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Current Affairs 2005 - Activism (117 items)

Aug 26, 2005 Police Didn't Violate Pot Advocate's Rights - Judge A judge yesterday threw out arguments that police violated the constitutional rights of pro-marijuana advocate Marc-Boris St-Maurice when they joined the Bloc Pot party he founded and arrested him at the party's cafe.

Aug 26, 2005 Hemp Oil Producer Plans Public Meeting MACCAN - Rick Simpson is anxious to have his medical marijuana activities judged in the court of public opinion. The hemp oil producer who faces criminal charges is holding a public meeting Saturday at 2 p.m. in the community hall at the Royal Canadian Legion here in this small Cumberland County community, just outside Amherst. "I'm going to tell the public exactly what I did and I want them to judge me," Mr. Simpson said this week.

Aug 24, 2005 Pot Issue The 'Perfect Storm' The Marc Emery case, in which Canada appears complicit with the United States in bringing to "justice" Vancouver's most prominent potrepreneur, may bring this still-peripheral issue to the front burner of Canadian politics.

Aug 22, 2005CN ON: Up in Smoke: Pot Users Blaze A Trail Hamilton - City Hall was the scene of a marijuana smoke out over the weekend as 300 users lit up to celebrate Canabian Day.

Aug 22, 2005 Marijuana Mayhem Ont - Three people face charges after a scuffle with police at Hamilton's marijuana cafe.

Aug 13, 2005 This Johnny Appleseed Is Wanted by the Law New York Times: - FRESHLY released on bail, Marc Emery faced the camera of his Pot-TV.net Web site the other day to make an urgent appeal for money to finance his legal struggle to avert extradition to the United States for trafficking marijuana seeds south of the border

Aug 11, 2005 Pot Party Seeks Local Grassroots The Marijuana Party says it plans to put down roots in central Canada once it gets approval to organize a riding association in Windsor -- the party's first Electoral District Association ( EDA ) south of Nunavut.

Aug 5, 2005US WA:

DEA Chief admits politcal persecution in Emery seed case

US WA: Column: Pursuit of Drug Case All Smoke, No Fire
Seeking to stop his extradition to the United States -- where he faces charges of trafficking in marijuana seeds -- Emery's legal team could use Tandy's words to telling effect: Their client is being prosecuted for his beliefs. "Today's arrest of Mark ( sic ) Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture magazine and the founder of a marijuana legalization group, is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement." "Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery's illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on."

[Targeting citizens for their political views and trying to silence them is against the rules.... but when has that ever mattered? Will the government of Canada do the right thing? Not something we could ever count on.]
Aug 5, 2005 Marc Emery out on bail B.C. Marijuana Party leader Marc Emery has been released from the pre-trial centre in Port Coquitlam after posting $50,000 bail.

Marc Emery, Michelle Rainey, Greg William INFORMATION

Jul 29, 2005 BCMP Headquarters Raided ordered by U.S. - Emery & others arrested Police raided a marijuana seed store run by the B.C. Marijuana Party leader in Vancouver Friday, apparently at the request of U.S. authorities in Seattle.

At a news conference in Seattle, U.S. authorities announced they've asked for Emery to be extradited to the U.S. to face drug charges.

[ Any illusion that Canada is a sovereign nation is now dead and gone]

Jul 27, 2005CN BC: Compassion Society Defends Sooke Grow-Op In Court Philippe Lucas, head of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society, will be in at the Western Communities court house tomorrow and Friday for a preliminary trial into a RCMP raid on the compassion society's grow-op in Sooke.

[This facility was involved in several research projects and supplies cannabis - much more than the government is doing, without costing taxpayer's a cent. Close the competition down seems to be government strategy]
Jun 10, 2005CN BC: Board Denies Pot Party Claims The BCMP is suing the board for barring the party's candidates from participating in local high school sponsored debates.

[Students are getting a real lesson in what is and is not democracy]
Jun 9, 2005CN BC: Editorial: Vancouver Mayor Backs Legal Pot Federal government needs to take a hard look at the best way to manage marijuana A City of Vancouver report, with the backing of Mayor Larry Campbell, is calling for the legalization of marijuana -- not just "decriminalization" as proposed by legislation stalled in Parliament.

[Larry Campbell is on the Board of Advisors of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)]
Jun 5, 2005CN ON: York Police Target Stores Selling Drug Accessories "Just because certain crimes aren't seen as a threat to public safety, does that mean we should stop enforcing it?"

[Through perseverance and diligence, will they ever be able to stomp out cannabis culture?]
Jun 2, 2005NB: Pregnant Woman Gets A Year For Selling Pot A New Brunswick judge has sentenced a pregnant woman to a year in prison, even though she will have to give birth while in jail in August, and also has three other children at home.

[Another blow to reason, logic, justice, enlightenment and humanity in general. FREE LYNN WOOD - donations toward her legal costs can be made through MUMM, Please help.]
May 31, 2005CN AB: Krieger To Appeal Conviction Controversial marijuana crusader Grant Krieger has won the right to appeal a trafficking conviction to the Supreme Court of Canada. Krieger, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and uses marijuana to ease his symptoms, is waiting to learn when his case will be heard and expects it will be sometime next year.

May 29, 2005CN ON: Averse To Pot Laws, Poet Objects In Rhyme A poetic pot activist rhymed out his reasons for battling Canada's marijuana laws at a rally yesterday ... "There's a little poem I've got, that makes a case for pot. Though a poet I am not, I've given this much thought. Is there hard data? A lot. What's pot's greatest danger? Getting caught,"

May 27, 2005CN BC: Marijuana Party Candidate Claims Company Fired Him The Marijuana party's Shuswap candidate believes he lost his job because of his election attempt. "It's all fun and games until somebody loses a job,"

May 24, 2005CN BC: Marijuana Party Sues Over Freedom Of Speech The B.C. Marijuana Party is suing the Surrey School Board and the City of Abbotsford for targeting the party and its candidates' freedom of speech during the provincial election campaign.

[What is most alarming is the diminishing democracy in so-called free countries]
May 16, 2005 Advocate For Pot Arrested A Windsor man who says he grows marijuana for the sick and dying has been busted on drug charges. Fred Pritchard, 37, a self-styled marijuana legalization advocate who goes by the moniker Daweedking, is facing charges of marijuana production and trafficking.

[Busting compassion clubs means shutting down the competition to the governments med pot program.. not how capitalism is supposed to work..]

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