Pubdate: Thu, 20 May 2010
Source: Alberni Valley News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2010 Alberni Valley News
Author: Andrew Brown


To the Editor,

Re: Port Alberni pot prince protests in local MP's office,, May 18.

In response to (Nanaimo-Alberni MP James) Lunney stating that "Emery
repeatedly broke U.S. law when he sold marijuana seeds to customers
there and there was a consequence to that," and comparing that to
citizens not agreeing with posted speed limits and speeding anyway, is

It was Americans buying the seeds from Emery that broke American law;
Emery never set foot in the country.

Canada allowed Emery to sell seeds for 10 years, and even sent medical
users to buy seeds from him. I'd say that is giving the nod of legality.

The Conservative government obviously doesn't understand sovereignty,
and it seems that every time there is a policy shift in Canadian law,
they try to further Americanize our country.

I live in Canada, and have no desire to live in a crime-filled police
state. So why do we allow our government to mimic American mistakes
like marijuana prohibition?

It's important to note that the extradition of Emery is illegal under
the extradition act, as you are not allowed to extradite a citizen if
they are being charged for political reasons.

The DEA stated in a press release that "this is a significant blow to
the legalization movement" and now they have one less pot of money to
rely on. Kudos to Mik Mann for standing up against our government's
illegal conduct.

Andrew Brown,

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