The National Post newspaper asked me to write an OpEd about marijuana legalization. It's one of only two cross-Canada newspapers, and the more right-leaning of the two; it's the paper our Conservative government reads. I was honoured and accepted the opportunity to reach the audience they have.
Here is a collection of the news coverage and quotes I got into the media from the recent protest we held against Prime Minister Harper and his backwards, costly Bill C-10, which will see the cannabis culture targeted and imprisoned under US-style drug laws.
Before Marc was shipped from Seattle to a prison in southern Nevada (en route to his designated prison in Taft, California) he told me I should go to California to help the Proposition 19 campaign to legalize cannabis. He was excited for me to do phone calls, hold signs, and whatever else was needed to help Prop 19 win.
I cried all day long at our Cannabis Culture Headquarters yesterday, seeing our friends come by to share hugs and try to come to terms with the loss of Michelle Rainey, who succumbed to cancer on Wednesday, October 20th. I couldn't stop the tears and my heart ached. I'm just so sad she really passed away. When I got home, I bawled my eyes out and couldn't stop crying for hours. I'm still crying today.
There have been two recent updates in Marc’s situation. He’s been moved to a new unit in SeaTac FDC in preparation for his transfer to an FCI (US Federal Correctional Institution) because SeaTac FDC is for pre-trial inmates and Marc has been sentenced. He will be shipped out soon, but we don’t know when. However, we do finally know where he'll be: Taft FCI in California.