This National Post column by Colby Cosh on Marc Emery (the “Prince of Pot”) largely gets it right:
“The U.S. is using the technical presence of an unenforced law on our books to carry its drug war onto our soil. If the Honourable Mr. Nicholson allows this to reach its logical conclusion, and Mr. Emery is sent south for notional crimes committed entirely on Canadian soil, it will constitute a blow to our national sovereignty.”
Of course I’m very doubtful as to whether the Conservatives will stand up to protect Mr. Emery as it would clash with their new “war on drugs” mentality. Harper is very conscious about staying on message, so I doubt that he would let common sense or jurisprudence override his political instincts.