Résultats pour le hashtag #cannabis

  • #cannabis To quote today’s Telegraph: “Even casual use of cannabis alters brain, warn scientists. Experimenting with cannabis on a casual basis damages the brain permanently, research has found. People who had only used cannabis once or twice a week for a matter of months were found to have changes in the brain that govern emotion, motivation…[En afficher davantage]

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    • I guess we should be equally concerned then with caffeine, alcohol, or tobacco, given that all of these substances can be regarded as mind altering substances. If we were to regulate everything on earth that could adversely affect us, their would likely be very little left at all.

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    • The study was funded by The National Institute on Drug abuse and is therefore self serving. It is noted that these same users use alcohol which is a known brain damaging drug. Also the US government patented Cannibinoids as neuroprotectants. I’m not disputing that the abuse of many substances can harm the brain and body but one must question why…[En afficher davantage]

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    • I’d like to comment on the comments. The Liberal Party is a self-confessed “evidence based” party, which presumably means it will follow the evidence wherever that takes it. That is not an easy thing to do, because the evidence all too often conflicts with our – not to mention the voters’ – beliefs. Speaking of that conflict, the science – or…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #cannabis, is really not my cup of tea, neighder alcohol, neighder cigarette. This are just for the ones that have lost control, and if you want full control stay away from it. Look at it this way, doing all this things is pleasure and according to religents everything there is pleasure in is a sin, something to think about.

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    • My religion embraces pleasure and wants it’s followers to be suffering free. The only reason for guilt is control and if it is applied as unforgivable sin it is easy to turn anyone into a slave to that religion. Think for yourself and don`t expect others to follow the same beliefs you do. I use Cannabis to control chronic pain that will claim…[En afficher davantage]

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    • I really don’t think that there are any religions that equate pleasure with sin. Many, many things that provide pleasure are not sinful. Overindulgence (gluttony) may be considered a sin, but merely the pursuit of pleasure? No, not a sin.

      I should be free to pursue any pleasure I want as long as it hurts no one else. And I don’t think the…[En afficher davantage]

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  • John Langenecker posted a new activity comment posté il y a 2 weeks  6 days

    En réponse à : Chris Stewart posted an update #renewal I support Justin’s (and the greenlight committee) in their decision to remove the candidacy of Ms. Innes. Open nominations was never meant to be rule free nominations. […] Afficher

    “words”

    I can remember a discussion about Justin and his stand on #cannabis. If memory serves me, you were part of that discussion.

    Someone noted that Justin used the word “decimalization” when he was addressing a question from a student. Some people then drew the conclusion that he did not support legalization.

    When he was describing a…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #cannabis

    Great news re Friday’s (21MAR14) successful injunction against MMPR thanks to professionalism of BC Counsellor, John CONROY and Justice Michael MANSON…

    http://read.thestar.com/?origref=#!/article/532c9e90ec069123fb0001e6

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  • #cannabis The story just keeps growing and the government seems determined to force another almost 40,000 people into criminal activity when they are forced to start paying Mafia prices for their medical cannabis no matter who they have to buy it from. This is what I found tonight and I have no idea what I’m going to do next…[En afficher davantage]

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    • So lets see.. As of the stroke of midnight, April Fool’s Day, at 5G/day = 25 plants. Self grown & use only, at (what these new racketeer ’commercial growers’ will be changing at best) $5/g..

      Hmm.. $5 x 5g/day = $25 x 7 days = $175/week x 4 weeks = $700/month..

      WAIT A MINUTE! Up to March 31st it cost me $0/month! Hmmm..

