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High! So nice to see this site....Well done! I wonder if you've ever heard of the Canadian organization , the "Institute Advancing Medicinal Marihuana"?
Please visit keep up the good fight. Blessed be.
Bless us all. Aerial Wolfe Freedom Fighter

Aerial Wolfe <>
Seattle, WA USA - Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 07:37:31 (PDT)

VERY NICE SITE!! Hi, MY name is Jody. I am a 39 yr. old male and a medical user since 1980. I have got a copy of sec.56 exemption form from my lawyer and my doctor is trying to help me with it. We are having trouble with section "B",I have been growing my own and have no idea of the strength/concentration and not sure what to put on the application. I do the strain and that it works. Would you be able to help me or know where I might find someone who can? Anything at all would be a BIG help. Thanks for your time Jody
Jody Ireton <>
Kenora, ONT CAN. - Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 15:02:37 (PDT)

Allison, I was truly touched by your story. I am 22 years old and was just diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. I have been suffering and misdiagnosed for a year now. This is a daunting problem to face. The doctors I have seen have been unhelpfull. Helth care is very different here. Doctors are forced to eliminate basic diagnostic tests and procedures due to money restrictions. Consequently I can't get anyone to try and find the cause of my TN. The doctors initally put me on Tegretol. When I started having severe reactions to it I went to my doctor. He resented the fact that I had done any reserch on the medicine and on TN. He actually told me that the pain that the Tegretol was causing wasn't a side efect but acid reflux. (Argh!) To say the least the doctors and neurologist have not been supportive. To date I have gotten NO siginficant relief from my pain. This is not only a burden for me but for my family as well. My parents have been paying for acupuncture to help relive the pain. It does help a little but it is very expensive for the relief it does provide. It costs over $400 US a month and it doesnt eliminate the pain. I am glad that you have found something that actually works. I hope that some day medical marijuana will be legal in the US. Sincerely, Erin Nelson P.S. If there is anything you can add that would be of help please e-mail me at .
Erin Nelson <>
Davis, CA USA - Monday, August 28, 2000 at 09:37:56 (PDT)

Testimonials such as yours is just what my country and yours need. The state does not own our bodies so we should be able to do whatever we want with ourselves... consenting adults are free to make their own descions, we don't need our Government playing dad or mom for us, we do as we choose. I have reason to belive that marijuna is magic, it's almost as if it is a placibo, yet a "real placibo" that can be anything you want it for... Maijuna rids of the common headach and it sooths the broken heart. It does everything for you. It can be anything you want it to be; it's as close to magic as it gets. I'm doing research on medical marijuna as of late, because I'm planning on writing a book on it. If you have any unique information that adds to a "ground-breaking perspective" in my campaign for the legalization of the magic that is marijuna, please contact me... we have a mutual objective and you will be scroing points for our side of the underground drug war (pro-marijuna) if you can assist me by givein gme as many details and unique thoughts on the topic as possible. I belive in the medical use of marijuna, but moreover I bleive in the power of the drug itself... not to say that I want to legalize it for recreational use, but I do not think we should waste the time or the energy on a false cause. People have died over the plant, and I want it to end. I will be sure to stay in contact with you and let you know how my book is going... Any links, or information that you have at all, testimonials from other people with cancer, aids, glaucauma, our what have you... let me know. Thank you.
Corey Uehling <>
Overland Park, KS US - Friday, August 25, 2000 at 09:03:33 (PDT)

I heard about your site, from a friend of mine, Dave Fawcett. I was the first person ever arrested in Orange County, Calif. to use a medicinal necessity defense. My partner, Marvin Chavez, and I were running a Medical Cannabis Co-op. In where we dispensed for a small donation, and/or free of charge, MEDICAL GRADE, (No pesticide, fungus, etc.) Cannabis to other patients who possessed valid recommendations from their Physicians, Opthalmologists, or Psychiatrists. (The only ones allowed to prescribe in Calif.). I was found guilty of aiding and abetting in the furnishing of, 3/4ths of an ounce, (21 Grams), to a terminally ill, cancer patient. He subsequently died, between my preliminary hearing, and trial. I was sentenced to four (4) years in State Prison, and served 29 months, until my case was overturned by the 4th District Court of Appeal. I am currently involved in setting up a Medical Cannabis Dispensary, in Palm Springs, Calif. (I guess some of us never learn). And I am extremely active in the Medicinal Marijuana Movement, here in California. I am familiar with your work, and I salute you for being the ACTIVIST that you are. Until this "WAR" on patients is over, we will all suffer additional hardships, brought upon by an unfair, and unjust Government. Keep up the GREAT WORK, and your effort will soon be rewarded.
David Herrick <>
Mira Loma, California United States - Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at 09:14:28 (PDT)

