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Cannabis Buyers' Club Bakery Raided

by papapuff » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:22 pm

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Raid at the bakery


For Immediate Release

December 3, 2009

Victoria, B.C.: The Cannabis Buyers' Club of Canada had its baking location raided today at 3:45 pm.

One person was arrested.

The Cannabis Buyers' Clubs of Canada have been supplying medical cannabis to people with permanent physical disabilities or diseases for 14 years.

Until today the club offered 29 different edible and topical preparations to about 3,000 sick people.

The Cannabis Buyers' Club of Canada will be holding a press conference at 826 Johnson St., Victoria on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 11am.

Contact Person:
Ted Smith
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by papapuff » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:11 pm

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Cannabis Buyers' Club raided



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December 4, 2009


The Cannabis Buyers' Club of Canada says its "baking location" in downtown Victoria was raided by police yesterday afternoon.

One person was arrested, spokeswoman Kristen Mann said in an interview.

Victoria police confirmed the raid took place.

Mann declined to provide an address for the bakery, but said it's located in a residential area. The club uses the location to prepare edible cannabis creations for about 3,000 people with physical disabilities or medical ailments such as cancer, she said. The club plans to hold a press conference this morning.

Meanwhile, the RCMP raided a residence in Nanaimo yesterday, seizing 54 marijuana plants, 55 kilograms of drying marijuana and $2,650.

A 44-year-old woman and 50-year-old man face charges.

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by tedsmith » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:32 pm

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by papapuff » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:46 pm

No video yet but I got some pics :D

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Billy's using the can or the box, check out the door handle :shock:

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FUZZY 8)

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And that's what it's all about :P


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Take Care
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by papapuff » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:20 am

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Victoria marijuana 'bakery' raided



Last Updated: Friday, December 4, 2009 | 5:51 PM PT




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Making cookies and other products from marijuana is illegal,
says one pot advocate, but medical use of marijuana in many
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A member of a medical marijuana group in Victoria has been arrested for allegedly making cookies, massage oil and other products from marijuana following a raid that could have implications for similar groups.

Thursday's bust was sparked by a complaint about the smell coming from a makeshift bakery in a one-bedroom apartment in Victoria, according to Ted Smith, head of Victoria's Cannabis Buyers Club, which rents the apartment.

Victoria police confirmed the raid took place but released no other details.

One man was arrested and Smith said he too expected to be charged.

Smith said his group, which has 3,000 members, has used marijuana to bake cookies and make massage oil and other products in the apartment for the past two years without a problem.

Health Canada allows people suffering from debilitating illnesses to have access to marijuana for medical purposes. They can get the marijuana through Health Canada or they can get permission to grow it themselves.

But Smith said there is a contradiction in the law, which allows the designated users to smoke marijuana but prohibits them from turning it into any other product.


Seeking city's help

"If you take legally grown cannabis, or Health Canada's and make it into one of these products, you've actually made an illegal extract," he said.

Smith said he was found not guilty on a similar charge in 2007.

"We were successful in court, beating those charges, so we are going to use this unfortunate opportunity to point out the fatal flaw in Health Canada's programs."

The charge makes all medical marijuana groups vulnerable, Smith said.

He said his group would call on the City of Victoria to help legitimize the club by issuing it a permit or making a representation in any court proceedings.

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by papapuff » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:58 pm

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Marijuana 'bakery' raided by Victoria police


By JOANNE HATHERLY, Canwest News Service
December 5, 2009 9:22 PM

A Victoria marijuana advocate is ready for a court fight, but he may not get one.

An apartment-based marijuana “bakery” that was raided by police on Thursday is linked to the Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada (CBCC), founded by marijuana advocate Ted Smith. Whether charges will be laid, and who would face those charges, might depend on whether the apartment is licensed by Health Canada.

Smith said the apartment’s kitchen was used to bake cookies, edible products, and produce skin products with marijuana as an ingredient, which are then sold at Smith’s 828 Johnston St. office. He confirmed that he does not have Health Canada authorization, saying that Health Canada licenses only marijuana cultivation.

A Health Canada representative did not return a call for clarification on the regulations. However, the Health Canada website referred to licensing for growth and production of marijuana.

Police responded to a complaint from residents in the Chelsea at 865 View St. about a “skunky smell” and possible drug activity on Thursday afternoon. After the first visit, they obtained a search warrant and returned to seize an undisclosed amount of hashish, hashish oil and marijuana. They arrested one man and later released him. No charges have been laid.

Smith said he sells about a kilogram of marijuana a day. Matthew Muise, 24, a CBCC member and worker, said 28 grams sells for between $140 and $200.

