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Can someone who knows about Canadian law quickly say if suicide is legal there and sodium nitrite is legal, why was Kenneth Law arrested for selling

it?
Theres a difference between how its acheived and assisted suicide which is done supposedly by a professional. Essentially euthanasia
MarkPaul · 26-30, M
He is selling it online across the planet and it's illegal or at least regulated in many countries outside Canada. You can assist someone with suicide in Canada. You can't kill people because you decide the person's life should cease. He claims his innocence. There are many open questions at this point. But, Canadian law does not extend to the UK and the USA where some deaths have occurred because of a purchase from his website.
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
government overreach/hypocrisy (they only support what they can tax/control)

If they can justify punishing a seller for what a produce [i]can[/i] be used for, yes sodium nitrate can be fatal, but it's primary use is as a fertilizer; then what's to stop them from going after other products/sellers?

If someone drowns themselves in their own pool, should the local utility company be held liable for selling them the water?
Northwest · M
Canada's law, which went into effect in 2016, closely mirrors Washington State's "Death with Dignity" law, that took effect 8 years earlier.

I don't know who Kenneth Law is, but the Washington State Law, allows assisted suicide, only with a clear medical opinion, that the applicant has a medical condition that will kill them, at some point in the not too distant future.
Assisted Suicide is legal, look up MAID but there are many rules about who gets help. For example they won't assist if it's determined that the person has Mental Health issues. Those people they leave to suffer.
assisted suicide is only legal if the government is doing the killing.

you cant as a citizen.. offer a killing service..
Sidewinder · 36-40, M
I don't see how suicide can be illegal. The deceased don't get arrested, stand trial or go to prison.
Thanks for answers...is it legal in Canada to ship it to outside Canada?
Lilymoon · F
Assisted suicide is legal here if you have a debilitating disease or it's incurable.

 
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