Activist Assaulted by Police at ‘Free Marc’ Protest : VIDEO

The FREE MARC EMERY campaign visited Justice Minister Rob Nicholson’s office in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Thursday, June 10th. Head organizer and BC Civil Liberties director Jacob Hunter was immediately assaulted and arrested by a Niagara Falls Policeman.

CLICK HERE for more video and information about the AGGRESSIVE police arrest of two PEACEFUL activists

The FREE MARC campaign was at Conservative MP Rob Nicholson’s constituency office to stage an “occupation” sit-in protest, similar to dozens that have taken place across Canada. The protests are a response to the extradition and imprisonment of Canadian activist, businessman, and BC Marijuana Party leader Marc Emery.

The video shows a police officer knock the camera out of Hunter’s hands, grab him by the jacket and push toward his throat, then slapping him with a ticket booklet as the activist attempted to follow the officer into the Nicholson’s office. The officer then claimed that Hunter was pushing him around and arrested him for assault.

Several other activists gathered around Hunter as officers prepared to put him in a police vehicle. Activist Eric Compton attempted to use the “hug power” technique by wrapping his arms around Hunter, but police aggressively grabbed him and slammed him on the hood of one of their cars.

The police officer slaps Hunter's phone out of his hand and then puts his hands on the activist's chest before grabbing his lapels and shoving violently.The police officer slaps Hunter’s phone out of his hand and then puts his hands on the activist’s chest before grabbing his lapels and shoving violently.Marc Emery was extradited to the US for a 5-year federal prison sentence for selling seeds, even though he never left Canada. Vancouver police failed to have him charged here in 2003, then worked with US law enforcement to have him charged down there in 2005. Rob Nichsolson signed the extradition order himself on May 10th, 2010, which is the reason he was targeted by the FREE MARC campaign.

The FREE MARC campaign has staged more than a dozen occupations at MP offices across Canada. Campaign organizers Jodie Emery and Jacob Hunter had done the same in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office in Calgary on May 19th. Arrests have been attempted by police at almost all occupation/sit-ins, but the Constitutional Right to protest, and the fact that MP offices are public space paid for by public tax dollars, allowed for every occupation to proceed. However, this one was violently stopped before it even began.

Jacob and Eric are required to appear in Niagara Falls court on August 5th for unjustified charges that should be thrown out. Conservative MP office occupations will continue. There is no reason for any protesters to be arrested. The aggressive officer should be punished.

The Justice Minister is a COWARD, afraid of the PUBLIC he is paid by. We are his BOSS. It’s wrong to keep his public office doors locked.

SHAME ON THE JUSTICE MINISTER! Rob Nicholson is an arrogant coward!

Get involved in the FREE MARC EMERY campaign! Go to:

http://www.WhyProhibition.ca
http://www.FreeMarc.ca

The cop slapping at Hunter.

Comments

153 Comments

  1. brophy on

    That wasn’t assault. The free marc campaign is WEAK! Oh and one more thing……
    It doesn’t help the cause when you use bogus reasons for medical marijuana use. It hurts it. Legislators see right through your knee pain. And as a result it hurts everyone who actually does benefit from medical marijuana.

  2. Anonymous on

    Yes, they clearly experienced fear, even from the very beginning, and probably should have, because the paranoid, fearful, disingenuous behavior of the “receptionist” was a dead giveaway that things were already going to get ugly.

    Yet they processed the fear and decided that something higher than mere “self-preservation” was at stake, and they bravely choice to fear shame more than physical harm, such harm being dealt upon them by the detestable cowards who rely merely on violence and threats of violence for their power, and would be destroyed by the truth, and I truly hope WILL be.

    Yes, they were brave. If there was nothing to be afraid of, if there was no fear, there simply is no bravery.

  3. Matty on

    Hey hey, I’m just a young guy with no experience protesting. However, were those protesters annoying as hell or what? I wonder why they didn’t ask when the place would be open, or why it was closed? Jodie’s just all, “Oh…it’s closed? COW-ARDS!”. Plus I doubt a bunch of scruffy looking dudes in their 20’s waving big ol’ pot flags around is going to get them into Nicholson’s fice or convince the police officers to let that dude go.

    I’m not saying it’s a bad idea to visit Rob Nicholson’s office, but the whole ‘respect’ factor sure was dropped fast.

    The first cop was bad, but blown out of proportion based on the description in the video. Slapping the phone outta that dude’s hand was not cool, but why would the officer know about the guy’s bum knee? If someone stumbled like that into me I’d want to restrain them too, since it’s not like I could diagnose some dude’s bum knee at location.

  4. Dale allo on

    Here’s the plan: Spread information around, only true facts nothing about driving better. When showing up at a protest don’t smoke pot there, dress nicely act respectfully and maturely to get your messages across. True changes though might need something possibly bigger. Someone in office who isnt ashamed to stand up for peoples rights but someone who themself does not smoke marijuana in order to not look like they have a hidden agenda. Unfortunately marc had us voting for jack layton a few years ago and we all know how that panned out. Most people in the world want marijuana legalized but wanting something is not enough. We need more studies funded and made public about the positive effects of marijuana and the negetive that is caused by it being illegal. we need successful smart people advocating it. Then we need to deal with all the corruption behind the laws and how to stop the people who want it illegal because they are profitting from it. Most importantly we need protests to be respectful and not to be doing things that would put the public off from advocating marijuana. Right now stoners are viewed by the world as lazy dopes. They need to come out of that stereotype show the world that anyone can be a pot smoker not just a hippy. We can do this but not if people like DML are to argue with every critisism and act closed minded.

  5. Anonymous on

    He was asking to get arrested. If you really want to keep your right to medical marijuana and possible help to make it legalized than don’t start any drama. The public is only going to look at this as another problem with pot. You were blatanly defying the police’s authority. Trying to piss him off and get him to arrest you and have it on camera. Congratufuckinglations you accomplished this. It would have never happened if you acted like a mature adult.

  6. Brian NY on

    Sorry, but smoking pot isn’t just like having a cop of coffee. You can have coffee and go to work, you can have coffee and operate machinery or drive a car, you can’t safely do that with pot. I don’t “buy into stigmas”, but I have a f’ing brain and realize that getting high is getting high and it isn’t professional to do it in public, just like standing out in public with a bottle of whisky taking shots isn’t. You want the majority of ppl to start supporting legalization including the housewives, businessmen, blue collar, white collar, you have to be respectable. I support legalization all the way, but you’re not going to get it by acting like an ashole, that’s not “effective protest”. When I said “obey the officer first while respectfully objecting” I meant to win in court, in fact, that’s why I said “to win in court”. Use your f’ing brain.

  7. larry l on

    “The protesters were denied entry before they resisted an unjustified arrest”

    the “protesters” have reputations for being trouble makers and nobody wants anything to do with them…thats why the door was locked.

  8. larry l on

    why is it that when people make comments that disagree with some they are either accused of “havent even done anything” for the movement or are quickly labeled “trolls”?…could it be that eric simply acted like a fool and we simply disagree with his inneffective methods? why denegrate evrybody that disagrees?. public disobedience is no longer cool kids…there are other, more mature ways, more EFFECTIVE ways of running a campaign..running around getting urself arrested every week is juvenile…its a symbol that somebody no longer has any constructive ideas to present to the table…the leader of my local chapter has two Ph. D.’s and is quite effective…grow up kids.

  9. Anonymous on

    Myself and my Ex G/F where being harassed by the house owner next door , several complaints and police reports on her, i was even unjustly accused of assaulting her one night(been dropped ) Hell one night around 2 in the morning she was taking flash pictures in our windows ffs, And guess what, its legal, cop told us to take pics of her doing retarded shit, so we did, right up in her face a few times, material from them pics where used to charge her with trespassing , uttering threats etc…. I’m sick of the people in this forum pretending they know the justice system here in Canada, unless , you are a Canadian lawyer, a Canadian judge or an ex Canadian prisoner you know nothing :-

  10. David S on

    I love how lots of comments on here are about how people think what these protesters is wrong or that they would of done things differently.
    Yet I’m sure none of these commentators were there AND never mind probably most of these commentators haven’t even done anything for the Cannabis Culture! So shut up and quit trying to drag down the ones who are actually doing something, or go do your own project to help the Cannabis Culture and prove everyone wrong. I’m sure you’ll be working on that for awhile and won’t be able to make comments here eh? Doubtful, sure we’ll be seeing these trolls again.

    Free Marc! Keep up the good work guys and just remember there are people who support you 100%, marijuana is NOT a crime!

  11. Anonymous on

    Does an officers authority mean nothing then ? If your kid was going to do something that might be harmful to them or others, being that you are the parent having the authority would you not physically take controll after verbally communicating with them getting no cooperation ? If not i would judge your parenting skills.
    The officer was there for the saftey of both sides … If an officer tells you to get out of your vehicle do you tell them no ? haha … Picture this , your an officer of the law and you just recived a call to go and secure a workplace with fearful employees . You get to the scene immediately bombarded with aggression towards the verry same employees that called fearfully. Now your entering to see what is going on inside this structure. You tell the people that have allready been heard out to stay outside while you go inside to hear what the situation is . As you go to enter this structure with your back turned away from the outside party, you are told no, that they are comming in , you and the door are pushed , as you turn back around a device is being held in your face blocking your view…I think that would be grounds for being put on your belly and in handcuffs . The officer did not lose his temper , he was actually as cool as a cucumber throughout this event. O yea the other one … So you got a guy in handcuffs with people obstructing you from your job of gettin that handcuffed person secure , these people are abundant, crouding, and are preforming the “HUG POWER” technique on your hancuffed person that is going to be put in your car … simple logic tells me that if your words are not getting thru then you have to take physical action or grab their little butts up off of your cuffed individual … and anyways was that not what the protesters were doing their words were not getting thru so they decided to huh the dudes legs so the cops couldent take him away , however they were not in the right simply breaking the law by not being compliant with the officers directions … but im sure someone will just say some other ignorant thing to keep this going about how the cop was in the wrong …haha . Stop acting so immature, all you all are doing is making the marijuana culture look bad . You dont have to present yourselves in this way to get attention, just remember we want it legalized not looked down upon… SPHP !!! stay positive herb people

  12. gwen schofer on

    Okay the police officer HAD NO RIGHT to get physical with the protestor JUST because he followed him into the building !!!
    SINCE WHEN does someone NOT listening to someone give them the right to get physical….COME ON NOW …GET REAL !!!!!!!!
    If my kid didnt listen to me or my neighbor didnt listen to me does that mean I can get physical with them ?? HELL NO and I wouldnt
    As far as Im concerned the police officer SHOULD have known better and should be setting an example…..
    ALSO THANK YOU to all the protestors for sticking up and trying to help MARC….keep up the great work !!!!!

  13. Kathleen on

    Love it, love it, love it, Jodie you are great,….Jacob and Eric way to go!

  14. Anonymous on

    He was selling seeds in Canada yes, but what you conveniently forget is that he should have been charged in Canada like the person from Heavens Stairway(Richard Baghdadlian,Quebec) was. You are the idiot that wants to allow a foreign power to dictate to us how we run our sovereign legal affairs. If he had been charged in Canada, he could then NOT be charged for the same charges in the US. The head of the DEA made it clear why they were after him, it was political. She wanted to stop him from funding legalization in the US. So really you are not for legalizing, you are prohibitionist shill.

    READ THE LETTER YOU IDIOT!!
    http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2009/10/07/tandy-statement_marc-emery.jpg

    Do you see the word propogandist? legalization movement?

    The US could have easily gone after Heavens Stairway, but DIDN’T!! They were selling even more seeds into the US than Marc was. The only difference between the two, was that Heavens Stairway kept all the profits and Marc used his to promote legalization. Heavens Stairway had two websites, and made $3.5 million between 2000-2005. Richard Baghdadlian was charged with the seed selling in Canada and DIDN”T SPEND A DAY IN JAIL.

    The Canadian government is NOT to extradite someone over a politically motivated manner. They are also not to extradite someone the would face a tougher sentence than here in Canada for the same charge. Marc got 5 years, Richard got 0.

    RIGHT NOW YOU CAN BUY SEEDS FROM SHOPS IN VANCOUVER THAT SEND TO THE US NOT MORE THAN A FEW BLOCKS AWAY FROM HIS STORE. WAKE UP!!! YOU ARE THE IDIOT!!!!

    Stuff your idea of “REAL” injustice. You are not for legalization, you are not against misuse of power. You are instead for the politically motivated use of the legal system by a foreign country. You are a quintessential sheeple. People such as yourself make me sick, you deserve to live in a dictatorship. The same laws to silence Marc can be used to silence others. Back to the heard with you, your shepherd is calling. LOL

  15. David Malmo-Levine on

    1) Everything Jacob did was legal. Everything the cop did was illegal. You’re as misinformed about our constitutional rights as that cop was … except it was his job to be informed.

    2) Instead of asserting our right to protest, what should we be doing? A letter writing campaign? Petitions, maybe? Please let us know YOUR game plan so we can all become better activists.

  16. Anonymous on

    Thoroughly disapointed with the antagonizing, excessively righteous and needlessly indignant ‘rights activist’ who absolutly got what was coming to him.

    At first glance, I read the description and expected to see an aggressive and prejudiced police officer assaulting a well-informed activist, but instead it was the activist who was both aggressive and prejudiced. A shame, any neutral minded or otherwise casually concerned viewer would absolutly not be made sympathetic to either the plight of marc emery or the legitimate struggle to legalize marijuana.

