The Pot TV News for Wednesday, August 7, 2002

It’s the end of their world (and we feel fine)

CANADIAN COMPANY SUES U.S. OVER HEMP
ABC News reports on a small Canadian company using the 1994 NAFTA treaty to sue the U.S. government for devastating their hemp business.

MARIJUANA PARTY TO AVENGE FERRY POT BUST
B.C. Marijuana Party head Marc Emery is planning a counterattack against West Vancouver police. Upset by police searching cars for marijuana, he says his supporters will spray ferry decks, doors and bulkheads with THC oil in a bid to confuse police tracker dogs.

FROM NIXON TO NOW
Playboy Magazine publishes a scathing indictment of Nixon and the drug war, written by Kevin Zeese.

WEED PERMITS GROWING?
Despite glowing claims by Health Canada that the new regulations allow more Canadians faster access to medicinal marijuana, the program has 300 less patients than when it started and physicians remain officially opposed. Philippe Lucas reports.

CANNABIS vs THE CONSTITUTION
LA Times commentary by constitutional law professor explains how the medical marijuana controversy turns the feud over federalism on its head.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY CREATES MEDICAL MARIJUANA AD
The Libertarian Party has created a medical marijuana television ad, in an effort to oust "the most rabid Drug Warrior in Congress," U.S. Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA)

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