      See, nature & health…[En afficher davantage]

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  • Kim Best posted an update posté il y a 3 months

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    I am a licensed medical marijuana patient and producer. I’m also a Liberal Party Member, and have a serious issue with the new rules being adopted on April 1, 2014. My biggest issues are with respect to safety, harassment by the RCMP and and my ability to obtain my medicine starting April 1, 2014. My family and I were recently…[En afficher davantage]

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    • The biggest problem is the way the Conservatives are doing this. The problem all of you are facing is that it’s not covered under provincial drug plans. I think they did this on purpose because medical marijuana users are so few in numbers and and hard up for cash because of their disabilities they can’t fight back or even lobby their provincial…[En afficher davantage]

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    • you are absolutely right on all counts. your first mistake was in notifying the police about your permit, its none of their business! if they choose to ignore basic legal rights of every Canadian then sue them. some small communities have folks with very small minds and nothing new will get by them.
      the reason why legalization is taking off is…[En afficher davantage]

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    • April 1st = April Fool’s Day! How fitting an insult can that be?

      So now we are supposed to bend over further for the yet more unconstitutional illegality of forcing further restrictions to our already violated constitutional rights of free access & cultivation & use of a natural plant? No more therapeutic gardening, no more self-dependence &…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #cannabis
    Now that Colorado and Washington States are opening up to marijuana, there are new articles coming out.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/marijuana-frequently-asked-questions/2014/01/02/2b9bf6c0-73c4-11e3-8b3f-b1666705ca3b_story.html

    It will be interesting to see how things progress. I am particularly concerned…[En afficher davantage]

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    • Interesting points on addiction and impaired driving. If cannabis is legal, the police will need to be able to convict for stoned driving much as they do for drunk driving (and they will need a benchmark test for it). With Colorado leading the charge, and border state NY allowing medical use, it will make it easier to sell the business community…[En afficher davantage]

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      • Hugh:
        I don’t think we have begun to see the opposition that is going to arise on this issue. I think we need to watch Colorado and Washington states and see how this all plays out. The big issue to me is teenagers who clearly can have long term detrimental effects.
        Meanwhile we don’t have a stance on Global Warming.
        Overall, we are going to…[En afficher davantage]

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        • micheal: the issue with teens and cannabis and mental health issues isn’t to be blamed on pot. those teens who go on to develop mental health issues are often seeking relief for those same mental issues by trying marijuana, alcohol and their parents prescriptions long before getting a proper diagnosis. the study that followed this assumption was…[En afficher davantage]

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    • I have worked with teens most of my life. In the 60′s you would be hard pressed to find a non smoking teen. Today, more teens do not smoke than do. I would be more inclined to up the age of drinking since by dropping the age it has created a means of young people to access alcohol. The amount of alcohol bought by young people from 19 year…[En afficher davantage]

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      • Hi Gerry:
        Here is a link about sugar http://www.liberal.ca/activity/p/35606/
        All of the effects are generally reversible and non refer to cognitive problems. This is not the case with marijuana.

        You say you have professional friends who are not effected by weed. I will give you that. All of the studies refer to detrimental effects of teenage…[En afficher davantage]

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        • Michael: Perhaps my wordy response was confusing. We sell cigarettes legally yet smoking among teens has dropped. The reason is it’s legal, closely regulated and taxed. I suspect the same thing would happen with marijuana. There certainly are many other issues on which to focus but this one is in front of our eyes and easily fixed. Personally…[En afficher davantage]

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          • Gerry:
            We should probably watch Washington and Colorado states to see if teenagers smoke less with legalization.

            I did not know that teenage cigarette smoking rates were dropping. I work with Secondary Schools where they have to smoke off the school property. There appears to be a great number of kids standing across the street smoking at lunch…[En afficher davantage]

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            • No one is suggesting that youth should smoke marijuana. No one is suggesting that anyone should smoke marijuana. Let’s start by agreeing on that.

              The LPC is not advocating marijuana use and certainly is not suggesting that teems should use it.In fact a large portion of the policy direction seems to be towards mitigating the harm and educating…[En afficher davantage]

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              • Martin:
                Your argument about ruining lives would be solved if we simply decriminalized marijuana. I already agree with decriminalizing.

                You say it will save money. Do we know that the savings will be greater than the increased health care costs and reduced productivity costs.

