What interesting times we live in here in Canada. California calls for legalization and TAXATION of Marijuana. We now have medical Marijuana use in North America. It’s completely accepted in most of Europe. It’s like jaywalking in the sense that it’s a crime, but how many jaywalkers do you see get ticketed?
Jodie Emery is blogging about her and Marc’s experience. Fundamentally this is about politics as monies from Marc’s business gets channeled to groups lobbying for the legalization of Marijuana in the US and Canada. He filed his income taxes and has paid over $500K to Federal and Provincial governments and clearly showed his income as the sale of Marijuana seeds. His crime has been for mailing seeds to the US.
What an odd world we live in when someone gets more time in jail for mailing marijuana seeds than Drunk Driving, robbery, or even murder in some instances. Why is Mr Harper’s government extraditing this man?
“He will remain in jail here in BC until the federal Justice Minister, Robert Nicholson, signs the extradition order to turn Marc over to US custody. That can happen a week after September 28th or up to 60 days later. (We still urge people to call the Justice Minister and tell him to NOT extradite Marc Emery — go to www.NoExtradition.net for the contact information.)
The goal is to bring Marc Emery back to Canada as soon as possible so he can be released on day parole as a “first-time, non-violent offender”. It’s absolutely necessary to keep his story alive and in the headlines, to remind people that this is as an affront to Canadian sovereignty.”
There’s so much in this case. If you’re interested you can read more on their WEBSITE.
With the recession going on perhaps it’s time to review our attitude towards Marijuana. Do you know how much we could collect in taxes in this country and province if we legalized the sale of Marijuana? Enough to not need the HST. And saving the law enforcement costs would be a mountain of money too.
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