FIRST FEDERAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONVICTION
“This trial is an emblem of injustice,” said Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, a national network of medical marijuana patients and providers, “California doesn’t want Bryan Epis to spend his next ten years behind bars — we decided that six years ago.”
WOULD SOFTER POT LAW STIR WRATH OF U.S.?
“I thought, ‘My God, what is this man talking about?'” said Vancouver MP Libby Davies, a New Democrat. “We can’t be subservient to the ridiculous rhetoric coming out of the United States.”
Alex Stojicevic, the Vancouver lawyer representing Hayes, Kubby and several other American refugee claimants, says “Since Mr. Ashcroft became attorney-general and Mr. Bush the president, the view is that things are going to get worse,” says Stojicevic. That’s what’s fueling this.”
DRUG WAR EXPLOSIONS
“On the one hand there is a population that has gone on record numerous times supporting decriminalization of pot and legal use of medical marijuana. On the other hand there is a rabid federal drug apparatus that clashes with local law enforcement and ignores public opinion expressed in statewide votes. Instead we are getting aggressive raids and punitive prosecutions. Between the clashing of these two world views, there is no middle ground.
Dr. John Beresford Interview re-scheduled to next Wednesday.