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.