Organizers, speakers denounced Emery after considering the “gravity” of the allegations.
"Looking back, it’s definitely disturbing," said a former assistant manager.
"I became conscious of, 'How far can this go?'”
This time around, the penalties Marc faces are so high that he will finally get the jury trial he has long desired. Let's hope the jury recognizes the injustice of being asked to impose life imprisonment on a man whose only "crime" has been to openly do something the government has agreed should be legalized.
Here's my take: dispensary owners have tirelessly fought for many years for more liberalized cannabis laws. They've even racked up hefty legal bills while pleading their case to the highest court in the land. Ultimately, they've helped pave the way for the mainstreaming of medical marijuana, which has mainly benefitted "Big Business", a.k.a. LPs. So dispensaries also deserve to be accommodated when legalization finally arrives -- but with conditions.
In the end, all of the charges against Marc and Jodie Emery will be dismissed. So why bother arresting them? Every second of time and every cent spent to arrest the pot power couple will lead to absolutely nothing productive, and nothing which benefits Canadians.
"I've never been as enthusiastic in my whole life."
Marijuana activist Marc Emery returns to hometown welcome at first 4/20 since he was jailed in U.S.
"It’s more that we need to work towards ending stigma and shame..."
Unlike the "Prince of Pot," I don't use marijuana. I never have, and probably never will, even if it were to become legal for recreational use. Nevertheless, I have been a staunch admirer of Marc's ever since I first met him. While Marc Emery didn't do this single-handedly, there is no question that he is at least partly responsible for the fact that hundreds of thousands of people across North America now have legal access to a medication that helps relieve their pain and epileptic seizures. Margaret Wente said that Marc's no hero, but I disagree.
Harper Conservatives have wasted little time linking Marc Emery, the so-called "Prince of Pot" who returned to Canada Tuesday
OTTAWA — Jodie Emery is feeling pretty positive these days. Her husband Marc, Canada’s so-called Prince of Pot, will be home
UPDATE: Marc Emery will be flown to Detroit Tuesday and enter Canada that same day, his wife Jodie confirmed to CBC Sunday
B.C. marijuana advocate Marc Emery vows to take political revenge on the Conservative government once he is finally released
Marc Emery, the so-called Prince of Pot, is due to be released from a U.S. prison this week. Many of his supporters criticized
Jodie Emery, a leading marijuana activist and wife of the imprisoned "Prince of Pot," is set to run federally for the Liberal
Pot activist Marc Emery, who will be released from a U.S. prison this summer, has announced a cross-Canada tour aimed at
The most important project for Jodie and I begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. That day kicks off our Election 2015 Canada-wide speaking tour, where we will speak at rallies in thirty cities in nine provinces, until Monday Oct. 18, 2015, the day before Canada's federal election. The intent will be to impress upon the Canadian cannabis culture to get out and vote - and vote against the currently-governing prohibitionist Conservative party.
Today the NDP and Liberals disagree about marijuana, but Jack Layton once sounded a lot like Justin Trudeau on the subject
There's a video of me speaking at Toronto's Vapor Central in 2009 where I say Justin Trudeau and I have smoked pot together four or five times. I meant that I have only smoked pot on one occasion with Trudeau and four or five times that one evening. But I didn't lie; I meant to reference that Trudeau has smoked pot. I witnessed it in 2003. However, that was then, and this is now. Today, as Liberal Party leader he is doing a terrific job on the issue of marijuana and its legal status. He is advocating the clearest, most rational policy -- legalization -- that I can imagine a Canadian leader putting forth.