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CN - Take 420 to the Falls, Get Stupid!

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Niagara Fallls, ON - By IT'S NO pipe dream for Matt Mernagh -- the pot enthusiast envisions a thriving and legal Niagara marijuana industry to rival the region's wineries. "This is a farming community, so let's make our farmers some money," Mernagh said.

"You can't make too much money off cucumbers, but you can make a lot off marijuana."

Mernagh, 31, will stress that point during today's Hwy. 420 Cannabis Conference in Niagara Falls.

The activist expects at least 500 people to show up for the rally, which will see the marchers descend on tourist mecca Clifton Hill this afternoon.

Today's event -- billed as A Day of Education, A Day of Fun and A Day of Action -- is intended to "roll back the recent hysteria" surrounding drug laws in both Canada and the U.S.

Noted marijuana advocates, including U.S. Marijuana Party president Loretta Nall and Vancouver-based activist David Malmo-Levine, will speak at a morning conference at the Niagara Falls Public Library before gathering for the march at 3:15 at Victoria Ave. and Hwy. 420.

The aptly named Hwy. 420 -- the main highway into the Falls -- also refers to weed in stoner parlance, much to the delight of Niagara-based tokers.

Mernagh, who lives in St. Catharines, hopes to one day see a regulated marijuana market, with pot controlled by an LCBO-like body called the CCBO (Cannabis Control Board of Ontario), he said.

"We do great work down here. This is the perfect soil," said Mernagh, who suffers from osteoarthritis and smokes pot to ease the pain. He says a legalized marijuana trade would drive out gangsters.

"Let's get the grow-ops out of the suburbs and bring them into Niagara's greenhouses," Mernagh said, adding the grow house operators "don't represent the marijuana community.

"Al Capone went out of business when prohibition fell."



Source: Toronto Sun
Copyright: 2005 Copyright Toronto Sun
Contact: BRETT CLARKSON, TORONTO SUN
Website: www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/TorontoSun/News/2005/04/16/pf-999797.html
 
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ScottyBThatIsMe

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Kick ass another pro-weed rally only 3 hours away from me.
 

William Holden

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"Al Capone went out of business when prohibition fell."

Very good point, and I wish the goverment would realize that by ending the War on drugs, that they will not only bring money back to where it needs to be, but crime will fall, the US can make good use of the money from taxed marijuana, and we'd pave the way for other countries to follow in our footsteps.
 

Pinch

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Great Pic Mr. 420! LMAO!
 

Pinch

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Saw another article last night.. good work you guys! Good pics too!
 

thereverendeg

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Pinch said:
Saw another article last night.. good work you guys! Good pics too!

Where did you see the article? Was it just a reprint of one of the others? I'm interested in finding out about whatever press was done. Thanks man :)
 
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