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 ...
Canada: Editorial: Medicinal Pot? Or Snake Oil Globe and Mail, 02 Aug 2016 - We don't let you cook up medicines in your kitchen and dispense them on your front lawn, or brew moonshine in your garage and sell it from a storefront. There are all kinds of good reasons why governments can't allow people to do as they please when it comes to homemade pharmaceuticals and intoxicants - and there is no reason why marijuana should now be the exception to a regulatory environment designed to protect our society and keep it healthy. And yet, as a Globe and Mail investigation into the largely unregulated and illegal business of marijuana retailing has shown, government inaction has fostered a Wild West mentality where the prospect of quick profits can encourage risky practices and false advertising.
CN AB: Charges Dropped Due To Vague Bylaw Metro, 04 Aug 2016 - Through the smoke and mirrors of Calgary's bylaws, one medical marijuana user is celebrating a small victory. Ticketed for her medicinal marijuana use in a Calgary Transit bus shelter, Lisa "Mamakind" Kirkman was prepared to challenge her fines, over $1,500 in infractions, as a Charter of Rights and Freedoms case. But after a year of fighting the write-ups, charges against her were withdrawn on Wednesday, according to her lawyer, because of a vague bylaw.
CN AB: Bylaw Is For Tobacco Only Metro, 05 Aug 2016 - Legalized Pot Could Mean Changes to City Regulations Calgary's smoking bylaw may not yet pass the puff test when it comes to marijuana regulation. On Wednesday, a Calgary woman facing several charges for smoking in a bus shelter didn't pay a cent to the city because she was medicating with medical marijuana.
CN ON: Vets Find Peace At Strathroy Pot For Trauma Centre London Free Press, 04 Aug 2016 - STRATHROY - Ken Blanchard said he was downing 600 milligrams of anti-depressants a day to deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder. The 14-year Canadian military veteran said he was taking up to six Percocet pills, a highly addictive opiate, daily for back pain.