                You say there has been a dramatic decrease in teen age smoking. The…[En afficher davantage]

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                • Decriminalization is the worst possible option. It does nothing to take money from criminals and allows the black market to thrive and continue to sell marijuana to all age groups. It raises zero money that can be put towards education and zero money that can be put towards any health costs. Most importantly … it does NOTHING to address your main…[En afficher davantage]

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                  • Well said, Mr. Showell…

                    Decriminalization is nothing short of a complete sham… Bottom line… Who do you want in control of our 20+ billion dollar cannabis industry? …Criminal organizations or a responsible government accountable to all Canadians?

                    cheers…
                    dm

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                  • Martin:
                    You say that legalization sends a very strong message to teenagers that weed is bad. Are you suggesting that we will put pictures on the packages like we have for cigarettes? Will you be fining teenagers for smoking pot? Are you going to be putting up posters in the liquor stores that weed is bad for teenagers so don’t pass this stuff…[En afficher davantage]

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                    • So – who did Colorado and Washington wait for?
                      Leading doesn’t mean waiting for someone else.

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                    • I have not “suggested” any of those educational tools or any punishments Michael, those are your ideas but some of them seem ok to me. I’m not sure that there will be “packages” of the cigarette type (that’s not how it’s being done in Colorado – and I’m not sure I support the idea of allowing companies to advertise and actively market their…[En afficher davantage]

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                      • Martin:
                        Everything you are telling me suggests that we should study this using Colorado, Washington or anything else we can find.

                        Suppose we launch this as we find:
                        a) cognitive deterioration in our 20 year olds because our teenagers were able to access marijuana more easily because we made it available in every liquor store and our regulations…[En afficher davantage]

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                        • Sheesh Michael. Perhaps we shouldn’t pass any new legislation or support any policy because it might have negative consequences. I’m really worried about increasing trade with China – it could backfire. And carbon tax? Let me point you to all the studies that say that is a disaster waiting to happen.

                          Or we can look at the science and the…[En afficher davantage]

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                          • Martin:
                            I am amazed how you can write long pieces with no references. It is basically you quoting on your thinking based on however you have acquired your information.
                            You are right, dialoguing with you is like going around in circles without any regard for the other person’s information.

                            I resolved some time ago to not engage in discussions…[En afficher davantage]

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                            • Haha! And here I thought it was me ignoring you :-)

                              Michael, I have not commented on any of the things you have written for the last few months because discussion with you is fruitless and seemingly endless in its cycles. You make assumptions you cannot support and then base everything else on those invalid assumptions. As an example: There IS…[En afficher davantage]

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                  • Actually, controlling, taxing, limiting or retracting access to a natural plant is unconstitutional for starters. Its a plant & can not even be patented secondly. Let it go. Simple. It grows free, we use it as need be and that’s the end of it.. Nobody will take heed as it will be in every backyard garden the way it should have still been for…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #cannabis
    May I suggest allowing Canada the opportunity to jump in a leading role on global environmental responsibility by freeing Cannabis completely and mandating Cannabis harvests in order to implement such in as many industrial applications as possible in as exponential a time frame as logically possible. Immediately remove all existing…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #cannabis

    I have an older adult child, and two very young teenagers. I support the legalization of Cannabis in all forms – marijuana flowers, hashish, other resins and concentrates, infusions into food, and any other form – FOR ADULT ONLY RECREATIONAL USE, and for therapeutic use by anyone with a direct and specific prescription by a medical…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #cannabis

    Available free on YouTube… ”The Union – The Business Behind Getting High”… A must-see, Canadian documentary by Kelowna native Mr. Adam SCORGIE…

    Enjoy…

    mulligan
    parry sound-muskoka

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    • Thanks, Dan:
      I find this very interesting and most illuminating. Based on this artiicle, it seems to me that we should keep marijuana out of young peoples hands until they’re at least 18 years old. How to do this? Maybe a structure such as the various provincial liquor boards might do the job. Leaving it in the hands of pushers in the schoolyards…[En afficher davantage]

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      • Does the actual system work? The only people now making money are the pushers. Why not try a liquorboard approach to this problem?At least we would make some money out of it and the numbers would not go up as it did with alcool .

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  • #cannabis

    Another excellent documentary with respect to medicinal cannabis progress is Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s ”WEED”… Doctor Gupta is the CNN Medical Correspondent who has completely changed his personal & professional perspective on the benefits of cannabis… This documentary is also available simply via YouTube.