Dear Alison (and Gary), Hello! Alison, Thank you so very much for all of your very kind words and sentiments ~ to/for/about me (and for us....) I do really appreciate them - that is for sure. However, I want to say that I really do hope that your very good friend, Gary, doesn't mind that we have exchanged (public) messages about medical cannabis, MS, politics (mainly in my case)... and... our good wishes to/for each other. (Specifically, if any of my actions were to cause any innocent people any harm then I would be very unhappy, etc.) ... Well, I hope that it has been ok to say this, here. Thanks again. Best Wishes to you, Alison, and to Gary. Love, Pat. [Hope that's ok to say.] Ps. Dr. Ricardo said that he was having computer trouble about a week ago or so and that he had to use a computer at the library to get online to make that post.
Florida US - Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 04:11:47 (PDT)

Hi Everybody !! Just thought I would drop a quick note in our Guestbook thanking all again for the support and encouragement we have been given ! This has been truly, overwhelming ! We are only just BEGINNING...;o) To those of you unaware, a man by the name of Pat Whelan has been a very important part in my Research on Medicinal Marijuana. (Pat is the previous Poster here.) I met Pat in the Chat room at "" and have learned an absolutely amazing amount of information on Medical Marijuana from him. His dedication to helping people like me is remarkable, mainly because Pat is not in perfect Health either. You know how much you have come to mean to me Pat ~ Gary and I both adore you for that. Thank you for sharing your extensive and outstanding knowledge agbout this fabulous plant with all of our friends, those sick and in need AND fellow advocates. All our Love and a Great Big Squish to you Pat ! The Statistics you posted are INCREDIBLE !! 42,000 to ONE !! Can you believe it ????? Thank you for the enlightening info ~ as always ! Take Good Care Pat. We will talk soon ! Please say Hello to all and give FoM and Dr. Ricardo a big hug too... Love and a Squish, Alison xx
Alison <>
Ontario, Canada - Monday, August 21, 2000 at 20:57:04 (PDT)

Hello Everyone. I hope that noone minds that I post this message. I see that at the Pat's Homepage webpage URL, that I previously posted here, that there is a link to an article that is about the LD-50% amount of THC in humans that I wrote and that was subsequently posted in the Cannabis.Com Ezine. Most unfortunately, this Ezine article that I wrote is based upon an Internet file that has a large typographical error in it... so, this article is also in error. (Once again...) I want to bring peoples' attention to this and to let them know that the newer post that is at the link below has a very conservative calculation of the inferred Therapeutic Index or Safety Ratio THC that is administered orally in adult humans. This very conservative oral THC Safety Ratio is calculated from the monkey data which implies that if an adult human eats 630 grams of pure THC that this will not cause their death. 

According to this non-human but monkey data that researchers found, which I use for reference in the post at the link below, the oral LD-50% level for adult humans is well in excess of 630 grams of pure THC. This is so because none of the monkeys died when they were given an equivalent dose level for their body weight. 

This means that the Oral Safety Ratio or Therapeutic Index of pure THC in humans is well in excess of 42,000:1. This means that if one took over 42,000 normal-sized oral doses of THC - that is, at the level that work to control the severe nausea of cancer patients who are on poisonous pharmaceutical chemotherapy drug/s - that these 42,000 therapeutic-sized doses of pure THC would not kill them. Thank you. 

Computing the Inferred Oral Therapeutic or Safety Ratio of THC in Humans. 

Hi, apparently in the file that I used in my previous post the researchers found that they could not kill monkeys with *an oral dose* (and not an intravenous dose) of THC of 9 grams/kilogram of monkey weight. 

