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Coca Tea in Canada

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This is a petition to call on the Canadian Government to amend the current import laws on products made from the coca leaf produced in Peru and Bolivia for non-narcotic purposes. The undersigned ask that coca teas, flour and cosmetic products be legalized within Canada. In hopes of providing a non-illicit venue of trade for coca farmers in Bolivia and Peru, harmless products containing coca should be allowed to be sold. Currently, the cocaine industry makes up most of Bolivia's GNP despite it's illegality throughout the world, coca tea is an alternative source of revenue that has been blocked off by international markets due to the fact that governing organizations equate coca leaves with cocaine. Cocaine is made from battery acid and gasoline, coca is made from water and sunlight. Mummies dating back from 3000 BC have been found chewing coca leaves. It is time for Canadians to enjoy the health benefits of this sacred plant.

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