  17. ray christl THC ministry go all on

    If a Dutch cannashop allows you to walk outside and stand on the sidewalk.OK,no problem,but the recent post from Marc about voting yes,talks about how in Holland you can’t smoke on street.Caps are SHOUTING sorry,and will talk nice to the anarchistic message of David,Mr. Malmo-Levine seems to dislike any God ,or contrary religious or spiritual affinity to cannabis.I won’t change my vocabulary because words are vital.Take time and research the meaning since this an education process.Reason means proper use of logic in debate.Strong debates over time works past and through system one fear.

  18. Anonymous on

    1. No one is denying them the right to protest. In fact, somehow they still managed to do exactly that outside the office.

    2. The office is on private property and is not owned by the government. Even though the government is paying for the lease, the government can’t do what it wants to the property. The government is also not in charge of maintenance of the building. On the other hand, the House of Commons in Ottawa is public property. I’d like to see you try protesting inside Centre Block. The doors are even open.

    3. With a bus load of protesters, the constituency office workers have every right to have the office closed for fear of their safety.

    4. You are not Rob Nicholson’s boss. The constituents of Niagara are his boss. His constituency office exists to serve his constituents, not people bussed and flown in from Toronto and Vancouver.

  19. Anonymous on

    I agree. The officer was called and was just trying to figure out what the situation is without causing more tension. He was trying to go inside of the office to speak to the woman about her side and simply asked the activists to wait outside while he gathered information. When anyone interferes with a police officer approaching a situation that he was called to, the protocol is to restrain that person. That man was not responding appropriately to being asking by a police officer to step back so that the situation could be handled maturely and so, yes, he was put in handcuffs. If you pay attention to the beginning of the video, the officer asked them if they had called the police and was listening and being curtious to the woman and the man when they walked up to him.

    I’m all for legalizing marijuana and completely against any forms of police brutality or misuse of power, but this is just silly. This was completely brought on by the “activists” and, honestly, if they were true activists, they would have behaved more like mature adults rather than teenagers looking for attention.

    Also, do your research on the man who was deported to the US. In Canada it is legal to obtain a prescription for medical marijuana and purchase it in order to help with pain and healing, however it is illegal for individuals to sell marijuana or seeds. People who obtain prescriptions are granted them because they are found to be in need of it and responsible enough to know how to use the drug just like any other prescription drug. The man who was deported to the US because he was selling seeds in Canada AND to buyers in the US and so this crime is punishable in the US. The idiot shouldn’t have been selling seeds in the US. If he had stuck to doing his business in places where it were legal, he would not be in this mess.

    Please, guys, there are so many more important and REAL injustices in the US, Canada and everywhere else in the world.

  20. David Malmo-Levine on

    “i wouldnt let him the building either…..”

    The protesters were denied entry before they resisted an unjustified arrest.

    If you would deny protesters their rights you would also be a lousy representative of the people … let me guess … you’re either a Liberal or a Conservative, right?

  21. David Malmo-Levine on

    There’s no reason to be violent – let alone use lethal force.

    There is passivity, and aggression, and then there’s ASSERTIVENESS which is neither passive nor aggressive … the movement would do well to ignore the voices that say we should be passive or aggressive.

  22. David Malmo-Levine on

    All your statements are based upon the assumption that it is lawful for a police officer to act as a guard for a constituency office to prevent protests there. It in fact is NOT lawful for a policeman to deny a person their constitutional right to protest. If “rights” are only yours until the police tell you you can’t have them anymore they are not really “rights” at all. The cop was in the wrong. He guessed wrong. He doesn’t get a minute or two to “sort it out” … he has to know right from wrong from the beginning and if he guesses wrong he gets sued. Period.

    I’m surprised at all the sentiments that seem to indicate the view that a police officer is to be obeyed at all times. This isn’t a totalitarian state … yet … but with views like that we run the risk of leaving a totalitarian state to our children.

  23. Anonymous on

    To start I would like to say that I am for the legalization of marijuana and that I came across this video in search of joining the fight to help legalize marijuana . That being said I would have to agree that this video does show a disregard for authority, I’m not sure how someone can listen to this and not feel bad for the officers showing complete restraint and patience with an upset croud .
    When dealing with an officer of the law
    Rule # 1- If an officer has to ask you to do something more than once, you might be put in handcuffs…
    Rule # 2- If an officer is arresting someone you have just activated the “HUG POWER” technique on and you dont deactivate this by the time the officer tells you to, multiple times, via saying “Back Away” you might get put in handcuffs… lol
    and let me also inject that if and an officer goes to arrest you, that once he has this in his head, or goes into the arrest mode, he is going to react in a way to keep himself secure from threatining movements or objects and probably didn’t even know it was a phone in his hand being knocked away, also if your a person of more than the average size and get put in handcuffs , well first of all they dont put handcuffs on someone loosely for a reason, and im sure having your hands almost touch behind your back is not a comfortable thing to do being that of a larger size , so uhh yea it might be uncomfortable and comfort is not an issue at this point . haha
    I think just the presence of people is powerful enough . Go show you are there to stay in it for the long run, be nice, polite show compassion, thats the image i think should be put out , dont go show how angry or irritated you are its bigger than that … Set an example, show the true you. Don’t let them just see the bad side, it’s enabling exploitation of such stereotyping and this isnt what is wanted from pro pot activists im sure … but hey we’re all ignorant in some way or another and i am looking forward to hear all the feedback on my ignorance/grammar/wayofthinking lol

    O yea and one other thing. Why dosent anyone talk about quality controll and the effect it would have post legalization of marijuana. Compare and contrast to the trash that floats around the black market that is so harmful. The care just isnt there put into growing with law breakers, they just want money they dont care if their might be some plastic wrapping or other harmful chemicals used they just want to get the best bang for their buck. They not worried about growing a helpful herbal medicinal plant that can be so benificial SPHP !!! StayPositiveHerbalPeople

  24. Anonymous on

    I have to truly stand in awe, and I mean in AWE of your idiosyncratic disinformation and slander campaign. No doubt, you’re being paid to post such a moronic and clearly ridiculous point of view.

    Shame on you and Harper’s disinformation campaign.

  25. Anonymous on

    NO. Shoot video, not people stupid. Did you not learn from your own experience as an old vet that wars make things worse?

    Keep it up, and someone somewhere will out your ip address, provacateur.

    infowars.com repeatedly traced similar comments, proving and publishing the fact that they came from the establishment, cannabisculture.com can do the same.

    Arming snipers with video and parabolic microphones to prove illegal police behavior, now that’s an answer.

  26. old vet on

    is to take a page from enemy playbook post snipers .establish teams of men to handle these maniacs .there is no excuse for this

  27. Anonymous on

    No one deserved handcuffing or arrest. Clearly these were peaceful protesters, reasonably articulating their rights in public.

    Contact the NRPS to tell them there is VIDEO PROOF that one of their officers #9200 repeatedly assaulted an unarmed citizen, then refused to disclose his name or badge number.

    email addresses: http://www.nrps.com/nrp/contacts.asp

    phone numbers: http://www.nrps.com/community/911.asp

    A suggestion for when you call: Record the conversations, asking that the conversation be considered on the record. Any that include incriminating comments from the opposition should be posted here and released to the press.

  28. Anonymous on

    Large protests and small protests are not mutually exclusive.

  29. larry l on

    eric got what he deserves..the officer asked him to stay put for a minute but eric was determined to cause a disturbance…its people like eric that give activists a bad name..i found the officer to be polite and professional..it was only when eric disobeyed the officer is when things escalated. one can CLEARLY see by the footage eric disobeying a direct(polite) request by the officer ..friggen pothead shit stirring drama queens…this is why nobody wants to talk to these fools..i wouldnt let him the building either…..

  30. Anonymous on

    Ray, please stop shouting. You are barking up the wrong tree. These people are on your side, and despite your efforts to the contrary are attempting to reason with you.

    Infighting only benefits your jailers.

  31. Anonymous on

    Certainly the fool with the gun tried to ruin things, by assaulting a citizen on video before many witnesses. Surely the secretary also witnessed this, and could not testify otherwise without perjuring herself.

  32. Anonymous on

    Baloney. The officer lacks authority to exclude citizens from the public office, and deserves censure for harming Mr. Hunter. If he wanted a private chat with the secretary while the door was closed, a cell phone call would have sufficed.

    The door opened, and Mr. Hunter was under no obligation to follow orders from a gun toting thug.

  33. David Malmo-Levine on

    “This would be a great technique to harm an officer though. Just shove the camera in his face…”

    Yeah … take a look at the position of the camera … it’s closer to Jacob’s face than the cop’s face. The cop shoved his face into the camera when he attacked Jacob.

    “… so he cant see anything…”

    You’re joking, right?

    “…while yelling at him and moving forward and then attack him.”

    But that’s not what happened. Are you watching the same video tape I’m watching? There WILL be a lawsuit and both you and the cops will be proven wrong.

    “He asked jacob to wait outside.”

    He can’t do that without just cause. If a cop tells you not to go in to vote, he’s wrong and you’re right. If a cop tells you you’re not allowed to film him in a public place or you’re not allowed to hold up a protest sign or you’re not allowed to be in possession of your medical marijuana you can tell him that he’s wrong. You don’t have to go along with every order a cop gives you – just the lawful orders.

    He wouldnt be able to defend himself because he wouldnt ever see it coming. He asked jacob to wait outside. jacob said no and started coming in while shoving the camera right in the cops face. had this not happened perhaps the cop woulda gone in and talked to them and then come out and talked to your group and then called his superiors to see indeed you had a right to go in and speak to them. then you could have actually gotten somethign accomplished. you gotta ask yourself, what would jesus er marc emery do?

    “had this not happened perhaps the cop woulda gone in and talked to them and then come out and talked to your group and then called his superiors to see indeed you had a right to go in and speak to them.”

    Yes, well, the Canadian Constitution has no “unless the police are not familiar with the right you are attempting to use” clause … the police have the responsibility to uphold the constitution … ignorance is no excuse … if they guess wrong they get sued.

    “you gotta ask yourself, what would jesus er marc emery do?”

    He would have turned their tables over – not just used them as a rolling surface. We’re actually being a lot less disruptive than that Jesus guy:

    “Creating a whip from some cords, “he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. But he said to those who sold doves, “Get these out of here! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”[Jn 2:13-16]”

    wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleansing_of_the_Temple

  34. Covey69 on

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

    I wish I could understand you my freind..

    man you make yourself sound a little off..
    like a poet with poetry that only you know what the hell your talking about..

    join us in the physical realm and then we can talk.

    lol

  35. Covey69 on

    Can someone please interpret what this person is trying to say.
    He’s so all over the place then throws words in that common man doesn’t use to make himself sound intelligent.
    If you hide behind big words to the common man, what does that say about you, Lawyer man.
    If you have something to say, say it cause everyone here is saying it at a understandable level.

    ????

    JUST SAY WHAT YOU”RE GOING TO SAY.
    Every time you speak, all it does is prove you’re egotistical and want everyone to hear your big words, speak to us, not down to us.
    Nice Religion!!
    as long as know, no one knows what the your talking about, your king in your world.
    I wonder if you even have a following or are you in your mom’s basement??
    lol

    I don’t beleive your THC Ministries, Ive seen their sites and you do NOT sound like them.
    What did you do buy the ministry package deal after ordaining yourself?
    You might be an interesting person but right now, I’m lost on your words.

  36. Dale allo on

    This would be a great technique to harm an officer though. Just shove the camera in his face so he cant see anything while yelling at him and moving forward and then attack him. He wouldnt be able to defend himself because he wouldnt ever see it coming. He asked jacob to wait outside. jacob said no and started coming in while shoving the camera right in the cops face. had this not happened perhaps the cop woulda gone in and talked to them and then come out and talked to your group and then called his superiors to see indeed you had a right to go in and speak to them. then you could have actually gotten somethign accomplished. you gotta ask yourself, what would jesus er marc emery do?

  37. Anonymous on

    fuck this makes me angry, cops think that they can just do whatever they want and that they themselves are above the law, him saying the officers saftey was in danger are u fucking kidding me, clearly as you can see by the video his saftey was not in danger. this guy did absoutely nothing wrong, if they were im sure they wouldnt have brough a video camera! before i die i want to smoke a huge doobie with marc emery. FREE EMERY!

  38. David Malmo-Levine on

    “Sure he was being a douche by not listening to the officer …”

    He listened, he just didn’t agree with the officer.

    I think all the people who don’t insist on going to their reps offices are douches, and Jacob is one of the few non-douches out there.

    The cop could have checked with his superiors to see if Jacob had a right to access the office but he didn’t bother to check. He assumed Jacob had no right … that democracy could be denied by a simple door lock (and the occasional armed thug). The cop was the douche in that situation.

    “…next we’ll need to organize a smokein at the basement of the cancer ward in the hospital let all the fumes seep up and heal everyone.”

    You sound sarcastic. A few things wrong with your statement.

    1) “Fumes” don’t heal cancer patients … they just give them the munchies and help them survive chemo.

    2) Pot activists don’t dose people without their consent.

    3) The kind of treatment that kills cancer cells is massive doses of cannabis infused oil. Here … learn more:

    youtube.com/watch?v=pjhT9282-Tw

    phoenixtears.ca/article/#

  39. David Malmo-Levine on

    “Beer garden, or pot garden is NOT walking down the street.”

    The pot gardens are actually on the sidewalk and impossible to differentiate between them and “walking down the street” – same amount of second hand smoke in the open air in each case.