So, using their range of 10 - 20 mgs. of THC for the minimum psychological dose of THC for adult cancer patients and choosing 15 mgs. as an average minimal oral psychological Therapeutic Dose of THC, we can calculate another number for the Safety Ratio or Therapeutic Index of THC. Inferred Safety Ratio or Therapeutic Index in Humans (*is GREATER THAN (because NONE of the monkeys died) the following*) -- 

(630 grams)/(15 mgs.) = 42,000:1.0

  Here is a clipping from the file in my previous post in this thread. Thanks....  Strong side effects are rare, even with high THC doses. The median lethal dose (LD50) for rats is in the range of 800 to 1900 mg/kg (Thompson et al. 1973). No toxic deaths were observed in experiments of rhesus monkeys with an acute oral application of 9000 mg/kg (Thompson et al. 1973). For illustration purposes: 9000 mg/kg THC in a man weighing 70 kg corresponds to the consumption of 630 grams THC or 3 kg of high-percentage Cannabis resin (hashish), or 15 kg of marijuana of a medium quality.
- Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 00:59:55 (PDT)

Sorry Folks, I hardly ever visit my 3 little websites that FoM very kindly made for me and for us, so I put it's address inside of parentheses, which caused it not to work when you clicked on my name in my last message, here. I'll try this again, in case anyone wants to see this other website. [The other two versions of it are about the same, but they don't have the message board attacked to them.] Thanks.
Pat <>
near Gulf Coast of Mexico, Florida USA - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 00:06:14 (PDT)

Hello Alison, Gary and All,// Thank you very much for creating this fine - The Marijuana Mission - website and for all of your other kind and generous educational and other good activities - including the creation of your new MS website.// I think that probably one of the main reason that cannabis (marijuana) use can be so therapeutically helpful for people with MS and those with other auto-immune diseases, is because its use can help our bodies to stop the abnormal, very destructive immune system attacks upon ourselves that are an integral part of these nasty diseases.// Of course, its anti-depressive and numerous other beneficial properties can also help hundreds of millions of people (or more) World-wide, too.// I wanted to drop by to say hello, thanks and to wish you both Good Luck. (I hope that it's ok to paste a post here and that it shows up ok-thanks.)// Pat Whelan// Subject: War on Drugs Is Very Harmful and Very Deadly.// Date: Sun, Aug 18 2000 23:15// From: Pat// Keywords: War on Drugs = needless murders violent crime jails prisons police & government corruption & untold suffering vs Liberty Freedom Justice// Previous: (#973)// It appears to be clearly evident that the US War on Drugs significantly increases the overall level of violence, the overall level of suffering, the overall murder rate in US society as well as the suffering, the violence and the number of deaths that are associated with so called illegal drugs.// Our US War on Drugs has destroyed the lives of millions of US citizens. Because of it, we spend more money building US jails and prisons than we do building US schools and over half of all the money that all of our police spend every year is spent on the War on Drugs.// This unbelievable public policy... that we call our War on Drugs... significantly increases the level of violent crime in our society and it is causes at least about 10,000 extra US murders every year.// For example, consider these two comparisons between the US and Holland. *While the national murder rate in Holland is several times less than that here in the US - the US murder rate is about 5 times that of the Dutch* - the yearly death toll from heroin overdoses in Baltimore Md., USA, a city that has about the same population as Amsterdam has, is *ten times* the death toll that is due to heroin use in Amsterdam.// Source: San Francisco Chronicle PubDate:July 15, 1998 Page: A8// Dutch Erupt At Speech by American Envoy// U.S. drug czar wrongly cited higher crime rate in Holland//
Pat <>
near the Gulf Coast of Mexico, Florida USA - Friday, August 18, 2000 at 23:47:13 (PDT)

Hello Allison & Gary, finally got my driver's license back today from Chino police. While I was there I asked to see the arresting officer, the desk officer said he was out on a call and would call me as soon as he returned. I was anxious to ask him why he insists that arresting patients is a contribution to society. Since he wasn't there I showed the attending officers all the documentation that I now carry and explained to them about how harmless marijuana really is. they were all at a loss for words when I told them that I am now growing marijuana again, and showed them the minutes of my last court day where the judge had said "Defendant is allowed to have and use marijuana per his doctor's recomendation". I love it!! Perhaps now they will abide by thier little plaque in the lobby which is entitled "OUR MISSION" and states that they are sworn to uphold the law and to protect the people. The ball is now rolling in the other direction, it's a physics thing - For every action , there is an equal and opposite reaction. I also went to the court and got all the forms to file a suit against my probation officer who disregarded my physicians statement and confiscated my medicine, which has been destroyed so I can now sue for $$$ to recover my losses. This is getting better all the time, but it still will never make up for all the years wages I have lost due to court dates and probation visits. If there are any lawyers out there that have been following my entries here or reading about me that could offer some legal advise about recovery, I sure would appreciate a note or a phone call. Thank you, Peace Dave
David E. Fawcett <>
Ontario, Ca usa - Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 16:56:01 (PDT)

