Pubdate: Wed, 09 Dec 2009
Source: Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser (CN AB)
Copyright: 2009 Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser
Author: Brian Johnson


Dear Editor:

The time has come to legalize marijuana, tax it, and create a few
hundred thousand jobs. Marc Emery is currently waiting to see if we
will let the US extradite him, to face a possible life sentence for
selling seeds on the internet.

Forty-four per cent of Canadians have admitted to smoking weed,
leading to the obvious conclusion that millions of Canadians possess
marijuana seeds. If you mailed a couple seeds to your friend in the
U.S. in a Christmas card, should you face a possible life sentence in

Marc Emery should get a noble peace prize for his work.

He has helped alleviate much pain and suffering.

He has given people the means to grow their own medical marijuana so
they don't have to interact with drug dealers.

Many "Mom and Pop" grow operations were started with his seeds,
reducing the market share of organized crime, and their profits.

Many cancer patients can't afford medical marijuana in the U.S. but
can afford seeds, the same as in Canada.

People have used his seeds to grow marijuana for compassion clubs,
some of which gave it away freely to chemotherapy patients.

Marc's seeds have helped many family farms.

When pork and beef prices crashed, some farmers were losing money,
trying to keep food on our tables. Some turned to growing marijuana as
a means of survival.

For his contribution in taxes, and the huge amount he has given to
charities, the pain and suffering that has been eased, are we will
really going let the U.S. government extradite him? One of our
legendary heroes?

Sadly I doubt he will get the Peace Prize, it isn't like he sent
thousands of troops off to war.

The 6797 Proposal ( recommends making labour intensive
services tax deductible, small market media tax credit, legalizing and
taxing marijuana and not letting the U.S. extradite Marc Emery for a
possible life sentence.

To help get our message out, we have created an activist portal, where
Canadians can make their voices heard (more features coming soon),
available at

We would all like the power to deny certain businesses/industries the
right to exist based on our own personal morals/beliefs, banks come to

The reality is marijuana has been around for thousands of years and
won't go away any time soon.

Do we really want to keep spending millions of dollars on marijuana
prohibition, or would society be better served by regulating the
industry, taxing it, keeping people safe and creating jobs?

Support Marc Emery at

Brian Johnson

Wingham, Ont. 
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