Canada's marijuana activists unite against American-style drug laws - 420 vote mobs to be held in over 10 cities across Canada on April 20th

MONTREAL, April 19 /CNW Telbec/ - In response to Stephen Harpers' pledge to quickly pass "tough on crime" bills that would impose mandatory prison sentences for low-level drug offences, The cannabis community is uniting with it's  "420 Vote Mobs" that will be held across Canada on April 20th, 2011.

NORML Canada does not want to see an American-style drug war in Canada.

"All you have to do is look at the disastrous experience in the U.S. with mandatory minimum sentences to know this is a dumb idea", says Marc-Boris St-Maurice, Executive Director of NORML Canada.

Events are being held in the following locations:

Toronto, ON: Yonge and Dundas

Ottawa, ON: Parliament Hill and Major's Hill Park

Niagara Falls, ON: Corner of hwy 420 and Victoria Ave.

Peterborough, ON: Victoria Park

Montreal, QC: Club Lambii, 4465 St. Laurent Blvd

Vancouver, BC: Art Gallery

Calgary, AB: Steven Harper's Constituency Office

Lethbridge, AB: Galt Gardens

Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Legislative Building

Halifax, NS: Halifax Public Library 

St. John's, NL: Courthouse Steps

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Media inquiries:
Marc-Boris St-Maurice