Tag: Vancouver

  • LiftCannabis Forum, Vancouver Nov 12th

    By Owen Smith LiftCannabis is hosting their third cannabis conference of 2015.  Previous events have focused exclusively on medical cannabis in relation to the difficulties patients and providers were faced with under the conservative government.  With a new government that promises cannabis legalization, this event and future events will engage the topic of general adult […]

  • Vancouver Cannabis Conference July 19th

    By Owen Smith On Sunday, July 19th, Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre will host the 2015 Vancouver Cannabis Conference.  With the city recently voting to regulate dispensaries and the Federal government maintaining their opposition: this year’s Federal election looms. Panels of experts have been formed to discuss the Medicinal Use of Cannabis; The Historical, Sacred, […]

  • Edibles Medibles: A Trek through a Political Labyrinth

    By Judith Stamps Edibles Medibles: A Trek through a Political Labyrinth It’s been an unbalanced, multi-polar week in Canadian Cannabis history.  On Thursday June 11, the Supreme Court of Canada published the last word on the status of edible cannabis meds in Canada: legal, effective immediately.  Up until then, the rule had been smoking or […]

  • Time For A NORML Conversation

    By Ted Smith There is one organization in Canada that has the potential to build a network of activists capable of influencing politicians and convincing judges to dismantle cannabis prohibition.  One organization that almost everyone in the cannabis industry has heard about but few have actually joined.  One organization that could be used by the […]

  • Why Does Vancouver City Council Want to Ban Edibles?

    The recent announcement by the city of Vancouver to regulate medical cannabis dispensaries is causing a stir on all sides. The federal government immediately denounced the decision, Rona Ambrose repeating that dispensaries are not part of the legal Medical Marihuana regulations (MMPR). Licensed producers have spoken to the value of their service as superseding the […]

  • The Lift Cannabis Forum: Vancouver

    By Owen Smith Cannabis Digest readers may have noticed that a good portion of my blogging over the last six months has included the tag “previously appeared at lift cannabis”. Lift is a website that helps patients to navigate the complexities of Canada’s medical marijuana regulations and gives patients a platform to explore and review […]

  • 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 […]

  • Vancouver’s Green Rush

    Unprecedented Increase in Cannabis Dispensaries Causing Growing Pains When is something illegal? It’s a simple question with multiple answers depending upon what that “something” represents in the question.  In the case of medical marijuana, that simple question has become infinitely more complex in Canada than it used to be.  It is clear that according to […]

  • Marijuana in a Post Prohibition World:  Reflections On Mark Haden’s views

    The recently held First Annual Conference of Sensible BC featured a great menu of panel discussions and small study sessions.  One of the truly enjoyable subjects on the menu was how best to imagine life in post prohibition Canada.   In this context, Marc Emery reiterated his view that we should legalize the plant and impose […]

  • The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club: A Study in Home Rule

      The Victoria Cannabis Buyer’s Club (VCBC), Vancouver Island’s senior medical marijuana dispensary, is located on a quiet section of Johnson Street at the edge of downtown Victoria, BC. Its storefront window bears a perpetual ‘Under Renovations’ sign. Aside from this, the dispensary, lodged in an old red brick building, has nothing to mark its […]