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Canada's 'Ron Paul': Marc Emery. And why we need to 'legalize drugs'.

Hey everybody I have to update this post today Feb 6th. I found out from Jody Emery that there was a change with his plea deal. She says:

"Where is this article from? It's great, but there is some old information I would like to correct (such as the plea deal mentioned, the five-year prison sentence, which got turned down by the Canadian Government even though Marc's lawyer and the USA had agreed...)"

So people, we must be vigilant about Marc. Please read on.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Marc_Emery_02.jpg

I feel it is time to bring Marc up here and talk a little bit about him.

I want to start by saying that I am not a drug user, recreationally, nor pharmaceutically. I tend towards herbs and homeopathics myself for remedies and an occasional glass of wine and a cigarette, socially.

Yet, do I support the cause to abolish these drug laws? You bet! Why? Because drug laws ARE the problem and people are the only ones responsible for their own choices and usage.

Drug laws make it possible for gangland drug wars to thrive in our neighborhoods, while trillions of illicit drug profits are laundered through wall street annually. See Michael Rupperts’ report on this:

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ciadrugs/index.html

I can publicly support Marc because I knew him personally, and we shared a social circle of friends for 19 years until I left London, Canada, in 1998 to come to Minnesota.

Marc had a tremendous philosophic influence on me when we were in our early 20's.

Young, idealistic, very intelligent, and unconventionally original, Marc got us all reading Ayn Rand's books and her ‘objectivism’ back in the 80's. This influence is still with me today.

Though Marc and I differ in our lifestyles, I respect him for his tenacious persistence in the cause for liberty in Canada, in particular, to abolish the prohibition of drugs.

Marc has changed very little in all these years. Not only has he ‘not seemed to have aged’, (I am jealous), but, his philosophy is still the same! His apparent youthfulness may be the combination of being so engrossed as an activist, all that dope he smokes, and a great relationship with his wife, Jody!

I do not ever remember a time Marc was not ‘working for liberty’, whether writing, suing local government, or a very dynamic activist for liberty in all aspects of our lives, making a public concern out of it as things came up in our country, or local community.

He became a force to be reckoned with on his own as a great mentor and philosophic educator of the grass roots in Canada.

Liberty loving people here in the States should keep Marc on their radar. He is our friend and we ought to give back by supporting him for his, ‘over 30 year service and sacrifice’ for the cause of Liberty.

Marc left the Libertarian Party and spearheaded the quasi-libertarian, 'Unparty', to distinguish it from all the other 'collectivist' parties. (I, along with other friends in London, were involved intensely with Marc at this time to get this party off the ground).

Later, the name would be changed to 'The Freedom Party of Canada' whose platform is libertarian/right wing, being, socially liberal, fiscally conservative. It is still going strong to this day.

Today, he is noted for spearheading the legalization of cannabis in Canada through the 'BC Marijuana Party' where his wife, Jody, is a candidate.

You may wish to read the details of his arrest in 2005 below. He was charged with drug trafficking and a skewed charge of ‘money laundering’. As a result of all this, he will be extradited to the U.S. by the Canadian government, made to serve prison in the U.S. by the very covert forces who profit profusely from drugs being ‘illegal’.

Marc sold millions of dollars of hemp and marijuana seed via his website, Cannabis Culture. He owns no property, no cars etc. He is a great example of an individual who became a true philanthropist by giving the profits away to organizations who promote ‘freedom of choice’.

He was a BIG supporter of the Republican presidential candidate, congressman, Dr. Ron Paul. In fact it was Marc who plugged Dr. Paul in Canada on the air waves, on TV, in newspapers, and on his website, Cannabis Culture. He gave a lot of money to RP's campaign!

It is curious that while the public is so distracted with the war on recreational drugs in the media, and the very ‘un-Constitutional’ legislation, ‘War on Drugs’, over 830,000 people are terribly injured and a quarter of this number will die annually in the united States by side effects of pharmaceutical drugs made ‘legitimate’ by the centralization drug monster, the FDA!

http://www.naturalnews.com/024632_drugs_health_adverse_event...

