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Brazen gang murders in Vancouver result of keeping marijuana illegal: SFU prof

The recent murder at the downtown Wall Centre has shaken locals, but longtime observers of B.C.'s crime scene say its nothing unusual, and likely to continue due to the thriving illegal drug trade.

Marc Emery deported

Marc Emery was deported today to a maximum security prison in the United States. He sold pot seeds to willing American buyers. Not secretly mind you, but openly, paying his taxes to the feds...