Canadian Senate Passes Bill S-10
On December 13 the Canadian Senate Passed S-10 (formerly known as C-15 and C-26
before that). So, where does that leave our community?
S-10 proposes Mandatory Minimum Sentences of 6 months for growing 6 or more
marijuana plants, and 18 months for producing any amount of hashish or edibles
(cookies, brownies, etc). S-10, like C-15 and C-26 before it, has been opposed by
every expert as a massive waste of money that will increase crime and violence on
our streets. In response, the Stephen Harper Conservatives have been unwilling and... [...More]
BCCCS presentation on Bill C-15 to Senate
Watch the presentation by Jeet-Kei Leung of the BC Compassion Club Society to the Senate Committee about the impacts of Bill C-15 (Mandatory Minimum Sentencing) on Compassion Clubs. (December 2nd, 2009)
You can read more about Bill C-15 in our Law,...
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BCCCS Gives Testimony to the Senate Against Bill C-15
In December, the BCCCS went to Ottawa to provide expert testimony on the damaging effects the Conservatives' proposed Bill C-15 would have on medical marijuana patients and Compassion Clubs. If passed, Bill C-15 would impose mandatory prison sentences for drug offences, including cannabis cultivation, starting at 5 plants.... [...More]
Bill C15 Petition and Poster
The BC Compassion Club presented this petition against Bill C15 to the Senate Committee on December 2, 2009. This regressive legislation - had it passed - would have written into law mandatory minimum sentencing for drug crimes, including cultivation of cannabis. The bill ultimately died when Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament in late December, 2009.
Still Illegal After All These Years
A 2001 article about medical marijuana written for the Vancouver Sun by BC lawyer John Conroy, who has done much work for the Compassion Club, its members, and its suppliers.... [...More]
Conroy & Company
BC lawyer John Conroy has done much work for the Compassion Club, its members and its suppliers. His site includes a number of medical marijuana court decisions.... [...More]
Article about Canadian compassion clubs, from the Sept 2007 Positive Side Magazine, published by the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange.... [...More]
Waiting to Inhale
USA 2005. Director: Jed Riffe.
Waiting to Inhale examines the heated debate over marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States. It takes viewers inside the lives of patients who have been forever changed by illness—and parents who lost their children to addiction, and presents shocking new evidence that marijuana could hold a big stake in the future of medicine.... [...More]
Senate Committee Recommends Legalization of Cannabis (Government press release)
OTTAWA, September 4, 2002 - The Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs today released its final report on cannabis. In an exhaustive and comprehensive two-year study of public policy related to marijuana, the Special Committee found that the drug should be legalized. The 600 plus page Senate report is a result of rigorous research, analysis and extensive public hearings in Ottawa and communities throughout Canada with experts and citizens. ... [...More]