Current Affairs 2006 - Legal (126 items)
|Nov 16, 2006|| Big Weed's Distancing Act ....The fact is, while Cannasat Therapeutics celebrates its successes making use of Health Canada's med marijuana program ( it's part owner of the company that holds the feds' sole growing contract ), folks using legally ambiguous compassion clubs live in fear....
|Nov 11, 2006|| Posters Accuse Miller Of Having Opponent Jailed David Miller has been accused of a lot of things in this election campaign, but, until recently, throwing people into jail wasn't on the list.
Posters have appeared on newspaper boxes and hydro poles accusing the mayor of sweeping an opponent, Rev. Peter Okatar Styrsky, into a Northern Ontario jail to keep him out of the race.
Specifically, the hand-drawn posters, which feature cartoon marijuana leaves and scrawled block-letter text, suggest the mayor had direct influence in the jailing of Mr. Styrsky, a member of the controversial, pro-marijuana Assembly of the Church of the Universe.
|Nov 1, 2006|| Kids Protected From Grow Ops One week after three Calgary children were found living in a home used as a marijuana grow op, a law enabling police to charge unfit parents for exposing their kids to drugs comes into effect.
Under the Drug Endangered Children Act, officers can seize kids found in narcotics situations, as well as charge the family members who put them in harm's way. |
[Although the intention of these laws sound good, there is too much room for abuse of the system by authority in deciding "what is best for the children"]
|Oct 31, 2006|| RCMP Allowed Agent's Crimes A police agent who infiltrated the Hells Angels in Vancouver may have broken the law at times but he was always acting at the direction and under the control of the RCMP, a top Mountie who oversaw the investigation testified Monday.
"He is operating under the guidance, authority and approval of his handlers," recalled RCMP Chief Supt. Bob Paulson...|
|Oct 30, 2006|| Judge Calls For Stiffer Penalties For Grow-Ops A B.C. Supreme Court judge has waded into the debate over sentencing for marijuana grow-ops, saying sentences are "notorious" for being ineffective.
Justice Sherman Hood, who made the comments during the sentencing of a repeat offender in Port Alberni, says the problem in B.C. has become "critical."
|Oct 28, 2006|| Church Allegedly Dealt Pot
Members of the Assembly of the Church of the Universe in Toronto were pro-marijuana activists who were too lazy to agitate for the cause, a police source said yesterday.
"Basically these folks believe in the legalization of marijuana, but didn't wait for the laws to change or have not taken the appropriate steps to change the laws," the source said. |
|Oct 28, 2006|| Growhouse Registry En Route Buyers worried about unknowingly purchasing a former marijuana growhouse will soon be able to trace a home's history on a website briefly unveiled by the Calgary Health Region on Friday.
|Oct 28, 2006|| Mayoral Candidate Charged With Pot Possession One of the candidates for mayor of Thunder Bay has been charged with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
The Chronicle-Journal has learned that Douglas MacKay, 53, was charged Sept. 11 after police seized almost nine kilograms of marijuana.
|Oct 26, 2006|| Top court overturns pot activist's conviction An Alberta medical marijuana activist was deprived of his constitutional right to a jury trial when his trial judge instructed two sympathetic jurors to nonetheless find him guilty, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled today.
SUPREME COURT OF CANADA vs Grant W. Krieger
|Oct 12, 2006|| Judge Calls Ex-Con an Expert Convicted Drug Producer Testifies in Local Marijuana-Growing Case
Les Soloman has been before a few judges in his time.
A three-time convicted drug producer, he's no stranger to local courtrooms.
But yesterday, the 48-year-old Cambridge man was called to court, not to answer for another crime, but for his expertise -- in growing pot. Soloman knows a lot about it after more than 20 years in the field, so to speak. So when his lawyer, Hal Mattson, called on him to testify for the defence in a local marijuana-growing case, he accepted.
|Oct 5, 2006|| Column: Harper's No Sage Socrates believed that the unexamined life is not worth living, and last week's budget cuts by the Harper government to the Law Commission of Canada, the Court Challenges Program and the medical marijuana research fund show that this administration is committed to unexamined ignorance in governance. I may not be interested in having philosopher kings run this country, but it would be nice if those in power at least had the desire to develop public policy based on information, debate and analysis.
|Oct 2, 2006|| Marijuana Activist Gets Six Months Jail Iglulik - Nunavut's most outspoken marijuana advocate will serve time behind bars because of the very thing he promotes.
After pleading guilty to trafficking and laundering the proceeds of crime, Ed DeVries was sentenced to six months in jail and one year probation on Sept. 25 in Iglulik. |
|Sep 27, 2006|| Golfing Grandpa Gets Teed Off At US Border The 48-year-old construction worker figures he's entered the U.S. by car or plane at least 60 times since the 1970s...All that for a mothballed misdemeanor that was taken care of at the time with a $250 fine...Kimberley swears he's had enough with the U.S.: "Europe is looking really good right now." |
|Sep 27, 2006|| Green And Legal Feds Won't Tell Grow-Op Busters Who's Got A Licence
It's a budding problem cops wish they could weed out.
Officers with the Edmonton Police Service-RCMP Green Team are occasionally raiding marijuana grow-ops that turn out to be operated by growers licensed by the federal government to cultivate pot for medicinal reasons.
[So many "problems" would not exist if prohibition did not exist. Then we could see what real problems may be associated with cannabis.
|Sep 26, 2006|| Pot Crusader Found Guilty Of Trafficking Marijuana Grant Krieger, a well-known pot crusader, has again been found guilty of trafficking in marijuana after he sent packages to people in Manitoba for medicinal uses on two separate occasions.
Provincial court Judge William Pepler found Krieger guilty Monday of two counts of trafficking in marijuana on Dec. 3, 2003 and Jan. 8, 2004. |
|Sep 23, 2006|| Reggae Musician's Charter Rights Breached Police Had No Lawful Basis For Stopping Car
Court Of Appeal Restores Trial Ruling ...The judge found there was no lawful basis for stopping Hanson and that alone was reason enough for finding that his Charter rights had been breached, the panel said. |
|Sep 23, 2006|| Pot Activist Settles VANCOUVER -- An American pot activist who launched an intense legal fight against extradition to the U.S., has quietly settled her legal and immigration issues.
After negotiating a plea agreement of simple possession of marijuana with U.S. prosecutors, Renee Boje dropped her extradition appeal in B.C. and returned to California from B.C. last month. |
|Sep 16, 2006|| Guard Gets Five Years In Prison EDMONTON - A former guard at the Edmonton Remand Centre has been sentenced to five years in prison for smuggling drugs inside the jail for inmates.He said he also got an "adrenalin rush" from his participation. And he was using cocaine at the time of the offences.
|Sep 16, 2006||CN BC: Cafe Owner Gets 15 Months In Jail For Selling Pot The owner of the now defunct Da Kine Cafe on Commercial Drive has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for openly selling marijuana to customers.
At the height of the coffee shop's success in the summer of 2004, police say it attracted thousands of customers to its doors, gaining international attention.
|Sep 2, 2006|| Judge Won't Jail Pot Grower Comments by a Courtenay provincial court judge that marijuana growing is a "victimless crime" highlight a continuing debate over the best way to respond to the problems with pot.
Judge Brian Saunderson, in sentencing a 41-year-old man earlier this month, refused to consider a jail sentence requested by the Crown. |