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  • #cannabis Yesterday in an interview in the NEW YORKER President Obama said about the legalization of marijuana in Colorado,” it is important for it to go forward because it’s important for society not to have a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another brocken the law and only a select few get punished.
    I can hear…[En afficher davantage]

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    • …and today in the New Yorker…
      “President Obama is about to issue an executive order that would force all Americans to purchase a monthly supply of marijuana, the Fox News Channel reported today”

      …it seems to me that there is going to be a lot of assumptions that moving forward is going to be the end of civilization. What ever happened to…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #cannabis Gee! I’m watching Ch. 24 news. It just said the legal marijuana trade in Colorodo made 5 million in the first week. People are all smiling—-well o.k. out and out laughing in the pictures.
    Lets see now.
    Making money.
    No crime.
    Happy people.
    What’s wrong with this picture Mr. Harper?
    What we really need is more private prisons.
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  • #cannabis Justin is a wise leader. He instinctively chose the legalization of marijuana as a positive step. He was right on the money as we can see by the certain states legalizing it, cities legalizing it,and Uroguay legalizing it.There is a tidal wave coming Mr. Harper. Even though it is supposed to be all about jobs I have a feeling for…[En afficher davantage]

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    • Justin is a very wise leader. However, he was not for the legalization of marijuana when it was passed at our last convention–or even during the leadership race if I remember rightly. What greatly impressed me, however, was his looking at the evidence and changing his mind! That’s the kind of leader I want.

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  • #cannabis After 30+ years in policing… Legalize, Regulate & Tax (aka Win, Win, Win)

    For those of you torn on this policy, I ask a very simple question… “If you found a bag of weed in your son’s/daughter’s sock drawer, would you call the cops”?? There’s your answer folks… we’ve been making criminals out of our youth for far too long……[En afficher davantage]

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    • Excellent point Dan!
      Add to this, that we are so focused on what used to be a crime 100 years ago that we neglect pursuing today’s criminals, e.g., fraud artists, bullying(including Cyberbullies), scammers, etc.

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      • Good point, Jean. However, Marijuana was probably not illegal until sometime after the first world war. At that time, many if not most drugs (including “hard” drugs werw available freely on the open market. Example: try to look up “paregoric” this was opium which was sold openly and legally to calm colicky babies. I’m not sure that I’d…[En afficher davantage]

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    • I sincerely believe that there is no more reason to criminalize marijuana consumption than there is to criminalize that of alcohol. It (Marijuana) should be handled in the same way as alcohol. In both cases, prohibition causes perverse effects that are exremely harmfut to society

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  • #cannabis – I work in the field of residential treatment for youth – most of whom have serious substance abuse problems. I am torn on this subject. On the one hand, I cannot justify criminalizing weed when I know there is no question legal alcohol abuse is many times more destructive to individuals and communities. The vast majority of weed abuse…[En afficher davantage]

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    • Stephen, when I originally heard that Justin had said he would legalize mj I was quite horrified. However, when I heard that it was Legalize, Control and Tax I thought Yes, that makes absolute sense. This is not just about what it does to people who abuse it but the fact that it feeds organized crime. You’ve captured the benefits of…[En afficher davantage]

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    • I don’t see legalisaton as a `solution’ but as admission that, just like Prohibition, it has been the means of establishing a huge criminal drug network. Legalisation does not mean abuse in and of itself just as legalisation of alcohol or any other substance does. Those are different subjects. The medical benefits of MJ are apparently still…[En afficher davantage]

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    • The only issue I have with your post is the assumption that legalization will lead to increased use and abuse. As JT has said, cannabis is easier for youth to obtain than alcohol, because the black market that currently sells it, doesn’t ask for ID.

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    • Washington and Colorado states are already marketing the product. The dialogue should change from ”whether” to ”how we go about it”.

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    • I am wondering if your assumptions about the harm that may happen would change if a portion of the tax revenue was directed to improved mental health and community services?

