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.
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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.
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... 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: Where There's Smoke Ottawa Sun, 07 Sep 2014 - Amid the university and college partying beginning this week as post-secondary institutions across the city open for class, marijuana is surely one guest bound to make an appearance. The illegal drug is the most commonly used in Canada among youth aged 15-24 according to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.
CN NS: Cops Defend Their Raid On Medicinal Marijuana Lounge Metro, 09 Sep 2014 - Two arrests at Farm Assists. Deputy chief says police forces must respond to complaints The deputy chief of Halifax Regional Police says Canadian sentiment around medicinal marijuana may be in flux, but police forces are still required to enforce existing laws.
CN ON: Police Air Search Finds Plenty Of Pot Shoreline Beacon, 09 Sep 2014 - It's been a good year for growing marijuana out-of-doors in GreyBruce. So says RCMP Const. Mark Schagena, who co-ordinated a pot search-and-destroy mission Aug. 18-21 largely in Grey-Bruce. Police from West Grey, Saugeen Shores, members of the OPP and a Canadian Forces Griffin helicopter crew took part, he said by phone Wednesday after he issued a news release.
The Russ Belville Show #441 - Hemp Can Save The Supercapicitor POT TV - Cannabis commentator 'Radical' Russ Belville is on the air – and now on Pot TV – with The Russ Belville Show. In this episode: Press conference from the American Chemical Society on the use of hemp to replace graphene in supercapacitors.