Tag: Police

  • Police Raid Plans: Are You Prepared?

    Ted Smith Anyone working in the illegal cannabis industry needs to be prepared to get arrested at any moment.  A recent rash of police raids on medical cannabis dispensaries across Canada have shown that some organizations are much more prepared than others to deal with the consequences.  Since the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club survived 4 […]

  • Police Attack Hempology 101: Video From 2001

    By Ted Smith One of the craziest Hempology 101 meetings we ever held was in June 2001 at City Hall when the Victoria Police Department was determined to start arresting participants and causing chaos.  When I made this video blog I had forgotten about the video made that night by Tyler MacDonald and it is […]

  • 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 […]

  • Weedy Blues: The Ballad of Murder and Marijuana: Part Two

    In Weedy Blues Part One, we looked in detail at how newspapers in Canada, especially in BC, have helped to create a contemporary spectacle: the “grow-op” scare. Based on content analysis provided in Susan Boyd and Connie Carter’s Book, Killer Weed: Marijuana Grow-ops, Media and Justice, we noted that elements of this scare included harping […]