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    • The use of Cannabis for medical conditions that it is very effective at treating is being blocked, held back and restricted because it is also recreational in use. mthe difference is that those of us using it medically are not interested in getting high but in experiencing relief. Constant use of high medical dosages results in a desensitizing…[En afficher davantage]

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    • I think that the very recent development in Colorado will be a good learning example. The idea is to legalize, control the distribution through regulation and tax the product. I agree with this approach. I also agree with the approach that criminalizing for simple possession is a waste of police resources. I believe that the Association of…[En afficher davantage]

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      • Absolutely we need to follow the progress in Colorado (and later this year in Washington state) very closely – see what works and what doesn’t. We also need to watch Uruguay – the only nation to so far legalize. And then if needed we should refine our existing policy appropriately. The most recent policy discussion I have seen from the LPC can be…[En afficher davantage]

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        • You’re correct about the Police Chiefs and the Conservative Party.
          Interesting support from Mayor Ford in Toronto.

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          • Unfortunately, Rob Ford has about as much understanding of this issue as he has about, oh I don’t know, cost justified mass transit. Rob said “…why wouldn’t they at least decriminalize it and try to get revenue from it…” – you can’t get revenue form decriminalization Rob! But then legalization would put most of his friends and associates…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #cannabis

    I’d just like to make a quick note here, not a long essay:

    on one hand, some experts believe that marijuana contributes to or causes schizophrenia in teenagers, such as myself.

    On the other hand, part of the reason some teenagers use marijuana- an outlawed substance- is because alcohol- a legally controlled and regulated substance-…[En afficher davantage]

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  • #cannabis I see the ReformCons have finally discovered that there is political mileage to be gained in cannabis marketing. There is indeed, but not for the reasons on which they have hung their hopes. There are currentlly about 800,000 Canadians holding a criminal record for simple possession of cannabis. The personal and economic cost of…[En afficher davantage]

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    • Unfortunately, the ”Annilation of our species” seems to be a more pressing problem at this time.

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    • All good ideas Michael but unless the legalization policy is communicated to the public properly we could lose a lot of votes on it. Personally I was horrified when I heard that Justin had come out in favour of legalization. I did not immediately catch the distinction between DECRIMINALIZATION which would ensure that people with small amounts…[En afficher davantage]

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      • I am not convinced that this issue needs more public communication. This is an issue that people that are not engaged in partisan politics seem to understand.

        I would not advertise the issue more, just respond to the attacks in a clear way. ”We do not support organized crime”

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        • We don’t have to advertise the issue but questions will come up in contacts wiith voters. ”We do not support organized crime.” does not explain anything and will not convert any skeptics. I’m going with the words of the leader: ”Take it out of the hands of organized crime. Legalize, control and tax.” Brilliant.

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        • That is fine if you are only concerned with the use of cannabis as a recreational drug. Those of us using cannabis for medical reasons are seldom interested in getting high but just relief from suffering without needing hard drugs to complicate the issue. Next Spring I will retire and no longer have coverage for my regular medications let alone…[En afficher davantage]

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          • Hi Dave. Very sorry to hear of your difficulties – I, too benefit from medical cannabis for side effects of treatment of malignancy. Unfortunately, outside of the federally operated medical marijuana program (which in my experience is just slightly better than useless) there is no completely legal way to obtain medical cannabis – the chance of the…[En afficher davantage]

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            • I’m in Alberta and not sure just yet what is available. I have to start the process of getting my CPP initiated for my 65 birthday. I really need to know how much money I will have to live on and what necessities I will have to sell off. Thanks.

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  • #cannabis
    Curious if anyone knows…if cannabis is legalized, what happens to the criminal records of those convicted of cannabis offences, especially right before the legalization? Seems unfair that one day you get a criminal record and 24 hrs later it is legal. Anyone know?

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  • #cannabis Has anyone seen the documentary Evergreen: The road to legalization in Washington? i’ll attach the link below but it’s an on the ground video account of the campaign to get I-502 on the ballot and then passed by referendum. The movie focuses on the opposition from many in the medical marijuana community who are concerned about the DUI…[En afficher davantage]

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