Tell Parliament Child Molesters Deserve More Jail Time than Pot Growers
Under a newly proposed omnibus bill, a person growing 201 marijuana plants in a rental unit would receive a longer mandatory sentence than someone who rapes a toddler or forces a child to have sex with an animal. The proposed legislation imposes one-year mandatory minimums for sexually assaulting a child, luring a child via the internet, or involving a child in bestiality. All three offenses carry lighter automatic sentences than the one-and-a-half-year sentence for growing more than 200 marijuana plants in a rental property.
Tell Parliament to get its priorities straight--child rapists deserve more jail time than marijuana growers.
Under the new bill, a pedophile who forces a child to watch pornography or exposes himself to children faces a minimum 90-day sentence, only half the term for someone convicted of growing six marijuana plants in their own home. The new maximum sentence for growing marijuana would double to 14 years, four years more than the sentence for someone sexually assaulting a child without a weapon.
Sign this petition to tell Parliament that preventing and punishing violent crimes against children are more important than waging a war on marijuana growers.
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We the undersigned ask you not to pass the proposed omnibus bill, which imposes a tougher mandatory sentence for someone growing more than 200 marijuana plants in a rental property than for sexually assaulting a child or involving a child in bestiality. Preventing and punishing violent crimes against children are more important than waging a war on marijuana growers. We ask you to pass only a bill that has its priorities straight--one in which child sexual assault carries more jail time than growing marijuana.