Photos: Marijuana activists protest Marc Emery's extradition in North Vancouver

A small group of marijuana activists rallied at the office of North Vancouver Conservative MP Andrew Saxton today (May 14) in opposition of the federal government's decision to extradite Marc Emery. Despite the office being closed, the protesters continued to spread their message.


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anon
Looks like most of the "activists" stayed at home on the couch with a bag of Doritos. More photos than protesters...
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art
I count less than 6 activists. Not much of a protest. Thought there would be more
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Bobby K
Gee, he said he had "millions of supporters" but it looks like a dozen or less.
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Robin
Awesome work guys!!
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Steve S
You can't judge activism just by the number of people who show up, ESPECIALLY at a local MP's office. The global marijuana march in Toronto had 40,000+ people smoking up with Marc Emery right there in the middle of it. Even a small protest gets the word out and lets people know there is an injustice being done. Don't belittle those who weren't there, instead, support those who were.
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anon
Wow. Those Conservative are sure spineless. Just goes to show it doesn't take an army to stop a government. Great job guys!
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Ryan Dee
Is it just me, or don't laws against nature seem a little unnatural?

Why does the Conservative party wish to ignore science, judges, Parliamentary committees and the Senate to wage a "cultural war" against the majority of Canadians who didn't vote for them?

If they wish to impose their version of "morality" and waste billions of dollars in tax payer money building prisons to imprison non-violent Canadians (at a time when violent crime in Canada is at a 30 year low), shouldn't they at the very least read the 'Holy book' they so often cite as the basis of their philosophical and moral underpinnings?

-Genesis 1:29
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."

-Cannabis linked to Biblical healing
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2633187.stm

-Kaneh Bosm = Cannabis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_and_spiritual_use_of_cannabis#Anc...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemp#Nutrition
"Its amino acid profile is close to "complete" when compared to more common sources of proteins such as meat, milk, eggs and soy.[20] The proportions of linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid in one tablespoon (15 ml) per day of hemp oil easily provides human daily requirements for EFAs. Unlike flaxseed oil, hemp oil can be used continuously without developing a deficiency or other imbalance of EFAs...[21]

Hempseed is an adequate source of calcium and iron."

-"Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere!" - George Washington
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/George_Washington

Obama "I inhaled frequently" "That was the point"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpBzQI_7ez8

-"Many adults in Canada believe the consumption of cannabis should be permitted by law, according to a poll by Angus Reid. 55 per cent of respondents think marijuana should be legalized in the country..."
http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/view/16300

-Crime rate hit 30-year low in 2007
http://www.thestar.com/article/621776

-Ombudsman questions cost of government's crime agenda
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100512/government-...

-Mandatory minimum sentences 'not effective'
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=8814...

-Bill C-15 [S-10] could fill Canadian prisons with drug offenders
http://www.straight.com/article-209473/bill-c15-could-fill-prisons

-"A 2005 study concluded: “There is some indication that minimum sentences are not an effective sentencing tool: that is, they constrain judicial discretion without offering any increased crime prevention benefits.”(78) A 2002 study,(79) meanwhile, found that mandatory minimum sentences do not appear to deter crime. The reasons for this lack of deterrence include the fact that they bar judges from using their discretion to sentence individuals”¦” http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Sites/LOP/LegislativeSummaries/Bills_ls.asp?lang=...

-"The final report recommended that cannabis be removed from the Narcotic Control Act and that the provinces implement controls on possession and cultivation, similar to those governing the use of alcohol."
Le Dain Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Dain_Commission_of_Inquiry_into_the_Non-...

-Canada's Proposed Decriminalization of Marijuana
http://www2.parl.gc.ca/Content/LOP/ResearchPublications/prb0433-e.htm

-CANNABIS: OUR POSITION FOR A CANADIAN PUBLIC POLICY
http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/Committee_SenRep.asp?Language=E&Parl=37&Ses...

-PubMed search: Cannabinoid (12683 results)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&orig_db=pubmed&term=c...
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Joe D. Wankster
Yo, I was gonna go there dudes, but after I ate my pot brownie and smoked my BC buds I forgot. Sorry I missed it man.
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Luc
why is there no pictures of all the writing on the building the protesters did,it was only in chalk but still needed cleaning the activist did clean up their garbage but no one stayed to clean up the graffiti
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Meryl
Sorry Luc. You clean up graffitti. Look in Greece and Thailand to see what protests are like there. Get on your knees and beg for apology to nice pot people. We still polite. Don't slap the hand.
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Jack Bauer
Really? A get together of six people warrants this much attention?
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beelzebub
Your welfare tax dollars and EI premiums at work. Mind you who would hire any of these buffoons anyway, ahahahahahahahahah
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Rucka Ali
Marijuana is a drug.

Discussion ended.
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Miranda Nelson
I'm not sure what your point is, Rucka. Lots of things are drugs, including nicotine and alcohol. Both of those things are government regulated and available to the public. Caffeine is a drug. Acetaminophen is a drug. Some drugs help people and improve their quality of life. So ... what's your point?
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Kanukistan
beezlebub, there was no mention of whether or not the protesters were employed. So, why would you assume they were on welfare or EI? I find your comment incredibly illogical and irrelevant to the topic of the story. What is your point, exactly?
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Rucka Ali
@Miranda Nelson

"I'm not sure what your point is, Rucka. Lots of things are drugs, including nicotine and alcohol. Both of those things are government regulated and available to the public. Caffeine is a drug. Acetaminophen is a drug. Some drugs help people and improve their quality of life. So ... what's your point?"

Oh I'm sorry, maybe my point isn't clear enough. Its an illegal narcotic. Point clear enough now? Yes some drugs hurt and others do good things, pot falls into the hurting category. Need more proof? Look at the drug trade around pot, we don't see people getting blown away in turf wars over cigarettes and alcohol. Nor do we see armed soldiers deployed to cities where gangs are fighting to control the main crops of acetaminophen and caffeine. Murder, extortion, exploitation, money laundering, organized crime.

That's what we see when it comes to the pot business. Its like any other illegal narcotic, if there's a buck to be made that isn't already being made by the government, its a good enough reason to kill for.
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Jimmy
Rucka Ali....Pot hurts nobody, the prohibition of pot hurts people. It was the same thing when alcohol was made illegal from 1920 to 1933. When alcohol was made illegal back them, crime grew out of control. At the present moment, it is criminals who benefit from the drug trade, because criminals regulate the market. Marijuana has only been illegal here for just over 70 years. There was no problems with it before then.....We need the government to tax, and regulate marijuana. This will put all the criminals out of business, like it did when they began to tax and regulate alcohol.......Look at countries like Holland, Spain and Portugal. These countries governments have been taxing and regulating marijuana with great success.
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Jimmy
Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
-- Abraham Lincoln
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joker
Hey Jimmy, WRONG - Pot hurts those who smoke it. Your lungs weren't designed for smoke. Clear enough?????
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Jimmy
Hey Joker....The Lancet, Britain's most widely respected, peer-reviewed medical journal, recently wrote that , "The smoking of cannabis, even long term, is not harmful to health . . . Sooner or later politicians will have to stop running scared and address the evidence: cannabis per se is not a hazard to society but driving it further underground may well be." ("Deglamorising Cannabis," Volume 346, Number 8985, November 11, 1995.)

Hey Joker, You wanna give people a criminal record for putting smoke in there lungs.....Dont make such foolish remarks......Michael Phelps lungs won 14 Olympic gold medals, and he likes the bong......Joker, if you dont like people who use weed, then mind your business.
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