Pubdate: Tue, 17 Jan 2006
Source: Vancouver 24hours (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 Canoe Inc
Contact:  http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/3837
Author: Sean Holman, 24 Hours
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/find?330 (Hemp - Outside U.S.)

ONTARIO POT ADVOCATE SEES RED

The prince of pot may be backing New Democrat leader  Jack Layton. 
But one of his vassals is volunteering for  Vancouver South Liberal 
incumbent Ujjal Dosanjh, the  current health minister.

In an interview with 24 hours, Sotos Petrides - who ran  for the 
Marijuana Party in Ottawa West- Nepean during  the 2004 and 2000 
elections explained he was now  helping Dosanjh because "I've been a 
proud Liberal for  many, many years."

Petrides explained he was involved with the Marijuana  Party because 
he was a hemp advocate.

"And my view was that if the overall issue was  liberalized then it 
would be easier for hemp farmers to  get permits."
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