Pubdate: Tue, 09 Aug 2005
Source: Peace Arch News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 Peace Arch News
Author: Doug M. Towle
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


I am both dismayed and angered by the Canadian Government's decision to 
proceed with the extradition to the U.S. of Marc Emery and company, for 
selling cannabis seeds.

The terms of the extradition treaty require that the act be illegal in both 

If, in fact, it is illegal in Canada then, as the defendants are Canadian 
citizens and the offence took place in Canada, they should be tried in Canada.

If it is not illegal, extraditing them to the U.S. to face a punishment of 
10 years to life is akin to extraditing a Canadian citizen to Saudi Arabia 
for shipping beer to that country.

Doug M. Towle

White Rock 
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