Pubdate: Sat, 17 May 2003
Source: Abbotsford News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2003 Hacker Press Ltd.
Author: Paul Latham


Editor, The News:

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 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 that: No Canadian resident should have a criminal record for 
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."

Marc Emery, president of the Marijuana party of B.C., who donned an Orca 
Bay official 420 Canucks jersey and solicited a round of 10 "Go Canucks, 
Go," 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, one-sixth of the active 
ingredients, (see Exodus 30:22-30) of sweet and fragrant cannabis.

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

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

Paul Latham

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