Pubdate: Mon, 04 Jan 2010
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2010 Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Russell Barth
Note: title by newshawk; parenthetical comment by Sun editor


Canadian marijuana users see no reason for optimism in 2010. As a
federally licensed medical marijuana user who is also married to one,
I had to watch a bunch of U.S. states pass laws pertaining to
marijuana issues, while watching our own government take us back to
the 1950s by implementing mandatory minimum jail sentences for growing
as few as five plants. I have watched as our government handed a
Canadian citizen over to U.S. authorities for selling seeds! I have
watched as the unconstitutional medical marijuana licence fiasco
continues unabated and uninvestigated at Health Canada. I have watched
as police officers and fire officials lied to the public and the media
about the so-called "dangers" of legally permitted pot gardens. 2010
is the year many Canadian medical pot users expect to be arrested
simply for having a medical condition. There is no reason to be optimistic.

Russell Barth

(The drug war is a huge waste of time and money.)
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