  40. Anonymous on

    Absolutely, infighting benefits the other side.

    We can win this, but not alone.

  41. Anonymous on

    Respectfully, caps are considered shouting. Namaste.

  42. Anonymous on

    If you watch the video you hear the officer ask the “victim” to not enter the building and he precedes to follow the officer when the officer tries to stop him that is were the situations escalates. If the “victim”( I use this title with sarcasm) would have done what he was told this situation would have not escalated. The offier was only doing his job. The sectary is entitled to speak with the officer first if for what ever reason she did not feel safe having protesters enter the build. Then the legal right to enter the building could have been dealt with in an appropriate manner with police as a mediator. Also the hug in, if an officer asks you to move you move he is trying to do his/her job or you are obstructing justice and they have legal grounds to arrest you. I have to say that this video show the police doing their job and reinforces all the negative stereotypes associated with the use of pot. Did the “victim” really need to light up in front of the police officer and clearly blow smoke in his face really????????? Also could we not look a little more professional as a group, if you want people to take your cause seriously the bus load really did not help the cause. The main point of this post is to reiterate the fact the IF THE “VICTIM”WOULD HAVE JUST STAYED OUTSIDE LIKE HE WAS TOLD WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM. That being said they would not have received the media coverage that they desperately wanted. They I believe are setting their cause back having an Aunt who used medical marihuana to help her though her cancer treatment. She was outraged to see this video and how a few clearly unintelligent individuals are putting the cause back and again reinforcing negative stereotypes- next time if you truly want to meet with an M.P set up a meeting or I guess that is not what they really wanted why bother to check if he is in the office.

  43. Chris Allers on

    I wanted to digest this before commenting. It is an unfortunate situation that is for sure. It is great to see that yes indeed there are still those out there fighting for our rights, and even if you don’t smoke pot the social costs of prohibition are out of control. To Jacob and Jodie, thank you for stepping up and showing that we will not be ignored. I don’t have those kind of guts, I wish I did but I don’t so these people have my full support. I read an article of a guy in Parksville protesting S-10 all by himself, that shows courage. Maybe instead of all the criticism, we show some support for those on the front lines being arrested and incarcerated for our right to enjoy cannabis, because this drug war is getting ridiculous and it is gonna get scary bad if this government doesn’t get shown the door. Also, this cannabis day when you head out remember it was the hard work of these activists that paved the way so we can spend at least a couple days a year out in the public sampling some amazing bud from across BC. Keep up the hard work everyone and here is hoping more follow your example.

  44. moldy on

    If that was here in the USA the cop would have beaten the shit out of him and then tazed him. Standard stuff down here. It’s clear that Canadians have more rights than we do in the states.

  45. Anonymous on

    Sorry Guys,
    You can sure tell that Marc is away,you may want to rethink your tactics those 20 or so people protest are starting to make you look foolish,and unprepared(THE COPS ALSO WERE VERY UNPREPARED AND SCARED,NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO. WHICH IS WHAT YOU WANTED TO SHOW).It seems the more on mass protest to bigger locations are more effective.Again Sorry and also all my respect to those Patroits of Canada for showing up and giving the time and effort for my Rights.

  46. tonka33 on

    David the fact that you’ve been arguing back and forth with this dale idiot just brings you down to his level you’re showing that hes worth your time writing all that out. Anyone with a brain can see that this cop had no business touching jacob. Sure he was being a douche by not listening to the officer as he went in to see whats going on but he had no right to shove him like that and smash his phone. the only way we’re going to make change is by doing precicely this. he will take the cop to court and win and THAT will be in the papers and THAT will surely be much more noticed than most other things. It will be a huge win for the pot people. What we need is more jacob hunters to go around getting smacked around by cops. Rolling joints on the desks hell yeah! After years of prohibition thats a win as well! To smoke a joint and blow it into the cops face without him being able to do a thing! we’ve already won if we can do those things. next we’ll need to organize a smokein at the basement of the cancer ward in the hospital let all the fumes seep up and heal everyone. Don’t give up now we’re almost there!

  47. pastor ray on

    not just jacob the hunter in the above context…yet i stand corrected as far as JACOB IS A DETERMINED MAN ok go get ’em your non-violent.LOVE ya EFFECTIVE in Canada is right also.OK so now forget all the other DIATRIBE.You circle on that connection today which is really other blogs,did say”METHOD OF BLOWING SMOKE AGGRESSIVE>>>>.Your future business ideas seem valid to me ,so good luck.

  48. ray christl on

    your confused as to challenge to adversarial and a socratic.NO JACOB is COOL he’s a HUNTER not an anonymous JACOB DOE.Since I now realize your anachists ok the pigs are pigs.I’m just 57years now and believe a different modus .If I was with Jacob i’d be smoking with zeal as a religious right which means medical and love and life.So I loved the debate.AGAIN I ME RAY CHRISTL says no JACOB’s overall technique is agreesive in adversary ie versus.MY TEAM YOUR TEAM YES NO dualism my ideas try for SYSTHESIS which is compromise etc…technology of the DIALECTIC PROCESS. Please excuse my DIATRIBE as JACOB is the enemy and not the corrupt cops.I’ll promise and check ever post i wrote and see if I said direct agression from Mr.Hunter who has worked to look media normal during the good fight.David it was EFFECTIVE now it is AGGESSIVE JACOB no i’m saying it’s SCIENCE and piece of mind vs PATHOS feelings that emote belief with logical fallacy.You type fast ,but dodgy is nice english word.

  49. ray christl on

    Overt smoking in a resricted/sanctioned area like a Holy of Holies canvas tent or a coffeeshop bistro has a license.Don’t STRAW MAN and twist your point.Beer garden, or pot garden is NOT walking down the street. Imperialism can mean your misperception to say FUCKTARD or WE ARE RIGHT and you are unknown, on and on and on DAVID it is so much more EFFECTIVE in CANADA.You played your hand to this thesis of effective which I answered above.Afraid of a honest debate.We debate DEA and will win some day.Roger is open and sharing sacred medicine.Hawai’i is not Vanny.spin-miester david anarchist

  50. Anonymous on

    wow that cop was pissed!

    not much of an assult on the part of jacob

    at least we arnt burning down police stations
    and shooting people like the jamaicans

  51. David Malmo-Levine on

    “the difference is that you choose to smoke pot you dont choose to be gay.”

    So you have no control over your sexual orientation but total control over your substance orientation … your argument makes no sense.

    Maybe you have “tastes” and some are sexual and others are chemical and all of them are beyond your control … or maybe it doesn’t matter if the tastes are chosen tastes or inherent tastes but rather the determining factor in whether you are a scapegoat or not is if the targeted tastes are harmful to others or not.

    “its the voters who choose whats legal or not and you’re not winning any votes here.”

    We’re winning in Canada … I don’t know where you’re from but maybe you could learn a thing or two from us Canadians:

    Majority of Canadians Would Legalize Marijuana, But Not Other Drugs
    Apr 15, 2010 – Angus Reid Strategies – Global Monitor

    frankdiscussion.netfirms.com/info_statistics.html

    “im not even sure i want marijuana legal if this is how the people are going to act.”

    Right … let me get this straight … you figure harmless scapegoats SHOULD be harmed … because … they are assertive in fighting for their right to protest.

    If that’s all it takes for you to want to harm the harmless I’m quite certain your initial inclination towards relegalization was not based upon principle.

    “im not sure who told you that you’re helping the cause but they really must have been high.”

    Only 700 of my closest Facebook friends … and yeah, many of them are high.

    Of course there are worse things than being high … like being sanctimonious.

  52. David Malmo-Levine on

    That was a long answer … but it wasn’t the answer to my question.

    I’ll ask it one more time in the hope that this time you will answer.

    How is mistaking Jacob’s assertive actions as aggressive actions “love”? Isn’t telling lies about someone the opposite of love?

  53. David Malmo-Levine on

    “That crowd would go nuts because the police took there leader and the peace would go out the window.”

    That crowd would have been fine – it was made up of seasoned pot activist professionals who were well versed at remaining non-violent regardless of police activities.

    “Now Jacob was charged he is out of the picture reoccurring offense would not be tolerated as they would say and he would be arrested as soon as they see him now at a protest.”

    Marc and I have been arrested dozens of times and we’re not “out of the picture” … Chris Goodwin has been arrested many times and he was at this protest too and he didn’t get busted here … really I think you’re talking out of your ass.

    “Even if they are in the wrong when doing something let it happen don’t fight it.”

    Yeah … “just get on the cattle trucks … they got work for you out East” – turned out that was a bad strategy.

    “Don’t knock this I am a hippy but I walk around clean shaved hair cut and I do get more respect.”

    someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
    wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

    Reminiscing about late 1940s Harlem in his 1964 autobiography, Malcolm X referred to the word hippy as a term that African Americans used to describe a specific type of white man who “acted more Negro than Negroes”.[7]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippie_%28etymology%29

    It sounds like you’re a conservative who calls himself a hippy to seem more hip than you actually are.

  54. ray christl LOGICALfallacy crusader on

    Personal attack and appeal to Pity mean nothing to this website leadership.I can’t believe while the great CAT is away the MICE will play so low down evil, and outed my email address from within the organization. A locomotive is a strong machine just like edible cannabis is a locomotive to heal our GLOBAL CC family.Mechos is the root word in Greek.David or Son od David stop fallacy and start telling the TRUTH.HERO LOCOMOTIVE get’s you bent and scared of GOD.Words scare you or you misperceive.

  55. ray christl Rasta Faith Ministry on

    Yes,Jacob is a brother and i respect his passion.Love the courage of the man. Not against your goals,and haven’t said anything accept the PERCEPTION of this style of action produces BLOWBACK in the psyche of Harper Voters.If your only value is how evolved the Vanny scene is for removing the DOUBLE STANDARD and disinformation, more free there??OK point taken-BUT– .UP and DOWN this thread you (WITH MY POSTS)you STRAW MAN every point,so when my secret info-email address gets(outed) used in another FALLACY of “WEIRD CHURCH” (ad hominem)and get a life-job-clue NOT RELEVANT in CRITICAL THINKING,so my wife and child and the taxes i pay to Khmer govt.in my full time employment here,and point out fallacies of most everything you write.”RUDE to use Jodie and Marc’s website”appeal to pity fallacy.That’s why we openly debate. i NEVER said Jacob’s overt action needed arrest or is illegal.I’ve been trying to talk “anti-in your face method”,and you go off on your fallacy addiction, and anarchist cookbook.Norm Chomsky anarchism is that the same as David and CC CULT anarchy.Very tired of asking like a brother for you to go back to college and get a degree in logic and philosophy since your theories are incomplete and sometimes dangerous.

  56. Cody M. from Texas on

    I dont have to read any further to know that you’re fucking stupid. You are the spineless one. And you will find no love on this website with your weak mind.

  57. Cdoy M. from Texas on

    “Welcome to the United Snakes, land of the thief, home to the slave. The grand imperial guard where the dollar is sacred and power is god.” – Brother Ali

  58. David Malmo-Levine on

    “Dave you are everything wrong with stoners as depicted in “Reefer madness” movie absurd, crabby, self absorbed, paranoid, full of alternative universe shit and totally totally wiped out all the time.”

    At least I’ll never have to worry about becoming whatever the fuck it is you are … some Anonymous troll with no accomplishments to speak of and thus nothing worth using his real name over.

    “all you can do is squeeze the on off trigger in a bullhorn oh I forgot, and tell everybody how valid you are”

    And create gatherings of thousands … and create a museum … get a chapter published in a book … put out magazines and articles and PTV shows by the dozens … appear in three documentaries … put up a million posters … appear self-represented at the Supreme Court of Canada. I only tell people my accomplishments when anonymous critics lie about me not having any. Otherwise I let them speak for themselves.

    Oh … I’m opening up a compassion club soon – this one will distribute to healthy people with doctors notes – basically help re-define all use as medicinal.

    “It must suck having to keep reminding everybody you are so important, radical & valid 24-7 in and out of jail,”

    Only one or two douche-bags lie about my accomplishments per year … takes about 30 seconds of my time to deal with (I type fast).

  59. Cody M. on

    I feel sorry for you people. By you people, I mean ignorant individuals who prefer to go along with the anti-pot hype. You DEA lap dogs make me sick. Karma will destroy your life; if it’s not your life it destroys, it will be the future generations of your family that will suffer hardship and sorrow because we know this is right and you talk about it like its gonna kill us. Plain and simple, you are STUPID. It’s done been proven that marijuana is just an herb that you can smoke. Everything you post from now on will be in utter vain. Chiefly because of the fact that you know NOTHING, but also because everyone that reads what you right will know you are in fact full of (for lack of a better word to describe my disgust) shit. May karma see you suffer.

  60. David Malmo-Levine on

    “They’d have probably had a SWAT team show up to break up the peaceful protest.”

    You have obviously never heard of the ongoing protests in Keen, New Hampshire, USA:

    metacafe.com/watch/3534541/nh_activists_smoke_pot_in_cop_hq_or_is_it_chocolate/

    youtube.com/watch?v=XGc6XAx5dxQ

    metacafe.com/watch/3570891/pot_activist_praises_keene_pd_handling_of_420_events_nh/

    youtube.com/watch?v=I70INvKSkcQ

  61. David Malmo-Levine on

    “They’d have probably had a SWAT team show up to break up the peaceful protest.”

