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Police Brutality? Niagara Falls Canada at Free Mark Emery protest (short version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPWlx2X8esc

Published on Jun 13, 2010

For the full 45 min version click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOQjXC… – private

This shortened version was edited to fit in a non directors YT page limits and highlights the Police Brutality aspects of this story.

The FREE MARC EMERY campaign attended Justice Minister Rob Nicholson’s office in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Thursday, June 10th. Head organizer and BC Civil Liberties director Jacob Hunter was immediately assaulted and arrested by a Niagara Falls Policeman.

The FREE MARC campaign was at Conservative MP Rob Nicholson’s constituency office to stage an “occupation” sit-in protest, similar to dozens that have taken place across Canada. The protests are a response to the extradition and imprisonment of Canadian activist, businessman, and BC Marijuana Party leader Marc Emery.

Marc Emery was extradited to the US for a 5-year federal prison sentence for selling seeds, even though he never left Canada. Vancouver police failed to have him charged here in 2003, then worked with US law enforcement to have
him charged down there in 2005. Rob Nicholson signed the extradition order himself on May 10th, 2010, which is the reason he was targeted by the FREE MARC campaign.

The FREE MARC campaign leaders, Jodie Emery and Jacob Hunter, had done the same in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office in Calgary on May 19th. Arrests have been attempted by police at almost all occupation/sit-ins, but the Constitutional Right to protest, and the fact that MP offices are public space paid for by public tax dollars, allowed for every occupation to proceed. However, this one was violently stopped before it even began.

Jacob and Eric are required to appear in Niagara Falls court on August 5th for unjustified charges that should be thrown out. Conservative MP office occupations will continue. There is no reason for any protesters to be arrested. The aggressive officer should be punished.

The Justice Minister is a COWARD, afraid of the PUBLIC he is paid by. We are his BOSS. It’s wrong to keep his public office doors locked.

SHAME ON THE JUSTICE MINISTER! Rob Nicholson is an arrogant coward!

Get involved in the FREE MARC EMERY campaign! Go to:

http://www.CannabisCulture.com
http://www.WhyProhibition.ca
http://www.FreeMarc.ca

Canadian Marc Emery Sentenced To Five Years in US Prison

Uploaded on Sep 12, 2010

The Province: Marc Emery, Vancouver’s “prince of pot,” was sentenced to five years in jail by a District Court judge Friday.

http://www.theprovince.com/Marc+Emery+sentenced/3509432/story.html
http://www.freemarc.ca
http://www.cannabisculture.com
http://www.whyprohibition.ca
http://www.pot.tv

http://www.hightimes.com/read/marc-emery-headed-canadian-prison

BY MARY JANE GIBSON · FRI JUL 12, 2013

Marc Emery, the Canadian marijuana seed magnate who has been imprisoned in the US since 2010 for selling seeds by mail order and online, was approved for transfer to Canadian custody on July 9.

Emery was targeted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration and arrested in 2005 by Vancouver police acting on behalf of the DEA. He operated his seed business openly in Vancouver from 1994 to 2005, paying provincial and federal taxes, and donating much of the profits to drug-law reform lobbyists, medical marijuana initiatives, drug rehabilitation clinics, and other organizations.

He initially faced a 30-year prison sentence, but after a years-long legal battle, Emery struck a plea bargain to serve a five-year sentence. The plea bargain included an agreement that his two accused colleagues face no jail time He secured a deal with US officials to serve his sentence in Canada, but the conservative Harper administration refused to allow it and he was extradited to the US. He is currently being held in a medium-security facility in Yazoo, MS, where he recently spent time in solitary confinement.

The US Department of Justice approved the transfer, which must now be signed off on by the Canadian public safety minister. Marc’s wife Jodie Emery posted a message to her Twitter accountasking for supporters to sign a petition to bring her husband home.

When Emery was arrested in 2005, DEA administrator Karen Tandy stated that his arrest was “…a significant blow… to the marijuana legalization movement.” However, since then, legalization initiatives for both recreational and medical marijuana have thrived, and a majority of Americans favor outright legalization of cannabis.

More @ www.vancouversun.com

FREE MARC EMERY!

Marc Emery is known around the world as the “Prince of Pot”. He has been imprisoned in the USA for his political activism and philanthropy. FREE MARC EMERY!

By Jodie Emery – Tuesday, May 11 2010

Free Marc

On May 10th, 2010 the Canadian Minister of Justice, Rob Nicholson, extradited Marc Emery to the USA for an expected five-year prison term for selling marijuana seeds over the Internet and funding marijuana legalization efforts worldwide.Click here for the news coverage.

 http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/4639.html

Pot-TV Welcomes Home Marc Emery, Out On Bail! Part 1

Uploaded on Dec 3, 2009

Marc sits down with Mandy to bring us up to date on what is happening with his extradition and what it was like in prison and now that he is out. visit http://freemarc.ca/ http://whyprohibition.ca/http://www.cannabisculture.com/

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www.FreeMarc.ca

Marc was formally extradited to Seattle, Washington on Thursday May 20th, 2010. He appeared in Seattle Federal Court on Monday, May 24th to enter his guilty plea.

Marc was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison on Friday, September 10th in US federal court. Click here to read about it, andclick here to help bring him home to Canada!

FREE MARC shirts, buttons and posters are available in the FREE MARC section of the Cannabis Culture online store or in Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters store at 307 West Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC.

Marc Emery: Messing Up The System – Parts 1 to 6

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From the Pot-TV Archive.

Originally released on Pot-TV on August 12th, 2002 and again on March 6th, 2006. Here it is, in high quality with all bits intact, the 1993 Doty Docs documentary, written and produced by the late Christopher Doty: “Marc Emery: Messing Up The System”.

From the back of the cover:

“In July 1992 Marc Emery, tireless London-born political crusader, left the town he called home for 34 years to begin a new life in India. The was no one present to see him off… except a documentary crew.

The result was Marc Emery: Messing Up The System, a dizzying chronical of Emery’s three-decade battle with police, feminists, censors, drug enforcement officers and Canada at large. Viewers game enough to watch the program learned what turned a cocky 17-yr-old bookseller into this country’s self-styled “Prince of Pot”.

Description from 2002:

This 1992 documentary, Marc Emery: Messing Up the System, tells the pre-Hemp BC story of the man behind the myth. (Unfortunately the first five minutes or so were missing from this archival copy).

Description from 2006:

“A dizzying chronicle of Marc’s first 3 decades battling with police, feminists, censors, drug enforcement and Canada at large.”