Over half a million children are given the highly controversial psychotropic commercial drug, Ritalin, that in many cases leads to depression and very addicting drugs when older. This is an outrage! The effects of this 'legal' Ritalin, are the same as cocaine, and they give this drug like pablum to the children!

http://books.google.com/books?id=JORPkYnbYC4C&dq=ritalin&pri...

Here is a CBC video regarding Marc this past fall 08:
http://video.google.com/v...

http://www.cannabiscultur...

Here is an extremely important video of Marc interviewing Cellerino Castillo, ex-DEA tells it all as an insider. This is quite an indictment of the ‘War On Drugs’. Also Cellerino mentions bringing these drug issues up with Dr. Ron Paul.
http://westernstandard.bl...

I would ask my friends here on Daily Paul to support Marc in every way you can once you understand who Marc is and all he has done over these years.



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If Marc is NWO/NAU then why would the DEA state:

News Release [printer friendly page]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2005
Contact: DEA Public Affairs
Number: 202-307-7977 or 305-994-4837

Statement from DEA Administrator Karen P. Tandy
Major North American Marijuana Trafficker Self-Proclaimed “Prince of Pot”
aka Marc Scott Emery Arrested Today

“Today’s DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group- is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement.

His marijuana trade and propagandist marijuana magazine have generated nearly $5 million a year in profits that bolstered his trafficking efforts, but those have gone up in smoke today.”

Emery and his organization had been designated as one of the Attorney General’s most wanted international drug trafficking organizational targets – one of only 46 in the world and the only one from Canada.”

“Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery’s illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on.

illict profits

Told you, IRS wants it's share of the $5 million Marc, the CEO of a multinational corporation doing business with Soros, and many others who who gone to prison, and may go to prison, depending how this case goes, if it goes. I hope it goes.

This case should help the NAU get it together on cannabis. DEA says one seed many cultivations (I agree), Canada says two seeds. We need to go to court don't you think?

We should be seeing this as an opportunity for change we can believe in, not more fearmongering. Lets get organized to rally for the freedom of cannabis, not fight about protecting Marc from the mean old IRS?

Ok Granger, does that mean YOU will be the new

leader who will risk your everything for the sake of freeing cannabis?

Its obvious by your comments, you think Marc hasn't done a single thing to free cannabis all these years.

I think you're jealous of him. Is that true?

I don't believe it works like that Anisha

I also believe that Ron Paul and Ralph Nader, and those who have not broken the laws, are the ones who are going to be the legislative leaders for the freedom of ALL Cannabis.

I live in the Emerald Triangle where we have decriminalized cannabis for registered users. We have problems, because every election 215 is challanged, and many of those challanges are not wrong, except for cannabis.

I came into H.E.M.P, Help End Marijuana Prohibition in 1992, when Chris Conrad and Jack Herer were friends and the legalization of industrial hemp was the push and where I came in, as I had worked as an ocean conservationist activist, who found suing the feds, states and corporations was not enough... even when we win, it seems we lose and industrial hemp offered us a solution, which we didn't have until HEMP. So as industrial hemp activists were organizing to take hemp to task, along came the medical marijuana movement and hi-jacked the hemp movement with Prop 215.

I had a hard time with it at first, nothing against sick people, and I agreed with every point that was made, BUT using the word, Marijuana. I asked myself, what could I do? I decided to get a chef certificate and begin a business, "Hempy Chef", with a line of hemp fortified vegan foods based on chinese medicine. I earned four medals from the American Culinary Institute in vegan foods, all had hemp from Billy Rose.. know him? Anyways, I graduated with honors and Bush and Ashcroft moved to make hemp food illegal, which it was until 2003, when Canada won their law suit saying they had already been selling hemp to the USA before Bush.

I gave tons of support to many people in the medicinal cannabis community, and why I say ALL cannabis needs be decriminalized, even for recreational uses. But its going to have to go to court. So who better than Marc?

