Pubdate: Thu, 02 Oct 2008
Source: Nelson Daily News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2008 Nelson Daily News
Author: Ellis Worthington
Note: The newspaper does not have an active website.


The Holy Smoke Four are contributing members of society and have
consistently helped the Nelson community in so many different ways.
i.e. Beards For Bread, frequent door prize contributions, Co-op Radio,
etc. Cannabis tolerance is vital to Nelson's thriving tourism industry.

How can we prohibit a sacred plant that has been safely used by
mankind for thousands of years? Cannabis is food, medicine, sacrament,
fuel, fibre, textile, soap, plastic, concrete, inspiration, etc. It is
the most useful plant in the world and can help solve this
environmental crisis because it's one of the best renewable resources
there is.

If the Holy Smoke Four are sentenced to jail, it shows a complete lack
of priorities in the justice system. Instead of sending the Holy Smoke
Four to jail, I suggest sentencing them to community service because
they performed a vital community service by selling sacred plants in
their church and separated the black market for sacred plants from the
black market for dangerous drugs like pills, heroin or crystal meth.

The Holy Smoke wasbreaking an outdated law, but they never hurt

Ellis Worthington

Vancouver, B.C.
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