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More on Emery

Margaret Romao Toigo left a comment last night about the Marc Emery case, encouraging folks to spread the word that Emery’s arrest is a political act designed to suppress free speech.  Her blog, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave has a write-up with some fairly damning quotes from the DEA, and a pointer to the US Marijuana Party’s call for the resignation of the DEA’s Karen Tandy.

It will be interesting to see whether a judge views Emery’s activism as legitimate political speech. To me it seems a stretch, but expression of many and diverse kinds is guaranteed in the US.

Simon Pole has posted Colby Cosh’s National Post piece from Friday. Cosh has written that a BC "hemp-shop" owner was convicted in 2000 of trafficking in seeds, so precedent does exist in the Emery case, and I was incorrect in my assertion yesterday that the laws haven’t been enforced since the 1960’s.

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  • Margaret Romao Toigo August 7, 2005, 10:42 am

    Thank you for the write up and trackback.

    I only wish that my fellow Americans would take even half as much interest in this issue as Candians have, but every post and every link adds to the “buzz” and sooner or later that just has to start filtering south of the Candina border.

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