    You have obviously never heard of the ongoing protests in Keen, New Hampshire, USA:

    metacafe.com/watch/3534541/nh_activists_smoke_pot_in_cop_hq_or_is_it_chocolate/

    youtube.com/watch?v=XGc6XAx5dxQ

    metacafe.com/watch/3570891/pot_activist_praises_keene_pd_handling_of_420_events_nh/

    youtube.com/watch?v=I70INvKSkcQ

  62. David Malmo-Levine on

    “Your analogy is Fallacious since an outdoor cubicle in Holland has communal respect and love to USE.”

    It’s overt smoking. You seemed to have a problem with overt smoking. I don’t see the difference between one type of overt smoking and another type.

    “but when the DEA trolls that you waste your time calling names to FEEL good in your SMUG imperialism.”

    1) We didn’t call him names … we called him on his lies.

    2) I think you don’t understand the meaning of “imperialism”.

    * a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
    * a political orientation that advocates imperial interests
    * any instance of aggressive extension of authority
    wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

    So … how does any of that relate to what us pot activists have been doing in Vancouver?

    “Remember they laugh at your METHODOLOGY because they RULE and your AFRAID.”

    We’re not so afraid as to have to satisfy the DEA as part of our strategy … like the THC ministry is.

  63. David Malmo-Levine on

    “HELL is defeated with LOVE,and not more HELL.”

    How do you define mistaking Jacob’s ASSERTIVE behavior as AGGRESSIVE behavior “love”? Love is not making lies up about other people.

  64. ray christl RASTA MAN on

    If I was a rasta and said one love freedom,OK for your idea of faith??Ray Christie is an ironic twist on this thread.Anyway mock all you want in your FEAR,and my church is the love in your mind thanks to sacred use of CANNABIS.You think i’m pushing a church dogma on you???Your all full of bravado and fallacy,so you act silly.Worse it shows that your a cult,or dogmatic.David is this the inside info not to be used on an honest site. Ok I mock the BUSH-DEA Now you happy you outed me as a closet anarchist in Phnom Penh.GOOD JOB!

  65. ray christl THC Ministry Global on

    PUBLIC.Scare the VOTERS and create a set up to fail in the END…Think the seeds are deeply emmbeded so GROW-CLOSET vs. SWAT HELL.??.If Harper isn’t removed soon and SWAT HELL comes David and Jacob will remain strong for the world.I’ll always honour his many efforts.I went to prison for a year and decade on probation.Some know the vast reach of CIA-Mafia.Glad we have the Vanny Posse without HOLI-MAN MARC the loins of his birth should be blessed.Respect for his parents who gave us such a talented family.Stay strong and BOLD…you went past Holland so great for you.Caved- in on LEGALIZATION in Cannafornia since your an ANARCHIST.The word itself is pejorative because the CIA-Mafia has generated such PRIMAL FEAR.David’s hate of holi will produce love for ANARCHY(the real definition)???College psychology for David and logic class.

  66. Anonymous on

    This guy Ray Christie is always posting on here to promote his own gig, and he used to use an email address that was like “CamboDEA.” It’s f’ing rude to use Marc and Jodie’s site to promote your weird church cult thing in some foreign country. get your own website and stop trying to promote yourself here. I sure as hell don’t trust reverends or people who call themselves THC Locomotive. Get a clue, get a life, get a real job.

  67. ray christl rasta free THCmachine on

    Touche,now we have arrived in David’s world view that USA vs Canada or any other analogy of govt. force(legal violence) versus the people (consent-democratic recourse/reform ability))using democracy is all the same???.ALL COUNTRIES HAVE SAME POLITY-POLICY-POLICE ACTION-POLITICIANS-POLIS.The intellectual capital in Vanny or Toronto is the same as Cambodia and China–it’s all the same.True MARC came back to change already very LIBERAL LAWS in OOOH— CANADA.That anthem sung before the sixth game of the LORD STANLEY CUP in Philos a few days ago.The people don’t go to jail for LIFE for sales of sacrament seeds in Canada ,but if the CC family was in TEXAS or FLORIDA.?..That ass kisser ROGER CHRISTIE in Nation of Hawai’i.The country was stolen with a literal GUN to the QUEEN’s head.DURESS is ILLEGAL,yet Hawai’i remains occupied territory.What was the penalty when Marc started smoking ,or when he returned home and went to VANNYLAND.Your progress is amazing,and Marc’s genii is obvious in “principle of POT”.Brave in vanny is still brave ,so keep it going and know our thoughts and prayers are always with CC family and all.ONELOVE destiny

  68. Rasta Ray THC MIDDLEMAN on

    PASTOR means to FLOCK TOGETHER and smoke sacrament in respect and love.Your analogy is Fallacious since an outdoor cubicle in Holland has communal respect and love to USE.Your youth and adversarial temperament allows your brain to use STRAW MAN argument.YOU refuse to address a proper analogy.Your FEAR and LOGICAL FALLACY addiction is astonishing.The point about EFFECTIVENESS>this is your senior issue as we debated it down.OK, Marc and CANADA has been on pure results so far, a GODSEND,and we love you all totally.Great job and I’ll wash your feet in humble submission to accomplishments CC Family in CAnnADA has given our EARTH.CC FAMILY is global,and your site needs to express a paradigm that has relevance GLOBALLY.Vanny-town is a gorgeous microcosm,and BEACON-MECCA is Marc’s words.He travelled to Indonesia where smoking pot can get death sentence like you use,yet tobacco 2 year old is an ICON.Sure there is a DOUBLE STANDARD.Go there and blow your global smoke.Chickenshit hiding anonymous in VANNYLAND and imperialism to the world.BE LIKE ME,remember Marc left in disgust,but quickly returned because he’d be dead or in prison for life outside ANONYMOUS NATION.Please keep up the good effort,but when the DEA trolls that you waste your time calling names to FEEL good in your SMUG imperialism.Remember they laugh at your METHODOLOGY because they RULE and your AFRAID.Want the Hemp community to read this thread ,and see the quality of MECCA.

  69. Jakob Folmar on

    First off you talk like you know me… You don’t! Second off how the fuck would you know if I protest or not please explain ? I donate anywhere from 1 to 2 thousand a year thru anonymous donations. And the fact of the matter is if you don’t act like a child having a temper tantrum in the video its looks way better for you than arguing and saying senseless bullshit(I’m only referring to the one hysterical girl) (mind you I think it was her b/f getting arrested and she was in distress) And I’m not talking conservatives their are plenty of normal people who have been brainwashed all their lives into thinking pot is evil and this in my opinion doesn’t help to show them the light (you do know we need votes to win right?) And the word nigger is very offensive to me (I’m white) And know plenty of liberal white and African Americans that would agree. It seems like you come here to vent on me for my personal opinions, I’m not dissing anyone at the protest I have a lot of respect for the poor souls that were assaulted by the pigs. But if you think the average citizen (conservative or not) is going to take a bunch of hippies in tyedye’s seriously well I think your seriously mistaken.
    P.S. I wore patchworks, had dreads and wore patchouli for over a decade.
    Peace

  70. Tony Aroma on

    I think they are lucky this incident didn’t happen in the good ol’ U.S. of A. They’d have probably had a SWAT team show up to break up the peaceful protest. The protesters would have been lucky to get out without a beating or being shot. And, depending on where it happened in the U.S., just video taping the police would have been enough to land them in jail. Of course we know what they do to outspoken anti-prohibition activists in the U.S. (e.g., Mr. Emery). All things considered, our neighbors to the north still have it pretty good compared to life in the U.S. At least for the time being.

  71. Dale allo on

    this fight cannot be won like the gay or jew situation. the difference is that you choose to smoke pot you dont choose to be gay. its the voters who choose whats legal or not and you’re not winning any votes here. im not even sure i want marijuana legal if this is how the people are going to act. im not sure who told you that you’re helping the cause but they really must have been high.

  72. Anonymous on

    Dave you are everything wrong with stoners as depicted in “Reefer madness” movie absurd, crabby, self absorbed, paranoid, full of alternative universe shit and totally totally wiped out all the time. At least the marijuana fiend in the old Reefer madness movie could play a mean jazz piano..all you can do is squeeze the on off trigger in a bullhorn oh I forgot, and tell everybody how valid you are

    It must suck having to keep reminding everybody you are so important, radical & valid 24-7 in and out of jail, nobody else here has to hold a ruler up to their dick and shine a spotlight on it as they piss ginger ale from the balcony
    nope none of us spineless people feel any need to do that Dave
    funny how that works
    real real funny
    like hysterical oh,, Dave will be correcting me — any fucking minute now,, well thats the spineless business for you, when Anarchy crusaders have gas

    Just saying

  73. Anonymous on

    Jodie you are being set up.They have pulled you guys apart so Marc can not voice his opinion to you or anyone else. They doing this to knock down your moral and the last protest I could see it ,you were hiding it good very good but there was just that little bit of edge. Marc would know the laws an can research it but now there is no communication between you two now that is what they want.If there could be chance of you doubting some thing that is all they need to break you.That is where that hidden rule no pod cast came from .It was there no doubt but they made sure Marc over looked it. They knew eventually he would do it because he did it before.They now know everything about you guys. Believe me when I say this .They are working as hard as you guys and they going to set things in motion now that is wrong ,they already have .The reason he went to the states is because they can do what they need to now ,he is now USA property until released, sad but true.
    Now image something. Say you and Jacob were arrested what would happen to that crowed if you were gone and no one was to keep peace.That crowd would go nuts because the police took there leader and the peace would go out the window.It would get nasty really quick.Some one must stay back on the side lines you might say this way They will get the leaders and when shit hit the fan there would be some one they would look up to too be there to keep order and peace and have a lawyer near by they good for making some time and just them there can change a situation.
    Now Jacob was charged he is out of the picture reoccurring offense would not be tolerated as they would say and he would be arrested as soon as they see him now at a protest.
    Please! word of advice sit back and take a deep breath and prepare your selfs for the worst.Even if they are in the wrong when doing something let it happen don’t fight it .If they going to arrest you put your hands behind your back stand facing and don’t move unless they tell you that you are under arrest and then exercise your rights which I hope you do all know. The big one is that you have the right to remain silent and that gets to them.
    They already have this thought out. They will do it slowly and make sure that you guys will look bad before the public.
    Image is the big thing dress respectful and not like a hippy .Don’t knock this I am a hippy but I walk around clean shaved hair cut and I do get more respect. Work on your image because this is what they are after.

    Be careful and don’t laugh when I say this but you just waged war against the prohibition and the people behind it are pissed off and they will do anything to stop you.
    Tell Marc to watch out with people with cell phones in there I hope he don’twant go that route because it would only mean set up.

  74. David Malmo-Levine on

    “So, you can act brave in Canada because you have a different social contract.”

    Or maybe we Canadians were paying attention to Lando Calrissian in Empire when he said: “This deal is getting worse all the time.” Or maybe Canadians aren’t as afraid of our government as you guys are in the United Snakes.

  75. David Malmo-Levine on

    “anybody who signs off “fuck you holy man” after freaking out”

    Some holy person decided to call me a dick for defending a “non-DEA-ass-kissing” method of cannabis activism … he had it coming.

    “Its a good thing David Malmo never ran for public office …”

    One Google search could correct you of your ignorance.

    http://webinfo.parl.gc.ca/membersofparliament/ProfileCandidate.aspx?Key=67691&Language=E

    “How can we miss you if you won’t go away?”

    I’m never going away … that “90’s anarchy bullshit” is here to stay. Better to be an anarchist than someone who’s actually IN FAVOR of having rulers … I thought that shit became passe after Hitler shot himself in the head.

    “Give it up Dave, you are an annoying fuck since Marc got shipped south, and the five years prior.”

    I’ve been an annoying fuck since 1993 … and you’ve been a spineless coward your whole life.

  76. David Malmo-Levine on

    “I am all for this movement but as above I agree. There are laws about locked doors. even If that door is suppose to be open it was lock.”

    It wasn’t locked at the time Jacob attempted to enter. It was blocked illegally by a violent, lying cop … but that’s no reason not to attempt to enter.

    “It was there for her protection ,she did not know who they were and asked for ID then maybe still thought she was threaten.”

    Yah, well, the Constitution of Canada guarantees the right to protest … it says nothing about “only in the event nobody feels threatened”.

    “Jacob tried to go in as well and that is a no no ,that is unlawful entry Public door or not.”

    What country are YOU from? Where in Canadian law does it say that you are tresspassing if you attempt to walk into a Constituency office during office hours?

    “The hug thing is good but it has no standing they tell you to let go you must or it is obstructing a police officer.”

    This is Canada. In Canada if the police are engaged in unlawful behavior you have the right to resist them … you even have the right to beat the crap out of them if they are engaged in violent unlawful behavior. A lawyer friend of mine – Paul Hundal – did that and the Judge sided with him. You can call him up and ask him if you don’t believe me: Paul Hundal 604-926-8416

    “(can be considered as obstructing a police officer because you trying to obstruct his view Then yes it can be considered a weapon for this purpose).”

    Nice argument – would result in every camera being taken away by every police officer – at least all the cameras people were looking through the view-finder with. The police don’t need to see someone’s face if that person isn’t breaking the law – which Jacob was clearly not doing.

    “That Lady behind that door has rights to and they are there for her protection.”

    If that lady is intimidated by peaceful protest she should not be working there … that’s part of the job.

    “Have you notice that when the people sat in front of the police car all that officer in that car had to do is turn on the lights and you would have to move(obstructing an emergency vehicle),why he didn’t is that it would bring attention to that area.”

