Island MPs didn't even get whiff of bold marijuana mail-out campaign

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RCMP are watching for people who use mind-altering drugs like marijuana, as well as alcohol during Island checkpoints

Staff get packages, open them, find gram of dried marijuana, copy of illustrated book, RCMP take it all away

ALBERTON – Members of Parliament from Egmont and Malpeque ridings didn’t even review the literature that a BC pot activist mailed to their constituency offices. 

Dana Larsen claims to have sent a copy of his book, ‘Cannabis in Canada: The Illustrated History,’ plus a one-gram marijuana sampling to all 184 MPs in the new Liberal government. There was no noticeable smell when the package first arrived.

Besides promoting his book, it was to serve as a reminder of the Liberal government’s promise to decriminalize marijuana.

Egmont MP Bobby Morrissey said the RCMP had already picked up the package, including the book and the marijuana, before he was even aware it had arrived at his Summerside office.

“A staff member advised me that there was a package at the office that was suspicious, and that she dealt with it according to protocol,” Morrissey described the process that was followed.

“Any time there’s a package that appears suspicious, then there is a protocol for staff to deal with it, and that involves police who remove it and determine if it is a package that should not arrive at an MP’s office,” Morrissey explained.

There was no noticeable smell when the package first arrived and it was only deemed suspicious after a staff member opened it and saw the contents.

Staff had already contacted the RCMP prior to receiving a communiqué from the Liberal Whip’s office advising them to use that approach.

At Wayne Easter’s Malpeque office in Hunter River, a staff member opened the package saw the book and set it inside Easter’s green book for him to review upon his return to the country.

Once the office received the communiqué, the staff member retrieved the contents from Easter’s office. The RCMP were contacted and picked up the package, book, marijuana and all. 

A staff member at the Hunter River office said it was the first time she can recall a package of that nature arriving there.

Organizations: N6103.148195.TRANSCONTINENTALCA2/B8720396.117978377, RCMP, The Illustrated History

Geographic location: Hunter River, Canada, Summerside

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Recent comments

  • Brian McIsaac
    January 23, 2016 - 22:31

    I hope a SWAT team and a lot of guys in HAZMAT suits showed-up so the media could get some images of just how dangerous cannabis is. Will they be charging the sender with terrorism? And what about the children?

  • Dana Larsen
    January 16, 2016 - 03:46

    It's too bad they gave away their free books. If they want to order another one they can do so at, but the second one isn't free!

  • the safe drug
    January 15, 2016 - 08:21

    the hippy dippy starter drug of the 60's will lead many to the same drug dazed dilemnas young and old may have experienced since then

    • Mr. Stevenson
      January 16, 2016 - 12:29

      Not true. Science proves Marijuana is an exit drug to hard drug abuse. Legalize it, Take it off the streets from the kids and put age restrictions on it. Get with the times.

  • Ffun
    January 14, 2016 - 21:40

    Good to see who is running Bobbys office as opposed to Wayne's. His staff put it aside for their boss as would be expected. Of course upon direction from the party they called the police. Bobby the puppet, well his staff according to the article likes to decide what he will and will not see.