Pubdate: Mon, 17 May 2010
Source: Calgary Herald (CN AB)
Copyright: 2010 Canwest Publishing Inc.
Author: Ben Morris


Re: "Marijuana activist faces U.S. extradition," May 11.

With Marc Emery's extradition, Rob Nicholson and the Conservative 
government have made a mockery of Canadian sovereignty and given in 
to pressure from the American government. Emery's prosecution was 
politically motivated. American law enforcement wanted to shut him 
up. Emery is not the only one who mails people marijuana seeds, yet 
he will sit in an American jail for it. And what is wrong with 
marijuana? Nothing. By Googling marijuana, you will see its medicinal benefits.

Emery's extradition and Bill S-10 will do nothing to curb the 
marijuana trade because freedom-loving people have the fundamental 
right to put whatever substance they want into their own bodies. 
Marijuana has not killed one person and Emery is not a proprietor of 
death. He is the leader of the movement and his extradition will not 
be forgotten or ignored. The Canadian government should concentrate 
on enacting tougher laws to curb real criminals. But of course, the 
Harper government is too cowardly and idiotic to realize that.

Ben Morris,

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