Dear Allison; I have just today found your postings on the CBC web page, and followed your links to this site. Wow, what a serious deal! You are truly a visionary in this rapidly changing society. Please keep at it! My experience with the substance has been more recreational, however, I share the same sentiments as many of those who use it medicinally. I have been involved with the Emergency Services community in Ontario for approximately six years. During those years, I have encountered the minority of calls (if any) that were marijuana caused. Marijuana can not be catagorized with such narcotics as coke, heroin, crack, LSD, and the like. As far as a socialogical danger, I believe alcohol is a far more damaging drug. Please continue to tear down these media based lies, please continue to broadcast the truth about this substance, Please continue to thrive, jive and survive... cheers Bob
Bobs House of Tomatoes <>
On Canada - Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 15:37:07 (PDT)

ZYX Corporation is one of the companies that is trying to win the Health Canada contract for medical marijuana. I am Loren Wiberg and I am the CEO and President of ZYX Corporation. ZYX Corporation has submitted the required paperwork to Health Canada to be considered in the PWGSC contract award. ZYX Corporation will, upon winning the award of this contract, purchase the land and buildings known as the Penhold Bunker. Sometimes called the "Deifenbunker" This facility will be set up as a high security bunker to grow, process and store medical marijuana. Persons who are granted excemptions will get their medicine direct from Health Canada. This is effective and very cost effective
ZYX Corpororation will, upon winning the award of this contract, purchase
the land and buildings known as the Penhold Bunker. Sometimes called the "Deifenbunker" 
This facility will be set up as a high security bunker to grow, process and store medical marijuana. Persons who are granted excemptions will get their medicine direct from Health Canada.
This is effective and very cost effective
ZYX Corporation - Loren Wiberg
Innisfail, Alberta Canada - Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 02:41:29 (PDT)

I am 38 years old. I too have MS since officially told in 1992. Go to my website to read more details if you'd like. My father also had multiple sclerosis, but he is cured now...he passed away in bed from a heart attack. If you go to my website, PLEASE SIGN MY GUESTBOOK TOO...I did say please you know. I wish, no pray that marijuana would be legalized as a medicine for all who are in need of it. REALLY I DO... It works for me too, but highly illegal in the state of Missouri. Damn Clinton! You're supposed to inhale when you puff...never liked him anyway. Johnboy
John C Hentze <>
Manchester, MO USA - Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 15:48:34 (PDT)

Hi Alison! MJ from Toronto Compassion Centre here-nice collection of things at your site. You are officially an ACTIVIST. I met with David Malmo-Levine from BC, the other day. He is involved not from a med. standpoint but from a LIBERTY/harm reduction angle. Have you seen the Cannabis Culture site? I bet you can type those words into a search engine and get there. It's quite extensive. Keep up the good work and good health! Cheers MJ
Mary Jane <>
Torrana, ON CAN - Wednesday, August 16, 2000 at 09:21:29 (PDT)

You are an amazing person! I know several people with similar conditions in NB and NS. Some of them have benefitted from the medicinal properties of Cannabis. I hope that your share your story with the millions of newspaper readers across the country. In Atlantic Canada we need more good news like yours to be published so that the older generation starts to hear more about the herb and its properties. Again, keep up the inspirational work! You are already a heroine!
Greg Demmons <>
Big Hole Tract, NB Canada - Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 18:36:10 (PDT)

Dear Allison, I'm struck by the analogy of the pied piper of hamlin, as he plays his pipe the children following mezmerized behind never to be seen again, very similar the family apprehension legislation, which also plays its "pipes", causing our children to be taken away.... but thanks to Rosey those pipes have been silenced for now, and the children have been returned. Yes its unbelievable but true that Rosey and CBC this morning was able to expose the truth, and change the BC ministry of children and families, "tune", from, keeping the children under a 3 month custody order, to returning the children siezed, over just Marijuana, under a 4 month supervision order. Which strangely enough, requires yours truly NOT to discontinue my medical marijuana usage??!! July 27, 2000, was the happiest day of mine and Rochelle's life when the social workers turned up on the doorstep with 4 gleeming kids,( POW's), we are forever endebted to Rosey , for making this miracle happen, and for chocking out those 77 year old tunes of Prohibitional injustice that bellowes in our Canadians ears, and that keeps this insane war going. Peace be unto you and your kin, Brian, Rochelle, Katherine, Tyson,Eyeisha,Teresa. Box 2284 Hope BC V0X 1L0 1-888-249-0336 ps tell Steve Bacon i'll help him win his case now, have him call me!!
Brian Carlisle <>
Hope, BC Canada - Monday, August 14, 2000 at 07:46:36 (PDT)

