Pubdate: Sat, 04 Feb 2006
Source: Edmonton Journal (CN AB)
Copyright: 2006 The Edmonton Journal
Author: Russell Barth
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)


Why is it still okay to treat medical marijuana users in Canada like 
"terrorists?" Imagine having some past-date prescriptions in your 
medicine cabinet, and suddenly your house is full of cops sticking 
guns in your face. Or maybe your driver's license is a month out of 
date, and suddenly you are roughed up and handcuffed and searched at 
the side of the road -- right in front of your kids.

Is that sensible? No. So why is it okay to do it to medical marijuana 
users? Because a "license expired" doesn't mean they should be 
deprived of their medicine and treated like a criminal.

I hope Mr. Shapiro sues the police and Health Canada for damages to 
his plants, equipment and the personal suffering that his family has endured.

The onerous fiasco Health Canada calls its medical marijuana program 
not only does very little to help sick and dying Canadians, it puts 
some of them in even more danger of home invasion and harassment by police.

Russell Barth

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