Friday, August 15, 2014

The 'prince of pot' returns to Canada

Marc Emery, 'prince of pot,' arrives in Windsor, Ont. - Windsor - CBC News:

August 12, 2014 - "Marc Emery, the self-proclaimed 'prince of pot,' has arrived in Windsor, Ont., after his release from a U.S. prison....

"Emery was handed a five-year sentence in the U.S. for selling marijuana seeds to American clients from his Vancouver-based company, Cannabis Culture. After spending just over four years behind bars, he was released Tuesday and flown from a facility in Louisiana to Detroit, where he crossed the border to Windsor.

"In a personal blog, Emery ... spoke about his plans to campaign for the legalization of marijuana through to the date of the next federal election.

"'You know people diminish our impact as voters as cannabis culture, but cannabis culture, is about three to four million Canadians and we are potentially the largest voting block in Canada... So I think we are a marginalized, underrepresented and underestimated voting block, and we can really make a big difference,' said Emery.

"He said he has a university tour booked in Canada starting in Jan. 2015 and will begin a 30-city Canadian tour on Sept.10, 2015 and continue until Oct. 17, the day before the next scheduled federal election.....

"Emery, who has vowed to seek political revenge against the Conservative government for its role in his extradition, plans several speaking engagements, including one in Toronto, before returning to his home on the West Coast on Sunday."

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