Because of the recent Canadian federal election, the Minister of Justice has again pushed back the deadline for a decision in Renee Boje’s case. Boje has been fighting for the last three years against highly-paid, highly-funded US attorneys, who want to extradite her to the states and jail her for 10 years to life.
She was charged in 1997 in connection with a DEA raid on Todd McCormick’s marijuana mansion in Bel Air.
“Since Proposition 215 passed in California, a law legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, thousands of innocent people and their families continue to be unjustly persecuted,” said Boje. “I am putting my trust in the Canadian government, in hopes they can help end the suffering.”
Boje’s case has already been to the BC Supreme Court, which ordered her returned to the US. The Canadian Minister of Justice is the next step in the appeal process. Boje sees the delay as a positive turn in her case.
“The public now has until June 1, 2001 to help me to win my case, by sending in a letter to the Minister of Justice asking her not to extradite me to a US Federal Prison for 10 years of my life.”
Boje is also organizing a concert featuring Spearhead, which will happen in Vancouver this Spring.
? Send donations to: Renee Boje, PO Box 1557, Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0
? For more information on how to write letters to the Canadian Minister of Justice see the “take action” section of Renee’s web site: www.reneeboje.com
? Renee’s Healing Herb Hour: www.pot-tv.net