Just seeing if this works after my adjusting earlier :c)
Goo <>
Burlington, ON Canada - Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 21:59:12 (PDT)

Hi Everybody !! David, I am so glad your Legal problems are far less now, although, your Government still has ALOT to learn about Medicinal Marijuana !! Hopefully Bill and Hilary will drop in here one day...;o) For those of you looking for a New Page to read, please type in "". From there you can find the second page to my story. I believe the URL for that is "". I guess Gary forgot to add it to our present pages before he left ... There are more Exemptees with Stories like mine involving Medical Marijuana and their Health Issues to come. Please stay tuned to the Site for further updates !! Thank you again to all who are dropping by. We love that you are talking about this Issue and appreciate the TREMENDOUS outpouring of support !! We ARE WINNING this battle of the War on Drugs !! Bye bye for now, Alison xx P.S. Thank you so much Julie for educating other young people your age in this HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE !! Please keep in touch honey. We need more young people like you to help Educate the ADULTS ! ;o) Keep up the great work and congratulations on getting a great mark on your School project on Medical Marijuana !! You my dear, ROCK !! Alison ;o) xo
Alison <>
Ontario, Canada - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 22:21:06 (PDT)

Hi Gary and Alison, Guess I should bring my last post up to date so nobody will worry about me doing the time I was supposed to. As ordered by the court, I showed up on 7-14-00 in court to be sent to jail. The judge called me up and told me to go with the baillif. I obeyed her orders and went with her to an adjacent holding tank next to the court room. There I was ordered to empty my pockets into a bag and then was frisked. As she locked me in with some criminals I told her that the pack of cigarettes which I had put in the bag contained four rolled marijuana cigarettes and that I demand she return them to me as that is my medicine. She was totaly caught off guard and told me she was going to destroy them and tell the judge what I had done. She left me in there with all these real bad types that were all awaiting their day in front of the judge. None of them could even believe that I had brought marijuana to court knowing that I was going to be placed in custody. I began to explain to them that I am a legal marijuana patient and even had documentation proving such , also in the bag. The bailiff came back in and called one of the bad guys out to see the judge. When he returned he told of how the whole court room was discussing the Dave Fawcett case and how he tried to smuggle marijuana into jail. This got me a little worried and I was wishing I had one of those joints to help relieve the added anexity. About an hour later the bailiff came back in and summond me back out to the court room where I saw my lawyer. He was smiling and the court audience appaulded me when I re-entered. My lawyer said "The judge will allow me to have my medicine in jail, but advised against it". He said that if the other inmates knew I had it they might try to take it away from me. He then suggested that I sign up for a work detail instead of jail time. They would allow me to medicate and work at the same time. So I took it. Then I was asked to sit back down in the court and the bailiff handed me back all my things, including my marijuana. This was a first as I asked the bailiff if she had ever handed a defendant marijuana in court before, she said noone ever has. So I guess that was a small victory for me! Love what you have done with the site! Lots to read and learn here now. This must be the first five star marijuana site in the web! Love and all that mushy stuff Dave
David Fawcett <>
Ontario,, CA usa - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 15:09:27 (PDT)

Your article brought up an issue I am interested in and that is the supply side of Medicinal Marijuana. I gathered from your article that nobody supplies safe marijuana. My questions were: Where do you get legal marijuana. Has it been tested for quality, potency, pesticides? I am researching this issue and will have more info soon I hope.
Gary Hodges <>
Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 14:42:19 (PDT)

"POT LAW RULED UNFAIR BY TOP COURT"...headline...The Toronto Star Tuesday, August 1, 2000. "Ontario's top court struck down the law making it a crime to possess marijuana in Canada." (Thanks to Terry Parker's fight against things unjust). "The court has given Parliament 12 months to rewrite the appropriate sections of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to include clearer medical exemptions from prosecution. The law stays in effect until then." Darn..."If they don't amend the law...everyone will be entitled to smoke marijuana legally in 12 months." WHAT ARE THE CHANCES ??? WHAT ARE THE CHANCES ????
Hans <>
Toronto, - Saturday, August 05, 2000 at 16:44:14 (PDT)

