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An Open Letter To Jacquie Miller And The Ottawa Citizen/Sun Editorial Board Regarding Marijuana Dispensaries

Judging by the underlying tone and general approach of your ongoing Marijuana Dispensary series, one can only reach the conclusion that you, Ms. Miller, are on a personal crusade to drum up as much fear and loathing against these establishments … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

Sometime before the end of this year, I will probably have to say goodbye to my wife. As most people know by now, my wife Christine Lowe has epilepsy. What most people don’t know is that for one third of … Continue reading

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The Outrageously Racist Double Standards Of Marijuana-Law Enforcement

This story of the toddler using cannabis for his epilepsy raises some interesting points about the nature of prohibition and the outrageously uneven way it is enforced. Imagine if this family were not white people. Seriously: Do you think a … Continue reading

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A New Dilemma For Cops

More and more, people are using vapour pens to use their tobacco products. I applaud this, not only because it is healthier for the user, but because it doesn’t stink up public spaces the way cigarettes and pipes do. Tobacco, … Continue reading

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Nearly 11,000 People Help Set New Attendance Record At 420 Ottawa Fill The Hill 2013

We arrived at Parliament Hill at around 11:30 am, and there were already a few people there. Roadies were unloading the sound equipment, and organizers John Fowler and Kyle Walton were talking to the RCMP. It was cold and windy … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not Falling For Liberal Promises To Legalize Cannabis

Re-printed with no permission from Hill Times, March 4, 2013. OTTAWA—Recently, the leadership candidates for the Liberal Party of Canada have promised varying versions of cannabis “legalization” if their party returns to power. Some are calling the party’s new position … Continue reading

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You Call THIS “Freedom”?

So I have been looking at the law changes regarding marijuana in Colorado and Washington State. Some are even calling it “legalization”. I call it “a slightly longer leash”. In North America, people can fill up their basements, garages, barns, … Continue reading

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Transcript Of My Interview With The Organizers of Ottawa’s 420-2012

April 20th, 2012 saw the largest congregation of pot smokers ever assembled on the front lawn of Ottawa’s Parliament Hill – over 5500 people. But how did this come about? I discussed it with two of the organizers – Graham Kitmer … Continue reading

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Jesus Visits Ottawa’s Pride Parade, 2012

So, with last year’s Jesus prank going so well, we decided to re-stage it. I gotta tell you, my wife Christine Lowe is an incredible woman. Not only is she risking a seizure 24/7 (they come on spontaneously, totally without warning), and … Continue reading

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420 on Parliament Hill Sets Attendance Record

This is an article I wrote for the Cornwall Free News about the 5500 people who came to 420 21012. Photo(s) by Christine Lowe This is a video of the speeches at 4:05pm. This is the big smoky moment. This is … Continue reading

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