The History of the Prince of Pot

http://www.pot.tv/video/2002/08/11/History-Prince-Pot
http://www.pot.tv/video/2006/03/05/Messing-System

‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery Sentenced To Five Years in US Prison

By Jeremiah Vandermeer, Cannabis Culture – Friday, September 10 2010

CANNABIS CULTURE – Marc Emery, well-known Canadian marijuana activist and founder of Cannabis Culture Magazine, was sentenced by a federal judge to five years behind bars in a US prison on September 10th.

Targeted by the DEA for his political activism and his efforts to fund marijuana legalization groups, our good friend Marc finally learned his fate this afternoon in a Seattle courtroom: a five year sentence for selling marijuana seeds, in accord with a plea deal arranged with US prosecutors.

CLICK HERE to join THE WORLDWIDE RALLIES to FREE MARC EMERY on Saturday, September 18

The sentencing was short; government prosecutor Todd Greenberg and Marc’s attorney Richard Troberman made brief remarks before Marc himself was allowed to make a final statement to the court.

Judge Ricardo S. Martinez seemed sympathetic in handing the activist his sentence, but implied that his hands were largely tied by the conditions of the plea agreement. As the judge noted during the proceedings, delivering a shorter sentence would allow government prosecutors to pull out of the deal, leaving Marc vulnerable to a trial and longer punishment. Judge Martinez recommended that Marc be moved to the Federal Correctional Institution in Lompoc California, as per his wishes, and made an informal recommendation to the Justice Department that a Treaty Transfer be approved to send Marc back to Canada to serve his sentence.

A group of about 40 supporters held signs, shouted chants and sounded off to American and Canadian media about what they see as a disgraceful affront to justice and Canadian sovereignty – the imprisonment of a peaceful political activist and dedicated advocate and fundraiser for drug policy reform.

Marc’s wife Jodie, a Green Party director-at-large and accomplished cannabis activist in her own right, condemned the treatment of her husband and other victims of the Drug War. Speaking with reporters after the sentencing Jodie said that today’s sentencing provoked “a mix of emotions”.

“Marc’s deal has dragged on since 2005 and it’s good to have it over with,” she said, “but to face the 5-year sentence ahead…that’s quite a long road to look down.”

The following stories and videos appeared online in the hours after Marc’s sentencing.

CBC: ‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery Sentenced To Five Years

Uploaded on Sep 15, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/user/cannabisculturemag?

CBC News reports on the sentencing of ‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery, the cannabis activist arrested in 2005 by the DEA and Canadian authorities and extradited to the United States for selling marijuana seeds on the Internet and using the money to fund legalization efforts. Marc was sentenced to 5 years in a US prison.

Go to http://www.FREEMARC.CA to help Marc get back to Canada where he belongs!

Marc Emery on Word of Mouth

Uploaded on May 1, 2010

Word of Mouth Wednesday April 28th 2010 interviews Marc Emery about the Toronto Freedom Festival and Global Marijuana March 2010, his legal extradition to the U.S.A., Canadian Rick Simpson in exile, the New World Order G20 coming to Toronto, the movement to ‘Free Marc Emery’, and more…

Toronto Freedom Festival takes place on Saturday May 1st 2010 at Queens Park North in downtown Toronto, more info: http://www.torontofreedomfestival.com… 

NOW DOWNLOADABLE MP3 Word of Mouth Wednesday April 28th 2010 7-8pm archive link: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/pr…

MUSIC DOWNLOAD ‘Free Marc Emery’ by The Ground Luminosityhttp://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/fil… 

Recommended research: Rick Simpson’s Healing Hemp Oil – http://www.phoenixtears.ca/

Marc Emery prison potcasts here –http://cannabisculture.podbean.com/ 

Toronto Truth Seekers –http://torontotruthseekers.com/ 

Matt Mernagh’s Blog ‘Traumatized Toronto Tokers Toke On’ http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/nod…

Cannabis Culture Magazine – http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/

More music about The Prince of Pot links http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/con… 

MP3 Throwback archive link to Marc Emery’s original appearance on Word of Mouth Wednesday April 30th 2008:http://www.silsa.ca/MarcEmery04302008… 

Word of Mouth Wednesdays 7-8 pm (EST)

Canada’s ‘prince of pot’ gets five years in U.S. prison

by Emanuella Grinberg, CNN

The man once known as Canada’s “prince of pot” is now a federal inmate in the U.S. system after a judge in Washington sentenced him Friday to five years in prison.

Marijuana activist Marc Emery pleaded guilty in May in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, to a single count of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana after an 18-month investigation into the seed-selling business Emery operated from his head shop in Vancouver, British Columbia.

By imposing the five-year sentence, which includes four years of supervised probation, U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez honored a plea deal that Emery, 52, entered into with U.S. authorities to avoid a lengthier sentence.

“There is no question your actions were illegal and criminal and your actions ensured that others broke the law and suffered the consequences,” the judge told Emery during the hearing.

Dozens of Emery’s supporters gathered outside Seattle’s federal courthouse to protest the sentence, which marks the end of a five-year legal battle against a man once described by U.S. authorities as one of its most wanted international drug trafficking targets — and the only one from Canada.

Emery is the founder of the British Columbia Marijuana Party and the website CannabisCulture.com. His status in Canada as a tireless advocate for marijuana legalization has been cemented through years of sit-ins, demonstrations and runs for political office. By his own account, he has been arrested at least a dozen times since 1995 related to his activism, and Vancouver police have raided his shop several times since it opened in 1994.

In his plea agreement, Emery admitted to operating a marijuana seed selling business with two co-defendants, who entered pleas this year to lesser offenses and were placed on probation in Canada. He also admitted to selling seeds to customers in the United States through mail and telephone orders and in his Vancouver retail store.

“Marc Emery decided that U.S. laws did not apply to him, but he was wrong,” said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan in a statement Friday. “Emery put his personal profits above the law. He made millions of dollars by shipping millions of seeds into the U.S. He sold to anyone who would pay him — with no regard for the age or criminal activities of his customers. Now, Emery is paying the price for being part of the illegal drug trade that damages lives, homes and the environment.”

But Emery and his supporters worldwide have maintained from the start that his prosecution was politically motivated, citing a 2005 DEA press release touting his arrest as a “significant blow” to the marijuana legalization movement.

“Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery’s illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists have one less pot of money to rely on,” former DEA Administrator Karen Tandy said in the July 2005 statement, which can no longer be found on the DEA’s website.

Emery’s lawyer reminded the judge of the press release in his presentencing memorandum, claiming there are other seed selling businesses in Canada that the U.S. government chose not to go after.

