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Cannabis Consumption sites in British Columbia

Are you against or for them? Do you live in British Columbia? Perhaps you voted in the survey I’m referring to, done in 2023. Thank you for providing the answers to it. This is a British Columbia official survey of how we feel about cannabis consumption sites. Overall, the older we are, the more we are against it., short story. What are your thoughts on why? Read all, I will discuss why I think that is towards the end. I received it in PDF format so I’ll highlight it below. Be warned, it is not a quick read, like the results as described in the PDF linked below for download.

From the Executive Summary: The Province of British Columbia is considering whether to permit cannabis consumption spaces and, if so, how to regulate them. ‘Cannabis consumption space’ is a general term that refers to a business such as a cannabis lounge, a special event, or other establishment that has cannabis for sale and use on-site. In spring 2022, the province sought feedback on cannabis consumption spaces through a demographically and geographically representative telephone survey, an online survey and written submissions. This engagement aimed to gain insight into whether people in B.C. think these spaces should be permitted and if they would visit these spaces. The Province also sought to understand the extent to which people agree or disagree with the proposed policy principles that might guide how these spaces could be regulated and perspectives on potential concerns or opportunities.

2023 survey results, 53% yes among existing users and 5% among people who do not use cannabis, via telephone survey visiting a cannabis space. 78% users and 0% Non users responded positively online with non users 98% against but 2% maybe
2023 survey results, 53% yes among existing users and 5% among people who do not use cannabis, via telephone survey question re: visiting a cannabis space. 78% of users and 0% of Non-users responded positively online with non-users 98% against, but 2% might visit.

The overall interest in British Columbia is high. Considering that an estimated 1.4 million people living in British Columbia reported using cannabis at least once in the past year (based on the 2021 ‘BC Cannabis Use’ survey), there may be at least 750,000 people in B.C. who are interested in visiting a cannabis consumption space at least once. In 2023, survey respondents were asked to indicate their interest in visiting these spaces to buy and use cannabis, to assess potential interest in consumption spaces. Most respondents who use cannabis were interested in visiting a cannabis consumption space, and few respondents who do not use cannabis were interested in visiting these spaces.

Open area beside Epik Cannabis Dispenserary
Perfect Open area to host an evening event, perhaps a daylight event with music cannabis consumption and freedom to do anything legal. Cannabis, more than I think, could heal this area. It sits on what was once called Canada’s most dangerous intersection…

Pre-pandemic and, before legalization, groups of like-minded individuals, at least 2, would gather upon encountering each other. In these gatherings, a match involved the consumption of 2 joints, with each person taking turns to light theirs in sequence once the first joint was ashed. Celebrations were social and varied by community. Many people attended all those gatherings in a friendly protest, which caused police and media attention in major cities like Vancouver, Toronto and other communities with local media attention if any attention happened. 420 was a code not so secret. Your next-door neighbour likely had the best stuff in the community, at least that was the sales pitch… A pair of tokers would commonly meet to discuss the quality and more from diverse grows and distribution doors. We’d compare strains, hockey scores, world events and personal stories of the highway runs we did in life. If they’d only listened to us, we coulda unleashed world peace. Why couldn’t we all just get a bong with each other and sit in a room to discuss it? The Pandemic taught us a few lessons about sharing a toke. For a short time before the governmental Marijuana Advisory Board allowed provincial weed to be sold in the province grown by people in the community and sold by citizens of the community who owned the business, a few original users and distributors kept their original Cannabis supply fresh as we all became suppliers and supporters of local weed sold at local dispensaries. They were employing local people known to us. There are still problems, but investors face those challenges now. They are trying to improve things, ever so slowly even for government time, federally speaking—so many restrictions.

Cannabis is a dangerous investment still. The goverment needs to be on top of the early struggles of this market
Civic construction played a part in forcing Earth to Sky, in late 2023, to close. 3rd Ave had summer and fall ‘infrastructure upgrades’ installed, affecting the vehicular traffic from Edmonton to Victoria Street, the previous 2 summers.

