Pubdate: Wed, 10 May 2006
Source: Nelson Daily News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2006 Nelson Daily News
Author: Stephen Stewart
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


To the editor:

With all the nonsense circulating about Marc Emery I think it about 
time some very basic facts are stated.

Mr. Emery is an alleged drug dealer.  He allegedly sells illegal 
narcotics at a substantial profit. Giving credit where it is due, Mr. 
Emery has been successful at his profession.  If indeed he has made 
15 million dollars allegedly dealing drugs, he is a major league dealer.

I have listened to Mr. Emery call himself "an exemplary Canadian" and 
anyone who seeks to incarcerate him a "Nazi."  That he can say these 
things with a straight face is amazing.

While penalties for cannabis cultivation in Canada are laughable, it 
is an entirely different matter in the United States.  In the USA, 
drug dealers do not receive a fine or a slap on the wrist, they go to jail.

Mr. Emery knew that when he began allegedly exporting drugs south of 
the border.  I do not know what he put on his customs declaration 
forms.  However, I might guess it was not marijuana or 
cannabis.  That is why the United States is seeking his extradition.

I suggest Mr. Emery should quit whining and accept his fate. Going to 
jail is one of the hazards of his alleged profession.

Stephen Stewart

Nelson, B.C.
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