“The only thing that makes Mr. Emery unique or different from most of these other seed sellers is that Marc donated his proceeds to help fund lawful marijuana legalization efforts throughout the United States and Canada. On this record, no one can (or should) take the government seriously when it claims that this case was not politically motivated,” Richard Troberman wrote.

But the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that Emery’s personal politics had nothing to do with his prosecution.

“Through the years, and in various contexts, Marc Emery has meant different things to many people. But in the context of this federal criminal prosecution, Emery stands before the court as many others have before him — as an admitted drug dealer who has entered a plea of guilty to a large scale marijuana trafficking conspiracy,” the U.S. attorney’s office wrote in its presentencing memo. “The government’s case was investigated and prosecuted without regard for Emery’s personal politics, his political agenda or the ways in which he chose to spend the proceeds of his drug crimes.”

With Emery in prison, his wife, Jodie, has become the face behind their cause, which has not fallen dormant in his absence. Rallies to support Emery and the legalization movement will be held in more than 70 cities across the globe on September 18, she said.

“It’s going to be a long, difficult road ahead, but we’ll be able to make it with all the support we have,” she said.
Emery also remains firm in his beliefs, though in a letter to the court, he admitted his means may have been self-defeating.

“It was my sincere belief that the prohibitions on cannabis are hurtful to U.S. and Canadian citizens and are contrary to the U.S. and Canadian constitutions. I was, however, overzealous and reckless in pursuing this belief, and acted arrogantly in violation of U.S. federal law. I regret not choosing other methods — legal ones — to achieve my goals of peaceful political reform.”

– Article from CNN.


U.S. jails Canadian ‘Prince of Pot’ for five years

By Rod Mickleburgh, Globe and Mail

The long arm of American justice has reached out for Canada’s so-called Prince of Pot and sent him to U.S. federal prison for five years.

A chastened Marc Emery, who was sentenced in U.S. District Court here Friday for selling millions of marijuana seeds to customers south of the border, admitted to arrogance in flouting American law and promised never to advocate civil disobedience again in the United States or Canada.

His statement represented a change of attitude for Mr. Emery, 52, who had openly pedalled his illegal products to the U.S. and smoked pot in public on a regular basis in Canada, daring authorities to charge him.

Yet, even as he was led away in dowdy prison fatigues, waving to his wife and supporters, winds of a changing, more tolerant attitude towards marijuana prosecutions are beginning to gust in the United States.

Some now wonder whether Mr. Emery’s relatively harsh punishment for a business that was never closed by Canadian authorities could soon be a rare event in a country that has waged a relentless war against marijuana for decades.

“It won’t be the last, and it’s still an uphill battle, but more and more, people are saying that criminalizing marijuana does more harm than good,” said Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the U.S.-based Drug Policy Alliance. “Things are definitely changing.”

Most strikingly, the very person who indicted Mr. Emery in 2005, former U.S. Attorney John McKay, came out strongly last weekend in favour of legalizing, regulating and taxing the sale of cannabis, smoked by an estimated 15 million Americans.

Meanwhile, citizens of the country’s largest state, California, will vote this November on whether to legalize the drug, other states are expected to have similar ballots next year, and increasing numbers of former and current law enforcement officials, including ex-Seattle police chief Norm Stumper, are speaking out for change.

Even Judge Ricardo Martinez, who handed down Mr. Emery’s sentence as part of a plea-bargain, expressed sympathy for the Canadian pot crusader on his coming incarceration.

Noting that he had received many letters in support of Mr. Emery that were well-written and thoughtful “and made some very interesting points,” Judge Martinez told him: “I know five years is a long time, but I wish you the best when you get out.”

Judge Martinez recommended that Mr. Emery be returned to Canada to serve out his sentence. But both governments have to agree, and the federal Conservatives have shown little sympathy for drug offenders.

As for Mr. McKay, while labelling Mr. Emery “an idiot” for smoking marijuana, he said that “as [his] prosecutor, however, I’m not afraid to say out loud what most of my former colleagues know is true.

“Our policy of criminal prohibition of marijuana has utterly failed. It is dangerous, and wrong, and should be changed,” declared Mr. McKay, currently a law professor at Seattle University. “Brave agents and cops continue to risk their lives in a futile attempt to enforce misguided laws that do not match the realities of our society.”

Mr. McKay declined a request to elaborate on his views, contained in an opinion piece for the Seattle Times.

U.S. District Attorney Todd Greenberg told the crowded courtroom that Mr. Emery “openly flouted United States drug laws.” He said five years was the longest term anyone in the district had received for being part of the “marijuana supply chain.”

Before sentencing, Mr. Emery said he regretted his actions. “I admit that I was arrogant. … When I get out, I won’t ever advocate criminal disobedience again. … I will pursue conventional methods to change the law.”

– Article from the Globe and Mail.


Canada’s prince of pot sentenced to five years in jail

Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun

SEATTLE, Wash. — Sentenced to five years behind bars, Canada’s Prince of Pot Marc Emery was led off to an American penitentiary Friday repenting his seed-selling sins and professing love for his wife.

“I love you Jodie!” he mouthed silently to her as he was led away.

There may be a place for and time for a debate over the legalization of marijuana the judge told him, but this is not the time or the place — marijuana is illegal.

In a beige prisoner’s jumpsuit, Emery sat throughout the 15-minute hearing with his hands folded under his chin.

His wife Jodie Emery sat stoically the public gallery with about 40 supporters, press and undercover law-enforcement officers.

Seeds traced to grow houses in every region of the U.S. were linked to Emery according to the prosecution, and the original DEA press release called Emery one of the “most wanted international drug trafficking organizational targets — one of only 46 in the world and the only one from Canada.”

Judge Ricardo Martinez, of the western Washington district court, told the 52-year-old Vancouver businessman that he had grown up along the Canadian border and was saddened by what illegal drugs have done to both countries.

“I regret the example we set,” Emery told him, “and I won’t be doing that again.

“I’d like to point out though that it made it sound like I’m a bad guy . . . but I had very good intentions and wanted to be considered a proper participant in our society. I do believe that these prohibition laws create a lot of problems and create organized crime.”

It was a sad emotional end to a 30-year public career by the staunch libertarian most Canadians considered a benign and charismatic political prankster.

The U.S. prosecutors said he was the “largest [pot seed] distributor in North America and at least the largest into the United States . . . .no doubt he sold millions of marijuana seeds that produced millions of marijuana plants in the U.S.”

Outside the federal courthouse, a small group protested his sentence.

