General Info & Articles

BCCCS Safe & Effective Use of Medicinal Cannabis Pamphlet
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.
BCCCS Operational Standards for the Distribution of Medicinal Cannabis
This BCCCS publication outlines membership requirements, overall distribution methods, and gives some info on safe and effective use of medicinal cannabis.
The Compassion Oil: made using a similar but safer extraction method as Phoenix Tears
Over the past few years we have been asked to carry Phoenix Tears. We will not because: ... [...More]
Stat Closure 19 May
Please note that the BCCCS will be closed for Monday 19 May for the stat holiday. We will be open for regular hours on Saturday 17 May, and Tuesday 20 May.
Pricing Changes
Dear Members, The BC Compassion Club Society has over the past 16 years had a commitment to providing high quality medicine at affordable cost to our members. We charge no more than $9/gram, and have a selection of subsidized medicine. We are additionally proud to announce that over the next few months some of our strains will reduce in price without compromising strength or quality. We would like to thank our compassionate cultivators for facilitating this reduction in price. In Loving Solidarity, Supply Department
David Nutt: alcohol consumption would fall 25% if cannabis cafes were allowed
Former chairman of drugs advisory committee tells MPs Dutch-style 'coffee shops' would make people drink less
Take Care with Cannabis
A harm reduction initiative A new harm-reduction resource is now available through VCH to help protect the well-being of people, both young and not-so-young, who smoke cannabis recreationally.
Empowered Health - Using marijuana to manage pain (video)
Our member talks about medical cannabis helping ease side effects from HIV/AIDS medication. You can also read an article here:
BCCCS Board Member Featured in Vancouver Sun
The BCCCS is very proud that long-time member and current Director on our board, Dwight Villeneuve, has been featured in the Vancouver Sun in both print and video. Dwight shared his story with the Sun of overcoming many significant challenges to come to a place of providing help to others through his participation with the BCCCS. His story was also broadcast on CHEK-TV locally as well as other regional television stations. Congratulations Dwight!... [...More]
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Community Outreach for Seniors
A promotional video about seniors with a variety of health concerns that use cannabis as medicine for symptom and disease management, made for the BC Compassion Club Society by Pull Focus Film School.
Vancouver Sun Series Features BCCCS
The Vancouver Sun featured the BC Compassion Club and its members prominently in a recent 4-part series on medical marijuana: Part 1: An Issue of Health And Safety Part 2: Medical Marijuana: Relief In A Bottle   **... [...More]
Medical Marijuana School Opens In New England
PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England School of Alternative Horticultural Studies, a New England-based medical marijuana training center, today announced the September 2010 launch of its Basic Medical Marijuana training class in Warwick, RI, the first professional medical marijuana training class in the north eastern United States.
The Emperor Wears No Clothes
The authorized on-line version of the "electric emperor" CD-ROM of Jack Herer’s "The Emperor Wears No Clothes", 11th Edition.
Erowid - Cannabis
Articles, links and FAQs about marijuana -- history, usage, health, medical use, lifestyle, urban legends, research, media, etc.
How to Grow Medical Marijuana
California activist Todd McCormick's long-awaited book is now available in its entirety online.
Dr. Lester Grinspoon's Marijuana Uses
Lester Grinspoon's site. Many essays and accounts, as well as a link to his blog.
Rx Marijuana
Lester Grinspoons's site. A place to learn about patients' experiences with medical marijuana.
UK Cannabis Internet Activists
UKCIA is a website full of useful information. They have a Research Database stuffed with scientific studies and a Library of significant developments in the law reform debate, as well as some videos to check out. They have information on the Therapeutic use of cannabis and its Industrial uses.... [...More]
This site can help you find information about the new legal use of medical marihuana in Canada, and how you can apply to possess, use and grow marihuana in compliance with Health Canada's guidelines.
Canadian trends, information and resources connected to cannabis. Includes a comprehensive directory of Canadian cannabis, drug information, commercial and seed bank sites and government information.
Cannabis Health Journal
A magazine (which ceased being published in 2005) dedicated to medical cannabis issues.  The site has a rich archive of articles from past isssues.
Cultivating Compassion
Article about Canadian compassion clubs, from the Sept 2007 Positive Side Magazine, published by the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange.
Waiting to Inhale
USA 2005. Director: Jed Riffe. Waiting to Inhale examines the heated debate over marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States. It takes viewers inside the lives of patients who have been forever changed by illness—and parents who lost their children to addiction, and presents shocking new evidence that marijuana could hold a big stake in the future of medicine.
Counterblaste to the I.O.M.
In mid-March of this year, the report of the U.S. Institute of Medicine (Joy et al., 1999) on the topic of 'medical marijuana' was finally published, having been commissioned by the U.S. Drug Czar and his White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in January 1997. The widespread and growing use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and the passage of legislation in several U.S.... [...More]
Herb Remedy
The exact location is a secret. But somewhere between London and Brighton a compound ringed by high fences and razor wire will house the world's only pot farm primarily devoted to commercial drug development. In June the British Home Office gave a startup pharmaceutical company a license to grow 20,000 marijuana plants of varied strains.... [...More]
Medical Marihuana in a Time of Prohibition
Abstract - As the medical virtues of cannabis become increasingly clear, the question of how to make it available to patients becomes increasingly urgent. Conventional routes to medical legitimacy -- the process by which pharmaceutical companies satisfy government requirements for a new medicine -- are inappropriate because of the unique history and properties of this substance. Its full medical potential cannot be realized as long as present prohibition laws are enforced.... [...More]
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