Belgian Cannabis Activists to Plant Seeds to Protest Seed Ban

Here is the text of a press release from ENCOD and "Draw Up Your Plant," a Belgian pot users' organization: Belgian cannabis consumers united in "Draw Up Your Plant" will put the seed for the first mother plant, in spite of controversy on the possession of seeds Thursday 27 July, 12 hs. in the Botanic Garden of Antwerp (in front of the glasshouses) On Thursday 27 July, a seed of cannabis will be put in a flowerpot. The scene of this event will be the Botanic Garden at the Leopoldstraat in Antwerpen, Belgium, at 12.00 hs. From this seed the first motherplant of our association 'Draw Up Your Plant' will grow, that later this year will be used to provide our collective cannabis plantation with clones. Possession of cannabis seeds in Belgium is prohibited by law. Possession of 3 grams of cannabis by adults is tolerated by a ministerial decree of 2005. Sometimes you find seeds in a bag of cannabis. So this is another example of the contradictions within the law. The Belgian drug policy also in this case does not guarantee legal security to the citizens of our country. If I get stopped by the police who finds 3 grammes of cannabis with one seed in my possession, am I committing a criminal offence? Do I loose the right on the possession of these 3 grams of cannabis? Or does the police confiscate the seed and am I allowed to keep my cannabis? How can I escape persecution in this case? Should I sort the seed off my cannabis first? And what do I do with the seeds? Is there a place where I can bring them? In short, enough questions to answer. Maybe we will get to know the solution for this dilemma on Thursday 27 July in the Botanic Garden of Antwerp. There a cannabis seed will be used that has been taken from the dosage of personal use (of less than 3 grammes) of one of the members of "Draw Up Your Plant". . What will be the reaction of the authorities? Best wishes, Stijn Goossens Philippe De Craene Joep Oomen TREKT UW PLANT (vzw i.o) STAD/ENCOD/VOLVOX Lange Lozanastraat 14 2018 Antwerpen Tel. 03 237 7436 GSM: 0479 982271 / 0486 499 453 E-mail:[email protected] / [email protected] Website: www.encod.org / www.hardcoreharmreducer.be / www.cannaclopedia.be
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Antwerp
Belgium

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