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 BC: Farm Tax Status Cut For Pot Growers Richmond News, 27 Jun 2014 - Commercial medical marijuana operators in B.C. will not be allowed to claim farm tax status after the provincial government created a new business classification for the federally licensed facilities. The new classification is in response to a Health Canada law that came into effect in April that regulates new commercial facilities that produce, process and distribute medical marijuana and prohibits production in residential homes.
CN ON: Column: Stop Legislating Morality Ottawa Sun, 29 Jun 2014 - Canada's proposed prostitution law doesn't protect sex trade workers and will be vulnerable to a Charter challenge I'm always amazed at the power of our federal government. With the simple passage of legislation it can turn ordinary citizens into criminals. How is this possible? Well, our drug prohibition laws are a prime example.
CN BC: New Marijuana Tax Rules Welcomed The Chief, 26 Jun 2014 - Licensed grow ops to be taxed as industrial users in B.C. A local lawmaker this week welcomed the B.C. government's move to exclude federally licensed medical marijuana grow operations from the list of farm uses for taxation purposes.
CN ON: Drugs Pass Booze Behind The Wheel Ottawa Sun, 28 Jun 2014 - Move over drunk driving. Drugged driving is now surpassing alcohol when it comes to people impaired behind the wheel, say police. "The prevalence of people under the influence of drugs is higher than people with alcohol," said Sgt. Evan Graham, with the Ottawa-based RCMP Traffic Services Drug Recognition Expert program. "Prescriptions are rising every year. With the current attitude toward marijuana, it's not surprising the numbers are out there."