The Prince of Pot - Marc Emery

As a pot smoker, and a member of the B.C. Compassion Club, and member of Sensible✔BC, and an advocate for the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, I can't let this rest.

Does anyone remember Marc Emery, the Prince of Pot, the Cannabis advocate who is serving a five-year sentence in the United States for selling cannabis seeds over the Internet. Of course you do! 

Canada pressed no charges, even though all the alleged offences occurred in Canada. In America he was on the Attorney Generals list as one of the most wanted international drug traffickers.

U.S. officials described Emery as a drug dealer because he was selling seeds in Canada and abroad, as if it were any of their business.  He was jailed in 2009, and extradited to the U.S. pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana. He claimed to have made over $3 million dollars a year selling seeds, which was donated for marijuana policy reform efforts. $600,000 went to provincial and federal taxes. 

No one mentioned the good things he'd done, like Iboga Therapy House a detox centre for heroin and cocaine addicts.

He was held by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Folston, Georgia, then transferred to Yazoo City Prison in Mississippi to serve his sentence.

His partner, Jodie Emery and Dana Larsen (Sensible✔BC) and a few others have been holding the fort awaiting his release, gathering signatures, and promoting the legalization of medical marijuana.

Americans believe all of his efforts have gone up in smoke. It seems America has gone up in smoke.

Boy, the Americans were wrong. Since his arrest, it's becoming legal everywhere, more legal in the U.S. than here in Canada. How is that possible?

I can't wait for the day, we see our future Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau and Marc Emery sharing a joint. It's in the making.

Dog Brindle

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