Hi Allison It's Normalee. Allison, this is my mom Marilyn Carter. I will introduce you properly one day face to face. My mom suffers from many things including arthritis, degenerative spine, a ton of nerve damage and it seems like the list keeps getting bigger. She is on MS Contin (morphine) and percocet each day just to try to make it thru each day. The more medicine they give her the less it seems to do except rot the rest of her body. Its not fair - she is only 57 years old and should have (like yourself) many, many years of functional happy life left. Anyway, she is very interested in more info about the marijuana. The problem is also that she has asthma and what effects smoking (again - she was a cigarette smoker for years) will have on her asthma. She needs to get off of all or at least some of the drugs - so if this were an option it would be wonderful. Does it interfere with driving, etc... She would need all of the facts. Good luck with everything. Talk to you soon. If you have any other info, let me know k. Thanx Normalee Marilyn
Marilyn Carter <>
Burlington, Ontario Canada - Thursday, August 03, 2000 at 09:20:55 (PDT)

Im 14yrs old, yet I still see the need to legalize for medicinal uses as an important issue. It is becoming so large of a war(drug war) that even classrooms are starting to take notice of it. For a debate project I was givin the topic of Legalization. I do hope that more schools can take notice of Legalizing for medicinal purposes, as a learning topic. I learned amazing facts about it that completly stabled my opinion.
Julie <>
Londonderry, NH USA - Thursday, August 03, 2000 at 00:39:45 (PDT)

Way to go Allison. We are always behind you all the way. Didn't know so many facts before now. Your an amazing lady. Norm.
Normalee Pemberton <>
Burlington, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 19:12:22 (PDT)

Your in good hands steven. I know he's busy right now, but you couldn't be in better hands.
Lynn Harichy
London, - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 13:43:35 (PDT)

High all, I think this site is a very positive look on Mary Jane....and think there should be more supporting sited like this one. **burn a fatty**
Amee <>
gilmer, tx usa - Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 23:51:20 (PDT)

We here at Planetary Pride have taken on the battle also to inform the needy people of this the people in need of this wonderful plant in the treatment of many illnesses. A Medical Marijuana Conference has been set up for the 21st of October in Sault Ste. Marie to inform both the public and the health services. As this city is a cancer treating centre for many people of the north and also the over flow from southern Ontario, what better place to hold one. We are looking for a few brave people to come out and speak on the benifits of this wonderful plant. If you are interested or know of anyone who would be interested in speaking on behalf of Section 56 exemptees please contact me at , we have limited funds for flights and accomidations. Together in the fight for a better life, Alison Walton.
Alison Walton <>
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Canada - Saturday, July 29, 2000 at 07:01:30 (PDT)

Press Release: 28 July/2000 ©Docbush Publications 2000 E-mail: Steven Bacon - E-mail: Toronto Police Leave Medical Cannabis Garden Standing! Monday, July 17, 2000 Toronto, Ontario Toronto Police executed an extremely relaxed drug raid in an industrial building in downtown Toronto early Monday afternoon on July 17th. That day, building management had alerted the police that cannabis was being grown in one of their rental units. Although officers were posted at the door, later the officer in charge did not even serve the search warrant. Federal exemption holder, Steven Bacon, invited the police into the unit to discuss his failed effort to grow medical cannabis. Late in the day, Steven contacted the local police station to inquire about the two officers waiting outside of his rental unit. He was informed that the officers were there to arrest him for marijuana. He then informed the officer that he held a Federal Exemption under Section 56 of the C.D.S.A. and that the cultivation provisions did not apply. After a short discussion he requested that the officer in charge NOT dismantle his medical cannabis garden. Steven agreed to meet with the police at the Medical Cannabis Garden with legal counsel. Professor Alan Young was on hand to negotiate with the officers and to assist in any way possible. This was successful! The police department consulted with Mr. Bacon and Prof. Young and concluded that the garden was not subject to the standard seizure and cultivation charges normal for this situation. A total of six exemption holders have banded together to grow their own medical cannabis. The next day, the officer in charge declined to intervene in the entire matter and returned the keys to the building management. In the ensuing 10 days Steven was locked out of his garden by building management and served him an eviction notice due to "marijuana" being grown. Without water, power or tender loving care, the VAST majority of the garden was destroyed. As you may have seen on the CBC Evening News on Friday, July 28, the medicine that was growing is completely ruined. All of the exemptees were counting on this midsummer harvest. No one will receive any medicine from this effort. Now we have the challenge of repairing the damage done and restoring the Medical Cannabis Garden back to its former status. This time, history has been made. We did not have to watch the entire garden being destroyed and then go to court. This time, we will not have to start all over again with new equipment. This time, we asking our community to band together for compassionate reasons. We would like to ask that all cannabis advocates across Canada to contribute in two important ways: 1) any medical grade cannabis or funds can be donated at the Toronto Compassion Club for the Section 56 collective and 2) let all your friends know about this relative victory. We have established a TEMPORARY emergency medical marijuana relief effort through the Toronto Compassion Club. Any donations can be made for either the "Section 56 Relief Fund" or the "Medical Cannabis Legal Defense Fund". Phone (416) 654-6120 or Toronto Compassion Club, 1380 Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario M5R 3J1 You can also drop an anonymous donation into Steve's account: Royal Bank, Curtis, Ontario TR# 03692 ACCT#003 709 8304 and assist us in continuing the battle. In the immediate future we are acting in a number of ways and will have further updates. Please pass this E-mail to three friends who enjoy the hemp!
sonnyboy <>
Oshawa, Ontario Canada - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 22:20:29 (PDT)

