Pubdate: Fri, 05 Aug 2005
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 The Province
Author: Doug Towle
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


I am dismayed and angered by the Canadian government's decision to proceed 
with the extradition to the U.S. of Marc Emery and company for selling 
cannabis seeds.

The terms of the extradition treaty require that the act be illegal in both 

If, in fact, it is illegal in Canada, then, as the defendants are Canadian 
citizens and the offence took place in Canada, they should be tried in 
Canada in accordance with the laws of Canada.

If it is not illegal in Canada, then extraditing them to the U.S. to face a 
punishment of 10 years to life is akin to extraditing a Canadian citizen to 
Saudi Arabia for shipping beer to that country.

Doug Towle

White Rock 
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