Found another thing of semi interest this time I'll remember the full article link................
Vancouver has a semi well known reputation as Canada's Amsterdam. Federal law allows medical use of pot!
So the Vancouver Police tend to be very tolerant in enforcing drug laws. The federal law also allows the city to operate a safe drug "injection" site. Drug addicts can inject street drugs into their bodies under medical supervision. Forget medical pot we have Heroine! Police are not allowed to arrest or detain drug addicts within a certain radius of the site. Yet we deport a homeless guy with no id based on his verbal indication that hes an American.
Not always, but most times for pot smokers, if you stay inside the several pot cafe's in the city and don't bother anybody; neither will the police. One of these places started selling grow your own kits and seeds, in the store and by mail order.
A briefing memo to the justice minister dated Feb. 10, 2010, said U.S. undercover agents made numerous mail-order purchases between March 2004 and March 2005, and an undercover U.S. Drug Enforcement agent was then sent to Vancouver under the supervision and approval of Vancouver's police department.
City of Vancouver's local government council is run by some very open minded former hippie types. The mayor owns organic co op run juice company and organic sustainable farms. The mayor got the waiver from the feds to make drug laws unenforceable near the injection site. Stopped the RCMP from harassing drug addicts when they don't have a municipal police contract with the city. Its not UN common for the RCMP to send back American drug addicts with no lawful presence in BC or Canada. No residential ties no immigration hearing UN-less requested by the deported!
I wonder why CBP commented its rare to see a homeless guy without identification and not harming anybody. Seattle ended up adopting a more lose attitude towards pot smokers cause loads of Americans would come buy seeds and get busted at the border.
Anyway, the Americans learned along time ago Ottawa doesn't give a hoot about BC only our sales and income tax! U.S Attorney in Seattle petition BC courts directly to seek extradition and the Vancouver Police rather have the American DEA feds instead of the RCMP!!!!!! To rid Vancouver of a nuisance..........................
Interesting the only jurisdictions bordering Vancouver all have municipal contracts with the RCMP. Canada like the USA--if your denied entry by one agent just come back latter and usually they'll let ya in. UN less you've been officially deported by an immigration judge!
full article: http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/l...ritishColumbia
Example of Vancouver's drug tolerance when the pot head former draft dodgers worried about a rumor Vancouver was going to enforce drug laws. http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/l...ritishColumbia
That sweet smell in the air during next month's Olympic Games might be the smell of success. Then again, it could just be the pot. |
Both police and marijuana advocates say Vancouver's relaxed attitude towards the drug won't change during the 2010 Games.
It's not unusual to catch a whiff of weed on the streets of Vancouver, where police have for some time turned a blind eye to aficionados of B.C. bud and focused drug enforcement efforts on dealers instead.
While there's no specific strain of Olympic marijuana, there are a line of T-shirts featuring a man running with a lit spliff, a nod to jokes that the 2010 Olympic torch actually looks like a giant joint.
Longtime pot activist Marc Emery says he hopes tourists coming to the Games get an opportunity to sample some of B.C.'s best-known export, but Rebecca Ambrose of the Vancouver seed bank says she's worried over zealous visitors could lead to a police crackdown.
Vancouver police say while they plan to use the same discretion when it comes to marijuana consumption, they'll also make sure people realize that it does remain against the law.