Michael A. J. Baldasaro and Walter Tucker are eccentric fixtures in the Hamilton, Ontario, area. They have received significant media coverage over their lifetimes for their marijuana work particularly.
Their support peaked at 10% of the Hamilton mayoral vote in the 1990s, when Baldassaro was the sole opponent of incumbent mayor Bob Morrow. Municipal ward 2 councillor in 2004 by-election Baldasaro got 52 votes.
They have run for federal parliament: In 1984, Baldasaro got 300 votes as a Libertarian candidate in the federal riding of Hamilton West. In 1988, Tucker got 179 votes as an independent candidate in Hamilton West. In 2000, Baldasaro got 573 votes as a Marijuana Party of Canada candidate in Hamilton East. In 2004, Baldasaro got 345 votes as an independent candidate in Hamilton Centre. In 2006, Baldasaro again ran for mayor of Hamilton and received 4,520 votes (3.61% of the total vote).
Two self-styled ministers who say that smoking marijuana is a sacrament have lost their bid to use and distribute marijuana while they are free on bail and appealing their drug convictions.(PEOPLE)(Brief article)
May 15, 2009; Two self-styled ministers who say that smoking marijuana is a sacrament have lost their bid to use and distribute marijuana while...