Tag: regulations

  • Melding Medical and Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries: A Pragmatic View

    Judith Stamps On the Melding Medical and Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries: A Pragmatic View Interviews with Dana Larsen and Dori Dempster, with input from Neil Allard; Jason Balaam; Maureen Bourke; Sarah Campbell; Marc Emery; Nicholas Fraleigh; and Martin Lee. The Backstory. Cannabis is an ancient medicine and spiritual balm. During its prohibition in the early 20th […]

  • Meeting Last Chance To Save Safe Inhalation Rooms

    Ted Smith On Monday Feb 22, 2016, the City of Victoria will be hosting a town hall meeting to give citizens an opportunity to meet with municipal politicians to discuss the new medical cannabis bylaws.  With as many as 34 dispensaries openly operating in Victoria, the city is attempting to follow the lead of Vancouver […]

  • Will Victoria Close or License Cannabis Dispensaries?

    By Ted Smith Under pressure from a new wave of cannabis dispensaries, Victoria City council will decide Thursday whether to shut them down, regulate them or simply do nothing and hope the situation will somehow take care of itself.  Last Tuesday in Vancouver, city council voted in favour of opening a public hearing into a […]

  • Lifting the Illusion of “Dried Marihuana”

    Figure 1. The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Schedule 2, Cannabis What exactly is ‘dried marihuana’? In April of 2012, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Johnston struck the term “dried marihuana” from the Medical Marihuana Access Regulations, refining the language to refer to all products listed as Cannabis in schedule 2 of the CDSA (figure […]

  • The Saga of Medical Marijuana in Washington State

    Every jurisdiction that legalizes marijuana encounters its own special set of post prohibition gremlins. Gremlins are mythical creatures that specialize in sabotage. In fairy tales they appear as inhabitants of other worlds. In reality they inhabit our own. That this is so is evident from a glance at Washington State where, despite legalization, masters in […]

  • Authorized Not Approved

    Smith Vs. the Drug Approval Process By Ted Smith Recently the federal government announced it was appealing the Owen Smith trial to the Supreme Court of Canada.  A 2-1 ruling by the BC Court of Appeal struck down the medical cannabis regulations for being unconstitutional in August, giving the crown little choice but to appeal […]