Marijuana Activists Try to ‘Bottleneck’ Courts to Fight Pot-Related Charges

Pro-legalization advocates say Ottawa’s proposed cannabis legislation is too strict.

An activist group is encouraging people charged with marijuana-related offences to purposely clog up the courts, to punish the system for prosecuting them.

Quebec-based marijuana activist Ray Turmel says if the government is going to treat people like criminals for what he calls “peanut” offences, then he’s going to hit back the best way he knows how.

“What I’m doing is trying to bottleneck the court system and cost them a lot of money,” he says.

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