Perhaps Marc should take a clue from Ron Paul and Sarah Palin, both of them are very good at taking a topic and making it theirs. Ralph Nader has been good at this also. During the GOP debates, when the subject of 911 came up, many people were under the impression that RP would say something to the affect that 911 was an inside job. Instead, RP said it was a foreign policy issue. 180 degree turn from what was expected and he was brilliant. Put Guiliani out of the race, no matter what Hannity thinks. Marc has an opportunity to grab the world stage and make a point, a point Phelps could not. Why is Marc afraid to do this? Why want to put it on someone else? Yes, Marc broke the law. He knew what he was doing. So shouldn't he make his point and have his say rather than look for a new leader? Why are we not organizing to rally to FREE ALL CANNABIS at the federal buildings? I don't understand why grassroots is not signing up bands and speakers and publishing pamlets and getting to work.

I'd be happy to support a rally to FREE ALL CANNABIS for Marc.

Congratulations on your wonderful endeavors as a Vegan chef and

'hemp' one to boot!!! Good for you!! Medals from AIC is impressive. I go in and out with veganism and raw foods. Its great!!!!

I am not familiar with Billy Rose. Is he from Canada or U.S?

I do see what you mean about the importance to 'free' ALL of these aspects of HEMP or Cannabis.

My understanding about the judicial/political tack that Marc has chosen, is to go for the BIG fish first off, and that is 'legalization' of recreational and medicinal drugs FIRST.

Once legalization passes the Supreme court of Canada and prohibition is declared, then there is no more pretext for industrial/food HEMP to be villainized any longer.

You still don't believe Marc represents freeing ALL Cannabis?

Something else I forgot to mention.

Once 'Marijuana' is 'freed' through legal precedent, this will also 'protect' the usage of any medicinal plant, ie; medicinal herbs used for remedies as alternatives to the Pharma 'synthetic petroleum' drugs that weakens our immune system and certainly is NO cure whatsoever!

Divided we fall

Cannabis is one seed with many cultivations.

It is illegal to grow hemp where I live. You can grow six medicinal plants, but no one is allowed to grow hemp, and yet it is hemp that is going to save this planet and the people, if we can get the corporations running the nwo to go there. Hmmm you gave me an idea.. I think I should be rallying Kellogg to grow hemp.. I have some great recipes LOL. Billy Rose disappeared after Bush busted him for selling hemp nut.. before him is was Sharon's Finest, she used to sell an amazing teriaki hempeh burger, and fantastic rellas... no one makes better rella that Sharon and the DEA put her out of business when Clinton was in office. So far the idea that marijuana fo medicine should be first to legalize is a HUGE FAILURE for users but it has done wonders building the prison industrial complex.

I think Marc is going to have to account for the money he made selling seed to the USA. After all the support he's given cannabis advocating groups I would think there would be some attorneys happy to help Marc win? I want a case, why doesn't Marc. He KNEW this was a possibility from the beginning, eh??? So why run? I hope not. He's a young man, younger than me.

Granger, you make a lot of sense and you obviously have years of

experience to say what you say. I guess I am still puzzled as why you do not understand that that is probably the ONLY way we can get our foot in the door is through the abolition of drugs period.

If Marc ran to free All Cannabis, politicians would 'quibble' and bargain away the whole package deal.

By focusing on 'freeing' the most ubiquitous herb not only 'frees' all those non-violent users in prisons, but opens doors naturally for all cannabis while removing the profit motivation from gangs and bankster control.

Marc really really undertands this implicitly. He has been saying this from the get go in the late 70's.

I am so sick of this thread

I have lived in Canada for a long time now and I have followed Mr. Emery
and I can say with out a doubt he is NO RON PAUL so please stop sullying the good Dr.'s name
When Emery has spent thirty years in parliament voting no to all government largess, foreign intervention and use of any force what so ever, then and only then can the two be mentioned in the same sentence.

I hold Dr. Paul with the esteem and he is one of the 3 political figures that I look up to: Ghandi, Dr. King and of course the good Dr. Paul

Please start this thread up again thirty years after Marc Emery has been elected to parliament!

