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Terrace B.C.’s 4-20 event parties on in the rain

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Terrace Standard April 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Carry Palagian and Claude Dumont keep warm with their ‘Party with your bud’ blanket at the 4/20 event today at the spare parking lot behind the arena. The event goes until 5 p.m. — image credit: MARGARET SPEIRS

Terrace’s own marijuana advocate and multimillionaire Bob Erb began with about 40 people at his two-hour Erb 4 Herb 4-20 event this afternoon.

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Study points to the biggest risks of pot

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Broadcast on 660 News Radio on February 8, 2015
Justin Slimm, Lisa Grant, and Pete Curtis – 660 News

It’s the most widely-used illicit drug in Canada – but do you know the major health risks associated with using marijuana?


US department of transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study released February 6, 2015 found no evidence that consuming cannabis leads to a higher risk of getting into a traffic crash.

Considering Marijuana Legalization

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January 2015
RAND Corporation Research Report

Insights for Vermont and Other Jurisdictions

Research Questions
1. What are the decisions confronting jurisdictions that are considering alternatives to traditional marijuana prohibition?
2. How much marijuana is consumed in Vermont?
3. How much does Vermont spend enforcing marijuana prohibition?
4. What does the current scientific literature find about the consequences associated with marijuana consumption?
5. How much money could the State of Vermont earn from legalizing marijuana?
6. How much does it cost to regulate legal marijuana?

About the RAND Corporation
The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

Document Details
Copyright: RAND Corporation
Availability: Web-Only
Pages: 218
Document Number: RR-864
Year: 2015
Series: Research Reports

Options and Issues Regarding Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

No to cannabis! Yes to alcohol!

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Alcohol vs Cannabis

No Health Canada spokesperson was made available for official comments.

Health Canada has continually changed the old MMAR and now the MMPR standards and requirements that appears to be a strong effort to block access to medical cannabis therapies including research. Actions to make it very difficult for not only the vulnerable sick and dying Canadians to comply but also for the new licensed medical cannabis producer applicants. Health Canada has claimed there is no limit on the number of producers in Canada but to date less then 20 have been allowed to start limited production in 2014. Health Canada has delayed approving any more of the hundreds of others that have submitted licensed producer applications with the same tactics they have been using against vulnerable Canadians for over 15 years.

Over 35,000 vulnerable sick and dying Canadians have complained the over decade old process has always been seriously lacking proper information not only for themselves but for health care professionals, authorities and other levels of governments as well. Many court cases have been launched since 1997 and many of those won to force the Canadian government to allow medical cannabis use.
In 2006 the Harper lead conservative government ended all funding for medical cannabis research. Starting Canada on a path towards privately owned for profit prisons in Canada. Introducing failed mandatory minimums prison sentences for growing as little as six cannabis plants to fill prisons with otherwise law abiding Canadians. The 30 year old USA failed mandatory minimums prison sentencing and the vast amount of science was completely ignored by Harper including the fact the USA is ending the decades old failed mandatory minimums prison sentencing.
So it comes as no surprise that Health Canada is not allowing any type of advertising or strain information. The few companies currently allowed to produce some medical grade dried cannabis flowers can’t even tell customers which strain provides benefits for which illness. The facts are illegal medical cannabis clubs in Canada and other countries have compiled vast amounts of medical strain science even under the threat of prohibition and mandatory minimums prison sentencing. Sadly the Stephen Harper conservative government is not only continuing to allow alcohol advertising Harper himself has publicly promoting alcohol and even prefers his children consume alcohol. Fact is in 2014 a young person was taken to the hospital due to excessive abuse of alcohol from the Harper residence. Keep in mind not only is cannabis a safer recreational drug then alcohol cannabis does not kill people. Fact is alcohol kills people every day of every year!

NDP, Liberals say health committee

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By Giuseppe Valiante, National Bureau October 21, 2014 OTTAWA — The NDP and Liberals say the Conservative-dominated health committee’s report on marijuana is biased, inherently flawed, and omits evidence that contradicts Conservative ideology. The report, called Health Risks and Harms of Marijuana, recommends the government try to prevent marijuana use in Canada and raise awareness about the drug’s harmful effects. “Look at the name of the study — it says it all,” committee vice-chair and NDP health critic Libby Davies said. She called the majority report “biased” and “disturbing.”

