Freedom Tour 2008

September 18th, 2008

Date: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Civic Square at City Hall, 222 3rd Avenue North

Concerned individuals are hosting Neil Magnuson of the Freedom Tour 2008

Neil Magnuson will be in Saskatoon Saturday, September 20 on the Saskatoon leg of his Freedom Tour 2008.  Neil is rollerblading from Vancouver to Ottawa, celebrating what he recognizes as a new human right: the right of access to hemp in all its forms.

The goal of the Freedom Tour is to expose the dangers of prohibition and the criminal abuses of power by public servants. Prohibition is supposed to prevent the abuse of cannabis by limiting access to this plant, however this strategy results in increased use and abuse and wastes billions of tax and taxable dollars while creating and supporting crime.
Racists, moralists and industrialists use the prohibition of cannabis to further their agendas. Successful lobbying of our politicians has resulted in their interests being protected at the expense of our basic rights and freedoms.   Police, lawyers, courts, a myriad of public bureaucrats and prohibition profiteers are paying their mortgages on the backs of cannabis criminals.

In the U.S., private, for-profit prison corporations are raking in billions of dollars filling contracts using prison labour supplied by the justice system at taxpayers expense (yet another hidden subsidy).

The reefer-madness of the 1900’s continues today with misinformation and horror stories. If we were really concerned about harms caused by drug abuse, we would encourage the use of cannabis as a safer and saner alternative to really deadly drugs like tobacco and alcohol.

The truth is that many people use cannabis. If you don’t know many people who use cannabis, then you have lived a sheltered life.  Recent surveys report that more than 16% of Canadians admit to a stranger that they use cannabis.  Cannabis, however, is neither bad nor good: if used properly, it can provide some individuals with great benefits and at worst is a waste of time for those who use it improperly.  The fact that the great majority of people can make this decision wisely is reflected by the fact that by every measure – educational success, intelligence, monetary achievement, longevity, and health – cannabis users are indistinguishable from the rest of the population.

Legislation passed first reading in the recently dissolved parliament to introduce mandatory minimum jail sentences for cannabis-related crimes. If these laws are reintroduced, then we are in for a U.S. Style war on drugs with many more people in prison and many more people hurt.

Don’t let it be said:

When they came for the pot smokers,
I did not speak out …


The Electronic Stage

June 19th, 2008

Global Marijuana March Report

May 6th, 2008

Saskatoon’s fourth annual Global Marijuana March was a smashing success. On Saturday, May 3rd at exactly 4:20 p.m., marchers met at the Vimy Ridge Memorial. The crowd of over 100 marchers was in high spirits as they marched past the Delta Bessborough hotel and down 2nd avenue. From there the marchers proceeded to City Hall. Peaceful protesters carried signs, banners and smoky medicinal herbs.

I would like to thank everybody who made this event possible. I greatly appreciate the fact that City Hall always approves my application for a permit. I owe a special thank you to Sargeant Kane who showed up at the end of our event and spoke to many young people about the drug laws. I am grateful that there are so many wonderful people in Saskatoon who support our cause.

Tanya Derbowka

Saskatoon’s Global Marijuana March 2008

May 4th, 2008

Global Marijuana March

April 26th, 2008

What: Saskatoon’s 4th Annual Global Marijuana March

When: Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 @ 4:20 p.m.

Where: Vimy Ridge Memorial beside the Bessborough Hotel

Why: To educate the public about drug policy.

We start the march at Vimy Ridge Memorial and we end up at the front steps of city hall, just down the street from the Saskatoon Police station. Join us for free hot dogs and pop.

Update: Here is a picture of the Vimy Ridge Memorial. I have also included a map I copied from Mapquest.

Welcome to the Saskatchewan Marijuana Party

April 5th, 2008

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