Pubdate: Thu, 26 Aug 2004
Source: NOW Magazine (CN ON)
Section: Up Front
Copyright: 2004 NOW Communications Inc.
Bookmark: (Emery, Marc)
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


If you think you can't go to jail for one joint, think again.

BC Marijuana Party head and self-proclaimed Prince of Pot Marc Emery
has been handed a shocking three-month jail sentence by a Saskatchewan
judge. Technically, Emery was found guilty of trafficking. In reality,
his transgression was passing a joint.

Emery's supporters have begun sending e-mails to Justice Minister
Irwin Cotler urging him to overturn the decision. Cotler calls himself
a human rights activist. Now's his chance to prove it by freeing Emery
- - and tabling a decrim bill that's for real. 
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