Medical-marijuana fight continues

Cannabis crusader Alan Young, a professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, says Ottawa continues to do little to help seriously ill Canadians who smoke pot to ease pain and discomfort, reported The Record in Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo July 29. Young said the abysmal actions taken by government to provide marijuana for medicinal use are cumbersome and beyond the reach of people suffering from a variety of illnesses, including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, liver diseases and AIDS. His remarks appeared in a story about the efforts of a Kitchener medical-marijuana user he represents to attend another court challenge of Canada’s marijuana laws in Toronto, said The Record.

On air

  • The host of the “Stirling Faux Show” (CHED-AM), Edmonton, discussed the conference Kyoto and Sprawl: Building Cities That Work, which wrapped up at York University’s Glendon campus July 27.
  • Nancy White, York University’s media relations director, and doctoral students Angela Aujla and Augustine Park, of York’s Graduate Student Association, discussed the impact of the double cohort on class sizes on “Omni News,” (OMNI 2), Toronto, July 28.
  • York University political science Professor Saeed Rahnema joined a panel discussion about the role of the media, journalists and the United Nations in the Iraq situation, with a focus on accuracy and availability of information, on “Michael Coren Live” (CTS-TV), Toronto, July 28.