Pubdate: Mon, 22 Aug 2005
Source: Quad-City Times (IA)
Copyright: 2005 Quad-City Times
Author: Heath Hancock
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


Recently, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration went into the sovereign 
country of Canada, with the help of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and 
forced its beliefs on another nation.

In Canada, Marc Scott Emery is a revered man. In his eleven years in 
Vancouver, he has brought about some radical change in the Canadian 
government. When he first moved there, anything having to do with marijuana 
was forbidden. Now, Marc is the president of the British Columbia Marijuana 
Party, and he is the owner of a bookstore, Cannabis Culture magazine and 
Marc Emery Direct Seeds.

This is why the DEA raided his bookstore, magazine and political party 
headquarters. He has been charged with selling seeds in the U.S. through 
mail-order and Internet sales. His actions aren't breaking any laws in 
Canada, but apparently he broke U.S. laws. The DEA is seeking his 
extradition to the U.S. for trial.

He has looked into the eyes of his captors and stated that he would give up 
his freedom and his life to repeal these harmful drug laws. It is wrong to 
arrest a person from a foreign land because they have laws that differ from 

Heath Hancock

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