Pot Activist Dana Larsen Arrested In Calgary For Giving Away Marijuana Seeds

CANNABIS CULTURE – Marijuana activist Dana Larsen was arrested in Calgary today during the second stop of his Overgrow Canada tour, a cross-country mission to give out a million free cannabis seeds to encourage growing as a form of civil disobedience.

Larsen and another person were taken into custody by Calgary Police and Larsen’s van was raided and seized.

“We’re going to give away more seeds. This is peaceful transparent civil disobedience. We’re going to make change together and we’re not going to let police or anyone else stop what we’re doing. I appreciate your support. Overgrow Canada,” Larsen said to supporters just before being put in a police car.

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The move by police angered hundreds of supporters who had come to see Larsen speak about marijuana legalization.

Onlookers chanted “shame” as police took Larsen into custody.

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Posted by Pot TV on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Larsen has promised to give away over a million marijuana seeds as part of his Overgrow Canada campaign, and the idea seems to be catching on. He’s already packaged and shipped thousands of seeds as orders continue to flood in. Over 250 people showed up for the first stop of the tour in Kelowna.

Last week Larsen launched another campaign featuring an outdoor billboard, just minutes from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, that calls for Trudeau to immediately stop marijuana arrests.

The sign also promotes LegalizePetition.ca, an official e-petition supported by Green Party MP Elizabeth May.

“Over 25,000 marijuana possession arrests under Trudeau so far,” the billboard reads. Make that 25,002.

Watch Global News coverage of the arrests:

Watch an in-depth interview with Dana Larsen about his Overgrow Canada campaign, Ottawa billboard and more on Cannabis Culture News LIVE:

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Posted by Cannabis Culture Magazine on Sunday, April 3, 2016

Dana Larsen is an author and accomplished marijuana activist, founder of Sensible BC and The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary, and is the former editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine.

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Jeremiah Vandermeer
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Jeremiah Vandermeer is Cannabis Culture Chief of Operations and Editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine & Pot TV.