Alison I'm so happy we found each other. Your a Godsent. I feel my strength rising, because of you, and I'm ready for the fight of my life.
Lynn Harichy <>
London, ont - Thursday, July 27, 2000 at 13:00:36 (PDT)

I have a brother in law with cancer and he uses cannibis to help his appetite and to cope with the pain of chemotherapy. I strongly suggest to anyone with this aweful disease to talk to your doctor or someone else to find out more benifits of smoking daily.
Stacey VDK
Ontario - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 14:55:56 (PDT)

Lets hope more doctors visit your homepage. Interesting how similar our stories are and we haven't even spoke. Thank you for telling your story Allison. Lynn
Lynn Harichy <>
London, Ont Canada - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 19:19:18 (PDT)

Hi there, Just wanted to post a quick thanks for composing such a great site. I am a 23yr old female who was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 16. I have been smoking marijuana consistantly for 3 years now and have not experienced siezures since. I feel that using marijuana medicinally can only be beneficial. It is not an addictive substance and kills less brain cells than the legal drug alcohol which causes many more problems in the long run. Your efforts in this mission need to be commended. Good luck and good health! Your fellow supporter in Toronto, Ontario!
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 07:56:43 (PDT)

I appreciate all you are doing if you need some help non-monetary I may be able to help as well all out there. or email at: Twista Jaye
Twista Jaye <>
seattle, wa USA - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 08:49:01 (PDT)

You might not believe this, for so many people laugh at me when i tell them this. Well it's kinda hard to explain, I suffer from severe visual nightmares. I have tried pills, councelling, and finally i turned back to my little friend, pot. Whenever i smoke it, the nightmares disappear. But when i haven't had any marijuana those terrible nightmares re-appear. All i really would like to say is....Bonne chance to all of those out there trying to decriminalize marijuana!!!! You can put my name down for i support you in the fight!!!!!!
Moncton, NB Canada - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 20:49:10 (PDT)

Hi everyone, I don't get in as much as i want as i'm still off line for a bit, but i'm really upset to see what they are doing to David Fawcett.David ,Hang in there man.I can't believe what those Nazi's are doing to you;to thousands of innocent victims like you each year.While your away , please know that each day you have to sit in that hole , people like me will never forget where you are and why.Know that we are out here, aware of the sacrifices of other soldiers like yourself. We will maintain "our war" on "their war". Peace :) sonnyboy
Steven Bacon <>
Oshawa, Ont. Can. - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 11:54:51 (PDT)

Hello again, Just wanted to add a little note: I am going to jail tomorrow for taking my medicine that my doctor recommended. The same judge that is sending me to jail for using Medical Marijuana has also agreed to allow me to continue using MMJ. Kind of ironic huh? Going to jail for something that, finally, all have agreed that is OK, guess I really need some kind of rehabilitation. Don't know exactally what that is, but I'm sure it will all come to me as I sit in a cell while my family sinks deeper into a poverty state without my income. What a country! God bless America, where ever that is. Love and hugs to all the warriors out there.
David Fawcett <>
Ontario, Ca. usa - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 09:49:05 (PDT)

great site! lots of personal and *very* useful insights. I will defintely plug this one. great job!!! Neev xox
Neev <>
toronto, on canada - Thursday, July 13, 2000 at 07:47:50 (PDT)

