morning as a federal court judge handed down a ruling protecting patient gardens.  In 2014, a new medical cannabis program, the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, was enacted by Health Canada, replacing the Medical Marijuana Access Regulations which had allowed patients to grow […]

  • Reasonable Regulations for Cannabis, Can they Exist?

    A Prologue to Reasonable Regulations for Cannabis, If Such Things Can Exist By Judith Stamps On Sunday, July 19, 2015, Conscious Living Network, a volunteer-based society in Vancouver BC, hosted its first Cannabis Conference.  The panel on cannabis policy was mildly polarized: activist Marc Emery expressed the view that there should be no regulations for […]

  • Updates from The Cold Eastern Front

    By Debbie Stultz-Giffin Maritimers Unite for Medical Marijuana Society (MUMM) is outraged over the escalating trend of law enforcement in Nova Scotia to lay charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act against medical cannabis patients for growing and possessing their medicine. The Medical Marijuana Purposes Regulations (MMPR) implemented last spring endeavoured to cancel the […]

  • RvSmith Extract Trial Fundraising

    Liam McKnight is one of the many Canadians who benefit greatly from the use of extracted cannabis products. It was my honor to meet Liam and many other medical cannabis patients at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa last weekend. The RvSmith extract trial that I recently brought to the Supreme Court of Canada has […]

  • Patient Injunction Matters To Every Cannabis Consumer

    (image by Mark Lehtimaki) By Ted Smith The future of legalization in Canada is about to be determined by a judge in Vancouver.  On Monday Feb 23, lawyers will square off in the Federal Court of Canada over whether patients allowed to grow cannabis under the old Marijuana Medical Access Regulations should still have that […]

  • “There is No Research:” Drug Abuse Perspectives and Cannabis Information for Policy Makers

    Cannabis Economics

      There is loud minority out there that says: we cannot legalize cannabis because there is no research, and thus no basis for going forward.  Its members include the Harper government, Health Canada, the RCMP, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, select American republicans, the DEA, the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), and a […]

  • Legal Ease – Search and Seizure

      By Jesse Stam 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 […]

  • Legal Medical Marijuana – 5 Social Impacts

    1) Fewer Deaths from Opiates The number of deaths involving commonly prescribed painkillers is higher than the number of deaths by overdose from heroin and cocaine combined, according  to researchers at McGill University. Currently, the U.S and Canada rank #1 and #2 in per capita opioid consumption. Medical Marijuana looks to be a far safer […]