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: Hazy Rules Surround Marijuana Shops Sooke News Mirror, 06 Apr 2016 - WE SAY: If No Regulation Is in Place, Authorities Are Condoning an Illegal Activity Whether you cheer or jeer the opening of Sooke's first pot shop, you should know the rules around marijuana dispensaries are hazy at best.
CN BC: Pot Seed Giveaway Attracts Over 300 The Daily Courier, 07 Apr 2016 - POT SEED GIVEAWAY ATTRACTS OVER 300 The free cannabis seed distribution didn't go exactly as planned, but a pro-pot rally otherwise went off without a hitch in Kelowna. More than 300 people packed into a hotel meeting room to hear pot crusader Dana Larsen give a history lesson on why marijuana was made illegal in Canada.
CN BC: Column: Deadline Approaches For Marijuana Shops To Close Vancouver Courier, 07 Apr 2016 - April Is Always a Big Month for Marijuana Enthusiasts. It's, of course, the month where pot smokers and "potificators" (my word) assemble by the hundreds on the fourth month of the year on the 20th day to smoke a joint or three.