Emery said he now realizes that some of the methods he chose to fund his efforts to repeal the marijuana prohibition were “ill-conceived and ultimately destructive.”

In a letter given to the judge prior to sentencing, Emery said he was “over-zealous and reckless” and “acted arrogantly in violation of U.S. federal law.

“I regret not choosing other methods — legal ones — to achieve my goals of peaceful political reform.”

It sounded as sincere as Galileo’s confession.

Emery has been a political activist for three decades — fighting Sunday business-closing laws in Ontario, Canada’s national ban on drug literature and, of course, the marijuana prohibition.

A Canadian citizen and president of the B.C. Marijuana Party, Emery has run for office several times.

In furtherance of his goal of legalizing cannabis, for many years he sold marijuana seeds around the world through catalogue sales.

“This was not a business that operated underground, or even in the shadows,” Richard Troberman, Emery’s lawyer told the court.

“On the contrary, Marc openly operated his seed distribution business (“Marc Emery Direct”) from a storefront in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as well as over the internet; through telephone sales; direct mail sales; and though other media outlets. Revenue Canada gladly accepted taxes on all of his sales, which were duly reported to the appropriate taxing authorities. Virtually all of the profits from the business went to funding lawful efforts to legalize marijuana in Canada and the United States through the political process.”

Crown counsel in Canada refused to prosecute Emery but under the former Republican presidency the U.S. ramped up its war on drugs and targeted Emery because of his political profile.

“The Attorney General’s true motive — which was to silence Mr. Emery’s political activity — could not be more clear,” Troberman said.

Emery was indicted in Seattle on May 26, 2005 for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana and arrested in Halifax on an extradition warrant a few days later.

He was held in custody from Aug. 2 through Aug. 5, 2005. Emery remained free until Sept. 2009 when a tentative plea bargain was reached and he surrendered himself into custody Sept. 28.

He remained imprisoned in Canada until Nov. 18, when he was released to await the Justice Minister’s final determination of his extradition.

On May 10, Emery was told the minister had refused his last-ditch appeal and went back into jail.

He was transported to the U.S. May 20 and has remained imprisoned since.

Emery admitted selling more then 4 million seeds, 75 per cent to U.S. customers.

He asked to be housed in the federal correctional institution at Lompoc, Calif., so he can continue to be visited by his wife. The judge recommended that.

After his sentencing, Emery’s lawyers delivered a request to the Canadian consul for a prison transfer to Canada.

His B.C. lawyer Kirk Tousaw said that if all went well, Emery could be serving his time in a Canadian institution within a year.

“I received hundreds of letters and emails, most of them favourable to you,” Judge Martinez said.

“One in crayon,” he quipped, “others quite well written, very thoughtful, making some very interesting points. I know five years is a long time. I wish you the best.”

– Article from The Vancouver Sun.


Prince of Pot jailed 5 years in U.S. for selling seeds

by The Toronto Star

SEATTLE—Canada’s flamboyant Prince of Pot has been sentenced in a U.S. court to five years in prison for being one of the largest marijuana seed suppliers in America.

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan told the court Marc Emery made millions of dollars by shipping seeds into the United States and now he’s paying the price for being part of the illegal drug trade.

“Marc Emery decided that U.S. laws did not apply to him, but he was wrong,” Durkan said in a news release Friday.

“Emery put his personal profits above the law . . . He sold to anyone who would pay him — with no regard for the age or criminal activities of his customers.

“Now, Emery is paying the price for being part of the illegal drug trade that damages lives, homes and the environment.”

When U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez sentenced Emery in Seattle on Friday, he told him there was no question his actions were criminal and that Emery ensured others broke the law by selling them the seeds.

Emery was indicted in 2005, but it wasn’t until May of this year that he was extradited from Canada and left for Washington State after a plea agreement.

His lawyer arranged the five-year sentence on the charge of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.

Emery’s wife, Jodie Emery, said in an interview that her husband is holding up, but his fight is not over.

She said right after court adjourned on Friday, his lawyer went to the Canadian consulate in Seattle to submit the paperwork to have Emery transferred back to Canada to serve his sentence here.

The arrangement requires the consent from Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and Jodie Emery conceded she’s not hopeful the Tory government will act quickly.

“I am not very optimistic just judging by the track record of this government,” she said in an interview. “They have been neglecting and refusing the applications from Canadians abroad ever since they came into power and they certainly don’t care for marijuana or marijuana drug law reform. So they haven’t really expressed any interest in helping Marc.”

The court noted that Emery claimed on his website to have made about $3 million a year for selling about four million seeds over the years from his Vancouver headquarters.

In his letter to the Seattle court, Emery said he “arrogantly violated U.S. law” and said he regrets he did not use legal methods to support his beliefs.

Last year, two employees of Emery Seeds were sentenced in Seattle to two years of probation for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.

Michele Leonhart, a spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration, said Emery didn’t consider whether his actions harmed families or led to violence.

“Due to the extraordinary co-operation between Canadian and U.S. law enforcement, Emery’s conspiracy was shattered and he is now a convicted felon,” she said.

– Article from The Toronto Star.


Canada’s ‘Prince of Pot’ sentenced to 5 years

by The Associated Press

SEATTLE — Canada’s so-called Prince of Pot, who sold millions of marijuana seeds to U.S. customers before his 2005 arrest, has been sentenced to five years in prison after earlier pleading guilty to a drug charge.

At his sentencing Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Marc Emery told the court that he “arrogantly violated U.S. law.”

Extradited from Vancouver, British Columbia, in May, the 52-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.

On his website, Emery claimed to have made about $3 million a year selling seeds and to have sold more than four million seeds over the years.

U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan says Emery “sold to anyone who would pay him — with no regard for the age or criminal activities of his customers.”

– Article from The Associated Press.


Pot activist Marc Emery gets 5 years in U.S. jail

by CTV News

Canadian pot activist Marc Emery has been sentenced to five years in a U.S. federal prison for selling marijuana seeds south of the border.

The 52-year-old Vancouver resident learned his fate on Friday afternoon in a U.S. district court in Seattle. His lawyer brought about the five-year prison term on the charge of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.

Emery’s sentence also includes four years of “supervised release” to follow his prison term, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office that described Emery as the largest marijuana seeds vendor in the U.S. when he was indicted in 2005.

“There is no question your actions were illegal and criminal and your actions ensured that others broke the law and suffered the consequences,” U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez told Emery in his sentencing decision.

