Canadian Senate Passes Bill S-10

Jacob Hunter, WhyProhibition

On December 13 the Canadian Senate Passed S-10 (formerly known as C-15 and C-26
before that). So, where does that leave our community?

S-10 proposes Mandatory Minimum Sentences of 6 months for growing 6 or more
marijuana plants, and 18 months for producing any amount of hashish or edibles
(cookies, brownies, etc). S-10, like C-15 and C-26 before it, has been opposed by
every expert as a massive waste of money that will increase crime and violence on
our streets. In response, the Stephen Harper Conservatives have been unwilling and
unable to offer up a single peice of evidence to support S-10.

Even the US Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske described bills like S-10 as being “dumb on
drugs”. When the US Drug Czar, a man legally obligated to support the drug war is
calling this bill “dumb” it must be pretty dumb indeed.

S-10 must now proceed to the House of Commons for an identical process (2 votes,
committee hearings, committee report vote, final vote) as it went through in the
Senate. The difference for our community is that now we can address our concerns to
our elected officials, who are generally more responsive than our unelected

If we're going to defeat S-10, we need your help! Here's what you can do to help:

1) Call Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff's office, and encourage the Liberals to
take a strong stand against S-10: (613) 995-9364 and (416) 251-5510

2) Call the Conservative Party of Canada and express your outrage, in as great a
detail as you can, at this horrific attack on our community and our culture: (866)

3) Post this article on Facebook, Twitter, Marijuana Forums and anywhere else online
you can!

4) Sign and Share the No on S-10 Petition and Email Campaign! on Facebook, Twitter
and Forums!

5) Call your local head shop (bong/pipe store), grow/hydroponics store or medical
marijuana dispensary and make sure they know about S-10 and encourage them to get
involved! (Handbills are available in color and black and white on the front page of

6) Get your friends signed up to! We've almost doubled our
membership in 2010, and with it, almost doubled our power in Canadian politics! With
your help, we will be able to push harder than every before and make sure S-10
doesn't pass!

With your help, we can defeat S-10 just as we did C-15 and C-26 before it! Get
active, start calling and make S-10 history! is a project of the Beyond Prohibition Foundation: