Pubdate: Wed, 26 May 2010
Source: Windsor Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2010 The Windsor Star
Author: Ashley Vallance


As of May 10, for the first time in my life, I am saddened to say that
I am ashamed of my country. Marc Emery has been extradited to the
United States, the order being signed by Justice Minister Rob
Nicholson. His crime; selling marijuana seeds over the Internet. It
was a "crime" committed in Canada that usually holds about a $2,000
fine. Now Marc faces five years in a U.S. prison instead of a slap on
the wrist as it should be here in Canada. When will people realize the
war on drugs has created nothing but just that -- a war. We have made
criminals out of innocent people and we have given a harmless herb a
bad name, and what a shame considering its endless list of medicinal
and constructional uses. Prohibition did not work for alcohol, it will
not work for marijuana.

A substance that is far less harmful than cigarettes and alcohol. I
hope to see a day where marijuana is taken from the hands of children
and left readily available to all adult citizens who wish to sustain a
normal healthy life with ganja by their side.

Ashley Vallance,

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