Canadian marijuana activists are planning a Parliament Hill smoke-in to protest a visit from George W Bush. The US President has announced that he is planning a two-day trip to Canada’s capital of Ottawa on Tuesday November 30 and Wednesday December 1.
Although Bush will seek to avoid protests and demonstrations, marijuana activists intend on getting their people out to have a protest on Parliament Hill during Bush’s visit.
“We will be holding a mass smoke-in during Bush’s visit,” said Marc Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture and President of the BC Marijuana Party. “I want to get busloads of people from across Canada to converge upon Parliament Hill. I will be speaking from 3:30 to 4:20pm on both days, and we will smoke out the hill. We want to show that Canadians love marijuana, and that we will no longer stand for the American war against our people, our plant and our culture.”
Emery urged pot-people to make plans to travel to Ottawa and join in the protest. “This is a unique opportunity for us to make our point directly to President Bush. US media will pick up our protest, and we need to show our American neighbours that Canadians are resolute in our opposition to the drug war. We are the light at the end of their dark drug war tunnel.”
“We have to get onto this quickly and get moving,” concluded Emery. “Anyone who wants to volunteer to help get people to this protest should contact me by email.”
* Marc Emery: [email protected]