MARIJUANA PARTY CANDIDATE TAKES POLICE TO COURT FOR SEIZURE OF GROWING
ABBOTSFORD - Vancouver resident Mark Boyer, who was a Marijuana Party
candidate for Kingsway East in the June federal election, is taking
the Abbotsford Police Service to court this week, claiming that they
breached Sect. 337 of the Canada Criminal Code in refusing to return
property that was taken from an Abbotsford marijuana growing operation.
Boyer said the Abbotsford operation was legal, as he had arranged to
have a crop raised for his marijuana compassion club.
But he said the July 5 bust was illegal as the police came into the
home without a warrant and removed equipment.
The residents were having a picnic and several children were present.
No charges were laid against the grower, he said.
Boyer argues that he could legally grow and sell pot and give buyers a
tax deduction under the Elections Canada Act, pointing to a precedent
set in the Longley vs. Regina case.