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Rustle, you fail to understand what the essence is.

It is pretty clear this thread is not to compare the 'lifestyles' of Marc Emery with Dr. Ron Paul.

Outwardly, Marc flaunts his libertine lifestyle and well, Dr. Paul is a grandfatherly Congressman in a suit with a wife of 50 years and many grandchildren. So what does that have to do with their 'message'?

Be careful not to judge a book by its cover you might either be disappointed or you might even miss out! Listen carefully to the essence of what is being said.

Both are very very different from one another superficially and in age, yes, but clearly philosophically they are pretty much identical.

But IT IS NOT about their 'superficial' exterior or their personalities that we must evaluate them.

Its the MESSAGE they deliver that may or may not change outcomes in the days ahead.

You have every right to your opinion, but I respectfully disagree with you.

I truly believe from your remark that you have not even read anything Marc has written over these years otherwise only a philosophically blind person could say such things.

BTW, angels come in many, many different disguises!

Ug. Dr. King? Really?!

Martin Luther King was purely a creation of the Commie left. He was not an American patriot. I'm not sure why you would want to mention his name alongside Dr. Paul's.

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Just wondering if Jury Nullification could help out!

Jury nullification is an act of a jury (its verdict) intended to make an official rule, especially a statute, void in the context of a particular case. In other words, "the process whereby a jury in a criminal case effectively nullifies a law by acquitting a defendant regardless of the weight of evidence against him or her."

Jury nullification is more specifically any rendering of a verdict by a trial jury, acquitting a criminal defendant despite the defendant's violation of the letter of the law, that is, of an official rule, especially a legislative enactment. This verdict need not disagree with the instructions by the judge concerning what the law is, but may disagree with an instruction, if given by the judge, that the jury is required to apply the "law" to the defendant if certain facts are found.

Although a jury's refusal relates only to the particular case before it, if a pattern of such verdicts develops in response to repeated attempts to prosecute a statutory offense, it can have the practical effect of disabling the enforcement of the statute. "Jury nullification" is thus a means for the people to express opposition to an unpopular legislative enactment.

Ralph, could you clarify this a little more.

How do you propose this be applied? I am not clear about what you are saying.

I'm not sure what the status is but if he is

going to be facing a jury trial in the US, asking for jury nullification as described could result in a not guilty verdict because the jury does not agree with the law, even if the evidence shows he violated the letter of the law.

This is interesting, Ralph

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Emery sold cannabis seed to the USA

I don't get it. Marc sold cannabis seed to the USA where it is illegal. RIGHT?

Marc profitted off those who went to prison for a cannabis seed he sold them and now he wants to not face the music he created?

What? It;s ok to profit off Americans but not stand with them, for buying BC product? Come on! Marc should man up. He tells us in Cannabis Culture Obama is a good guy... so come here and prove it Marc/ BC3.

Cannabis Culture

the Cannabis Culture issue that i bought had a huge Ron Paul 4 president 2008 (champion of the constitution) poster that is now on my wall. i think the other side has a big chunk of hash on it.
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i just noticed that my cannabis culture "Ron Paul 2008" poster has a dailypaul.com link/plug at the bottom.
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Granger. You are inconsistent.

I just finished replying to your comment on the thread, 'Stop posting "New World Order" is coming BS!

On one hand you are trying to make the point about those who are pushing to abolish prohibition on cannabis, are making a big mistake by asking to legalize 'marijuana' because it 'divides' the issue and causes confusion. That was a good point you made.

But here, you attack the very person who has been spearheading the drug abolition movement in Canada by detracting what he does and what he represents. He has been pushing for the legalization of 'cannabis'. Go to his Cannabis Culture website and see for yourself: http://www.cannabisculture.com/

Marijuana is a very HOT issue and is the foremost issue on 'getting our foot in the door' to create a legal 'precedent' so other 'bad laws' can be struck down as well.

Marc sold seeds to anyone. Once they purchase those from him, that is their business and their responsibility!!!!

