Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 07:23
Liberal Party of Canada - Calgary East
September 4, September 18 and September 25th
Calgary East Federal Liberals are hosting speakers to talk about issues of poverty, public health, taxes and more. Come to the Marlborough Park Community Association 6021 Madigan Drive NE on September 4, September 18 and September 25th for a speaker’s series on your taxes, programs where those taxes go and where you want your tax money to go.
On Sept. 4, join Joe Ceci from Momentum Community Economic Development Society to kick off our series with a focus on poverty. Joining Joe will be Minaz Sorathia from Nature's Food and Spice to talk about how Bill C-36 and Health Canada have directly impacted his business.
On Sept. 18 we will be having members from the Calgary 420 Community joining us with speaker Keith Fagin. Brian Seaman from the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Center from the University of Calgary will also discuss the issues surrounding prohibition of cannabis and how to get out of it this legal situation. Lindsay Elizabeth Amantea of the Liberal Party of Canada will also be joining us to discuss the drafting of the Liberal Policy.
This will help us develop policy.
Other speakers will be announced on Facebook page. We hope you will join us!
See video of Sept. 18 / 2013 cannabis discussion here.
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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