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Old 08-16-2007, 09:18 PM
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the only mary jane that is legal in ontario is if it is your first name or shoes that are called maryjanes...sorry..
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:53 PM
Location: Torontp
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Originally Posted by Jadel812 View Post
I was in Toronto recently and was really surprised at the amount of people I saw smoking marijuana freely on the streets or the park. Though the amount that I saw for the entire duration of my vacation could be counted on less than two hands it is more than you will ever see in the USA. When I think of it, if you were caught smoking weed on the streets or anywhere in the USA you would be handcuffed, roughed up tossed in jail, possibly granted bail until your hearing.
That's mostly because the cops don't care anymore.

Toronto is a city in a major decline.

Mayor Miller and his left wing cronies are making it worse day by day.
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:25 PM
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Pot is indeed currently legal in the province of Ontario, in the time since this article was published, no appeal was submitted in the courts, so for the last month or so pot has been 100% legal. The police might still arrest you, but all you have to is cite this ruling to the judge and he has no choice but to let you walk away to smoke another day.

Judge rules Canada's pot possession laws unconstitutional

Last Updated: Friday, July 13, 2007 | 8:46 PM ET

A Toronto judge has ruled that Canada's pot possession laws are unconstitutional after a man argued the country's medicinal marijuana regulations are flawed. The 29-year-old Toronto resident had been charged with possession of about 3.5 grams or roughly $45 dollars worth of marijuana.
The man has no medical issues and doesn't want a medical exemption to smoke marijuana. In 2001, Health Canada implemented the Marijuana Medical Access Regulations, which allow access to marijuana to people who are suffering from grave and debilitating illnesses.
In court, the man argued that the federal government only made it policy to provide marijuana to those who need it, but never made it an actual law. Because of that, he argued, all possession laws, whether medicinal or not, should be quashed.
The judge agreed and dismissed the charges.

"The government told the public not to worry about access to marijuana," said Judge Howard Borenstein. "They have a policy but not law.… In my view that is unconstitutional."
Defence lawyer Brian McAllister, who represented the man, said the ramifications of the ruling have potential to be "pretty big."
"Obviously, there's thousands of people that get charged with this offence every year," he said.
McAllister said Ontario residents charged with possessing marijuana now have a new defence.
"That's probably why the government will likely appeal the decision," he said.
Borenstein has given prosecutors two weeks before he makes his ruling official. Prosecutors told CBC News they want a speedy appeal to overturn the decision.
"For the time being, nothing changes," Toronto police spokesman Mark Pugash said about how the force deals with marijuana possession. "We have to wait and see what happens with the process through the courts."
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