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Marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery arrested in Toronto, stores raided
Prominent marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery have been arrested in Toronto and police are raiding several pot dispensaries associated with the couple. Lawyer Jack Lloyd says the couple was...
The Canadian Press
Mar 9th, 2017
Vancouver pot protest 'necessary' despite legalization promise, activist
VANCOUVER — Optimism mixed with thick clouds of pot smoke in downtown Vancouver last year as tens of thousands of people gathered for the annual "4-20" marijuana legalization rally under a massive...
Apr 20th, 2016
Great Northern Extraction: marijuana concentrate producers compete against prohibition
At a secret location in Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood, leaders in the illegal and unregulated marijuana extract industry met to test their product.
Apr 20th, 2015
Birdman, Whiplash and St. Vincent top a full slate of new films now playing
And watch a refugee from Downton Abbey land as The Guest in New Mexico.
Oct 24th, 2014
Canada’s new drug laws deliver a blow to dispensary operators
Lawyer Kirk Tousaw represents many medical cannabis dispensaries. Last week, he spoke to an audience in downtown Vancouver, outlining his concerns about recently revised Canadian drug policy.
Feb 4th, 2013
Pot culture in Vancouver: photo essay
Marijuana possession is illegal in Canada. But a VO photo series shows that not everyone is following the letter of the law.
Jul 21st, 2011
Jodie Emery on running Prince of Pot's Cannabis Culture empire
"The Princess of Pot", Jodie Emery, talks with VO about high times at Cannabis Culture Magazine and hard times without Marc.
Jul 19th, 2011
NPAer on NPA fundraiser. Ouch!
Alex Tsakamis went to last night's NPA Fundraiser. And then he skewered it.
Oct 21st, 2010