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Cannabis Arrests
1922 ........... 0
1923 ........... 0
1924 ........... 0
1925 ........... 0
1926 ........... 0
1927 ........... 0
1928 ........... 0
1929 ........... 0
1930 ........... 0
1931 ........... 0
1932 ........... na
1933 ........... 0
1934 ........... 0
1935 ........... 0
1936 ........... 0
1937 ........... 4
1938 ........... 4
1939 ...........12
1940 ........... 3
1941 ........... 0
1942 ........... 0
1943 ........... 2
1944 ........... 0
1945 ........... 0
1946 ........... 0
1947 ........... 0
1948 ........... 6
1949 ........... 5
1950 ........... n/a
1951 ...........5
1952 ........... 6
1953 ........... 7
1954 ........... 2
1955 ........... 8
1956 ...........1
1957 ...........5
1958 ...........14
1959 ...........22
1960 ...........21
1961 ...........17
1962 ...........16
1963 ...........29
1964 ...........39
1965 ...........32
1966 ...........112
1967 ...........447
1968 ...........817
1969 ...........1,476
1970 ...........5,399
1971 ...........(...)
1972 ...........10,695
1973 ...........(...)
1974 ...........(...)
1975 ...........(...)
1976 ...........(...)
1977 ...........58,481
1978 ...........53,378
1979 ...........56,834
1980 ...........64,866
1981 ...........65,763
1982 ...........53,658
1983 ...........43,799
1984 ...........43,917
1985 ...........43,803
1986 ...........41,514
1987 ...........43,072
1988 ...........40,030
1989 ...........40,243
1990 ...........38,810
1991 ...........33,267
1992 ...........34,993
1993 ...........35,995
1994 ...........40,496
1995 ...........43,845
1996 ...........47,234
1997 ...........47,933
1998 ...........50,917
1999 ...........60,011
2000 ...........66,171
2001 ...........70,624
2002 ...........69,989
2003 ...........60,670 *
2004 ...........67,832
2005 ...........59,973
2006 ...........58,878
2007 ...........62,510
2008 ...........80,061
2009 ...........65,316
2010 ...........77,126
2011 ...........77,954
RESULT: As of 2002, 1.5 MILLION CANADIAN CITIZENS NOW HAVE CRIMINAL RECORDS FOR POSSESSION OF CANNABIS (Source)
1) Source: The structure of drug prohibition in international law and in Canadian law

StatsCan:Arrest stats

*Reason for drop
 

Stats Canada
- Drug offences and impaired driving, police-reported rates, Canada, 1981 to 2011

Despite Fact A:
  • 65% or two-thirds of Canadian taxpayers think cannabis should be decriminalized
  • 92% of taxpayers think cannabis should be made legal for medical purposes
  • [source]
  • a 670-fold increase in cannabis-related convictions between 1965 and 1980 seemed to have no significant impact on the rate of cannabis use [source]

Fact B is happening:
  • 70,624 taxpayers or family members (sick and healthy) were arrested for cannabis in 2001 with close to 70% for simple possession

OR 193 arrests per day

OR one every 7 1/2 minutes (Statistics Canada)

And still increasing every year.... Whose money is it??? AND HOW MUCH OF IT???

Would you believe $500 MILLION according to the Auditor General !!! That's $40,000 an hour to maintain cannabis prohibition alone.


What about the Medical Cannabis Program?

As of February 2004, 51 authorized persons receive government cannabis. The value of the PPS contract was $5,751,250.00, so that works out to $112,769.60 of taxpayer money per exemptee. (Health Canada stats)

The compassion clubs in Canada serve approximately 6,000 people and have cost the taxpayer nothing.

What Can I do????

More Facts (John Howard Society)

What else should I know?

How long will it take to change things?


Canadian Legal Cases

Arrest rates and costs
Affidavits

Cannabis cases from the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CANLII)

John Conroy - drug law test cases

POLCOA cases

Church of the Universe Court Cases

Compassion Club rulings


CURRENT RULINGS
Allard V. HMQ March 21, 2014 (the MMAR/MMPR issue)
Decision
Order

July 5, 2002: Philippe Lucas

February 2, 2009: R. v. Beren ( Charter challenge)

Grant Krieger: PROCEDURAL HISTORY

2006: Supreme Court of Canada Grant Krieger (2006) (Jury Nullification case)

Court of Appeal: Cultivation: Acquittal | Trafficking: new trial

Dec. 11, 2000: Grant W. Krieger -     [Appealed by Crown]

June 20, 2001Grant W. Krieger - jury trial acquittal:    [Appealed by Crown] [Back to jury]

April 9, 1999 Regina v. Defelice, Middlemiss and Cantwell Nelson

Oct. 09, 2008 Holy Smoke Culture Shop - Nelson Reasons For Judgment Of The Honourable Judge Sperry


July 2000: Parker Appeal

2000: Ian Hunter - Seed Case

2001:Jim Wakeford Decision

June 25, 2002: Wes Winchester

2002: U.S.A. v. Licht (DEA conduct in Canada case)

Jan. 2, 2003: R.v J.P. Phillips Decision [Appealed by Crown]

March 14, 2003: Ronald Stavert (PEI)

May 16, 2003: R.v J.P Appeal Rogin Judgment (upholding Phillips) Crown Appeal dismissed

Sept. 4, 2003: R. V. Masse [Cannabis possession in B.C. struck down]

2003-10-06: R.v.Graham & Parks ("Abuse of Process" ruling)

Oct.7, 2003: Links to all the Ontario Court of Appeal cases ):

July 13, 2007: R. vs. Long ( Borenstein decision) (Cannabis possession laws unconstitutional)

July 26, 2007: R. vs. Long (Reasons for Judgment)


Jan. 10, 2008: Carousel Harvest Judgement (Hon. Barry Strayer) [PDF]

Jan. 31, 2008: Carousel Harvest Notice of Appeal [PDF]

Mar. 19, 2008: Stay of Judge Strayer's Jan.10/08 Carasel decision

Oct. 27, 2008 Carasel upheld - Federal appeal denied


August 14, 1997: Chris Clay Decision

July 2000:Chris Clay Appeal (See: Supreme Court, Dec.13 2002)

Caine Decision

Malmo-Levine / Caine Appeal (See: Supreme Court, Dec.13 2002)

Supreme Court of Canada Malmo-Levine, Cain decision

Supreme Court of Canada Clay decision


Affidavits from the Clay Trial

Hans-Jorg Albrecht

Bruce Alexander

Marie Andree Bertrand

Neil Boyd

Patricia G. Erickson

Dr Lester Grinspoon

John P. Morgan M.D.

Eugene Oscapella

Robert Randall

Diane Riley

Neev Tapiero




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