    I guess you’ve never captured a police vehicle before. Well … I have.

    youtube.com/watch?v=FSkzFdnAljs&feature=related

    So have others:

    youtube.com/watch?v=l1EGVePW21s&feature=related

  77. David Malmo-Levine on

    “First off, try wearing suits or dress clothes, when the public sees a bunch of hippies in tyedye’s and Rasta shirts they probably just brush it off as a bunch of stoner’s with out a job.”

    1) The first wave of protesters were dressed up and they still weren’t admitted.

    2) Where are all the “suit and tie” protests YOU’VE organized?

    “Second learn the laws, never touch a police officer or obstruct their movements or vehicles Duh that’s grounds for a charge.”

    At what point does anyone do any of these things – AFTER the first unlawful arrest? Jacob followed all your “rules of engagement” and he STILL got busted. I agree that hug power may not have been the smartest thing to do at the time … but what’s your solution – go along with every arrest made in your powerless, spiritless “jews-to-the-showers” vibe?

    “And quit resisting that’s so stupid so now instead of Jacob getting one charge he will have at least 2 maybe 3.”

    I don’t know what laws you happen to be operating under but Jacob can’t be held responsible for the actions of other people under Canadian law.

    “The other kid will get charged with obstructing and resisting, here in the states that’s two misdemeanor’s.”

    If the arrest is judged to be unlawful (as I’m sure it will be) then the “other kid” Eric will get his charges dropped as it is not against the law to interfere with an unlawful arrest. And by the way up here in Canada we don’t have misdemeanors and felonies we have summary and indictable offences.

    “Change the image and maybe people will start taking us seriously…”

    Again … lead by example. When was the last time you appeared in a suit and tie protesting pot laws?

    “I applaud all the protesters but you guys need to know what to say the one girl yelling we all smoke pot were all pot heads, (shakes head) that sounds horrible to the average citizen.”

    I’m sure homosexuals using the word “fag” or black people using the word “nigger” sounded horrible to the average CONSERVATIVE citizen … mainly because all the power-to-shame contained in the word vanished the moment those communities reclaimed them for their own dignity. But who the fuck cares about what conservatives think anyway … they’re followers, not leaders – it’s more important that we de-stigmafy our negative labels then we attempt to curtail our messaging to only that which will satisfy our oppressors.

    “When you have tape of a cop doing something wrong like when he slapped the first kid everybody should of been very polite and did everything they say, that way when you go to court the evidence shows one abusive cop and a bunch of polite law abiding citizens.”

    None of that second wave of protesters knew it was all on tape … they just arrived to see their fellow protester in handcuffs and their first intuitive gesture was to resist. You really wanna kill that spirit? Maybe that’s why hardly anyone – even pot dealers – ever goes to jail for taking part in a smoke-in up here in Canada while down there in the USA it still happens sometimes.

  78. Anonymous on

    anybody who signs off “fuck you holy man” after freaking out needs a laxative and then stand back everybody, here comes 35 years of backed up deluge. Its a good thing David Malmo never ran for public office, imagine a dickweed like him on an entitlement trip? Its just lucky he busied himself selling pot and opium to after hours junkies beside the Safe Injection site in a cardboard replica of a drug history museum – until he got busted and spent the winter in jail for trafficking here he is out amongst the lesser people of the world and crapping all over everything again. Its your 90s anarchy bullshit, please deal with it yourself without an audience How can we miss you if you won’t go away?

    Give it up Dave, you are an annoying fuck since Marc got shipped south, and the five years prior. Just waiting now for your nutso whirling dervish self justification response where you show me Im just sooooooooooooooooooo wrong

    Eat my shorts Dave, they’re vegan

    yawn

  79. David Malmo-Levine on

    “You personally know Chris Bennett and are an activist and yet have managed to not hear of the THC Ministry?”

    Why should I have heard of them?

    “That demonstrates how inward looking you Vancouver personality cultists are.”

    I’ve heard of NORML, of CSSDP, SSDP, ESDP, LEAP, CFDP, SAFER, the Green Panthers, LEMAR, the White Panthers and the Yippies … probably because these groups do things without attempting to appeal to the DEA and because they don’t pretend to be holy.

    “The activist scene is far bigger than the satellites around the emeroid.”

    Really? Did god tell you to be an asshole or is this attack on us “emeroids” motivated by simple human jealousy? When someone walks into my museum I can show them artifacts … when I walk into your church you still can’t show me your “God”.

  80. David Malmo-Levine on

    “look david malamo levine you’re just way too defensive and cant take constructive critisism.”

    You can’t force unconstructive criticism down people’s throat just by calling it “constructive” … it actually has to be convincing to be constructive … and the criticism so far has been less than fully convincing.

    “open your mind dont be so ignorant we all want the same thing here but you cant compare being gay to legalizing drugs.”

    Why not? You see no similarity between one group of scapegoated criminalized hedonistic deviants and another?

    This is Vancouver – lots of gay people and lots of potheads … we make the comparison ALL THE TIME around here. For example:

    “It was decades after alcohol prohibition before we made progress in reducing prohibitions against gay sex, pornography and, yes, even gay journalism in Canada. In recent years, there’s been a groundswell against anti-prostitution prohibitions, though the laws have not caught up to public attitudes.

    And we know that prohibition of drugs is not only futile, but also actually counterproductive because of the rapid growth it has fostered in organized crime and its associated violence against individuals and societies. Most people I know snort at the idiocy of the US government’s “Say No to Drugs” campaign that continues to be forced on the rest of the world, even as it fails spectacularly in cities across the US.”

    xtra.ca/public/National/Free_Marc_Emery-8702.aspx

    “In some cities, response to support from the gay community was mixed. Linda Henry of the march-organizing Legalise Cannabis Campaign Scotland reported that in Edinburgh, “a gay rights group in orange t-shirts were sympathetic but some cannabis legalisers did not want to express solidarity with the gays. Others thought they could teach us a thing or two because cannabis would be legalised sooner if users came out of the closet.”

    Occasional “arms-length” sentiments definitely swung both ways. In Washington, DC, march organizers at a gay-rights protest drawing 750,000 the weekend before the MMM refused to allow marijuana smokers to officially participate in the event. But most enlightened participants of both events realized that oppression is oppression, no matter what mask it wears.”

    cannabisculture.com/articles/1584.html

    “When they decriminalized sodomy in the US in 2003, they didn’t replace criminalization with a fine system. (1) In fact, no country or state has replaced sodomy criminalization with sodomy fines. (2) ”

    cannabisculture.com/v2/content/descriminalization-decrim-myths-decrim-facts

    “you cant constantly be in the paper for negetive things and you certainly cant keep doing the same thing you’ve been doing.”

    What “negative things” do you mean?

    “i think you need to take a break from smoking for a while ”

    I think you need to take a break from pontificating for a while … all the holiness has gone to your head … you’ve mistaken assertiveness for negativity and you’ve mistaken the THC Ministry’s cooperation with the DEA for activism.

    “if you ask the public how they feel after reading about these stories they are less than supportive.”

    Not everyone. Have you read all the comments in response to this article? You’re in the minority.

    “…try not to be such a dick.”

    Fuck you, holy man.

  81. David Malmo-Levine on

    “yet we KNOW smoking is the least effective modus in HEALING.”

    Not when speed or self-titration are desired outcomes.

    “biblical usage in a Canvas tent was sacred and non offensive David…”

    Jesus said “what goes into your mouth does not defile you” … he didn’t add “… so long as you’re hidden away in a tent.”

    “This overt usage is patently disrepectful.”

    RIIIIIIIGHT. So the hundreds of pot cafes in Holland with outdoor seating should all be forced to move it indoors? Does this apply to coffee drinking in public too or are you creating (or endorsing) the double standard?

    “When you use sacrament David it takes the MIDDLEMAN out…”

    Exactly. So why are you still trying to be the middleman?

  82. David Malmo-Levine on

    “Because your not famous in the HEMP movement,doesn’t mean your argument about method is invalid(logical fallacy).”

    I wasn’t talking about FAME. I was talking about EFFECTIVENESS. What has been achieved by The THC Ministry’s attempts at winning the DEA over to your side vs. what has been achieved by Canadian activist assertiveness?

  83. Anonymous on

    I am all for this movement but as above I agree. There are laws about locked doors. even If that door is suppose to be open it was lock.The lady inside followed the laws of a locked public door. It was there for her protection ,she did not know who they were and asked for ID then maybe still thought she was threaten.Because they were right there as she was opening it probably gave her a fright.So she phoned the Police to sort it out. As she open the door for the police officer it was still considered to be locked until the police illuminates the threat.Jacob tried to go in as well and that is a no no ,that is unlawful entry Public door or not.I could lock that door and stand behind it if I felt threaten until the Police come and it is legal, it is up to courts to figure out if I did it for protection or not and will deal with either way.To show I am with this movement ,a public place must have 2 access doors.That is why she disappeared she went to lock the other door and call the police.
    When that police officer went to go inside you should of let him go an then he talks to her and you ,but her first she called .Then after talking to you guys he would of figured out it was a peaceful protest and then he would give her the OK to open the door ,if she still doesn’t then he can charge her with blocking a public access.
    If you were still not allowed you can stand there until they open it how ever long that is.You would also have a field day with them in court but it didn’t go that way.
    It’s going to escalate from here on in.Please keep it peaceful.They are and will set traps for you guys which they will try and show the public that you will get aggressive and they will do there hardest to do that.
    The hug thing is good but it has no standing they tell you to let go you must or it is obstructing a police officer.It can go as far as Jacob being charged for resisting arrest and the hug person accessory
    to the fact.That is why they have an undertaking to stay away from each other.
    The slap thing on Jacob is the only thing they got ,but seeing the video it is iffy. Jacob did try to bring the camerae to the officers face and the officer swat it away (can be considered as obstructing a police officer because you trying to obstruct his view Then yes it can be considered a weapon for this purpose).He just made sure he hit Jacob when swatting it away.But Jacob was up against that locked public so the police officer removed him with what ever force necessary.Sense the officer did not talk to that lady Jacob was still considered to be a threat BY Law.
    That Lady behind that door has rights to and they are there for her protection.
    Have you notice that when the people sat in front of the police car all that officer in that car had to do is turn on the lights and you would have to move(obstructing an emergency vehicle),why he didn’t is that it would bring attention to that area.Also they used officers to move them which can cause aggression from the other party so they could make more arrest.
    All it takes is one to show violence and then it is not a peaceful protest any more and every one goes to jail.
    I think it is going to be a tricky road from here on in .

    This I will call opinion just to keep wise cracks at bay but I am sure I got most the law thing right .Had some time to read the big book not it all but enough.I to can make mistakes.

  84. Anonymous on

    DML wrote:
    “What has the THC ministry brought us? Where are YOUR results? Why have I been a pot activist since 1993 and still never heard of you guys?”
    *
    You personally know Chris Bennett and are an activist and yet have managed to not hear of the THC Ministry? That demonstrates how inward looking you Vancouver personality cultists are. The activist scene is far bigger than the satellites around the emeroid.

  85. Rasta Ray pakalove thc on

    The POINT is the thesis in the argument is the Relevant,not the fame behind the idea.You need college and professors from the excellent,honest and happy Canadian Family.I get down and satire the anonymity of Canucks ,yet you got one fantastic home vis a vie the 50,000 arrests that either DEMS or REPS American Preez that endorse SWAT HELL.So,you can act brave in Canada because you have a different social contract.Liberty and jail is pondered in a Jeremy Bentham Utility from the Crown of England inside your legal history.One of my masters the humble- loving Rev. James Kimmel in 1967 California started a Jesus Hippie Farm.Rev. Kimmel-You didn’t hear about him.Get over not knowing the fame of anything.Not RELEVANT ,and all the department of philosophy professors that are not asked to review your argrumentative validity. Dear David sometimes your all appeal to emotion.Big FAT FALLACIOUS FORMULAE. take the word “FUCKTARD” that you USE with such an IMPERIAL VOICE of ARGUMENTUM ad HOMINEM. Which is hippie KARMA back in your egotistical FALLACY FACE ie FACADE.You told me i don’t get the POINT.Call the logic dept. at U of C, VANNY and get relevant in your emotive,yet not religious post repartee.

  86. Anonymous on

    I wish I didn’t have a felony (American) and had the money to be on site and teach these people! First off, try wearing suits or dress clothes, when the public sees a bunch of hippies in tyedye’s and Rasta shirts they probably just brush it off as a bunch of stoner’s with out a job. Second learn the laws, never touch a police officer or obstruct their movements or vehicles Duh that’s grounds for a charge. And quit resisting that’s so stupid so now instead of Jacob getting one charge he will have at least 2 maybe 3. The other kid will get charged with obstructing and resisting, here in the states that’s two misdemeanor’s. Change the image and maybe people will start taking us seriously I applaud all the protesters but you guys need to know what to say the one girl yelling we all smoke pot were all pot heads, (shakes head) that sounds horrible to the average citizen. When you have tape of a cop doing something wrong like when he slapped the first kid everybody should of been very polite and did everything they say, that way when you go to court the evidence shows one abusive cop and a bunch of polite law abiding citizens.
    Peace and thanks for risking your time for all Canadian and American citizens. Power to the people!

