Pubdate: Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Source: Charter, The (CN NF)
Copyright: 2009, The Charter
Author: Brian Johnson


Dear Editor:

The time has come to legalize marijuana, tax it, and create a few
hundred thousand jobs. Marc Emery is currently waiting to see if we
will let the US extradite him, to face a possible life sentence for
selling seeds on the Internet.

Forty-four per cent of Canadians have admitted to smoking weed,
leading to the obvious conclusion that millions of Canadians currently
possess marijuana seeds.

If you mailed a couple seeds to your friend in the US in a Christmas
card, should you face a possible life sentence in prison?

Marc Emery should get a Nobel Peace Prize for his work.

He has helped alleviate much pain and suffering. He has given people
the means to grow their own medical marijuana so they don't have to
interact with drug dealers. Many "Mom and Pop" grow operations were
started with his seeds, reducing the market share of organized crime,
and their profits.

Many cancer patients can't afford medical marijuana in the US but can
afford seeds, the same as in Canada. People have used his seeds to
grow marijuana for compassion clubs, some of which gave it away freely
to chemotherapy patients.

Marc's seeds have helped many family farms. When pork and beef prices
crashed, some farmers were loosing money, trying to keep food on OUR
tables. Some turned to growing marijuana as a means of survival.

For his contribution in taxes, and the huge amount he has given to
charities, the pain and suffering that has been eased, are we will
really going let the US government extradite him? One of our legendary

Sadly I doubt he will get the Peace Prize. It isn't like he sent
thousands of troops off to war.

The 6797 Proposal ( recommends making labour intensive
services tax deductible, Small Market Media Tax Credit, legalizing and
taxing marijuana and NOT letting the US extradite Marc Emery for a
possible life sentence.

To help get our message out, we have created an activist portal, where
Canadians can make their voices heard (more features coming soon),
available at

We would all like the power to deny certain businesses/industries the
right to exist based on our own personal morals/beliefs, banks come to
mind. The reality is marijuana has been around for thousands of years
and won't go away any time soon. Do we really want to keep spending
millions of dollars on marijuana prohibition, or would society be
better served by regulating the industry, taxing it, keeping people
safe and creating jobs?

Support Marc Emery at .

Brian Johnson

Wingham, ON 
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