My Canadian Friend Chris Clay and the miracle we worked.
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 1996 03:39:55 -0500 (EST)- Hi Debby, I'm sorry to hear you're having serious legal problems as well. The police here bought seeds from my staff in June, then waited until we received our Christmas stock before raiding us last week. I was also raided 1 1/2 years ago for selling clones, and that trial begins in April;
(EST) Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 22:41:17 -0500 (EST) To: hemplady From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Clay) Subject: Re: Bad Luck - Things sound pretty bad :-( I still think you should take off somewhere;
Thu Apr 10 16:46:22 1997 - Subject: Major Constitutional Challenge to Canadian Drug Laws - Chris Clay - Sidebar: Debby - Professor Alan Young has corresponded with you several times over the years. He is the one you worked with on the brochure.
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 1997 - To: email@example.com From: Chris Clay Subject: **URGENT** Debbie, My court battle finally started today, and I need your help with something. Recently you e-mailed me a copy of a DEA pamphlet, and my lawyer (Prof. Alan Young) says he needs a hard copy. Apparently he plans to use it to help demonstrate the myths that are still being spread today. If possible, please mail an original copy using Federal Express. You can bill it to my account number,
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 00:43:40 -0400 To: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Chris Clay Subject: Re: court case - Hi Debby, I can't believe what they're doing to you!
London Free Press Contact: Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 LFP London & Region Another researcher defends cannabis as cash crop The former agronomist with an agricultural college says hemp can be used in paper production, clothing, plastic materials, concrete materials and for many other uses.
London Free Press Contact: email@example.com Pubdate: May 8, 1997 COURTS Pot-smoking driver said safer than one who talks on phone A psychiatrist at the trial of a London hemp shop...Lehmann, who has a lengthy resumé of experience in New York, Ontario and Quebec, is a professor at McGill University in Montreal. He said he is an advocate of the legalization of cannabis. FINDINGS DEBATED:
Ottawa Citizen Pubdate: Friday 9 May 1997 - Drug 'bonds' fund court fight Defendant offers marijuana samples for financial support John Ibbitson -
Subject: Chris Clay update - London Free Press Contact: - May 17, 1997 Throwing pot smokers in jail is no solution In some U.S. jurisdictions, prisons are crowded with pot-smoking "criminals" while violent offenders get released early because the jails are full. Some U.S. states even reserve the right to hand out a life sentence for possessing marijuana. The war on drugs is not working. In spite of severe penalties in the U.S., consumption of illicit drugs is among the highest in the world. Canada should not look to that country for our drug strategy.
Fri, 08 Aug 1997 16:07:29 -0400 From: Chris Clay MEDIA RELEASE - August 9, 1997 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VERDICT TO BE RENDERED IN CANNABIS LAW CHALLENGE LONDON, ON: Our American-style "War on Drugs" approach wastes scarce justice resources yet has done nothing to reduce supply or demand. It has also burdened more than 600,000 Canadians with permanent criminal records for smoking flowers; that's the real crime."
347.htm - Wed, 13 Aug 1997 18:05:35 -0400 From: Chris Clay - Subject: We lost, but appeal's coming soon :) Judge McCart basically agreed with most of our key points (i.e. marijuana has medical value; it's safer than alcohol & tobacco; it's never caused a death; it's not addictive etc.) However, at the end of the day he ruled that he doesn't have jurisdiction to change the laws; it should be left to Parliament.
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 11:08:00 -0400 From: Chris Clay - Subject: ART: Marijuana 'harmless but still illegal' - Ottawa Citizen, p.A1 PUBDATE: May 15, 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org Marijuana 'harmless but still illegal' Judge rejects challenge to Canada's prohibition of drug By Mike Blanchfield LONDON, Ont. -- While agreeing that marijuana is relatively harmless, an Ontario Court judge has rejected a constitutional challenge to Canada's prohibition of the drug. Justice John McCart said elected politicians -- not the courts -- must lead the way in establishing public policy on such issues.
353.htm - Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 22:07:32 -0400 To: email@example.com From: Chris Clay - Hi Debby, I am very sorry that you lost your case.
Canada: Pot Protestor Leaves Behind Potent Legal Legacy - Newshawk: Chris Clay http://www.hempnation.com/ Source: London Free Press Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Pubdate: Thu, 30 Oct 1997
Vice' magazine Pubdate: November '97 A resident of London, Ontario, Lynn recently testified about her medical use at Chris Clay's constitutional challenge to Canada's pot laws. After Chris' conviction, Lynn picked up the gauntlet herself.
Canada: Pot; A Case For Fair Play - Toronto Star Contact: email@example.com Pubdate: December 12, 1997 - THIS WEEK , Terry Parker won a major victory ordered police to return three plants seized when they arrested Parker, 42. Lawyers say Sheppard's ruling opens the door for people in other province`s to challenge the law.
JUDGE FINDS POT HARMLESS, BUT TOO HOT FOR CANADIANS - Newshawk: Chris Clay (firstname.lastname@example.org) December 1997 Issue - LONDON, ON -- Although agreeing that marijuana use is relatively harmless, an Ontario provincial judge has passed the buck on a constitutional challenge to Canada's pot laws, saying any changes to the country's drug legislation should be made by politicians.