Emery signed a plea agreement stating that he and two associates, Michelle Rainey and Gregory Keith Williams, who helped run a business distributing marijuana seeds. Rainey, 39, and Williams, 54, both worked for Emery Seeds. They were each sentenced to two years of probation on conspiracy to manufacture marijuana charges last year in a Seattle court.

In a statement from Emery quoted by The Globe and Mail, he said it was “arrogant” to defy U.S. law.

“My zealous pursuit of what may be an honourable goal of repeal of a bad law blinded me from recognizing that my example of flouting the law is a bad example to set for others,” Emery’s statement reads.

“I promise to never advocate civil disobedience, or condone civil disobedience, or ever flout Canadian or U.S. laws ever again.”

The U.S. Attorney’s office said that three-quarters of the seeds that Emery’s company sold between 1995 and 2005 wound up in the United States. It also charged those seeds were linked to illegal marijuana-growing operations “protected by guns and booby traps.”

“Marc Emery decided that U.S. laws did not apply to him, but he was wrong,” U.S. attorney Jenny A. Durkan said in a statement. “He sold to anyone who would pay him — with no regard for the age or criminal activities of his customers.”

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson ordered that Emery be extradited to the U.S. in May, after a five-year legal battle over Emery’s business.

In a blog posting dated Sept. 8, the self-described “Prince of Pot” wrote that he hopes to be transferred to a Canadian prison.

“But that’s only if Public Safety Minister Vic Toews approves my transfer, and the US Bureau of Prisons approves my transfer,” Emery wrote.

If successful, he said he could be eligible for parole in November 2011.

– Article from CTV News.


Marc Emery gets 5 years in prison

by CBC News

Judge recommends he be allowed to serve sentence in Canada

B.C. marijuana activist Marc Emery has been sentenced to five years imprisonment on drug distribution charges by a U.S. federal judge in Seattle, Wash.

The sentence handed down Friday afternoon is in accord with a deal the Vancouver entrepreneur struck with U.S. prosecutors when he pleaded guilty in May.

U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez recommended that Emery, 52, be allowed to serve his time in a Canadian prison.

Prior to sentencing, Emery admitted breaking the law by selling marijuana seeds to U.S. customers and promised he would not break the law again.

Emery was arrested at his Vancouver shop in 2005 by Vancouver police, who were working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. He was accused of selling marijuana seeds to U.S. customers through his mail order business.

Since Emery voluntarily surrendered for extradition in May, he has been held at the maximum-security SeaTac Federal Detention Centre.

He spent three weeks in solitary confinement after his supporters podcast a video recording he made in the prison, but has been in the general population since, said his wife.

– Article from CBC News.


‘Prince of Pot’ gets 5 years

by KOMO News

SEATTLE – A Canadian nicknamed the “Prince of Pot” was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for shipping millions of marijuana seeds into the United States.

Marc Emery, 52, of Vancouver, British Columbia, was the largest supplier of pot seeds in the U.S. at the time of his indictment, federal officials say. He sold mainly to marijuana grow operations across the country.

Emery was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez, who told him “there is no question your actions were illegal and criminal and your actions ensured that others broke the law and suffered the consequences.”

“Marc Emery decided that U.S. laws did not apply to him, but he was wrong,” said U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. “Emery put his personal profits above the law. He made millions of dollars by shipping millions of seeds into the U.S. He sold to anyone who would pay him. … Now, Emery is paying the price for being part of the illegal drug trade that damages lives, homes and the environment.”

Outside the courtroom, a small group of protesters demanded that Emery be released. They waved signs saying “Free Marc Emery” and “Send Marc Home.”

Emery was indicted in 2005, and was extradited from Canada in May 2010. In his plea agreement, he admits that he and his co-conspirators Michelle Rainey and Gregory Keith Williams operated a marijuana seed distribution business known as Marc Emery Direct.

About 75 percent of the sales were to people in the United States. On his website, Emery claimed to have made approximately $3 million a year selling seeds, and to have sold more than 4 million seeds over the years, federal officials said.

Emery, a 12-time candidate for elected office in Canada and magazine publisher, spent millions of dollars gained through his mail-order seed business to advocate for marijuana law reform in Canada and the United States.

After a lengthy extradition fight, Emery pleaded guilty earlier this year to drug crimes, which he described as “civil disobedience.”

In a letter to the court, Emery was contrite. He’d previously fought extradition and, through his supporters, continues to conduct small rallies demanding his release.

“It has always been my sincere belief that the prohibitions on cannabis are hurtful to U.S. and Canadian citizens and are contrary to the constitutions of both countries,” the 52-year-old wrote in the Sept. 1 letter.

“I regret not choosing other methods — legal ones — to achieve my goals of peaceful political reform,” the former candidate for Vancouver, B.C., mayor continued. “I have no one to blame but myself.”

– Article from KOMO News.


Marijuana seed dealer who spent fortune on pot reform gets 5 years

by Levi Pulkkinen, Seattle Post Intelligencer

Canadian marijuana seed dealer and pro-pot activist Marc Emery has been sentenced to a five-year prison term, marking the end of a years-long legal fight once cast by federal authorities as a blow to the marijuana reform movement.

Imposing Emery’s sentence Friday, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez honored a plea agreement struck earlier this year by Emery to avoid a potential 10-year prison term.

Emery — a 12-time candidate for elected office in Canada often described as the “Prince of Pot” — spent millions of dollars gained through a mail-order marijuana seed business to advocate for marijuana law reform in Canada and the United States. After a five-year extradition fight, Emery pleaded guilty earlier this year to drug crimes, which he described as “civil disobedience.”

Writing the court in preparation for Friday’s hearing, Emery cast his multi-million-dollar seed business as having been a tool in his fight against marijuana prohibition.

“I don’t think any society that’s a democracy should be punishing people for peaceful behavior,” Emery said in court Friday before being sentenced.

“I did flout the law and I do regret that,” he continued. “I had very good intentions.”

When he and two coworkers were arrested following a lengthy Drug Enforcement Administration investigation, Emery’s was one of dozens of businesses selling marijuana seeds. Federal prosecutors contend Emery’s was the largest such operation running at the time of this arrest.

For reasons never explained by the Justice Department, Emery was the sole Canadian on the attorney general’s most wanted list of drug traffickers. At the time, violence was on the rise among British Columbia-based gangs largely funded by the province’s illicit marijuana crop. Emery, by contrast, was paying taxes on the seeds he sold by mail and through a Vancouver storefront, and has never been tied publicly to organized crime.

