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Pot activist Dana Larsen vows to fight Calgary charges

Marijuana activist Dana Larsen speaks to the media outside of a courthouse in Calgary on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
Marijuana activist Dana Larsen speaks to the media outside of a courthouse in Calgary on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Global News / David Boushy

A Vancouver marijuana activist says he has no intention of pleading guilty after being charged with distributing pot seeds in Calgary.

Dana Larsen made a brief court appearance today and had his case adjourned until June 10.

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In April, Larsen was in the city with his “Overgrow Canada” campaign in which he aims to distribute one million pot seeds to be planted in public places.

He led an unsuccessful bid for a marijuana referendum in British Columbia and has run a medicinal cannabis dispensary for seven years.

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Larsen, who is 44, is charged with trafficking marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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He told reporters outside court that he believes the charges will eventually be dropped.