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Canada Decriminalization Bill Dies Quiet Death

Discussion in 'International Marijuana News' started by RMJL, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Newsbrief: Canada Decriminalization Bill Dies Quiet Death 11/14/03

    The marijuana decriminalization bill promoted by the government of Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien is dead. The bill and all other pending legislation was killed Wednesday afternoon when Chretien prorogued (or adjourned) Parliament before his pending retirement. Parliament will resume in a new session beginning January 12, but Chretien's successor, Paul Martin, has shown little enthusiasm for reintroducing a decrim bill.

    Chretien's Cannabis Reform Bill (C-38) will not be mourned by many. Old-school drug fighters, such as Canadian Alliance Member of Parliament Randy White and Canadian police associations, opposed any liberalization of the marijuana laws, as did US drug czar John Walters. And marijuana reform advocates were chary of the bill because while it would have made the possession of a small amount of marijuana a non-criminal offense punishable only by a fine, it also included provisions that would have increased penalties for all but the smallest marijuana cultivation operations.

    While parliamentary action to change Canada's cannabis laws may be on indefinite hold, the Canadian Supreme Court has already heard arguments in a series of cases challenging the government's ability to outlaw marijuana possession and distribution. A decision in those cases, which cite the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, is expected any week now.

    To read the bill online, visit:
    http://www.parl.gc.ca/37/2/parlbus/chambus/house/bills/government/C-38/C-38_2/C-38TOCE.html


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    http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/311/c38.shtml
     
  2. Im feeling so many damn emotions right now :(

    Damn it!!!!

    It could have been a big turning point. Alas it was not a very good bill(growers in mind)

    One can only hope that in the close future a better one will be passed!
     
  3. sad sad ::cry's a lil::
     
  4. for crying out loud!!
     
  5. Chretien's Cannabis Reform Bill (C-38) will not be mourned by many. Old-school drug fighters, such as Canadian Alliance Member of Parliament Randy White and Canadian police associations, opposed any liberalization of the marijuana laws, as did US drug czar John Walters.

    I mourn, you mourn, we all mourn, millions mourn!!

    This is shit journalism, does´nt this jerk know decrim was meant to please the potsmokers? How about them, you prick-reporter?

    Shameless misuse of the media, our biggest enemy.
     

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