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Pubdate: Tue, 30 Jan 2001
Source: Calgary Sun, The (CN AB)
Copyright: 2001 The Calgary Sun
Address: 2615 12 Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7W9
Fax: (403) 250-4180
Author: Liam Mearns
Bookmark: (Grant Krieger)

Krieger's Bud Stays In Joint

Marijuana activist Grant Krieger was released from jail yesterday, but his pot will remain behind bars.

After serving six days for probation breaches, Krieger left jail around 8:30 a.m.  -- and it didn't take him long to be re-united with his bud.

As soon as he left the Remand Centre and got into a friend's car he was handed a joint, from which he took several drags.

"I'm starting to run low around my house," Krieger said of his stash when he got home, shortly before snacking on some marijuana muffins, which had a mixture of butter and pot spread on them.

Krieger is legally allowed to grow and ingest the drug as medicine for his multiple sclerosis.

When he went to serve his sentence, however, corrections officers confiscated the three ounces of marijuana he brought with him.

They said it was against the Calgary Correction Centre's rules to bring it into the facility.

Upon his release, Krieger was told he had to file an application to have the marijuana returned.

"The police aren't being charged with trafficking even though they have my marijuana," he griped.

Krieger said little within the facility was wheelchair-accessible, and said he's considering filing a human-rights charge against the centre. 

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