Pubdate: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 Source: Burnaby Newsleader (CN BC) Copyright: 2011 Burnaby Newsleader Contact: http://www.burnabynewsleader.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1315 Author: Dove Lynne OTTAWA'S WAR ON DRUGS BEHIND BURNABY'S MARIJUANA DISPENSARY RAID? Why has the Metrotown Medicinal Society been raided by the RCMP when they--and the mayor of Burnaby --visited the establishment around its opening and gave their approval? I do not pay taxes so that our law enforcement can arrest people for providing and/or consuming one of the most beneficial plants we are blessed to have. I suspect the push comes from the federal government, who we all know has a certain religious ideology. Now they are trying to demonize individuals who use cannabis. They need people to fill up all the prisons they've been building I guess. They've been trying to take away the tolerant attitude that Canadians are known for having towards marijuana use and start a Canadian version of America's failed "War on Drugs ." Harper may represent the views and values of the people who voted him in, but he does not represent the views of the majority of Canadians. Dove Lynne via email - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.