BCCCS In Action

Over the years, the BCCCS has received a great deal of media coverage, produced many resources, and continues to do advocacy and public outreach work.

Use the menu on the right to browse our work.

June 30th, 2009
The June 2009 issue of the BCCCS Newsletter, featuring stories on Bill C-15; latest medical research; Supreme Court refuses to hear Health Canada's appeal of grower restrictions being struck down; BCCCS condition-specific feedback project; Our new yoga program and more... 
May 18th, 2009
A survey completed by BCCCS members regarding their use of cannabis for mental health conditions and its effect on their mental health.
Medical Research, Research
May 18th, 2009
In conjunction with the BCCCS, VICS, CALM, TCC and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health.
Medical Research, Research
March 1st, 2009
The March 2009 issue of the BC Compassion Club Society's quarterly newsletter, featuring stories on VICS constitutional challenge outcome; Health Canada grower restrictions struck down; BCCCS Winter Party; Introducing Group Acupuncture in our Wellness Centre; latest political and medical research news and more...
December 20th, 2008
Bill C-26 is the Conservative Government's set of proposed changes to the Criminal Code, in particular the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. This Bill--if it passes--will have some deeply damaging effects on our society. You can read the Bill here.... [...More]
October 15th, 2007
A pamphlet that you can print out on legal size paper that summarizes all the basics about safe and effective use of medical cannabis. Includes info on active ingredients, strains, modes of ingestion, dosage, side effects and saftey.
October 1st, 2007
The following is a review of the contract terms and negotiations between Health Canada and Prairie Plant Systems for the three contract extensions beginning January 2006 and ending September 2007. It is intended to inform stakeholders (i.e. medical cannabis users, Canadian taxpayers, and political representatives) of the costs of the federal government’s medical cannabis program and to highlight areas of concern in order to ensure transparency and accountability. It does not address the quality of the cannabis produced by PPS.
June 14th, 2006
By the Canadian AIDS Society. -- This study examined the legal, ethical and human rights issues related to access and regulation of cannabis for therapeutic purposes for people living with HIV/AIDS. The BCCCS was honoured to be a key informant in this incredible project that will benefit all those who use cannabis as a medicine. ... [...More]
May 1st, 2006
This document, created in collaboration with the Vancouver Island Compassion Society, is currently the most comprehensive collection of best-practices currently in place in Canada's major medical cannabis dispensaries.
February 17th, 2006
Kelowna Capital News, Fri, 17 Feb 2006
In the media
January 15th, 2006
Published Jan. 2006 in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice -- Between November 2003 and May 2004, women members of the BCCCS and the VICS filled out a questionnaire about their use of cannabis in general and more specifically during pregnancy. This questionnaire was part of a joint project between researchers at the University of BC and the University of Victoria.... [...More]
Medical Research, Research
January 1st, 2006
Published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2006 -- A researcher at the University of Berkley discovered that people using cannabis in conjunction with their interferon treatments had better success rates then those who were not using cannabis. We wanted to understand if the increased success rates were due to people being able to complete their treatments because they were managing the side effects of interferon with cannabis, or if there is a beneficial interaction between interferon and cannabis.... [...More]
November 7th, 2005
Cannabis Culture Magazine, Nov 7, 2005
In the media
November 5th, 2005
Nanaimo News Bulletin (CN BC) , Sat, 05 Nov 2005
Canadian, In the media