The Marijuana Party of Canada (French: Parti Marijuana) is a Canadian federal political party, whose agenda focuses purely on ending the prohibition of cannabis. Apart from this one issue, the party has no other official policies, meaning party candidates are able to express their personal views on all other political issues freely.
Candidates appear on election ballots under the short form "Radical Marijuana" and their status is similar to that of independent candidates. Although governed by the Canada Elections Act, the Marijuana Party of Canada is a "decentralized" party, without by-laws, charter or constitution that govern its operations. Its Electoral District Associations are autonomous units of the party as whole.
Leader: Blair Longley
Ideology: Radical ...
Marc Emery sat up in bed that morning inspired, although he could have easily felt defeated. It was the day after the federal election, and he had run with the Canadian Marijuana Party, which hadn't won a single seat (CC#29 Marijuana Party fights national campaign). "I woke up and said 'we should make this a provincial party.'"Emery's seemingly unreachable goal: a candidate in every single one of BC's 79 electoral districts, more than any other provincial political party had ever fielded in a first election. By that night, the general concept and structure of the British Columbia Marijuana ...
The Impact of Cannabis Use on Cognitive Functioning in Patients With Schizophrenia: A Meta-analysis of Existing Findings and New Data in a First-Episode Sample.
Yücel M, Bora E, Lubman DI, Solowij N, Brewer WJ, Cotton SM, Conus P, Takagi MJ, Fornito A, Wood SJ, McGorry PD, Pantelis C.
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, National Neuroscience Facility, Alan Gilbert Building, 161 Barry Street, Carlton South, Victoria 3053, Australia.
Cannabis use is highly prevalent among people with schizophrenia, and coupled ...
... over medical marijuana club
IQALUIT, Nunavut — He calls himself a healer, not a dealer.
And despite spending last weekend in jail on drug charges, Ed DeVries is not about to shut what is almost certainly the most northerly - and perhaps the most popular - medical marijuana club in Canada.
"I couldn't stop this if I wanted to," says DeVries, a 52-year-old grandfather of four now facing four drug-related charges in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
He may be right.
The Qikiqtani Compassion Club, he says, distributes marijuana to 543 members, almost all of them in Iqaluit.
That would mean ...
CN ON: Call For Drug Strategy Sudbury Star, 22 Sep 2015 - Police and health officials say Sudbury needs to develop its own approach The Sudbury and District Health Unit, along with the Greater Sudbury Police Service and several dozen other community partners, have put out the call to action - Greater Sudbury needs a homegrown drug strategy.
CN BC: Health Canada 'Unhelpful' On Pot: Jang Vancouver 24hours, 22 Sep 2015 - Enforcing federal rules would have depleted city coffers, says Vancouver councillor Fewer than 20% of Vancouver's marijuana dispensaries can expect to receive a licence when the city's application process comes to a close, according to Coun. Kerry Jang. "I expect maybe 15, up to 20 maybe, will actually make it through as a marijuana dispensary," said Jang.
CN BC: 'We're In a Bit of a Bind' Nelson Star, 23 Sep 2015 - City Developing Long-Term Plan to Address Medical Marijuana Dispensaries News of a fourth pot dispensary potentially moving to the downtown core of Nelson - joining three existing locations on Front St. - has spurred high-level dialogue about the controversial facilities, according to Mayor Deb Kozak, and exploratory conversations on the topic of legalization and regulation have already begun.
CN BC: Anderson: Harper's Off Script On Climate Change The Chronicle-Journal, 19 Sep 2015 - VANCOUVER - Canadian actress Pamela Anderson prompted laughs from starry-eyed fans when she quipped she would never vote for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper. But she quickly switched to a serious tone and said citizens should keep climate change top of mind when they go to the polls on Oct. 19, calling it "the most important issue to anybody in the whole world."