Marijuana cookies cost 75 cents. No figures were given on how many cookies are sold, but bagged marijuana sales would range between $1.8 million and $2.6 million a year. Smith said about a dozen CBCC members operate the site.

Smith said his office has been raided four times since 2002, and he has spent about $20,000 in legal fees. He said the raid affected supply, but added he would scout for new sites.

Victoria police spokesman Sgt. Grant Hamilton said the investigation is still in progress and police will consult with Crown counsel as to whether charges will be laid for drug possession or trafficking, which would depend on whether the apartment was licensed for marijuana production.

Smith has been convicted twice for drug-trafficking and possession.

The Cannabis Buyers Club of Canada has been raided four times and withstood 11 charges, all of which have been stayed, dropped or overturned on appeal.

Sue Ransom, 49, a courier driver, said she needs marijuana cookies to manage pain from a 15-year-old skiing injury. She maintains she’s a safe driver and the cookies do not affect her judgment. She started using marijuana cookies in 2001.

“I cannot drive without eating my cookies,” Ransom said. “I really need my cookies.”

However, Alan Campbell, director of mental health and addiction services for the Vancouver Island Health Authority, was cautious about ingesting medicinal marijuana that is produced outside of any regulatory agency and without physician supervision.

“A doctor would be able to advise whether driving a piece of equipment is acceptable with the dosage levels,” Campbell said.

jhatherly@tc.canwest.com

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by papapuff » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:38 pm

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by papapuff » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:37 pm

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Victoria News

Published: December 09, 2009 1:00 PM


Alleged marijuana bake shop busted


Tenants at 865 View St. complained to police about a strong, skunky smell in their building last week. Officers knocked on the door of a unit there at 3 p.m. on Dec. 3 and discovered what they believed was a "cannabis bakery." There was no grow-op, but officers seized evidence the occupants were baking goods with cannabis and related oils.

A 37-year-old man who answered the door was arrested. He did not have a Health Canada exemption allowing him to produce or supply marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Police say no one lived at the unit. They are recommending charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking against the man.

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by Michelle Morneau » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:01 pm

I can not believe this has happened!! Again Ted...you are my hero.
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by kristen.wscr » Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:04 pm

