Marijuana Activist Adopts Case of Nova Scotian

Marijuana Activist Adopts Case of Nova Scotian
Posted by CN Staff on April 13, 2004 at 08:50:16 PT
By The Canadian Press
Source: Globe and Mail 
Sydney, N.S. -- The president of the B.C. Marijuana Party is bringing his pot crusade to Nova Scotia to protest against the jail sentence of an 18-year-old Cape Breton man.Marc Emery said he feels the majority of Nova Scotians do not agree with the sentence given to Wallace Gouthro last month in Sydney Provincial Court.
Mr. Emery, who was at Dalhousie University as part of a nationwide speaking tour, said it's ludicrous to lock up a teenager with hardened criminals all because of a few grams of marijuana.Mr. Gouthro was convicted of selling marijuana at a high-school dance and ordered to serve 90 days, on weekends, in jail.He must also complete a one-year probation period during which he is to refrain from alcohol and illegal drugs and is not to be on the property of any school where he is not a registered student. Mr. Emery is among those Canadians leading the pressure to change Canada's drug laws.His protest at Sydney Provincial Court is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Thursday. Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)Published:  Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - Page A8 Copyright: 2004 The Globe and Mail CompanyContact: letters globeandmail.caWebsite: Marijuana Party -- Canada Archives
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