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    Default How smoking a few joints can **** up your life 32 years later on Super Bowl Sunday

    This is ****in outrageous. I'm not even a dope smoker or a huge advocate. But the laws have to change. I guess he should have applied for a pardon or something to have such a minor charge **** him around three decades after the fact. Christ, he was only fined $50 for the offence in 1981. Master freakin' criminal!!!

    Super Bowl contest winner denied entry to U.S.


    A Vancouver Island man who won an all-expenses-paid trip to the Super Bowl in New Orleans has been refused entry into the U.S. because of a marijuana possession conviction dating back to 1981.

    Victoria resident Myles Wilkinson won the trip in a fantasy football league contest, competing against nearly four million other players for the chance to attend the National Football League championship, featuring the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.

    But when he got to Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, U.S. customs agents learned of a marijuana possession conviction in Vancouver in 1981 and told him he was not allowed to enter the country.

    "I had two grams of cannabis. I paid a $50 fine," Wilkinson told CBC news.

    Wilkinson said he was 19 when he was busted.

    "I can't believe that this is happening, for something that happened 32 years ago."

    Wilkinson's denial of entry into the U.S. is a common story, according to Dana Larsen, director of the Sensible B.C. campaign, a group advocating for the decriminalization of marijuana.

    "There's hundreds of thousands of Canadians who have these criminal records for small amounts of cannabis and that results in a lifetime ban for accessing the U.S."

    Now that two U.S. states Washington and Colorado have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, Larsen is pushing for a similar referendum in B.C.

    "Being a cannabis user should not be a criminal offence. It should be regulated and taxed and controlled, but it should not be banned."

    Larsen said RCMP have doubled the number of possession charges in B.C., laying about 3,800 charges for possession in 2011.

    "That means every day 10 more British Columbians face the lifetime stigma of a possession charge."

    Beer-maker Bud Light Canada, which sponsored the fantasy football contest that Wilkinson won, has invited him to attend its Super Bowl party at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom as their guest Sunday afternoon.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...-us-entry.html

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    I find it particularly funny that the contest is sponsored by an alcohol distributor.
    Put the boots to him, medium style.

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    You think there's irony there? Like rain on your wedding day?

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    Yeah, pretty bull**** if you ask me.

    Funny thread title though, it didn't **** up his life, it simply ruined his day, lol.

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    Haha drugs ruined his day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onion View Post
    Yeah, pretty bull**** if you ask me.

    Funny thread title though, it didn't **** up his life, it simply ruined his day, lol.
    If the guy was American and a 49ers fan then yes it would be tthat bad but he was a 50 year old from British Columbia that was probably a canucks fan.

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