At the time of Emery’s arrest, then DEA Chief Karen Tandy issued a statement saying: “Today’s DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group, is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement

“His marijuana trade and propagandist marijuana magazine have generated nearly $5 million a year in profits that bolstered his trafficking efforts, but those have gone up in smoke today. … Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd Greenberg argued in statements filed prior to Friday’s hearing that Emery’s arrest wasn’t political.

“From the Department of Justice’s perspective, the focus of this case always has been, and should remain, on Emery’s long term and repeated violations of the U.S. drug laws,” Greenberg told the court.

“The government’s case,” he continued, “was investigated and prosecuted without regard for Emery’s personal politics, his political agenda, or the ways in which he chose to spend the proceeds of his drug crimes.”

But Emery attorney Richard Troberman cited Tandy’s statement as evidence that his client was targeted for fighting against the drug war.

Troberman argued his client was targeted by the DEA because he, unlike his competitors in the marijuana seed business, used his profits to fund pro-pot initiatives, including medical marijuana reforms in several U.S. states.

“The only thing that makes Mr. Emery unique or different from most of these other seed sellers is that Marc donated his proceeds to help fund lawful marijuana legalization efforts throughout the United States and Canada,” Troberman told the court. “On this record, no one can or should take the government seriously when it claims that this case was not politically motivated.”

In a letter to the court filed prior to Friday’s sentencing, Emery was contrite. He’d previously fought extradition and, through his supporters, continues to conduct small rallies demanding his release.

“It has always been my sincere belief that the prohibitions on cannabis are hurtful to U.S. and Canadian citizens and are contrary to the constitutions of both countries,” the 52-year-old wrote in the Sept. 1 letter.

“I regret not choosing other methods — legal ones — to achieve my goals of peaceful political reform,” the former candidate for Vancouver, B.C., mayor continued. “I have no one to blame but myself.”

Speaking to her husband’s Cannabis Culture magazine, Jodie Emery reiterated that the seed business was run “with the explicit goal of funding the marijuana legalization movement.”

“He paid his income tax on seed sales, and operated openly and transparently,” Jodie Emery said, according to Cannabis Culture. “Marc and I have no savings, bonds, stocks, property, cars, homes, or anything of value. On the day of his arrest, he had $11 in his bank account.

Emery and his supporters have asked that he be allowed to serve his prison sentence in Canada. Unless and until that happens, Emery is expected to be housed at a Bureau of Prisons facility inside the United States.

– Article from Seattle Post Intelligencer.

WHO IS MARC EMERY?

submitted by  on June 9, 2009

Marc Emery is a Canadian businessman and political activist who owned and operated Cannabis Culture MagazinePot-TV, the BC Marijuana Party, and Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters (previously the BCMP Bookstore, and HEMP BC before that.)

He was also the world’s most famous marijuana seed retailer and the biggest financial supporter of the marijuana movement world-wide until the US Drug Enforcement Administration and Canadian law enforcement arrested him in Canada and shut down Marc Emery Direct Seeds in July 2005.

Marc is currently imprisoned in Yazoo City medium-security prison in Yazoo City, Mississippi after being extradited on May 20th, 2010 by the Canadian government. He was sentenced on September 10th in Seattle federal court to 5 years in prison for “distribution of marijuana” seeds, though the US Drug Enforcement Administration admitted it was actually for his political activism and financing the marijuana movement (see below for that DEA document).

For regular updates about Marc Emery’s status, go to:
Facebook.com/PrinceOfPot – Marc Emery’s Fan Page
Facebook.com/MarcEmery – Marc Emery’s personal profile
Facebook.com/JodieEmery – Marc’s wife’s personal profile

FACTS ABOUT MARC EMERY:

• Marc Emery is a Canadian citizen who never went to the USA as a seed seller.

• Marc Emery operated his seed business in Canada at all times, with no American branches or employees.

• Marc Emery declared his income from marijuana seed sales on his income tax, and paid over $580,000 to the Federal and Provincial governments from 1999 to 2005.

• Marc Emery is the leader of the British Columbia Marijuana Party, a registered political party that has regularly participated in elections.

• Marc Emery has never been arrested or convicted of manufacturing or distributing marijuana in Canada, as he only sold seeds.

• Marc Emery gave away all of the profits from his seed business to drug law reform lobbyists, political parties, global protests and rallies, court litigation, medical marijuana initiatives, drug rehabilitation clinics, and other legitimate legal activities and organizations.

• Marc Emery helped found the United States Marijuana Party, state-level political parties, and international political parties in countries such as Israel and New Zealand.

• Marc Emery has been known as a book seller and activist in Canada for 30 years, fighting against censorship laws and other social issues long before he became a drug law reform activist.

• Marc Emery has been a media figure for 20 years with regards to marijuana and drug law reform. He is very well-known to Canadian, American and international news media organizations.

• Marc Emery operated his business in full transparency and honesty since its inception in 1994, even sending his marijuana seed catalogue inside his magazine “Cannabis Culture” to each Member of Parliament in Canada every two months for years.

Marc openly ran “Marc Emery Direct Marijuana Seeds” from a store in downtown Vancouver and through mail-order from 1994 to 2005, with the goal to fund anti-prohibition and pro-marijuana activists and organizations across North America and the world.
 
Marc always paid all provincial and federal taxes on his income and made no secret to anyone of his seed-selling business. Marc was raided by police for selling seeds and bongs in 1996 and again in 1997 and 1998, but despite the seizure of his stock by police, the Canadian courts sentenced Emery only to fines and no jail time.
Canadian police then pressured the American Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to launch a cross-border attack against Marc. They arranged to have him charged under America’s much more severe laws against seeds.
 
 
Marc was arrested in Canada by American agents in 2005, and originally faced a minimum 30-year sentence in the US, with the possibility of life behind bars. After years of legal efforts, and ensuring his two co-accused received no prison time, Marc made a plea-bargain for a five-year sentence in the US. Marc had originally secured a deal with US officials to serve his five-year sentence in Canada, but the Conservative Government of Canada refused to allow this, and forced him to be extradited to the US.
 
