4-20 Or Fight


David Murray, special assistant to the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, threatens unspecified action against Canada if our neighbor to the north liberalizes its marijuana laws. In Vancouver Thursday for a day of meetings, Murray predicted "the loss of the mutual cooperative partnership we've had with Canadians regarding our borders, regarding the integrity of the hemisphere, regarding our commerce, regarding the implications of trade and value to ourselves, the loss of that would be something truly to be regretted," adding that the new drug policy would bring "unintended consequences." In another report on the meeting, CBC quotes Murray subjecting beliefs about cannabis to Mansonian biblical interpretation: "You can't wall this off saying, 'We're only talking about a little cannabis.' Our experience is they come together like the Four Horsemen."