  87. ray christl THC HERO CREAM on

    Did NOT say SMOKING is UNCLEAN.Straw Man twist from David of Judea.Far from that,since I smoke cannabis sacrament daily(also as 57 yr.old fellow it helps with acute pain),yet we KNOW smoking is the least effective modus in HEALING.The HERO machine Hemp Extract Resin Oil is a CURE when trans-dermal or ingestion orally.Vaporize is aother newish modality for ancient Phnom Penh.The correct argument is that smoke in public(biblical usage in a Canvas tent was sacred and non offensive David)is poor ETHOS or character. This overt usage is patently disrepectful.The intent and the perception of the community must be CONSIDERED.This creates ETHICAL THEORY from a persons public gravitas.So a misrepresentation again David of logical fallacy.Not knowing real Biblical usage from the glorious Chris Bennett as a close religious leader we admire greatly.When you use sacrament David it takes the MIDDLEMAN out and LOVE comes in DAVID.Smoke ,eat,rub or suppository it’s all HOLI.The open display at protest in our opinion creates this SYSTEM ONE FEAR,and our strategy is to avoid this so Dad and Mom think lucid and thoroughly and VOTES YES for HERO machine.

  88. Ray Christl THC HERO machine on

    Because your not famous in the HEMP movement,doesn’t mean your argument about method is invalid(logical fallacy).Furthermore ,the fact that you have been more successful in advancing your cause so far in heavenly Canada,does not prove conclusively Vanny Posse modality is optimal.Roger Christie is still OPEN and rubbing Rick Simpson HERO trans=dermal anointment.DEA may indict,but allowed to remain in business.Took his cash,yet they will never convict ROGER CHRISTIE. The MAN is PURE,and his ministry is global,so like so many in the Cannabis-Hemp family of small folks all over who look up to Marc and Jack Herer etc…60,000 little people and growing,,,ONE LOVE CHRUCH Roger in Canada it’s legal already.

  89. Dale allo on

    look david malamo levine you’re just way too defensive and cant take constructive critisism. open your mind dont be so ignorant we all want the same thing here but you cant compare being gay to legalizing drugs. you cant constantly be in the paper for negetive things and you certainly cant keep doing the same thing you’ve been doing. they’re watching the site they know when the protests are coming. anythings possible but i think you need to take a break from smoking for a while and think about the consequences of your actions. we all want marijuana legal. in fact most of us want all drugs legal and many of our rights back. but this is a war that needs public support and if you ask the public how they feel after reading about these stories they are less than supportive. good luck with your mission and try not to be such a dick.

  90. Anonymous on

    obviously about time the public pays for cops to have video camera radiation proof jackets?

  91. Anonymous on

    if only the MPs called in police from another country, without medical cannabis laws. like the USA.
    then they could have locked jacob up for a good while. they should have called in another county to shoot the protestors and then extradited anyone left to face the death penalty for protesting.

    (who needs USA or China) instead they call some local cop that reckons a camera is a weapon, even when it is not threatening anything but showing the truth. then the cop keeps his medical card. then the cop tells him to stay outside of an MPS office? they already explained it was their right to protest.

    the phone was at his back as he walked in. it only became ” in his face” because he turned around to force jacob to stop following in. the cop made the contact with his forearm to push him back, then he whacks the phone, grabs jacobs chest and pushes him back and handcuffs him.

    its appalling that the MPs can even lock their doors to stop a protest.
    then to call the police to try and stop a protest.
    rob took away marcs rights to fairness and they now are taking away the right to protest the injustice.
    what goes with these conservatives? anything goes.

    it only makes you realise how well the other cops at the other protest dealt with it.
    they called to ask about the right to protest and left them be.

    How is these other cops telling the people where they can and cant protest. ” protest over there”
    away from us…

    uh uh… a protest can be inside the office. i spose rob needs to change the charter sooner than later.
    good luck with that.

  92. David Malmo-Levine on

    “No smoking….”

    “What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean.'”

    – Jesus Christ

    http://bible.cc/matthew/15-11.htm

    Some minister you are … you have ignored the wisdom of one of the great pot healers of the last 2000 years! I guess “smoking” is unclean unless it’s at one of your ceremonies or something like that. Ah … god’s middlemen … if it wasn’t for you I might consider being religious.

  93. David Malmo-Levine on

    “OK..he’s right good,yet a ZEN circle of OM would be viewed as a more positive event.”

    Where was your “ZEN circle of OM” when the Hawaii DEA raids were going on? How effective has the THC Ministry been in changing the pot laws – or even public opinion – in the places that it operates.

    Maybe you have been really effective … I’ve just never heard of you.

  94. David Malmo-Levine on

    “Thanks for miss vetting me with the GLORIOUS LEADERSHIP of THC Ministry Hawaii.”

    Glorious? All I see are guys getting raided and then counting on the DEA to give them “approval” or something like that. Have I got it wrong?

    Let’s say that strategies should be evaluated on the results.

    Marc Emery and his associates created cannabis seed sales in North America (and the many magazines & websites that rely on their ads for existence), BYOB cafes, smoke-ins that involve grower and dealers and result in zero arrests, numerous court challenges (including a supreme court challenge of ALL the pot laws) and millions of dollars worth of posters, ads, donations and activism.

    What has the THC ministry brought us? Where are YOUR results? Why have I been a pot activist since 1993 and still never heard of you guys?

  95. ray christl THC LOCOMOTIVE on

    Look your point that the COP is WRONG and Jacob is Right? OK..he’s right good,yet a ZEN circle of OM would be viewed as a more positive event.Since Jacob only and always increases tension in all his protests I’ve downloaded his rants.I have done worse in my youth. In 2010 our goal is peaceful rational (system 2)social change.Can’t evolve the cognitive mindset in our non-supporters if irrational fear is a constant.USE SCIENCE with PATHOS.The post was also about the ETHOS or ETHIC of your behavior in GOVT.adversarial conflagation.Ethos is a Public Relation issue as soccer Moms view the TV dialogical exchange. LOVE defeats HELL

  96. ray christl thc HERO MECHOS on

    Drug prohibition laws are a fraud,and most know it.Winning is how we overcome FEAR and not use LOGICAL FALLACY in these posts.The youth leadership in Vanny “rock the pot”need our prayers.

  97. Pastor Ray Christl Maui Med-Canna on

    Thanks for miss vetting me with the GLORIOUS LEADERSHIP of THC Ministry Hawaii. Dear Roger Christie and also Hawaiians Dennis Shields along with Rev.James Kimmel and the late Jon Adler use the LOVE OF CHRIST or just respectful sincerity to change the WAR PARADIGM. LOVE defeats FEAR,HATE and TYRANNY.If you Vanny youth don’t want that development model we learned to use over the years???This post is slightly asinine as discourse with the DEA and “sucking up” implies prostate begging and humble exhortation?OK,we put our life like MARC in front of the man and debate.Was using the MLK methodology of loving counterpoint in 1992 at a Medical Hempstock in New Carlisle Indiana. My Home/farm was surrounded by DEA on the 200th birthday of hemp paper Bill of Rights that grants human liberty.Used the strengh of Christians for HEMP(Healing Education and Medicine for People-1990)to stand on my farm and loving debate DEA overkill on liberty.You vett that GREAT MAN Roger Chistie and mock his lifelong ministry.Yes, violence is allowed (I’ll face your bitch punk style)in families when childish,silly and dishonest pre-adult behaviour can result in a spanking from Mom or Dad in LOVE.That’s what we want to do to Vanny Posse who”rock the pot block”,yet say we have zero efficacy with LOVE, and Socratic Method…Martyrs…MLK,BUDDHA and JESUS set a vibration of LOVE to find the PATH to RIGHTEOUSNESS.You should in adult mindset consider Roger Christie’s brilliant technique.

  98. Anonymous on

    Cop #1 is a weasle. The protest went on despite the arrests.

    Jodie & Co.: Bravo!

  99. Anonymous on

    where can we see the video from jacobs phone i thought he was uploading it while he was recording.

  100. ray christl THC Ministry Global on

    Just was able to afford internet unlimited service in Phnom Penh.Dan Gardner’s Book points the way in how propaganda is manufactured to enhance IRRATIONAL FEAR!Since the sacrifice of MARC and the “Principle of Pot” film clearly point out that we must capitalize on the generated sympathy such behavior elicits.This is not happening,and your Harper people are gaining strength in my hubris filled mind.To critique and use satire to get you and other family to examine methodology,and suggest SOCRATIC versus ADVERSARIAL model should atleast be considered as we wander in the metaphorical wilderness.If the Vanny posse is mostly anonymous and grabbing at conflagation???Your retort is>>>SHUT-UP DON”T CHALLENGE ME!!!.You ask MARC to RECONSIDER the Richard Lee support?Dennis and JACK Herer RIP don’t like it??? So you cave.This point shows you consider from “THE CULT of PERSONALITY”,yet not from small non-FACEBOOK brothers.Admit my 1st reply was provocative,so that eventualy you might see that anger and fear can be seen as the real enemy of our cause.Your last point shows you don’t have a clue about my present strategy.When you DON”T advertize and have zero people the KHMER GOVT. can relax and listen to the behind the scene information.All behavior is de-facto legal here,yet to SPEAK openly and in MEDIA is TABOO.Completely inverse social contract.So,simple impotent voice is more effective since everything is allowed, but the FREEDOM of SPEECH!!!.I’m speaking for millions who can’t even think an antithetical concept.Action is exactly WHAT MY thesis is….OPEN NON-ANONYMOUS THOUGHT…MLK NON-VIOLENT LOVE TALK ACTION>>>Poster of MARC SMOKING really working for you.Try a poster of Jodie as she ponders and weeps for the injustice of an out of control Leviathan,which globally puts our CC Family through SWAT HELL. HELL is defeated with LOVE,and not more HELL.

  101. Anonymous on

    “you do not have the right to use illegal drugs”

    Says who?

  102. David Malmo-Levine on

    “Getting high in public isn’t wrong, but it also isn’t professional.”

    You’ve obviously missed the last 18 years of pot activism. We’re over the stigma of “getting high” – to us it’s just like having a cup of coffee.

    You keep buying into the stigma … see how far that gets ya.

    “in order to win in court you have to obey the officer first while respectfully objecting.”

    I disagree. If what you said was true the cops could just tell all protesters to go home each time they came out to rally (or each time the cops wanted them to disperse) and they would “have to” and then battle it out in court later on … which is to say the cops could totally render all protest ineffective by just issuing unlawful orders. Jacob was asserting a RIGHT – you don’t get your rights until you insist on them and don’t take “no” for an answer.

    “I support your cause, but you need to put more thought into it.”

    I think you need to demonstrate effective protest in order to show others how to do it correctly – anything else is just talk … and there’s so much talk and so little action it’s sickening.

  103. Cody M. on

    You just whacked the hell out of the nail with a sledge hammer man.

  104. Cody M. on

    Dale, you’re absolutely right. They should have had an aids patient oh their death bed up there. Do you even read what you write or do you just let your fingers spout random bits of shit whenever they manage to pick up a complete thought from your brain? Marijuana is used for a wide variety of ailments, including chronic pain. Obviously, he made the decision that he was better off using medicinal marijuana then having a bunch of opiates in his system all of the time. They’re outside, shut the hell up about fumes. There are way more hazardous things out there than marijuana smoke will ever be. What are you talking about giving medicinal marijuana users a bad image? You know how many people smoke weed for chronic pain? Guess what smart guy, he’s one of em. Sorry that every time you think of a medical marijuana patient all you see is someone who’s suffering and forget that people can smoke it for less serious problems.

  105. David Malmo-Levine on

    “…in all honesty i think the world would have been much more supportive to gay pride had they toned that down a little too.”

    Of course you do.

    And of course, if you bother to check history, you will find that “toning it down” wasn’t working for gay people … just as it didn’t work for the Jews in Europe during the 1930’s. From the 1900s’ until 1969 “toning it down” didn’t work … the raids kept coming. But from 1970 onwards “toning it down” was abandoned and the raids stopped.

    Here … do a little research:

    The word pride is used in this case as an antonym for shame, which has been used to control and oppress LGBT persons throughout history. Pride in this sense is an affirmation of ones self and the community as a whole. The modern “pride” movement began after the “Stonewall riots” in 1969. Instead of backing down to unconstitutional raids by New York Police, gay people in local bars fought back. While it was a violent situation it also gave the underground community the first sense of communal pride in a very well publicized incident. From the yearly parade that commemorated the anniversary of the Stonewall riots began a national grassroots movement. Today many countries around the world celebrate LGBT pride. The pride movement has furthered the cause of gay rights by lobbying politicians, registering voters and increasing visibility to educate on issues important to LGBT communities. LGBT pride advocates work for equal “rights and benefits” for LGBT people.[4][5][6]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_pride

  106. Steve Bottrell on

    Here is what I have to say about all the bullshit foisted on us by our so called leaders. BRING ON THE VENUS PROJECT!! A society as proposed by the VP would end all this crap. Free Marc!

  107. Cody on

    Um, Dale…you are a complete and total jackass. Jacob didn’t threaten to sue until the cop spoke like he was going to take the camera away(which he wouldn’t have had a right to due, hence the threat of a law suit). He’s a medical marijuana patient, he had every right to stand there and smoke that joint. The injustice ministers office is paid for by the public; therefor he had every right to follow the officer inside. It was the ignorant officer and the annoying receptionist with their blatant disregard for the rights of citizens that were in the wrong for trying to keep them out. There was no situation to assess. The cop was gonna go inside and do the “bla bla bla damn stoners lets ignore the fact that they have a right to be here” thing, where he would have walked back out with the door locked behind him. He probably would have said something along the lines of “the office is closed to the public until further notice” or some other bullshit. Really, how much more clear does it need to be? If you smoke, then maybe it’s you who needs to smoke less; if you don’t smoke, maybe you should start. If you didn’t see a violation of civil liberties in that video, than all I can say is I’m sorry that your that ignorant.

