Cowichan Conversations: Tories’ false claims about pot laws put youth at risk: drug policy centre

We still have a long way to go before the Oct 19th Federal election and the campaign is getting goofier by the day. Steve says that Canadians do not want pot legalized. Such a Read more…

Cowichan Conversations: Will Canada Choke on Conservative Corporate Cannabis?

It is time to tax and toke! Once Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau admitted smoking pot on occasion and actually inhaling it all bets for the status quo approach were off. His calls for legalization, tax and toke, have met with very clear support from Canadians and that has thrown PM Steve Harper into a dilemma. ...

Cowichan Conversations: Former US President Jimmy Carter Calls For of Cannabis-BC Mayors Agree

Former USA President Carter Call Fors Decriminilzation of Marijuana Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter called for the decriminalization of marijuana on Thursday, saying U.S. drug policy has “destroyed the lives of millions of young people.” While delivering a speech on inter-American relations in Washington, D.C., the 39th president cited high prison populations as a reason to ...

The Equivocator: David Merner and the Conversation the Liberal Party Needs to Have

David Merner (left) and Alberta Liberal Party president Todd Van Vliet (right.) “It’s funny, I thought I would be running as a pro-business, pro-environment West-coast Liberal but it looks like I’ve become the ‘cooperation candidate.‘” That was former LPC(BC) President David Merner’s reaction when I told him that I had read Gloria Galloway’s article in the Globe ...

The Equivocator: Thomas Mulcair’s flip-flop on cannabis is disappointing but not surprising

On January 25th, 2012, a survey was released on EndProhibition.ca (a pro-NDP anti-prohibition website) where Thomas Mulcair’s campaign stated that he was in favour of decriminalizing cannabis and was very much in favour of medical marijuana. On March 18th, 2012 Mulcair was doing a t.v. interview with Tom Clark (see the video above) and he ...