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      All of Canada's Liberal MPs Are About to Get a Gram of Pot in the Mail

      By Jake Kivanç

      Staff Writer

      January 6, 2016

      Dime bags. Photo via Flickr user Miranda Nelson

      This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.

      A BC pot activist and former NDP candidate has mailed out a gram of pot and a copy of his history of cannabis book to all 184 Liberal MPs across Canada, and he's not afraid of the police.

      Dana Larsen, who was previously in the news for mailing BC Premier Christy Clark a half ounce of marijuana, is no stranger to this type of self-promotion.

      Larsen told the Province he knows the pot-mailing move isn't legal, but that he's totally OK with the possible threat of legal action—based mainly on the fact that he doesn't think the police will do anything.

      "It's not legal to mail people weed... but most of Canada's marijuana laws are made to be broken, so that's just another one," he told the BC newspaper.

      "I don't think any Liberal MP is going to call the police, and if they do I don't think the police are going to come after me for a gram of pot."

      The gram of doja is bundled with a copy of his book Cannabis in Canada: The Illustrated History, which tells the tale of how marijuana in Canada has come so far from its humble beginnings as just another herb, man. The book costs $10, which is roughly around the same street price of the dank it's sent with.

      When asked by VICE if any Liberal MPs had received the pot yet, the party could not immediately confirm, although a media spokesperson called the move "very ambitious."

      Toronto police constable Craig Brister said that the legality surrounding the issue is a little tricky, mostly because of the various investigations that need to be done for such a small amount of pot. Brister said that even if it's obvious that Larsen sent it, the amount of effort that would be needed to prove he sent a gram of pot in the court of law would render it a waste of time.

      Brister did note, however, that if the RCMP could prove that Larsen sent all 184 grams, it could be a larger issue for him, but that the person who opened the mail is definitely not getting in any shit.

      "There's no two situations that could be handled the same," he said. "Like, if you found a bullet on the side of the road, you brought it home, and you called the police, I'm not going to come and arrest you. That doesn't make sense. There has to be a level of common sense with these situations, and this clearly isn't one that warrants a [serious reaction]."

      The BC RCMP detachment was not immediately available for reply as to whether they would be pursuing charges against Larsen.

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      Topics: Canada, marijuana, politics, Liberal Party of Canada, BC, NDP, Dana Larsen, MPs, weed, pot


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