#401 Canada’s Justice Minister Advocates Reefer Madness

Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009
Subject: #401 Canada’s Justice Minister Advocates Reefer Madness

CANADA’S JUSTICE MINISTER ADVOCATES REEFER MADNESS

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DrugSense FOCUS Alert #401 – Thursday, 23 April 2009

Today Canadian newspapers are reporting that “Canada’s justice
minister says people who sell or grow marijuana belong in jail because
pot is used as a “currency” to bring harder drugs into the country.
“This lubricates the business and that makes me nervous,” Rob
Nicholson told the Commons justice committee yesterday as he faced
tough questions about a controversial bill to impose automatic prison
sentences for drug crimes, including growing as little as one pot
plant. “Marijuana is the currency that is used to bring other more
serious drugs into the country,” the minister said.”

Links to some of the newspaper articles are http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v09.n454.a09.html
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v09.n455.a01.html http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v09.n455.a02.html
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v09.n455.a04.html http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v09.n455.a05.html
and http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v09.n455.a06.html

News about marijuana from Canada may always be accessed at
http://www.mapinc.org/mjcn.htm

Letter to the editor writers from the United States should note that
Canadian newspapers print your letters frequently.

For all the information about the bill, C-15, to include the text and
major speeches in Parliament see http://drugsense.org/url/hwWsxW6O

Canadians who which to contact your Member of Parliament about this
bill by using your Postal Code to obtain contact information see
http://drugsense.org/url/nMP9kfsJ

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Prepared by: Richard Lake, Senior Editor http://www.mapinc.org

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