NDP throws MJ activists under prohibitionist bus.


Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun

Published: Friday, September 19, 2008

Kirk Tousaw, the NDP's candidate in Vancouver Quadra, has stepped down after an online video surfaced of him smoking marijuana - the second B.C. NDP candidate to step down over drug use this week.

The video, apparently recorded in 2005 and still available on Google Video, shows Tousaw taking part with marijuana activist Marc Emery in a competition judging various strains of marijuana.

"Every vote counts," Tousaw says at one point in the video.

On Friday afternoon, the NDP released a statement from Tousaw resigning his candidacy.

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