  108. Dale allo on

    large part of protesting is how the world will see the protestors. the world will react much better and more supportive if you protest more respectfully. keep the drugs out of view. give the police no reason to get upset and peacefully protest. protesting inside of those offices is going to get more and more difficult. they can watch the website too and see when you’re planning on coming and just lock the doors like they did there. in all honesty i think the world would have been much more supportive to gay pride had they toned that down a little too. do we really need to see what these people do behind closed doors? id like to protest the right for my children not to see half naked men in thongs and topless women all kissing and humping eachother. same with pot its sending the wrong message. potheads should have the right to do what they want in the privacy of their own home but when they’re out in public blowing their smoke at people who dont want to breathe it they’re as bad as the tobacco smokers. if you truly want the drug legal and marc released you’re going to have to rework your methods. the last thing you should want to do is disuade public support.

  109. Brian NY on

    I agree with Dale, I know you guys have good intentions and you did have a right to be in that office, but if you’re trying get your message out to the public effectively you’ve got to appear respectable and professional to them. Getting high in public isn’t wrong, but it also isn’t professional. Whether they are right or wrong, in order to win in court you have to obey the officer first while respectfully objecting. I support your cause, but you need to put more thought into it.

  110. Anonymous on

    “i think the problem is that this fool is going to ruin it for the others who need it”

    Not possible.
    Medical marihuana will exist in Canada as long as there continues to be a general prohibition of marihuana. Do you know why the MMAR exist? Do you think it is because Ottawa is full of compassionate politicians? No. The courts gave Government a choice: quit fucking with flower people, or quit fucking with sick flower people, and Government, in its wisdom, decided on the latter, rather than the more general option which was implied by the decisions leading up to the current situation visavis Medpot in Canada.

  111. Anonymous on

    “you are a brain damaged stoner”

    What brain damage is it that you think marihuana causes? This was good rhetoric c. 1950, maybe, when there was no internet and most good information was locked away in dusty, non-indexed University Libraries, but today we have google, the internet, etc. etc.

    As far as I am aware, marihuana improves brain function by improving relaxation; it certainly does that in my case.

    “as usual cops get a fast easy 100 points / as usual, stoners no score”

    Short of forming up and announcing “release him and surrender, or we will show you no mercy as you have shown us no mercy!” what do you think they could do? Most scoring games I’m familiar with involve two teams equal in number/equipment, if not in natural skill. I know, I know, you’re just a retarded ontarian fed poisoned water ab inito, but, seriously, game analogies are fine, but do you honestly think it a fair game when the cop has a gun, handcuffs, etc. and they don’t? Like, I don’t think peaceful pot activists are trained military men like cops are, so, there’s another problem with your “score” sporting analogy—would you cheer on a heavyweight boxer beating on a lightweight?

  112. Paddy on

    This is a blatantly bogus arrest.

  113. David Malmo-Levine on

    “I feel like they were searching for the limits of my legitimacy,” he said. “If we get a clean bill of health from the IRS and the DEA, I think we can start the tractors and start plowing the fields and really grow this thing to a higher level.”

    Multiple DEA Raids Target Marijuana in Hawaii
    By Jeremiah Vandermeer, Cannabis Culture – Sunday, March 14 2010

    So … how is that “sucking up to the DEA” strategy working out for you, Ray?

    Considering you got shut down with all your politeness and we’re still rocking the pot block in Vancouver perhaps your strategy isn’t as effective as ours is. I’m just sayin.

  114. David Malmo-Levine on

    “I think all these protests would be way more affective if they kept the pot out of view and came in more professionally.”

    So when was the last time you protested?

    You probably think Gay Pride Parades should contain no nudity and homosexual kissing, too. In the real world you don’t get pride and dignity from hiding who you are and buying into the stigma your oppressors attempt to foist onto you.

    “…the police goes in to check out whats going on and the guy pushes in behind him after the cop instructs him to stand back.”

    The cop can’t deny Jacob a right to protest. If he could nobody would be allowed to protest anything … there would be cops at every door that protests were expected and the government would be unaccountable. The cop fucked up.

    “if someone shoved a camera in my face like that while defying me id slap it out of his hands too.”

    I guess I’m glad you’re not a cop. Cops dealing with people with cameras should know that they aren’t weapons – that cop LIED and said he was assaulted when actually he did all the assaulting and he LIED when he called the camera a weapon (it seems to me that he didn’t want a record of what he was about to try and do). The fact that you’re ignoring the obvious lies the cop was telling in order to focus on the assertiveness of the protest indicates to me that you’re completely in the dark about what our rights are.

    And if you want to put money on who will win and who will lose this court case I’d be happy to take your bet whatever it is.

  115. Anonymous on

    You said “he could have talked to the woman and sorted it out so you could go in and protest but you had to use your stoned judgement to make stupid decisions.” Do you really believe they were going to let them in the office at any time? The office was locked when they drove into the parking lot. Your comments lead me to believe you have had a few too many drinks!

  116. David Malmo-Levine on

    “You are a drug abuser ruining your health and clouding your mind with strong herbal medicine you don’t need. You have the right to speak your views but you do not have the right to use illegal drugs. Law or not you do not need them”

    And what drugs do you do Teala Palmer? Coffee? Tea? Chocolate? I bet chocolate. Everyone does that drug (actually it’s about six drugs, one of which is anandamide, very similar to the THC in cannabis).

    So what would happen if they made chocolate illegal. Would you stand up and fight and eat chocolate bars in public, or would you let others do your freedom fighting for you? Or would you say “I don’t need chocolate” and do as your told and obey?

    Jacob can only walk if he’s using cannabis – you may watch many episodes of “House” but you’re still a shitty diagnostician. Furthermore he’s not “power tripping” he’s asserting his right to protest. There’s a difference. He is both a board member of the BCCLA AND a med pot user – it’s possible to be both, contrary to your irrational assertions.

    It doesn’t matter if protesters are angry or not – the door can’t be locked during business hours just because they don’t want protesters inside because the Charter of Rights guarantees the right to protest in a public place and THAT office was a public place. And you can’t deny people the right of protest just by redefining protest as “mischief”. Period. End of story.

  117. Dale allo on

    I think all these protests would be way more affective if they kept the pot out of view and came in more professionally. the police goes in to check out whats going on and the guy pushes in behind him after the cop instructs him to stand back. he disobeyed the police and shoved his camera right in his face. if someone shoved a camera in my face like that while defying me id slap it out of his hands too. aggressive unstable stoned activisits make more trouble than good. you will take him to court and you will definitely lose. think next time.

  118. David Malmo-Levine on

    “this guys making a mockery of medical marijuana for knee pain …”

    Are you Jacob’s doctor? No? Didn’t think so.

    Jacob has had many surgeries and the only reason he’s walking at all is because of cannabis. Your doctor skills are similar to your lawyer skills … you need to do more research.

    “…maybe he doesnt feel like getting dizzy from your fumes?”

    1) Where, exactly, in the video does the cop get smoke blown directly into his face.

    2) Even if the cop did get smoke blown directly in his face (which is not true), when have you EVER heard of someone getting “dizzy” from that?

    Jacob would have had to french kiss the cop with ten lungs full of pot smoke before the cop got “dizzy”.

    “…rolling joints on their desk is that really necessary for your protest?”

    Like I tell all our critics – you’re free to show us all how to protest properly. At least Jacob and Jodie get air time and attention this way … your letter writing campaign – or whatever the fuck you might be suggesting we do – will most certainly be ignored.

  119. David Malmo-Levine on

    “He had the camera right up to the cops face like 5 inches at one point. that indeed is assault …”

    Are you a lawyer? No? Didn’t think so. In case you feel like pretending you’re a lawyer, here’s the legal definition for “assault” in Canada … which section specifically applies in this case in your opinion?:

    265. (1) A person commits an assault when

    (a) without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;

    (b) he attempts or threatens, by an act or a gesture, to apply force to another person, if he has, or causes that other person to believe on reasonable grounds that he has, present ability to effect his purpose; or

    (c) while openly wearing or carrying a weapon or an imitation thereof, he accosts or impedes another person or begs.

    Application

    (2) This section applies to all forms of assault, including sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, threats to a third party or causing bodily harm and aggravated sexual assault.

    Consent

    (3) For the purposes of this section, no consent is obtained where the complainant submits or does not resist by reason of

    (a) the application of force to the complainant or to a person other than the complainant;

    (b) threats or fear of the application of force to the complainant or to a person other than the complainant;

    (c) fraud; or

    (d) the exercise of authority.

    “along with not listening to the police to wait outside whhile he goes in and assesses the situation.”

    That’s a public place – they’re not allowed to lock it and deny the public their fair share of democracy without good reason – and not wanting protesters around isn’t a good reason. Jacob was well within his rights to walk right through the door. The Justice minister can’t use the police to deny people their right to protest.

    “he could have talked to the woman and sorted it out…”

    She didn’t have the right to deny Jacob entry. It’s not her office, it’s the people’s office. She works for Jacob.

    Imagine your employees lock you out of your office. You have a right to walk right in – it’s your office – you own it. If a cop assaults you to prevent you from walking into your office he’s guilty of assault. Same deal.

    “put yourself in the cops shoes what would you do if someone was disobedient from the get go smoking a joint blowing smoke at you threatening to sue you the second you’re on the scene”

    If I was a cop in that case I would do my job and uphold the law … and if I was unclear about the law I would phone for backup. The cop made the mistake of assuming the old lady was right and the protesters were wrong … his mistake.

    “come on guys smoke less so you can think clearly.”

    You should probably crack a legal book before you begin your next pontification on criminal law in Canada.

  120. David Malmo-Levine on

    Firstly, the video depicts activists with ASSERTIVE behavior … the only aggressive behavior was by the police. Soccer moms can tell the difference, I don’t know why you can’t.

    Secondly, everyone I support does things … none of them tell others how to do things … they all SHOW others how to do things. If they have big reputations it’s because they’ve earned them with actions.

    That’s the difference between them and you. If you have any advice please demonstrate it from now on … the amount of advice spoken to us activists is massive and the amount demonstrated is tiny.

    And one more thing … if you’re having a vigil it might be better attended if you post an address and time. You might even get more than three or four people if you create a poster and do some advertising ahead of time … there’s this thing called “Facebook” …

  121. Dale allo on

    i think the problem is that this fool is going to ruin it for the others who need it

  122. Anonymous + 0ne on

    He doesn’t seem to have “anger problems” to me, but, then, I am not retarded

    ya, but you are a brain damaged stoner, which is far worse than simply being retarded
    game so far is fakie Jakie got owned in front of his mob quick and dirty by one lone cop .. and hes such a proud loud tubby drug rebel. thats pathetic loss

    as usual cops get a fast easy 100 points / as usual, stoners no score
    because pot activists demand that a confessed felon be handed back and there is no way the Prince of Pus will be handed back to a gaggle of privileged white drugged up brats from BC

    wrong country to protest in, wrong politician to confront, wrong city to jostle with cops, wrong everything- none of this silly song and dance will get Mark Emery back. its too late, the freedom bus has left the station and has already arrived at its destination- JAIL

  123. raymond christl THC Locomotive on

    Don’t think your up to speed on activists trying to suggest a change in tactics for some weeks.Sorry if you think David Malmo-Levine or even lovely Jodie Emery are sacrosanct,and continual bad PR in media can do anything to help this disaster of blowing smoke,aggressive behavior and promoting PRIMAL FEAR in the soccer or hockey Moms of ANONYMOUS greed-closet CANADA.Mr.Shawn S is irritated severely,and asking for proof?Name-calling feels good sometimes,yet it creates animosity and logical fallacy!My hard work for Cannabis-Hemp might not be as important or impressive as Marc-Jodie- David etc…but they as leaders should consider constructive critiques, and dismantle the CULT of PERSONALITY.ONELOVE and I adore MARC EMERY,and worship the CC Family!!!

  124. One12alpha on

    I agree, Jodie, pain is entirely subjective. It is something that no doctor can objectively see, or test for. If you’ve ever visited a doctor for pain, you would know exactly how they determine how to treat it. For those who don’t, I’ll explain very quickly…. a simple 0-10 scale, that’s it, rate your pain 0 being none at all and 10 being the worst…which is in it self a subjective question. What is the worst pain you’ve ever felt? A paper cut? If that’s the case, then stubbing your toe will be a 10 for you. It’s up to you to determine if the pain you’re in is something you can bare, perhaps for the rest of your life, or rather you need medication to relieve it… Its up to the DOCTOR to determine how best to treat it, be that by a simple Tylenol, or a morphine drip.

    It is rude and immoral to question someones medical disability. It really aggrivates me to see someone basically say “your not sick enough to take medication.” Your medical record etc. is privileged information, to be kept private between you, and those who’s care you are under.

    Besides, take a look, people, at all the potential medical uses for marijuana. They seem endless, and the uses seem to continue to pile on. One could go so far as to say, that pot(in whole or in part) is, if not a cure, a potential treatment for nearly every problem we face in medicine. So what, some use it for knee pain, others for wasting syndrome. Either way, its what their doctor has chosen as their treatment…and until you go to med school, and get that “MD” behind your name, you’re in no position to question his/her decision.

    Kudos, Mrs. Emery, Kudos

  125. Anonymous on

    “It seems to the outside loving world that brother Jacob needs more than pot to cure his stress and anger problems.”