Hello Alison and mission readers, just wanted to say thank you for all your support. Tomorrow is my last day as a free man before becoming a P.O.W. (see cannabis court dates site). Pleas keep up the effort to help re-gain our god given rights! It's been nice talking with you and Ann, Will resume communications when released. Should be around the middle of September sometime. Love as always Dave XXXXXOOOOOOO!!!!
David E. Fawcett Sr. <>
Ontario, Ca usa - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 11:03:03 (PDT)

Hi all - I think that the mission of this site is extremely important. Fundamental human rights have been violated for too long, and people who benefit from the use of cannabis should have the right to use it! Just to keep perspective, however, we must keep in mind that cannabis can have some negative side-effects. I have met a number of people who have had psychotic episodes by smoking too much pot (emphasis on "too much"), and heavy pot smokers can get bad coughs, just like (boo, hiss) tobacco smokers. Pot is indisputably a wonderful medicine, but like all medicines (natural or otherwise), it can be abused. Having said this, I love the occasional joint after a long day. I will always oppose prohibition, and champion the rights of people to have access to "unbiased" information so people can make their own choices. That's my say!
Keith Bolton <>
Australia - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 23:43:28 (PDT)

This is a Message I posted when we first started this Web Site end of May 2000. I feel the same way again today ! "Hi Everybody ! WOW !! I can't believe the comments in our Guestbook so far...It's no Wonder I love my life !! :o) I can't thank everyone enough for their support in this "delicate" matter...Nobody ever wants to think of themselves in OUR position. PLEASE, talk about this issue with your Doctors, your friends, your family, your co-workers - ANYBODY !! People are suffering out there in Canada and other Countries because this "Medication" is being denied them. We are fighting for YOUR RIGHTS !! None of us want to see YOU in OUR POSITION !! What if you weren't strong enough, or in good enough Health to fight for this as a right ?? That's what WE are here for - for those of you who CAN'T FIGHT because you are seriously ill or dying...The Suffering needs to end !! Please people - STAND UP AND BE HEARD !!" Thanx for understanding how tiring this work can get...We WILL prevail !!! This Web Site is Designed especially for people like Todd McCormick, Renee Boje, Jim Wakeford, Steven Bacon, Terry Parker Jr., David Fawcett Sr., the Memory of Peter McWilliams and many other Medical Marijuana Advocates past, present and future. I will continue to fight for ALL of our RIGHTS as long as my Health allows !! Thank You all from the bottom of my Heart, Alison xx
Alison <>
Ontario Canada - Tuesday, July 11, 2000 at 23:33:19 (PDT)

Hi alison,just wanted to pop off a quick note and let you know that I've read your web page, .... good job ! ..... keep up the hard work, but make sure you don't tucker yourself out in the meantime call me !! luv,k.
kelly green <klygrn>
burlington, ontario canada - Monday, July 10, 2000 at 19:02:41 (PDT)

Alison, Thanks for visiting our website and for all the info about you. It is very unfair of the government to put people in the position you are in, and we all look forward to the day when the powers-that-be end the suffering that comes from laws, not pain. In the meantime, if there is anything we can do to help, please let us know; that's what were there for. I will refer our members who are looking for Sec. 56 to you to help expediate things. Your involvement is a welcome addition! Like Matt said, check out the CCC too! Deb
Debra Harper <>
Calgary, Alta Canada - Saturday, July 08, 2000 at 21:53:34 (PDT)

How-do all, It's been a while since i've been able to post.I'm an exemptie here in Canada.Been so for 10 months now.I don't want to go into my feelings and trials and tribulations of being a medicinal user in Canada,I'll save that for another time.But I would like to update on my health and the roll that marijuana is playing in it.As of January of this year I finally found the common sence to remove myself from the overlapping toxic pharmacutical cocktails that the tax payers of Ontario had needlessly been springing $2300/mo for.I've started putting weight back on.My pain is managable and the nausea is also.I'm improving cognatively,phsically,and emotionally.In short I am getting better ,and the marijuana has done exactly what it is needed to do.Give me back a "Quality of life!" Now if only i could get the $2300/mo that the gov't was willing to pay to poison me, I'd use it to accurire good medicinal marijuana , THX :) Steven
Steven <>
Osh., Ont. Can. - Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 18:38:12 (PDT)

Hi Alison, Thanks for signing my guestbook and thanks for the link. Nice web site. Very tastefully designed. I'll add a link to it from mine. You should have a link to the Canadian Cannabis Coalition at In fact, you should become a member of the CCC. I'll make sure they add a link back to your site. Regards, Matt
Matt Elrod <>
Victoria, B.C. Canada - Thursday, July 06, 2000 at 18:04:58 (PDT)

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