Marijuana’s Health Risks and Harms

Report of the Standing Committee on HealthBen Lobb Chair


Pursuant to its mandate under Standing Order 108(2), the Committee has studied marijuana’s health risks and harms and has agreed to report the following:

The HTML version of this report will be available soon. In the meantime, the Committee is pleased to make available the report entitled Marijuana’s Health Risks and Harms (.PDF, 745 KB) in printable format

Legalize Cannabis – Centre for addiction and mental health study concludes!

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October 2014 Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) released a an evidence based study called Cannabis Framework Policy.

The CAMH study like so many other past evidence based drug policy studies(1) conclusions lead to prohibition of cannabis is a seriously flawed drug control policy. Legalizing cannabis will not only greatly reduce harm to our families and communities but will allow for a much safer way to actually have some control with regulations.
No need to reinvent the wheel either. Copy the beer and wine regulations. Selling on a commercial level the products provided are regulated the same as beer and wine are now. The regulations allow people to produce their own beer and wine while also providing for private for profit businesses to sell regulated products produced in a regulated commercial facility.
Advertising in the media shouldn’t be allowed. Stop allowing alcohol advertising would also help reduce the harm caused from irresponsible use of alcohol products.
Hyper over regulation and or taxation is not the answer either if we really want to gain more control. Avoiding over regulation and or taxation will help reduce the violent criminal gangs current complete control of the cannabis market.
Educate with only evidence based facts starting with cannabis is a safer recreational drug then alcohol, coffee and many other currently legal substances.
Then use the huge amount of law enforcement resources that would become available to be more proactive in stopping crimes then just reactive after people have become victims of harm from another. Colorado has shown huge increase of tax revenue, a reduction in crime and law enforcement costs.
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Getting To Tomorrow: A Report on Canadian Drug Policy – 2013
The report of the RSA Commission on Illegal Drugs, Communities and Public Policy. Final report: Drugs facing facts – March 2007
Canadian Public Health Association 2007 Resolutions
The Fraser Institute – Vancouver B.C. Marijuana Growth in British Columbia – May 2004
Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs – 2002
The Le Dain Commission Report 1972

Shaffer Commission report March 1970

The La Guardia Committee Report – 1944


Media stories:
Marijuana should be legalized with strict controls to curb its use and social harms, the Toronto-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health says.
CBC News October 9, 2014
The Inside Agenda Blog
CAMH Backs Legalized Marijuana
Sandra Gionas, October 9, 2014

Global Commission on Drug Policy Report

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (September 2014)


2.1 Put people’s health and safety first
2.2 Ensure access to essential medicines and pain control
2.3 End the criminalization and incarceration of people who use drugs
2.4 Refocus enforcement responses to drug trafficking and organized crime
2.5 Regulate drug markets to put governments in control


Summery of recommendations:

“Putting health and community safety first requires a fundamental reorientation of policy priorities and resources, from failed punitive enforcement to proven health and social interventions.”

“Stop criminalizing people for drug use and possession – and stop imposing compulsory treatment on people whose only offense is drug use or possession. “

“Allow and encourage diverse experiments in legally regulating markets in currently illicit drugs, beginning with but not limited to cannabis, coca leaf and certain novel psychoactive substances.”

“Rely on alternatives to incarceration for non-violent, low-level participants in illicit drug markets such as farmers, couriers and others involved in the production, transport and sale of illicit drugs.”

“Take advantage of the opportunity presented by the upcoming UNGASS in 2016 to reform the global drug policy regime. “

“Focus on reducing the power of criminal organizations as well as the violence and insecurity that result from their competition with both one another and the state.”


Download full report at Global_Commission_Report_English.pdf



Rip off scams claim to be Bob Erb / Erb4Herb!

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Have you ever receive a email or fax message claiming to be from Bob Erb or Erb4Herb or a official representative offering to give or donate any amount of money?

The email or fax message is 100% complete nonsense! Worse is it could be a scam to get your private information or even take money from you.
Bob Erb and Erb4Herb or a official representative never has nor never will email or fax any offer of money for any reason period!

The New York Times – Repeal Prohibition, Again

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The New York Times Repeal Prohibition, Again By THE EDITORIAL BOARD Share your views on the Editorial Board’s call to repeal the federal ban on marijuana. In coming days, we will publish articles by members of the Editorial Board and supplementary material that will examine these questions. We invite readers to offer their ideas, and we will report back on their responses, pro and con. The Opinion Pages High Time: An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization