Pubdate: Wed, 01 Jun 2011
Source: Nanaimo Daily News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2011 Nanaimo Daily News
Author: Russell Barth


Re: 'Marijuana grower worried for future of medicinal pot' ( Daily 
News, May 25)

I predict that the Harper regime will ignore the court rulings, ignore
the Charter and shut the whole Health Canada program down by the end
of the summer. They will cite "safety concerns," "diversion," and UN
treaties that Canada has signed on to as reasons why the Liberals
never should have started the program in the first place.

Medical marijuana in Canada died on May 2.

Compassion clubs? Designated growers? Home gardens? Pharmacy supply?
Not a chance. As far as Harper and his minions are concerned, there is
no such thing as "medical" marijuana. We are all just addicts who
scammed their doctors. We are criminals, inmates-in-waiting.

Ask any Tory MP what the Harper plan for pot-users is and you get the
one-word answer: jail.

What do you think those 12 new jails are for? Corporate polluters?
Human smugglers? No, those guys are hard to catch, but arresting
pot-users is like shooting fish in a barrel. Then the RCMP -- who
already have all of our addresses and plant and storage data on file
- -- will start rounding up former licence-holders.

Those new cages will be double-filled with non-violent pot-users who
cannot afford good lawyers. People with epilepsy, AIDS, cancer, MS,
and depression; all of them us going to jail.

And now, with Harper sitting on a majority and a stacked Senate, there
is nothing the public, the media or the courts can do to stop him.

So all pot-haters can now rejoice: Harper has won his majority, the
medical pot program is officially dead and all of us dangerous
gardeners can be caged easily so that the gangsters can reap even
bigger profits.

Russell Barth

Nepean, Ont.
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