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: Editorial: Free Speech For Everyone Alberni Valley News, 17 Oct 2013 - Tom Fletcher's column, BC Views, last week (Marijuana 'reeferendum' misguided, Oct. 10) elicited the highest number of responses online that we've seen in quite awhile. A few defended his position against the Sensible BC petition for a provincewide referendum on decriminalizing marijuana possession, but the majority of you were quite vocal in defending the petition and the man at the heart of it, Dana Larsen. (Take a look at our expanded Letters section on A11 for evidence.)
TMZ - Spicey Stoned Show Must Go On The Mernahuana Zone weeekly webcast is under some doobie duress as our own DJ Goodwins won’t be available to operate the technology. We might be able to take Skype callers and operate the multiple cams.
DJ Goodwins is in Ottawa as part of the Free Marc parliament hill rally and press conference. I’ll be at Vapor Central during the day pushing a phone call blitz.
CN BC: Pot Petition Gathers Steam Nelson Star, 16 Oct 2013 - While pot reformers have fallen short of their sign-up target for the first third of their campaign to force a provincial referendum on marijuana enforcement, they are ahead of schedule in Nelson-Creston where over 2,200 signatures have been secured out of 2,826 needed. Sensible BC spokesman Dana Larsen said the campaign had 65,000 signatures as of Oct. 9 - 15,000 less than their aim of 80,000 by the 30-day mark of the 90-day petition drive.
CN BC: Ridge Pot Petitioners Still Optimistic Maple Ridge News, 18 Oct 2013 - Sensible BC Campaign Short of Sign-Up Target Pot reformers have fallen short of their sign-up target for the first third of their campaign to force a provincial referendum on marijuana enforcement.