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Wedded Bliss Stymied by U.S. Drug Law
Posted by CN Staff on July 07, 2003 at 10:31:11 PT
CBC News Report
Source: CBC
Saint John  A husband and wife who married in New Brunswick are trying to convince the U.S. government to let them live together. Terry and Debbie VanDuzee's honeymoon has been short. The couple was married in New Brunswick almost a year ago, but for most of that time they've lived in separate countries.That's because Terry VanDuzee is barred from entering the United States because of two convictions for marijuana possession stemming back from the late seventies.
The computer instructor says he has received a full pardon from the Canadian government, but the American government hasn't been as forgiving. "Their statements say if you have one drug conviction they can forgive that. Which tells me personally if you have two drug convictions, no matter how long ago it was, that you are not rehabilitable."Terry met his wife Debbie on a Christian Internet chatline. She wanted to stay in North Carolina to be with her four older children but is in despair that her husband can't be there too. "I've thought several times I was going to lose it because you get married and you think your going to spend the rest of your life together with the one you love and then you're told by your government you can't be together with the one you love because it's hard to work on a marriage 1,240 miles apart."The VanDuzee's say they're not the only ones suffering, and that's why they're going to continue bombarding politicians with letters to change the U.S. drug laws.Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Published: July 07, 2003Copyright: 2003 CBCContact: letters cbc.ca Website: http://www.cbc.ca/Related Articles:Smoking Judge Strikes Blow for Pot Puffershttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread16750.shtmlMessy Marijuana Law Tries Courts, Policehttp://cannabisnews.com/news/thread16721.shtml
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Comment #2 posted by mayan on July 07, 2003 at 18:04:59 PT
Coca Bush
So this guy can't enter the states because of cannabis? It's kinda' ironic that we have a cokehead(former?) in the White House!
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Comment #1 posted by Virgil on July 07, 2003 at 10:49:48 PT
Use cannabis and you are defective
Use cannabis and you are defective as a human being. Now how did the prohibitionists get people to believe a statement like that. It is a lie they tell between the chants of their master lies- "Marijuana is a dangerous drug" and "Marijuana has no medical value." Well, cannabis is a beneficial plant and the costs/benefit ratio of Free Cannabis for Everyone kind of makes it the leader in medical value."Hi Mexican. I will give you $20 for that 45 pound bundle of bud" v "You mean a pound of 20 mg. Prozac is $5000?- Yeah, it is on sale." The thing that needs to be rehabilitated is the cult of prohibitionists and those that are fenced in a state of blissful ignorance.
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