Pubdate: Thu, 15 May 2003
Source: Aldergrove Star (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 Central Fraser Valley Star Publishing Ltd.
Author: Paul Latham
Note: Headline by mapinc.


Editor, The Star:

Re: Supreme Court Must Order Canadian Parliament To Liberalize.

David Malmo-Levine speaks to the Supreme Court of Canada, arguing that 
section 420 is unconstitutional. It infringes on our right to choose the 
flowers in our herb gardens, and to naturally medicate for cancer pain, 
wasting syndrome, MS, HIV, and other terminal chronic illnesses of modern 
American life, with B.C.'s best home grown marijuana buds.

Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien is the first PM in history to 
state, just last week, that, "No Canadian resident should have a criminal 
record for the possession of marijuana." This fulfills a promise he made to 
Canadians to get elected over 30 years ago. On Saturday, May 3 David 
Malmo-Levine went on to say, "Get real. It is just a flower. No U.S. war on 
flowers. It does no harm. It heals."

Mark Emery, President of the Marijuana Party of BC, went on to remind us 
that Prime Ministers Pierre Trudeau and Kim Campbell smoked pot. Premiers 
Glen Clark and Ralph Klein smoked pot. Our best musicians, authors and most 
creative scientists smoke pot. Jesus Christ himself wore hemp clothing and 
anointed himself and healed others with holy oils, containing large 
quantities (1/6 of the active ingredients. See Exodus 30:22-30) of sweet or 
fragrant canebus.

Smoking pot is cool. It has always been cool. It always will be cool. 
Prohibition by the state and police action causes violent harm. We are not 
violent. We cause no harm. End the persection.

It is time Canadian parliament demonstrates her independence of US foreign 
and state control to profit from ill health of our citizens. Uphold the 
will of six of seven Canadians who want pot flower decriminalized.


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