As far as profiting. He certainly does not deny that. He admits becoming a multi-millionaire. The difference is, he doesn't live like a Mafia Kingpin in million dollar villas with limosines and does not have paid henchmen to 'guard the stash'.

He 'fund raised' those monies for 'political purposes'. He purposely does not 'own' anything. Because his purpose has always been to 'free the people'.

That is why the DEA and their corrupt covert government gangsters want his head. Marc found their achilles heel. The DEA crossed jurisdiction by ordering the RCMP to arrest Marc and his two friends in Nova Scotia in 2005. One has to ask the question: So, are the RCMP 'legally' held to take orders for the U.S. DEA??? If so, then the case for the NAU(North American Union) has been exposed here.

If Marc is extradicted here to prison, he will be disappeared for sure. He has done more for all those non-violent drug users currently in prison than YOU have. So just what is your point here??

Not According to Ron Paul, Anisha

With all due respect to you and all freedom for cannabis safe access fighters/activists, understand that when the Browns were resisting arrest for not paying income tax, MSM accused Ron Paul of siding with the Browns because Ron Paul agrees with the Browns that the Federal Reserve is unconstitutional. Ron Paul said that the Browns have a right to protest, but when they break the law, they must be prepared to pay the fines. It's a racket... "Don't steal, the government hates competition". On that note, RE: Marc; You do not feel I am being inconsistent. Marc has nothing because they, IRS, would take anything Marc had. Marc has FAME. Better to have money than fame, and Marc has fame, and talent, and he's way ahead of the masses, and he KNOWS damn good and well his millions are for courts, and that he's going to court in the USA, under Obama (and Phelps fame didn't help).

When Marc sold seed to the USA, he did so knowing what he was up against because Marc is part of the NWO NAU, which is why he sold seed to the USA... globalize! To globalize the laws must be challanged. Right now, Marc is going after Obama's administration, and that's tough. Bush would have been an easy target, but as Barry Dunham knows, those who are famous are famous for a reason. Barry Dunham is not famous, his AKA, Obama, is.

Marc will not be mistreated in the USA. Of course he is going to get support by millions of people who KNOW, because of Marc and his work and many others, many who are dead, and their works to safe access now, fame will help Marc, way more than the million Americans busted every year (with the product from Marc's cultivated hemp seed).

The elite is controlling cannabis. Many folks become useful idiots to their own demise fighting for the freedom of cannabis, and to me, every person who did time and paid fines are huge victims, and they wonder. How does folks like Marc never do time? They have the fame but not money of those like Rush Limpblah and Noelle Bush, who get caught but nothing a stay at club med won't fix. They don't get 10 year mandetory minimums and lengthy waits between trials as others. Take Steve Kubby. Marc helped Steve, yet Canada says Steve doesn't have cancer, so Steve had to come back to the USA and do a few months before he moved onto be a nominee for the LP last election.

Anisha, Cannabis is the key and right now, it's in the power of the elite who would rather attempt to create a NWO based on sustainability that does not include cannabis. Heres a link: http://www.420magazine.com/forums/industrial-hemp-news/66251...

Marc should agree with the DEA that the seed he sold was hemp, and that will end the argument between the US and Canada about cannabis being two plants, rather than one seed that has a multitude of cultivational opportunities, which is why Monsanto can't clone it! FREE ALL CANNABIS!

As for the DEA ... It's simply our courts wanting Marc here. They need to know where to put the money he made.

He has friends, gee, it will be a blat everyone dressing up at the court house and waving Ron Paul signs...

This guy is no Ron Paul

He supports the NDP Party, which is the Canadian Commie party. They love socialism.

He supports Svend Robinson, another NDP politician who stole jewelery from a jewelery store for his boyfriend. Nice respect for private property there.

Not sure why you think this guy is Canada's Ron Paul. The current prime minister, Steven Harper, is closer to Ron Paul than this guy. Harper worked for the Fraser Institute, the same place that libertarians like Walter Block worked at.

I think you are confusing a pot-head with Ron Paul, who hasn't touched marijuana his whole life.

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i think you're a troll

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He is a OReilly, Hannity Lovin TROLL!!