The US Drug Enforcement Administration admitted on the day of Marc Emery’s arrest that his investigation and extradition were politically motivated, designed to target the marijuana legalization efforts and organizations that Emery spearheaded and financed for over a decade. Here is the original text of DEA Administrator Karen Tandy’s statement released on July 29th, 2005 (also available in its original letterhead form by clicking here):“Today’s DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group — is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement.His marijuana trade and propagandist marijuana magazine have generated nearly $5 million a year in profits that bolstered his trafficking efforts, but those have gone up in smoke today.Emery and his organization had been designated as one of the Attorney General’s most wanted international drug trafficking organizational targets — one of only 46 in the world and the only one from Canada.Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery’s illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on.”
On May 10th, 2010, Marc was ordered extradited by Justice Minister Rob Nicholson. He was taken to the USA on May 20th. Marc was forced to endure three weeks of complete solitary confinement for recording a “prison podcast” over the phone for release on the internet. You can listen to his 2009 “Prison Pot-casts” by clicking here.
ESSENTIAL MARC EMERY VIDEOS
Watch these videos for more information about who Marc is, what he did, and why.
CNN visits Canada’s Prince of Pot (1997)
CBS 60 Minutes: The Prince of Pot (2006)
Marc Emery on CBC Sunday (January 2008)
More to come!
SELECTED MARC EMERY RESOURCES
“Marc Emery’s Marching Orders.” Marc’s final video message before being jailed
 
10 Facts About Marc Emery (10 Important Facts about Marc Emery)
 
Did You Know…? (More Information on Marc Emery)
MARC EMERY VIDEO TIMELINE
2010: “Prince of Pot” CNN iReport feature story
2009: “Marc Emery’s Marching Orders.” Marc’s final video message before being jailed
2005: “Who I am, Why I Did It.” article by Marc Emery.
2005: “Escape to Canada” documentary featuring Marc Emery
2002: Cannabis Culture interview with Marc, about his career and work selling marijuana seeds.
1999: Cannabis Culture interview with Marc, covering his early years and raids.
1994: Article written by Marc Emery, outlining his philosophy and the founding of Hemp BC.
1992: Documentary “Messing up the System” covering Marc’s very early career.

Living Luminaries: Marc Emery – Part 1/2

Living Luminaries: Marc Emery – Part 2/2

Uploaded on Nov 27, 2009

Extended interview featuring marijuana activist Marc Emery from the movie Living Luminaries, a church-sponsored movie filmed in 2004. A young man travels the world speaking to influential people about spiritual and personal discovery.

From the Living Luminaries preview online: 

“Canadian pot activist, Marc Emery appears in the movie; “Living Luminaries on The Serious Business of Happiness” along with best selling authors including: Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now; Marianne Williamson, Illuminata, A Return to Love; Gary Renard, Disappearance of the Universe; Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements; Matthew Kelly, Seven Levels of Intimacy. 

Religious and spiritual leaders including: Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith (of the Agape Spiritual Center), Rev. Dr. Mary Manin Morrissey, Dr. Harry Morgan Moses, Nachum Shiffren (The Surfing Rabbi), Rev. Robert A. Schuller (of the Crystal Cathedral), Don Jose Ruiz, and the Venerable Tibetan Lama Chodak Gyatso Nubpa.

Outspoken advocate of civil rights Geronimo Ji Jaga (Pratt) (former Black Panther).

Contemporary thinkers and enlightened teachers such as Obadiah S. Harris, Ph.D. (of the University of Philosophical Research), Robert Frager, Ph.D., Rabbi Yitchok Adlerstein (of Loyola University) and Rev. Dr. William S. Epps.

Join our young seeker on his journey as he reaches some of the most inspirational individuals of our day and inspire your life….. Now!”

Note: Some people are upset by Marc’s comments on monogamy in this video from 2004; Marc wants people to know that since falling in love with and marrying Jodie, he does believe in monogamy and is devoted to his wife. Jodie appears in this video, but was not Marc’s partner at the time. They are very happily married and a powerful team together. As of May 2010, Marc started his US prison sentence for selling marijuana seeds and funding the marijuana movement for a decade when it was most needed. Read more information about Marc’s imprisonment and the campaign to get him back to Canada at http://www.FreeMarc.ca

The Prince of Pot – Marc Emery and BC Bud on CNN Impact (1997)

Uploaded on Nov 6, 2009

From the Pot-TV Archive

Originally release on January 20th, 1998 and again on May 24th, 2008, this was one of Pot-TV’s very first shows to air at #28.
Description from 1998:
CNN’s Impact on Marc Emery and the cannabis scene in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This video is introduced by CNN’s Bernard Shaw. 
Description from 2008:
Here’s the footage that originally aired on October 12, 1997 when CNN came to Vansterdam with their show Impact. Eleven years later, much has changed and some things haven’t.

http://pot.tv/archive/shows/pottvshow…
http://pot.tv/archive/shows/pottvshow…

Marc Emery and Rob Nicholson on CBC’s Power and Politics

Uploaded on Mar 16, 2010

Marc Emery, Ujjal Dosanjh, Libby Davies, and Canadian Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson appear on CBC’s Power and Politics to discuss Emery’s possible extradition to the United States for selling marijuana seed on the Internet.

Marc Emery’s Farewell Speech in Vancouver

Uploaded on Nov 11, 2009

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From the Pot-TV Archive.

Originally posted on August 19th, 2009, towards the end of the Farewell tour and mere weeks before being imprisoned. 

Marc delivers a moving, informative and funny speech to all his friends and faithful followers in Vancouver.
Go to cannabisculture.com for info about the Worldwide Rally For The Prince of Pot on September 19.

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Marc's Prison Podcasts

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast #1 part 1

Uploaded on Oct 8, 2009

Marc talks to Cannabis Culture Editor Jeremiah Vandermeer and discusses getting used to life behind bars, the hypocrisy of the Conservative Party of Canada, and some of his new creative projects. 
To help Marc go to: http://www.cannabisculture.com/

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast #2 Part 3

Uploaded on Oct 16, 2009

Listen to the entire PotCast at Cannabis Culture:http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/con…

In this episode, Marc brings listeners up to speed on conditions at North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam, B.C. and discusses the people he’s meeting on the inside, and talks prison politics. Go to http://www.cannabisculture.com/ to find out how you can help and send mail to Marc too:

Marc Emery
CS #06032080
1451 Kingsway Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC
V3C 1S2
Canada

You cannot send money, books, music, or anything else but paper letters and non-Polaroid photos. No tape, stickers, post-it notes, labels, paper clips, staples, or anything else except paper… and no pot leafs or “illegal” things either. So many rules… But thank you for the support!

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast #3 Part 1

Uploaded on Oct 20, 2009

For more info go to: http://www.cannabisculture.com/
Marc is imprisoned in North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam, BC awaiting extradition to the United States for selling marijuana seeds and using the profits to fund pot activist groups. Marc has been receiving mail from fans, and was sent Kuzmarov’s new book.
The Myth details how many of the brutal tactics used in America’s war on Vietnam are now being used against victims of the War on Drugs.

