Pubdate: Tue, 02 Aug 2005
Source: Edmonton Journal (CN AB)
Copyright: 2005 The Edmonton Journal
Author: Chris Buors
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


Sale Of Seeds Doesn't Warrant 10-Year Term

Re: " 'Prince of Pot' arrested: Marijuana seed business raided at U.S. 
request as protesters chant," The Journal, July 30.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency used the little-known Mutual Assistance in 
Criminal Matters Act to have the Prince of Pot, Marc Emery, and friends 
arrested for conspiracy to sell cannabis seeds.

For good measure, the DEA would like to make Emery responsible for every 
plant those seeds produced and every dollar anyone in the underground has 
ever earned. Emery is the perfect scapegoat for all of America's problems.

Canadians ought to be concerned about extraditing its citizens to face the 
American gulag. The American prison system trained the guards at Guantanamo 
Bay and Abu Ghraib prisons.

The Americans have "information bombed" themselves back into the Stone Age 
as far as repealing drug prohibition is concerned.

They will seek a term of 10 years to life for Emery. Moral righteousness 
blinds Americans to any semblance of justice. Reasoned arguments have been 
lost to the passions of fear. And what do Americans fear? Everything.

The law under which Emery was arrested was meant to assist in "criminal 

Americans have not been able to distinguish between sin and crime for a 
very long time.

Canadians ought not feed into that fear by delivering up sacrificial 
sinners like Emery.

Chris Buors, president

Manitoba Marijuana Party

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