Bake-Op by Ted Smith
Complaints to police about loud music and the smell of Cannabis in a downtown apartment building resulted in the Bakery of the Cannabis Buyers Clubs of Canada getting shut down. Charges of simple possession, and possession for the purposes of trafficking against the baker could be introduced into court in mid-January. Meanwhile, a temporary location for the bakery has been found as we wait to find the perfect place to move into permanently. Gathering together 3,000 people with permanent, physical disabilities and diseases in 14 years, the CBC of C sells 29 different Cannabis food and skin products from its downtown Victoria distribution location. The club has already survived 4 police raids between 2002-03, beating every charge laid. Now we may have another court battle to face, or maybe not!
There are several ways people can help us, but some details of the incidence first. Baking cookies and other products 7 days a week, sometimes with loud electronic music thumping, made our bakery stick out in the apartment building we were using. For the past few months we have been actively seeking a place where we could increase our cookie output because demands for our edible products has been steadily increasing and we need a bigger oven, or a second one. So when someone else on the same floor as our bakery started making honey oil using isopropyl alcohol, our next door neighbour complained to the Victoria police. Our baker could have done several things differently when the police said they wanted to enter the premises, because he was not the tenant on the lease. However he simply let them in. It was obvious that no one lived there, and after quickly finding a single bud on the desk, the investigation began. We held a press conference at the CBC of C the next day. A lot of media people showed up including Indy media, Shaw’s the Daily, CBC Radio, and the Times Colonist. Unfortunately, some of the news reports contained serious errors, something far too common with corporate media. This raid highlights many of the flaws in Health Canada’s Marijuana Medical Access Regulations. The benefits of eating and topically applying cannabis are astronomical while the science documenting this is minimal and not even being studied by Health Canada. There are a few reasons to think that the trial may not proceed. Now that the bakery is no longer in the apartment, the police and neighbours are satisfied that the problem has been dealt with. Though they told the media they found hash and hash oil, their expensive lab tests will show they have only seized Cannabis-infused BAKE-OP (con't from pg 9)...vegetable oils and butter, cookies and lozenges. It will be hard for the crown to justify spending valuable resources prosecuting a medicinal baker when any problems we were causing in the apartment building we were using are already fading into history.
Before proceeding with entering charges into court, the crown has to consider the likelihood of conviction, and whether it is in the public interest to prosecute in the first place. They will have a very difficult time finding an expert police witness who can explain how the items they seized were made, what the effects or dosage of the substances are, or the street/production costs. Even if the baker is found guilty, no one would expect a judge to punish someone caught making cannabis products for sick people to eat and rub on their skin.
Ironically, Health Canada’s Marijuana Medical Access Regulations do not authorize people to make extractions of the Cannabis plant. If a person with a federal license to grow Cannabis cooks it into butter and strains it through cheesecloth, they have technically produced cannabis resin—a different substance according to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). The most active cannabinoid in the herb, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is also listed as a separate drug in the CDSA, along with CBD and CBN which are other common chemicals naturally occurring in the Cannabis plant. It does not seem as though Health Canada has informed anyone about the legal implications of making Cannabis resin. They actively encourage people to ingest cannabis orally without admitting it is a crime to make a cookie, or providing any information about how to safely activate or extract the plant matter from beneficial oils. If the leaf is not strained, the strong fiber scraps the intestines clean, something that can be very painful for anyone with a sensitive stomach.
In the club’s second trial, in 2005, I was first found guilty of trafficking cannabis resin in the food and skin products, but after I filed an appeal, the Department of Justice dropped the charges. Although the club’s charges never stuck, I was later that year found guilty by a jury of trafficking THC. This was for my arrest just before the annual cookie give-away on International Medical Marijuana Day, Nov 15. My experiences in court and in the kitchen have given me a unique perspective on medical and legal issues pertaining to the use of cannabis resin in food products. This trial will put these skills to the test.
Writing letters to local media is an excellent way to bring attention to the issue in general and the trial specifically. If this trial goes ahead, we will be in need of assistance. Names of members and some contact information of members willing to testify, or submit written statements, to the court about their use of our products would be wonderful. Early next year we will be introducing a revised version of the cannabis and prescription drugs comparative analysis that we have been working on for a few years. Documenting the medical applications of cannabis in non-smoked forms, and the importance of our club, will be a critical part of our defense. Another important part of our defense will be pointing out various flaws in the MMAR. We are starting a working group of people with Health Canada cards at the club, meeting once a month to discuss regulations, rule changes, and growing techniques. The first meeting is Jan. 28 at 12 noon, at the club.
While this raid has been a huge headache, we will turn it to our advantage. If the charges do not get entered into court, we will turn to city council for support in getting a commercial kitchen. If the trial proceeds, our victory will strike down the laws and regulations that protect drug companies over patient’s rights.
We will be releasing an on-line cannabis recipe book at the mid-Jan. press conference. This recipe book will help anyone understand how the club's products are made, and will guide them along if they want to make their own. These standard operating procedures have been evolving over 14 years, and it is our hope that others will take advantage or this information to make the best use of the plant while making various kinds of medicine.
A trial under these circumstances could be a watershed moment for the club. We have established ourselves in Victoria by consistently supplying quality medicines that have improved lives and saved government resources, making us an invaluable component in the local health care system. Any trial will give us a chance to shine.
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by tedsmith » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:13 pm

CANNABIS BAKER’S CHARGES DISAPPEARING
For Immediate Release
Jan 14, 2010

Victoria, B.C.: The Cannabis Buyers' Club of Canada had its baking location raided Dec 3, 2009.

One person was arrested.

The Cannabis Buyers' Clubs of Canada has been supplying medical cannabis to people with permanent physical disabilities or diseases for 14 years.

The club offers 29 different edible and topical preparations to about 3,000 sick people.

The Cannabis Buyers' Club of Canada will be holding a press conference at 826 Johnson St., Victoria on Friday, Jan 15 at 11am to up-date the public about the court proceedings and our response. The baker will be there with our new online cookbook and we will also be releasing a new version of our research survey comparing cannabis products to prescription drugs.

Contact Person:
Ted Smith
(250) 381-4220

hempo101@gmail.com
www.hempology.ca
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by tedsmith » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:45 pm

CANNABIS BAKER’S CHARGES DISAPPEARING
For Immediate Release
Jan 15, 2010

Victoria, B.C.: The Cannabis Buyers' Club of Canada had its baking location raided Dec 3, 2009 after complaints from neighbours brought police to the apartment.

One person, Owen Smith, was arrested, though now it seems there will never be a trial. While the crown could still decide to proceed with charges, nothing was filed in court yesterday when Owen was required to report.

The Cannabis Buyers' Clubs of Canada has been supplying medical cannabis to people with permanent physical disabilities or diseases for 14 years.

The club offers 29 different edible and topical preparations to about 3,000 sick people.

Today we are teaching people how to make these medicines by our new online cookbook. We are also releasing a new version of our research survey comparing cannabis products to prescription drugs.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid= ... 8znqJlP3uQ

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid= ... zMYJLx2CFQ

Contact Person:
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by kristen.wscr » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:00 pm

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