    He doesn’t seem to have “anger problems” to me, but, then, I am not retarded.

    “He was very abusive to that policeman, and as a result he was handcuffed and arrested.”
    Well, watch the video from 6:35-6:40.

    Mr. Hunter clearly indicates that he has a right to enter, and the officer does not dispute; he simply acts like a tough little retard with a gun. He does not say “no, actually, the law is this.” Like a schoolyard bully, when he realizes he is dealing with an intellectual superior, he gets violent.

    “I said hang on a second,” and then he attacks, lunges like a violent animal. You know, if a dog bit in that way, it would be put down.

  126. Anonymus on

    Yes, they’re called public schools.
    This is where people learn to be corporatist assholes more intersted in “playing along” than loving truth, justice, etc.

    This is very much an educational issue, and I think it is a primary educational issue. It is very simple:

    Taking plants is stealing.
    You’re not allowed to steal.
    Done, over.

    What takes University wonks and all manner of statute law is convincing people that somehow stealing isn’t stealing when the stolen thing is a plant.

  127. chuck on

    as an amerikan who is in the process of obtaining a citizen card for a potential move to canada, it’s sad that canada is now a police-state ala the u.s.. I hope by the time i get my card that these bozos in power will be ousted. What would be the point in moving when one could expect the same treatment by the police and corrupt politicians? already got that here in the most corrupt nation on the planet. looks like canada is amerika’s bitch after all. harper must be suking a lot of something on the amerikan side to keep bringing up mandatory sentencing when the crime rate hasn’t increased at all. welcome to your new canada, or shall we say…the new amerika II. sad indeed.

  128. Anonymous on

    the police are in place to keep the status quo for the rich i.e. the controlling class, they don’t care about helping the average citizen. that cop who hit Jacob is a coward and Rob Nicholson is just one of Steven Harper’s puppets.please Jacob sue the hell out of them, go after the Niagara police with the same zeal that the Canadian government went after Marc.keep up the good fight and gods speed to you all.

  129. Teala Palmer on

    What is Jacobs ailment that he requires drugs to sooth his abundant pain? Drugs don’t seem to be working: he is an angry bully, egotistical, and like Marc Emery a desperate power tripper. At one moment the mighty rebel jacob boasts he is leader of the Civil Liberties and in the next moment he is a tragic medical marijuana patient begging sympathy. He might be bi polar
    It seems to the outside loving world that brother Jacob needs more than pot to cure his stress and anger problems. He was very abusive to that policeman, and as a result he was handcuffed and arrested. Jodie leading an angry mob yelled ” COWARDS” at a locked door, it is no surprise the poor lady alone inside called the police who arrived to see an angry gang assembled outside ready to do mischief. They are all known to the police- oh so much fear and hate mnanifesting under the cover of liberty seeking

    And Jodie, your words here show you don’t know very much about medicine, or pain management or proper respectful use of cannabis

    You are a drug abuser ruining your health and clouding your mind with strong herbal medicine you don’t need. You have the right to speak your views but you do not have the right to use illegal drugs. Law or not you do not need them

  130. Shawn S on

    I think your completly full of shit, wheres your proof bud? You are an arrogant prick “You don’t seem to care about anyone but yourselves” JODIE AND HER SUPPORTERS ARE FIGHTING FOR EVERYONES RIGHTS!
    People like you irritate me severely, Jodie herself has done more then you could ever accomplish in this lifetime.

  131. Jerrod John A. on

    You people are the only hope I have here in America… If you fail we have no chance of being free here.

  132. Jodie on

    Of the over 4,000 Canadians who have authorization from their doctor and Health Canada to possess and use medical marijuana, I assure you MANY do not “look” like they are “sick” because many are not sick, they are in constant pain — like Jacob. He NEEDS the pain relief from medical marijuana. Who are you to say he’s not worthy of medicinal marijuana? Why should only the nearly-dead and dying be considered legitimate medical users? You don’t get it.

  133. zigzagfreeburning on

    Well it looks like they were waiting for you guys to show up. They send the gun hoe guy to deal with it and it is probably an officer that has nothing to loose.Also that was pretty quick for the other officer to get there ,like what 2 Min’s.I say he was waiting around the conner to play the good cop. Funny they still use that technique.
    I hate to say this but this is where it has to go. It has to be peaceful on our part but they have to show aggressiveness to the point where it get media coverage.
    He didn’t know the bus was coming so he was looking for an excuse to brake it up before it starts. I notice also that he calm down allot when everyone else showed up.
    There was no need for what the officer did and he should be punished and he was told that you were a medical user and you are ill with a bad knee.
    I don’t know the score of all this but for sure it is one for the activist .
    I do hope all is OK for Jacob and I hope they didn’t treat him to bad.
    The thing is that Rob Nicholson was probably laughing at it ,they seem to like to laugh about our rights ,it goes to show us the type of people that is running our country.
    Ask your self’s how would we let people like this run our country and lets not make this mistake twice.
    Makes me wounder if our elections are rigged ,minority government when was last time that happened ,It gives them the power to change things for the higher ups ,people that are for some reason more powerful then our governments.I also wounder how many pay offs are being sent under the table to keep this movement under wraps. I see the media isn’t getting involved ,why because they are controlled by our governments.

  134. Kris Eyvindson on

    The ‘Justice Minister’ thinks he is above the law, this ‘Peace Officer’ think they are above the law. It’s nice to know that these are the FIRST power-hungry ABUSIVE police officers to CRIMINALLY stop peaceful protests and are so DUMB they don’t care or think they are doing the right thing.

    Thanks Jacob, Jodie and everybody who took videos.

  135. maryjanesuncle on

    Is there a vat some where that clones ass hole cops, they all appear to look the same and act like bullying assholes.. Schooled in violence and deprived of basic intellect. These so called men need to be pursed and jailed in their own prisons for act against the people…And sadly most politicians are not worth the sweat released in their breeding…Stand tall Jodie cops are trained liars

  136. pastor ray christl thc locomotive on

    Dan just wrote a great piece on FREE MARC a couple weeks ago.New book interview for you REV…you always seemed to care for little people,and your return is timely since leadership is problematic at this CRISIS STAGE.Focus a paradigm of PEACE-LOVE-REFERENDUM and SACRIFICE.No smoking,eat budder cookie ok,and hire TOM JAMES to TV-RADIO HEMP for HEALTH.

  137. Fred S on

    I hope you where at the protest?

    Because you making comments about people not having the medications they need , because of peoples actions
    I really hope your out there supporting them as well, not just Crying about what they do at there functions,
    That would be a sad situation :(

  138. Fred S on

    Got you’re attention Right???????????

    And no, people are not getting the scrips they need because of MPs and cops shown in this video
    so ya, bring it ,show it,roll it, smoke it smoke it freely (if you can lol )

    you think hes not walking around smoking any other time, or rolling one when he needs it, so he is on cam this time,so what :-

    And as for blowing it in his face lol , I think you should watch that Video again, he is nowhere near the blowing it, in the cops face, The video might seem deceiving to you because of the angle, but i think hes a good distance away
    Hell i watch people pop pills everywhere, so he is on cam this time????

  139. pastor ray thc love church on

    the dysfunction of the present social contract.The Canadian paradigm has been fair compared to all else.So, you could hide behind MARC and CC employees,yet now that the BUSH -DEA has entered with the Harperites you have a tiger by the tail.Don’t have a countrywide REFERENDUM,and see how free you stay with the present HEMP braintrust.Rev.Damuzi cares about common people so maybe CC Family will consider LOVE strategy.Read Dan Gardner’s THE SCIENCE OF FEAR.He just wrote a compelling piece on FREE MARC and the hypocrisy of his sentencing and extradition to FEDERAL prison and never was in the country.This man may have help for you guys in Vanny.

  140. Fred Shrubb on

    Goes to show, that our Government is the largest organized crime gang in Canada, they even looked like a bunch of thugs standing there watching Ready to start assaulting people, I Have spent a lot of time in and out of prison as a teen, And i have seen some of the worst cops around, And i tell you, In my opinion that cop who slapped Jacob Hunter, is a strait up power tripping, wife beater. I would bet my right am on it
    And Jody is right, how can one feel safe, when cops are physically abusing you, that cop should be charged for assault , loose his badge and do some jail time for it, Just like anyone else would.
    Its funny the cop acted so aggressively and then once the cops coke high or steroid hit leveled out, think he realized what he had done/ (although once a cop starts an action he must follow through with it), that’s why all the suits, i think that cop is done for.
    but still It’s really quite a shame too see are justice system FAIL so terribly
    in so many aspects

    I wish i could take part with you all,
    Hopefully soon
    Take care and keep up the Great protesting :)
    Fred S

  141. ray christl THC Ministry Cambodia on

    David Malmo-Levine is invited to report on FREE MARC VIGIL-LIGHT PROTEST.This prayerful event will start a whole HOLIday to Cannabis-Hemp film-festival at Meta House Arts Center.The new location in Phnom Penh culture community.The morning LOVE VIGIL in the capital of Cambodia will highlight the need for the Obama Administration to begin a sensible global message against WAR and destroying millions of peaceful lives over Cannabis-Hemp prohibition.The evening lecture-Q&A discussion and two films,educate and reasure soccer moms and Khmer college Kids…NO SMOKING and HUMBLE DIALOGUE,before the Embassy lites small bombs, aerial display of power,and the drinking of freedom beverages on US of A soil.A possible delay to the PROTEST is that my KHMER PERMIT to pray-demonstrate is waiting approval from the City and Federal Government.Would the US EMBASSY help expedite this permit to pray,and help us ex-pats along with sick Khmers who need their traditional medicine machine grown with LOVE.Obama said uphold state law.Medical is legal in Cambodia,and only America and BUSH-DEA hold the world hostage.Now David can we continue this story…..

  142. dustanK on

    Gotta love the power craving the cops all have….
    Hahaha NOT. It’s a joke!!
    Such a waste of tax spenders cash to attempt to control a renewable resource that is uncontrollable. They send people to jail for a substance that has no risk for any kind of use and does nothing to anyone else. So please just admit you have made a mistake, we all make mistakes. you’re still human. Drop the ego and be equal to us all like every single one of you politicians preach!

  143. ray christl THC Ministry GLOBAL on

    With 23 years as a front line activist,and you can’t take any advice.I’ve given more to the Hemp movement than you ever dreamed in your little cult of personality trip.You don’t seem to care about anyone but yourselves.

  144. Dale allo on

    this guys making a mockery of medical marijuana for knee pain he’s out and about blowing smoke purposely at the cop. maybe he doesnt feel like getting dizzy from your fumes? there are people who are dying of aids and cancer and ms etc. who are truly suffering and need medical marijuana and you guys are our there tarnishing their image and ruining it for the rest of us. rolling joints on their desk is that really necessary for your protest? to bring in a giant bag of pot?

  145. Anonymous on

    not only is that cop aggressive, he has a power trip. As for the rest of the cops, they’re really fuckin bored.

  146. Dale allo on

    He had the camera right up to the cops face like 5 inches at one point. that indeed is assault along with not listening to the police to wait outside whhile he goes in and assesses the situation. he could have talked to the woman and sorted it out so you could go in and protest but you had to use your stoned judgement to make stupid decisions. actions like this certainly do not help the cause. put yourself in the cops shoes what would you do if someone was disobedient from the get go smoking a joint blowing smoke at you threatening to sue you the second you’re on the scene and then you push your camera right in his face and charge in after him while he goes into the office to see what the hell is going on. come on guys smoke less so you can think clearly.

  147. strongone70 on

    I am in the U.S. It looks like your cops are getting just as bad as ours. It makes me sad to think that FREEDOM is gone from our countries. I hope this video helps to maybe bring some back. It is such a joke that all of this has happened because of a simple and safe plant.

  148. Rev Damuzi on

    I remember Dan Gardner as the same author who wrote some excellent articles against prohibition for the Ottawa Citizen.

  149. David Malmo-Levine on

    “I beg you to change your focus to a successful methodology.”

    If it’s so successful, why aren’t you doing it?

    I saw nothing wrong with what the activists did in this case.

    Passing judgement on them from your comfy chair, however, seems VERY wrong to me.

    Don’t tell us how to protest … show us how to protest instead.

  150. ray christl THC HERO machine on

    I beg you to change your focus to a successful methodology.Start with you— not MARC researching the book “RISK and the science of FEAR” by Dan Gardner a Canuck in Ottawa.Counter this SYSTEM ONE fear you help to exacerbate,and INCREASE SWAT HELL.Please develop a different loving approach with HUMILITY.

  151. sidecarsally on

    It’s amazing how quickly this escalated. Unbelievable! This is obviously an officer who is eager to exert his authority over the common citizen. TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE OPPRESSION!

  152. ElectroPig on

    I wonder just how this “poor, threatened cop” is going to feel when he finds out that the precedent was set long before he decided that the people don’t have the right to protest.

    It’ll be interesting to see how this plays in court…and I’d HIGHLY reccommend that Jacob press assault charges against the cop…after all, that’s what the cop is alleging that Jacob did by being slapped, shoved, cuffed and arrested, right?

    The video shows a little more FACTUAL EVIDENCE than that cop is going to be prepared to lie about, I think. d=o)

  153. Anonymous on

    that video is shocking. The officer clearly assaulted him. You guys will kick ass in court!!! Way to go Jacob/ Jodie and Eric for being so brave. You guys rock. I can’t wait for the day Marc will get to see this