Posts Tagged ‘drug bill

Where’s the line between grow-op and personal use.

- February 10th, 2011

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson listens to questions during a press conference for the proposed drug-trafficking bill, S-10, in Ottawa on February 10, 2011. (CHRIS ROUSSAKIS/QMI Agency)

In the story below we find that the Liberals won’t support a bill aimed at grow-ops. The bill would give out mandatory minimum sentences of six months for anyone with between six and 200 pot plants.

The Libs say it is too harsh. It’s an argument that my friend Phil Johnson, morning man at Kelowna’s AM 1150, made this morning.

My question to Phil and my question to you is…..where do you draw the line between personal use or small time pot grower and a grow-op?

Answer in the comments.

MPs drug-crazed over trafficking bill

OTTAWA – Where there’s smoke, there’s pot.

And sometimes a Liberal flip-flop, too.

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson came out swinging against the Grits Thursday for pulling their support of the government’s proposed drug-trafficking bill, S-10.

If passed, it would impose a minimum six-month prison sentence for anyone caught growing between six and 200 marijuana plants.

Having supported an earlier identical bill that died when Parliament was prorogued in December 2009, the Liberals now say the bill fails to distinguish between young people who make a mistake and hardened gangsters who should be locked up.

via MPs drug-crazed over trafficking bill | Canada | News | Ottawa Sun.