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."

"Human beings with love and compassion are some of the most beautiful creatures in the universe... Those without are a plague on us all."

Where the hell did you get that from?

Where did you get that from? I don't even watch or listen to these programs. It's kinda ironic you have the word "truth" in your name.

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JKap put together a nice little bio on you

I am surprised mods let you roam around here.

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I'm flattered

You flatter me too much. So where can I find this bio by JKap?

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He supports the NDP

Because the NDP supports decriminalization. The Conservative party in Canada certainly does not believe in freedom, they are pushing us towards a police state.
You obviously missed the Conservative budget recently passed, the most socilist budget we've had in a generation. All the major parties "love socialism".

http://westernstandard.blogs.com/shotgun/2009/01/al-mike-sho...

Lew Rockwell, who is Ron

Lew Rockwell, who is Ron Paul's biggest promoter, has known Marc Emery for 20 years and has certainly advised Ron Paul on his situation. He first became politically active with the Libertarian Party of Canada, and ran for the Canadian House of Commons under that party's banner in the 1980 federal election.

Marc Emery said in 2005 "I have admired Ron Paul since 1980 when I ran for Parliament as a Libertarian candidate in Canada. He was the only known libertarian in the US Congress then. I like everything about Dr. Paul, and have studied his voting record for years. He was rated the #1 Congressman on Repealing Prohibition. I believe in him. In my opinion, Republican Ron Paul is the best Presidential candidate to emerge from either party in 50 years. "

While Emery's recent support for marijuana reform has won him the support of civil libertarians from the left, his views on most issues are much closer to the libertarian right. He favours the abolition of public education in favour of private tutorship, and is against spending tax revenues on health-care.

How do you explain his NDP support?

Read up on the NDP platform. They are so pro-big government, pro health care, pro-UN that they probably get Christmas cards from international bankers every year. I don't see how a libertarian could throw his support behind the NDP Party anymore than they would throw their support behind Stalin.

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Before you consider me a

Before you consider me a lefty, or any of my supporters, or that anyone in the movement is left wing, you need to know who you are dealing with.

My greatest influence and core philosopher is Ayn Rand. I have read all her work and admire her more than any other writer of ideas. My current political influences are Walter Block, Radley Balko (Cato Institute), Keith Olbermann, Jack Cafferty, Lew Rockwell.

My explicit political outlook is libertarian. The current US Representative in Congress who is my hero is Ron Paul, Republican Rep from Texas' 14th District.

My personal political philosophy gets aired plenty, but promoting my political philosophy is really a clue for everyone else to figure out how I think. My job is to ALLY with ANY politician or organization that I believe can be helpful to the cause of ending prohibition. As I am leader of an international movement, I dialogue with ANY Republican, Democrat, Green, Libertarian, Independent, Conservative, Liberal, New Democrat (Canada) or any group of ANY ideology that wants to contribute to ending all or some aspects of prohibition. I am a principled person who wants to create the biggest tent possible for this international movement.

As to my survey of the 109th Congress, hey, votes don't lie. Virtually every person defeated in the most recent November election was a scumbag. Virtually every replacement will offer our movement a much better chance of passing three key bills in the next Congress:

1) The States' Rights to Medical Marijuana Act
2) The Steve McWilliams Truth in Trials Act
3) The Hinchey Amendment to the 2007 Justice Dept. Appropriations Act

I support and endorse and work with any Congressman who wants to pass the three bills mentioned above MORE THAN ANY OTHER CONSIDERATION, and certainly that includes political or ideological affiliation.

My two favorite Congressmen are BARNEY FRANK, a gay liberal from Massachusetts who is 100% in our court in regards ending the drug war, and Ron Paul, a libertarian, constitutional purist who votes against any kind of government power, war, drug war, Patriot Act, ad nauseum. Typically, they would be considered at opposite ends of the political spectrum but in fact they co-operate all the time.

Ideology/philosophy can guide our personal actions, but advocating and achieving a changed world requires consensus building and trans-political thinking....

Marc Emery - Cannabis Culture 2006