Pubdate: Wed, 12 Oct 2005
Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)
Copyright: 2005 The Vancouver Sun
Author: Larry A. Ewashen
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


Ian Mulgrew's recent column points out an interesting anomaly about 
our federal government: Does the right hand have any inkling of what 
the left hand is doing?

On the one hand the government bent over backwards (and frontwards 
too, for all anyone knows) to expedite the visit of convicted felon 
Martha Stewart to Canada for an all important pumpkin meeting (it 
seems she was supposed to ride in a pumpkin boat on the water).

On the other hand it has deported a sick man who has assisted the 
government with its marijuana program into the hands of the U.S. 
authorities, who will punish him severely for treating himself for 
pain through the use of this substance.

Is this a total cave-in to the desires of the U.S. on all fronts, or 
am I missing something?

Larry A. Ewashen

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