So here's the story.
There's this Canadian dude named Marc Emery. He used to have this business selling marijuana seeds via mail order, which is kosher up here. His business was based in Vancouver, and I have in fact visited his storefront a couple of times. He is also one of the leading voices in marijuana legalization in North America, including publishing magazines and founding a political party. Well, the DEA doesn't like Mr Emery. So with the cooperation of our fucked up, wannabe-Republican bootlicking Tory government, the DEA is allowed to extradite Mr Emery under the really flimsy claim that because some of the seeds he mailed out went in to the US, he was guilty of a crime in the US. This would be the same as the Saudi government sending Saudi police to come arrest someone in Delaware for posting anti-Islam rants on their blog, and the FBI helping them make it happen.
So he gets his ass dragged across the border to a country he hasn't been to in a long, LONG time where he gets arrested. Sentence just came down. Dude is spending 5 years in an American prison for activities that were completely legal in the foreign country he was in.
It's shit like this that makes me want to punch anyone in the mouth when they say that since I'm Canadian, I have no right to have an opinion about the supposedly internal issues of the US. There are no such things as internal American issues, because the American government is literally sending their law enforcement in to my country to arrest my fellow countrymen for things that are not illegal here. The fact that our current government didn't put a stop to this is just as shameful, and I guarantee you I'm making it a big issue come election time, but fuck DAMN this is messed up.
Fuck damn do I ever hate Harper.