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Mandatory minimum bill reintroduced in Canada

Posted on May 6th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , .

C-15, the draconian anti-cannabis legislation that has been languishing in Canada's parliament, was reintroduced May 5 by MP Rob Nicholson (Tory-Ontario) as Bill S-10. The bill is slightly more lenient, with a nine-year mandatory minimum sentence kicking in at six plants, not one. It also imposes mandatory minimum sentences for making any hashish or baked goods, and a host of other offenses.

Canada's Beyond Prohibition Foundation is urging Canadian citizens to contact their Member of Parliament "and let them know you oppose S-10 or any mandatory minimum sentence for marijuana. Additionally, please, call (866) 808-8407 to let the Conservative Party of Canada know you oppose their harmful and dangerous so called 'tough on crime' strategy. The evidence is clear, S-10 will do nothing but harm our society and cost billions of dollars." (WhyProhibition.ca, May 5)

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