In Prince George, British Columbia, Grasshopper Cannabis was the first one to survive the initial wave of dispensaries. None before had business licenses and did not survive a week. This one opened at 421 George Street. Another dispensary, Epik, at Canada’s most dangerous intersection, 3rd and George just down the street, was the second to open. Sigh, it’s not all bad, BC is home to unemployed actors, and there are places where they can hone their acting skills. Life in the city, on its streets and jails, outside the Provincial Courthouse. It isn’t just our city, sadly. For a spell, we had a story or 2 the nation was interested in collectively, around the time just before legalization. Epik has an open area beside the store to host a cannabis consumption (outdoor) site, and an entire upper floor too if the government allows editable consumption, some non-psychosomatic. A nearby diner would likely partner with a dispensary to provide those orders. Some other businesses may have rented out that area upstairs, though. Diners on 3rd might compete with diverse offerings of Cannabis cooking too, if allowed. It does not have to be medicinal or recreational, just not decarbed. Healthy, unique meals. A new taste to old recipes, none of the refer madness effects. Activated uses are so diverse, too. Cannabis Vodka? Are you drunk or stoned when consuming it as alcohol? Crossfaded is a good word if you’re stuck, but drunk works. Of course, activated cannabis, edibles and meals would be available for takeout through the dispensaries too, to be used responsibly at home at the discretion of the buyer. The first year, there was an event on April 20th in that outdoor space by Epik, just before the fall pandemic began. The area used is a private parking area for local businesses. I attended the event, but they had prohibited taking photos. The Ramada Hotel sits across from Grasshopper, as does a popular small home-style diner called the ‘Daydream Donuts Cafe‘ next door to Grasshopper. Epik has a neighbouring diner too, ‘Ritual Coffeeworks‘. I’ve heard they have a connection to Grasshopper in Ritual. Many dispensaries close too, like Earth to Sky, found further up 3rd towards 5th in the block just after Victoria St, unable to provide the federal, provincial and local governments with income to operate as long-time road construction on Third Ave blocked all but pedestrian traffic dropping in. The picture is above, if you missed it… The residents and workers of the neighbourhood out for a healthy stroll to the neighbourhood dispensary were not quite enough to support.

Back to the survey and a closure to this post. By now, you have an independent thought in your head about open-air cannabis use in an event-type setting. I’ll focus this para and the next on one thought: new life. As many of the respondents were women of all ages, a concern in more than one female and some male minds was pregnancy use. That’s an educated guess. Gender was a question asked somewhere in that long document. My questions. Would females even congregate at cannabis consumption sites? What if they were pregnant? What if they became ‘with child’? A simple Google search brought up loads of negative information bordering on Refer Madness. It contains none of ‘the harmful chemicals tobacco has‘. It continues negative against any cannabis use, but make your mind up if you read past that warning. Youth still have that world to grow up in. Lots of youth start families. It still has the reputation of being a gateway drug for that age group. There is always the possibility of re-illegalizing it in Canada. The youth can change their futures collectively as they inherit adult roles, changing local, regional and national paths.

Digging deeper, a study of the human endocannabinoid system and its role in pregnancy shows how important it is for life from the moment of fertilization, from the mother. It continues until the child can produce enough of the endocannabinoid, all its life, to the last dying breath hopefully decades later. It starts with breast milk c/w endocannabinoids. Did you ever have a ‘Runners High‘, during activity, long after weaning from Mother’s Milk? Even deeper, we see the similarity of the Cannabinoids in cannabis to an endocannabinoid cell. The receptors in the body fit both cannabinoids and endocannabinoid cells. What happens to a lowered or compromised endocannabinoid system throughout life? Can cannabis use supplement a lowered or compromised endocannabinoid system? Well, I think Canada’s legalization is a huge 20-year at least study on Cannabis use. Questions to ask- at least one. Will it influence chronic illness diagnosis rates over a generation? OK 2. Will it affect tobacco sales and addiction? We’re already almost tobacco-free in BC– You make the difference. In BC or perhaps elsewhere, doctors can counsel persons serious about quitting. Pharmacy is a partner to health in ‘The Quit’ here. It isn’t all cannabis-related, but it was part of my quit… In BC, it is free to tobacco consumers who want an end other than death. Ask at a doctor’s office or your pharmacy. Quitnow is international and available for support with the quit, which we know is hard to do, even in British Columbia! We can have a tobacco-free generation. That includes those questionable tobacco vapes. You are part of the collective in your local area.

Keep following my posts as I research where the money goes. I hear in the USA where individual states legalize, those states pump funds into education, highways, civic roads, and other state concerns and new programs. Where does Canada put the money nationally? What if BC and all the provinces kept more of this coin?

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New Ontario cannabis rules could have ‘Amazon effect’ on industry

This is a news feed, from Global News so my Social media shares might show broken links. Meh. I’ll try to find some non news lol info to link, information I think all dispensary employees and businesses in Canada will find interesting. In Ontario they’re changing apparently. A cannabis post! Safety.

Are you a consumer of Cannabis, and either patronize a dispensary like you used to knock on a neighbor’s door or stand behind the counter talking about the original market? You’ve seen the big security problem with the windows, I’m sure. Has it ever made you nervous?

As a patron, a few of the eyes saw an opportunity for diverse activities. Not saying all staff nationally are honest either, owners of large amounts of products for sale. Some on both sides of the counter scope the place for nefarious activities. As a legitimate business in Canada, closer to being an unrestricted pharmacy providing recreationally safe products to consenting adults than a place for alcohol products to patrons. Patrons who cannot consume or open products inside stores either. The retailers and staff and patrons feel vulnerable I’m sure. In a crowded place, everyone could be more uneasy. It happens in normal places. No one passing by can see and call 911 can invite that nefarious activity more.

