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Current Affairs 2005 - Culture (76 items)

Dec 17, 2005 Variety Of Methods Help Users Get High Some local marijuana users are connoisseurs it seems, according to a new demand for pot-related devices.

Dec 15, 2005 This Man Loves Herb More Than You Edmonton-reared David Malmo-Levine was our keynote pot activist in the '90s, writing for The Gateway, organizing wild rallies and handing me lit joints on television as police stood at the edge of Gazebo Park, staring.

Nov 20, 2005 Pot and Your Pooch Dogs have been getting high on B.C. Bud for years, according to several local veterinarians who have treated pets who have ingested marijuana.However, there have been no cannabis-related deaths, says Brocklehouse. "They'd have to eat a helluva lot," says Shaw, speculating on what it would take before a canine OD-ed on marijuana, but that could change with any reconfiguration of street cannabis.

Nov 12, 2005 Meet The Marijuana User Next Door Surprise: The Rank And File Of Canada's Multi-Billion-Dollar Pot Industry Look A lot Like You And Me Ever wondered how your neighbours managed to afford that Land Rover or the cash to cover their kids' private school tuition? Maybe they have a sideline: a secret, subterranean income booster in the form of a marijuana grow operation. To some that might sound scandalous, while others might wonder why they hadn't thought of it themselves.

Nov 5, 2005 Activist's Infant Son 'Not At Risk' The Children's Aid Society of Hamilton has concluded Chris and Melissa Goodwin's marijuana use does not put their infant son, Christian, at risk.

Nov 1, 2005 Felger In Street Scuffle Tim Felger is running in Abbotsford for council and for mayor in Mission. His call to legalize marijuana and for harm reduction are emblazoned on his windows. Randall Severson admits he kicked the counter in Felger's office. "That was a bad move on my part. I was frustrated. The signs and the messages really bother me. He promotes violence and hatred and sexual immorality," said Severson.

[Seems he uses the same leap in logic that the cops/government do...]
Nov 1, 2005 The Cannabis Connoisseur Where wine is concerned, there is much to know...Legions of drinkers pore over the subject as if fact-gathering itself were the addiction. And so it is with another of the world's most popular intoxicants: marijuana. The average pot smoker may not know or care what type of weed is in the dime bag, so long as it gets him lit. But others can't stop obsessing over every detail of the subject from, say, how to produce kick-ass bubble hash from plant debris ( don't throw away those sticks! ) to questions about the Linnaean nomenclature of the subspecies cannabis indica.

[The Supreme Court sold out a huge culture of Canadians from every class, race, location to uphold the status quo... then sleep every night...]
Nov 1, 2005 Pass the Weed, Dad Parents Are Smoking Dope With Their Kids. What Are They Thinking?

[Probably the same thing that parents who allow their kids to drink a little wine with dinner or special occasions is - how to responsibly use the substances they will encounter in life. The hypocrasy surrounding pot politics is another sympton of our mainstream alcohol culture. Besides, prohbition has been around so long, many parents smoked with their parents, (even grandparents), so critical mass keeps building. ]
Nov 1, 2005 Toking Diplomacy If you were the guy everyone called the prince of pot and the U.S. drug czar came to town rattling his saber, you'd probably have the sense to stay out of his way. At the very least, you wouldn't go out of your way to antagonize him, let alone pay $500 for the privilege.

Oct 31, 2005 Civic Election Gone To Pot The alleged pot supplier to the Da Kine Smoke and Beverage Shop on Commercial Drive, which sold marijuana over the counter, is one of 36 candidates battling for 10 seats on city council in the November civic election.

[The headline gets an F for being so typically cliche. Give us a break.]
Oct 27, 2005 This Bud's For All Of Us Bud Inc., by Ian Mulgrew ( Random House Canada, 304 pages, $35 ) After a week in Vancouver I realized that Mulgrew's new book will open the eyes of quite a few people when it comes out next month. Prohibition has failed. The police and courts are overwhelmed. The cultivators are laughing all the way to an offshore account. The only hope is that Uncle Paul and some of his colleagues will come to the glaringly obvious conclusion that Ian Mulgrew spells out again and again. Legalize it.

Sep 24, 2005CN BC: Smith Beats Marijuana Cookie Rap Ted Smith, Victoria's high-profile champion of medical marijuana, has beaten a trafficking charge on appeal....On Thursday, Smith received a letter from the federal Department of Justice saying it had reviewed his appeal and decided he should be granted a new trial. The Crown, however, has determined it will not proceed and will ask the Court of Appeal to enter an acquittal.

[There is something very wrong with society when baking cookies for ill people can land you in jail]
Sep 22, 2005CN ON: Charge Withdrawn Against Local Marijuana Activist Rick Reimer said authorities withdrew a charge of being intoxicated in a public place during a court appearance last week in Annapolis Royal, N.S. Mr. Reimer, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, has a medical exemption from Health Canada to use marijuana to alleviate the symptoms of his disease. He was smoking a marijuana cigarette when he asked an RCMP officer to check in with security when entering the festival grounds.

Sep 19, 2005CN SN: Pot Laws Protested At Weekend Event A couple of hundred people protested Canada's pot laws by hanging out in a downtown Saskatoon park Saturday afternoon....Saskatoon's event was one of more than 40 protests around the globe. Many of the events overseas were staged at Canadian embassies or consulates.

Sep 17, 2005 Pot Use Puts Parents On The Spot A CAS worker had showed up unannounced at their East Mountain home saying she was investigating Baby Christian's welfare based on this written report filed by Sutthery on Aug. 30: "I, officer Sutthery, had a conversation with the owner of the pot cafe in which Chris Goodwin admitted to using marijuana every day. Goodwin also said his wife uses every day." With those two sentences, an investigation and a political firestorm were launched.

[Parents are allowed to drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes in front of their children, but as usual, all perspective is lost when it comes to cannabis]
Sep 16, 2005CN NT: Pot Party Candidate Charged With Trafficking "It's Really A Badge Of Honour For Us Rather Than A Stigma" Nunavut's Marijuana Party candidate appeared in court this week to face long-standing charges of drug trafficking and money laundering.

Sep 14, 2005 Spokesperson Denied Agent Status Two Pasqua First Nation men charged in connection with a large marijuana grow operation found on the reserve in August were told Tuesday that their spokesperson, who was seeking to represent them legally in court, would not be given agent status.

Sep 11, 2005 Pot Activist Rallies Support Vancouver -- Marc Emery took a quick hit from a joint as his fans smoked and screamed for his freedomin front of the U.S. consulate.... Today, 40 cities around the world, from Warsaw, Moscow, Russia, London, Paris, Madrid, Italy, they are rallying at Canadian consulates around the world. In Melbourne, Australia, and Sydney, Canadian embassies are being picketed!"

Sep 9, 2005 Da Kine Doors Open On Sunday, Business Licence Or Not: Despite his troubles in obtaining a business licence from the City of Abbotsford, marijuana activist Tim Felger says he'll open his downtown Da Kine store on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Sep 9, 2005 Crohn's Relief Brought Pot Activist To Cause She was suffering with agonizing symptoms and side effects when an old friend recommended marijuana to ease her afflictions. She said it worked and she hasn't used prescription drugs or had surgery since 1996.

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