Calgary 420 Cannabis Community
Published on Sunday, 15 September 2013 14:14
Extraordinary Beckley Report Hundreds of Millions in Revenue to be Gained from Regulation of Cannabis Market Sept. 2013
Commissioned by the Beckley Foundation and carried out by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex UK New Beckley Report
Extraordinary Beckley Report Hundreds of Millions in Revenue to be Gained from Regulation of Cannabis Market in England and Wales New Report from The Beckley Foundation Quantifies Cost-Benefit of Cannabis
“In these times of economic crisis, it is essential to examine the possibilities of more cost-effective drug policy.”
”Our present prohibitionist policies have proved to be a failure.”
“Cannabis comprises 80% of all illicit drugs consumed worldwide.”
“If we are to protect the young, surely governments can do a much better job than the cartels.”
Director of the Beckley Foundation
Published on Sunday, 22 September 2013 21:50
August 30 to September 2, 2013
Once again in 2013 drug policy reform activists / advocates gathered together as Bob Erb’s guests to discuss plans for continuing drug policy reform efforts and Erb4Herb
national 420 events in Canada.
Bob Erb once again wrote generous cheques to the organizations attending as his guests to be used for drug policy reform efforts in Canada.
Thank you Bob Erb for your hospitality and generosity for positive drug policy reform efforts and so much more for so many people!
Bob Erb, Dana Larsen, Rielle Capler, John Vergados, Kelly Coulter, Brian Taylor, Sita von Windheim, Urban Grower, John Conroy, Debbie Fagin, Keith Fagin, Debbie Stultz-Giffin, Zachary Canuel and more.
John Conroy - NORML Canada - Conroy & company
Dana Larsen - Sensible BC
Keith Fagin - Calgary 420
Brian Taylor Grand Forks Mayor
Brian Taylor Grand Forks Mayor - Marijuana song
Debbie Shultz-Giffin & Sandra NORML Women's Alliance of Canada
Published on Thursday, 15 August 2013 22:48
By now you should of heard the Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau speak out publicly in favour of ending decades of criminal prohibition of cannabis.
Join the Liberal Party’s call for an end to marijuana prohibition.
The status quo isn’t working. It’s time to regulate and legalize marijuana. Sign the petition if you agree. http://lpc.ca/end-prohibition
Marijuana prohibition is costly and unsafe. That’s why the Liberal Party supports legalizing and regulating marijuana.
Stephen Harper keeps fighting a failed war on drugs that has resulted in more than 475,000 Canadians being arrested on marijuana-related charges.
And while gangsters and thugs get rich dealing marijuana, prohibition has cost Canadian taxpayers more than $500 million (est.) since 2006.
Liberals believe in a smart on crime approach, targeting real criminals instead of ordinary Canadians.
Scientific evidence and history have proven beyond any doubt prohibition is far more harmful to our own communities then a responsible adult growing and consuming a cannabis plant has ever been or ever could be. There are many quality drug policy studies over the last eleven decades now that have concluded cannabis prohibition is costly, unsafe. Prohibition has never has come close to prohibition supporters claimed desired results of a drug free society at any cost including millions of people being killed to date.
Although there have been drug policy studies around the world including in Canada released since the holy grail for cannabis drug policy in Canada was release on September 4, 2002.
Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs, entitled: “Cannabis: Our Position for a Canadian Public Policy”
Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party are now being responsible rational adults. We all to need to do the same even if we don’t like that type of drug policy change. Science, evidence and even history have proven change will be all so much better for all out communities for a large host of reasons.
Best case for 2015 would be to copy the beer and wine regulations. Produce your own and share with friends and family. Also allows for micro grows to large corporations. Micro breweries and wineries have been able to secure a profitable piece of the market. No reason cannabis can't do the same if not better. Also the vast amount of research that this encourage would be incredible to say the least.
As for the very destructive drug alcohol, prohibition only provided violent crime organization to become very powerful and unstoppable. Our governments should be ending alcohol advertising with the strong messaging, consume our products and you will be popular with the pretty people crowd and of course enjoy yourself all so much more.
Published on Saturday, 01 June 2013 18:08
Thursday May 23, 2013 - Canadian Drug Policy Coalition - http://drugpolicy.ca/
Last week, we released our first report on the state of Canadian drug policy. Entitled "Getting to Tomorrow: A Report on Canadian Drug Policy", it examines the overwhelming failure of Canada's drug laws and provides recommendations on how we can improve the health and safety of Canadians when it comes to drugs. Please download it, read it and share it.
At the beginning of the report you will find the recommendations we have made, which include the regulation of cannabis, the decriminalization of other drugs, the scaling-up of harm reduction services, and the expansion of overdose prevention strategies, among others.
In the coming year we will be working hard to advocate and promote these recommendations. If you would like to help make this happen, please consider making a donation to CDPC. It will be greatly appreciated and your support makes our work possible.
One of our supporters has agreed to match all donations up to $5,000 over the coming months, so please consider making a tax-refundable donation to CDPC on our SFU secure donations page.
The report release received ample coverage from the Canadian media, which included articles in major newspapers across the country, network television news segments and countless radio interviews. Overall, the response was positive and productive.
Read about it here:
Calgary Herald: Report calls for decriminalizing both 'hard' and 'soft' drugs
National Post: Canadian Drug Policy Coalition recommends decriminalizing hard drugs
CBC Radio: Decriminalizing Drugs
The Province: Harper government to stay tough on drugs
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