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CN BC: Scuffle Mars Annual Pot Protest
Organizer Cries Foul Over 'Violent' Treatment by Police, Who Say They Acted After Observing a Marijuana Sale
CN BC: A Chaotic Cannabis Day Amid Arrests, Politicking
Advocates Accuse Police of Being Too Aggressive Arrests and political haggling cast a dark cloud over the annual Cannabis Day event outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Wednesday.
CN BC: Four Arrested During Cannabis Day Protest
The organizer of an annual marijuana protest in downtown Vancouver is blaming the city for an outbreak of violence that led to several protesters being arrested on Canada Day.
CN ON: 'Let's Get Rid of the Stigma'
Rally Held on Canada Day in Front of Courthouse Rob Thibault is happy to have his life back. He was part of a small rally every year Canada Day to celebrate and educate people about medicinal marijuana.

Opinions

US MD: PUB LTE: Cannabis Research In Editorial Outdated
I feel compelled to respond to your recent editorial, "Medical pot: No wonder." Sadly, the conclusions drawn in the piece are largely based on information that is (1) only peripherally relevant and (2) woefully out of date. The editorial does a disservice to readers by implying the "79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients" cited in the piece represent directly applicable - and current - research on medical cannabis.
US AZ: Column: Anti-Marijuana Campaign Says More About
Marijuana causes kids to kill themselves! It makes IQs drop!! If children accidentally eat edibles, they will be poisoned!!!
CN BC: Column: Pot Bylaw Muddying The Waters
Vancouver City Council and the police department have clouded the national debate on cannabis with their approach to pot and are pumping money into the pockets of organized crime. Anyone who has followed the controversy about marijuana since the heyday of the Le Dain Commission can only shake his or her head at the lack of common sense.
US CA: It's Past Time to Regulate Medical Marijuana
The cost of inaction couldn't be more clear. Acres of ancient trees are disappearing and illegal marijuana farms are popping up in their place. Streams and rivers are being sucked dry, diverted sometimes miles away through plastic pipes into tanks. Several species of fish, along with a rare breed of wild rodent, are on the verge of extinction.

Letters

US MD: Cannabis Research In Editorial Outdated
I feel compelled to respond to your recent editorial, "Medical pot: No wonder." Sadly, the conclusions drawn in the piece are largely based on information that is (1) only peripherally relevant and (2) woefully out of date. The editorial does a disservice to readers by implying the "79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients" cited in the piece represent directly applicable - and current - research on medical cannabis.
US AZ: Let Me Make My Choices, Not Be Ruled by Your
I am truly sorry to read about Lisa James' brother's problems with addiction (Monday My Turn). However, she misses the point. The apparent difference between her and her brother is his inability to regulate his tendency for addictive behavior.
US IL: Marijuana Legalization Is Answer To Crime
I'm writing about: "Debate swirls around weather to decriminalize marijuana in Illinois" (6-27-15).
CN BC: Marijuana Propaganda Wars Have Started All Over Again
MARIJUANA PROPAGANDA WARS HAVE STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN Is a tomato grown in your garden good for you?
US FL: Tracking Marijuana Use
Re: Fact And Fiction On Medical Pot | June 22, Editorial The referenced Lancet article concluded that while pot use is higher in states that have legal pot as medicine, usage did not increase when the medical marijuana law was enacted.
US NJ: Stop Funding The War On Drugs
The State of New Jersey is funding several reforms in the name of abandoning the failed "war on drugs." These reforms include forcing Drug Court (DC), funding re-entry services and retrofitting jails as treatment centers. There is only one problem; these reforms actually fund the "war on drugs."
US OH: Real 'Ick' Factor Isn't Pot, but Hatred and
The "ick" factor is the product of decades of propaganda that is clearly demonstrated by the following quote from the father of the War on Drugs, Richard Nixon ("Marijuana support group needs new name" June 22).