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast #3 part 2

Uploaded on Oct 20, 2009

For more info go to: http://www.cannabisculture.com/
Marc is imprisoned in North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam, BC awaiting extradition to the United States for selling marijuana seeds and using the profits to fund pot activist groups. Marc has been receiving mail from fans, and was sent Jeremy Kuzmarov’s new book “The Myth of the Addicted Army “.
The Myth details how many of the brutal tactics used in America’s war on Vietnam are now being used against victims of the War on Drugs.

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast #4 – Stephen Harper and The End of Days part 4

Uploaded on Oct 29, 2009

Marc Emery is a marijuana activist imprisoned at North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam, B.C. awaiting extradition to the United States for selling marijuana seeds and using the profits to fund pot activist groups. Go to http://www.cannabisculture.com/.

“End of Days” is an comprehensive analysis of the Conservative Party of Canada’s new “tough-on-crime” laws, and Stephen Harper’s demented vision of Canada’s future as a Neo-Conservo-Christian paradise, where corporations profit as non-violent Canadians are locked up for smoking marijuana.

Marc discusses the hypocrisy of Conservative Party members who want to increase arrests and convert the country into a Super-Prison-State – and then get busted for drinking and driving, cocaine or other sordid offenses. Marc paints a disturbing picture of Harper’s plans for Canada as he stacks the Senate, Courts, and other governmental agencies with friends and fellow evangelicals.

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast #4 – Stephen Harper and The End of Days part 6

Uploaded on Oct 29, 2009

Marc Emery is a marijuana activist imprisoned at North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam, B.C. awaiting extradition to the United States for selling marijuana seeds and using the profits to fund pot activist groups. Go to http://www.cannabisculture.com/.

“End of Days” is an comprehensive analysis of the Conservative Party of Canada’s new “tough-on-crime” laws, and Stephen Harper’s demented vision of Canada’s future as a Neo-Conservo-Christian paradise, where corporations profit as non-violent Canadians are locked up for smoking marijuana.

Marc discusses the hypocrisy of Conservative Party members who want to increase arrests and convert the country into a Super-Prison-State – and then get busted for drinking and driving, cocaine or other sordid offenses. Marc paints a disturbing picture of Harper’s plans for Canada as he stacks the Senate, Courts, and other governmental agencies with friends and fellow evangelicals.

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast #5 Part 1

Uploaded on Nov 10, 2009

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Marc discusses the possibility of being released on bail before he is extradited to the United States in Episode #5 of the Prison Potcast. Marc also talks about the continuing drive by activists, supporters – and even a few politicians – to stop his extradition, and gives listeners an update about life on the inside.

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast #5 Part 2

Uploaded on Nov 10, 2009

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Marc discusses the possibility of being released on bail before he is extradited to the United States in Episode #5 of the Prison Potcast. Marc also talks about the continuing drive by activists, supporters – and even a few politicians – to stop his extradition, and gives listeners an update about life on the inside.

Marc emery’s Prison Potcast #6 Part 2

Uploaded on Nov 10, 2009

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Marc Emery discusses war and sacrifice in this gripping Remembrance Day Episode of the Prison Potcast.
Marc relays several personal stories told to him by his father, friends and others, and discusses Canada’s war history and origin of the poppy worn by Canadians in commemoration of members of the Armed Forces and those who gave their lives in times of war.

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast – Episode #7 Part 1

Uploaded on Nov 23, 2009

Marc discusses the history of his continuing conflict with Canadian and US authorities in Episode #7 of the Prison Potcast.

http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/con…
Marc outlines the unrelenting crusade of Vancouver police and American Drug Czar John Walters to see him put behind bars for selling marijuana seeds and using the profits to fund anti-prohibition activists and marijuana legalization groups.

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast – Episode #7 Part 2

Uploaded on Nov 23, 2009

http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/con…
Marc outlines the unrelenting crusade of Vancouver police and American Drug Czar John Walters to see him put behind bars for selling marijuana seeds and using the profits to fund anti-prohibition activists and marijuana legalization groups.

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast – Episode #8 Part 1

Uploaded on Nov 23, 2009

http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/marc-emerys-prison-potcast-episode-8
Marc reads a letter written for an author friend about books, politics, and more in this episode of the Prison Potcast.
Marc has been writing to friends and fans, answering the many letter he receives in prison. In this letter to the author of a book called Payback (that the author sent to Marc in jail), Marc talks about some of his literary influences and discusses some personal history.

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast – Episode #8 Part 2

Uploaded on Nov 23, 2009

http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/con…
Marc reads a letter written for an author friend about books, politics, and more in this episode of the Prison Potcast.
Marc has been writing to friends and fans, answering the many letter he receives in prison. In this letter to the author of a book called Payback (that the author sent to Marc in jail), Marc talks about some of his literary influences and discusses some personal history.

Marc Emery’s Prison Potcast – Episode #8 Part 3

Uploaded on Nov 23, 2009

http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/con…
Marc reads a letter written for an author friend about books, politics, and more in this episode of the Prison Potcast.
Marc has been writing to friends and fans, answering the many letter he receives in prison. In this letter to the author of a book called Payback (that the author sent to Marc in jail), Marc talks about some of his literary influences and discusses some personal history.

The Marc Emery Papers – Prison Potcast #9 Part 1

Uploaded on Nov 27, 2009

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In this final potcast before being released on bail, Marc talks about the “Marc Emery Papers”, a 6,000 page document nobody is supposed to see. In part 1, Marc details how he spent the $4,000,000 raised selling seeds and much more.

The Marc Emery Papers – Prison Potcast #9 Part 2

Uploaded on Nov 27, 2009

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In this part Marc explains the similarity of the Drug War to the war in Vietnam and how the raid on Marc Emery Direct Seeds was a big Canadian/U.S. covert operation that is being hidden in “The Marc Emery Papers”

The Marc Emery Papers – Prison Potcast #9 Part 3

Uploaded on Nov 27, 2009

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Marc talks about how the evil Nixon and Kissinger carried out during the Vietnam war was exposed by the Pentagon Papers in the sixties and how The Marc Emery Papers show the secrets the Harper government is keeping from Canadians about the Drug War and Harper’s desire to punish.

The Marc Emery Papers – Prison Potcast #9 Part 4

Uploaded on Nov 27, 2009

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In this final part Marc details how Stphen Harper is hell bent to destroy the cannabis culture based on crazed religion and greed spawn by Preston Manning. He also urges you to vote and stop these people from ruining our world and to demand that we be able to view the contents of “The Emery Papers”.

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