I’ll edit in a bit, and take a moment to apologize for a recent post or 5 that were deleted, users removed. I hope it’s finished now. I’ll try to be way more on-top of this site. I’ll end this by saying I’ll return soon, edit this with links and delete this sentence 😆. Do you think AI could replace a blogger after death? Hmmmm. Stay tuned. More posts are coming soon, mega drafts sitting behind this post.

https://globalnews.ca/news/10222443/cannabis-ontario-store-cap-changes/

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Public Recreational Medicinal Cannabis

Public sales. What’s the difference?

Since public sales started selling in 2018 in Canada, many regarding Medicinal and Recreational Cannabis have asked this question. Canadians above a certain age were suddenly allowed with various restrictions, with no medical restriction or reason needed. People as a collective play with pharmaceutical-grade drugs, some facing addictions with deadly consequences for nations. It does not only affect addicts. Pharmaceuticals sometimes kill simply by using as directed. Canada was overly cautious about Refer Madness infused Cannabis. It has undergone many changes and laws since that day, thanks partly to being spearheaded by Canada’s former ‘RCMP Drug Task Force’ heads. They and their staff were also called the Gestapo by many Canadians puffing and growing the weed through prohibition. It funded the force promoting Refer Madness. That affected society at large, thanks largely to educating youth about fears about Cannabis among other not-so-natural drugs. Those are now killing young adults today with programs like DARE, and adult programs like MADD, which focus on Cannabis above other drugs when driving and promoting it as a ‘starter drug‘. It’s not, according to studies in legal areas and Canada. Here, it harms young minds.

Medical beginnings to legalization and sales

Before 2018, medicinal allowances were confusing. Legal for very few since the mid-1970s at least, and had exploded to many patients by 2009 for many people with diverse life and medical experiences in Canada. Strata’s and other multi-family dwellings tried to ban Cannabis consumption inside and were often ‘successful by society restrictions’ (IE; tobacco-consuming neighbours complaining about ‘Marijuana’ smoke) banning Cannabis above any smoking laws in public or rented areas inside before legalisation. In years before legalization, many patients had to provide the Doctor’s actual prescription for proof of need. Civic properties outside like parks and courtyards post-legalization imposed complete smoking bans, and before legalization had the law backing them with draconian actions when enforced and allowed tobacco only. Any law does not restrict true medicine when prescribed by forward-thinking medical professionals. Above that, all use is somehow medicinal in more than my thoughts. For a short time after legalisation and long before that, a patient could authorize a grower to supply their daily amount locally. Some patients could even grow their own according to their daily limit. Since then, the patients have had to go through a registered Licenced Producer or their doctors became the foundation for the only legal way to obtain Medical Cannabis. That same product from those LPs filled the shelves for recreational public sales after 2018. More on that next para. I saw that patient medicine was reduced from the federal supply, well at first. There is a form on Health Canada’s website which is the official medical document authorizing the use of cannabis for medical purposes. It’s recognized Canada-wide and we need another form to authorize growing. Someone may only submit once the property is properly prepared with security through environmental design in mind, focused on refer madness thoughts of high-profile crime attractants. Long-term patients still have designated growers locked in thanks to an Injunction made by Cannabis Lawyer John Conroy before 2010. The growers became federally licensed producers if they qualified.

One source for all legal Cannabis, Medical and Recreational

With Legalization, you are allowed to grow 4 cannabis plants per household, but they must not be visible to anyone public, particularly those under the legal age of the province. Canada has a set of laws, provinces handle Cannabis laws provincially and local communities have their regulations concerning sales and use. Legalization became Prohibition 2.0. Some Strata, other multi-family dwellings and individual rented living spaces can outright ban growing even one plant, even as a regular attractive house plant. Only plants that grow from ‘starter material’ (IE seeds and clones) must be from a licenced producer whose starter material was from the same national stockpile of starter material. I think it’s the final version of that medical form, which is strictly used for research with controlled subjects from a controlled supply. There is a larger ‘weeducation’ research project using the public with recreational cannabis in the wild to which the conclusion might be proven ‘all use is medicinal’. They halted efforts to research its effects on the Opium epidemic in the East Vancouver Community Safety Unit AKA ‘the Gestapo‘ and other branches in the 2 police forces (City Police and RCMP) of Vancouver.

Police lights
Before legalisation and public sales, this sight brought fear into the hearts of recreational tokers of all ages

Beyond Recreational and Medicinal

In previous posts, I covered some of the industrial benefits. Housing, food, vehicles, and fuel, replacing our demand for forests. That’s just a start, a way we can make more products. The food and shelter forms of it will increase health. Recreational may just provide a defence against the need to use it medicinally. With society’s health, we can be more productive in many areas beyond the Cannabis field.

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