Marijuana and Cannabis News
|Marc Emery: Two years to go|
Marc Emery, the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pot" who is doing time in a United States federal prison, now has just two years left of his five-year sentence for selling marijuana seeds to American customers from his headquarters in Canada.
His wife, Jodie, who has spearheaded the Emery empire in the Prince's absence, is marking the occasion with him in Mississippi, reports James Lewis at Vancouver's CKNW radio.
"Eighty-five percent of the five-year sentence -- that's July 9, 2014 (when) he would be released," Jodie said. "But we know that next year, Marc is eligible to apply for transfer to Canadian prisons, and he'll be doing that in April.
|Emery weeps as he departs for prison|
"That's as soon as he can do it," Jodie said.
Mrs. Emery said she didn't expect a transfer to a Canadian prison to happen, due to the Harper government's "tough on crime" stance.
On Prime Minister Stephen Harper's watch, marijuana penalties have been increased in Canada, including U.S.-style mandatory minimums for growing as few as five cannabis plants.
Emery attracted controversy and criticism, even from some supporters, earlier this year when, brushing aside concerns about the flawed initiative, he called the opposition to Washington state legalization measure I-502 "foolish" and "dangerous."
Some in the Washington cannabis community, particular medical marijuana patients, have said that the DUI provision in I-502 would effectively render illegal all driving by patients due to its overly restrictive and scientifically unsupported blood THC limit of five nanograms per milliliter (5 ng/ml).
|The Prince and Jodie Emery soak in the adulation of their fans|