Marc Emery NEWS Archives


Source: The Province

Sept.12,2010

Canadian Marc Emery Sentenced To Five Years in US Prison

The Province: Marc Emery, Vancouver's "prince of pot," was sentenced to five years in jail by a District Court judge Friday. […]

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Source: The Seattle Times

By Mike Carter

Sep.10,2010

Canada's 'Prince of Pot' sentenced to five years for selling millions of cannabis seeds

Marc Emery, Canada's "Prince of Pot" and a powerful voice in the debate over the decriminalization of marijuana, was sent to federal prison for five years on Friday for selling millions of cannabis seeds by mail and phone order […]

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By Angela Blackburn/Oakville Beaver

June 16,2010

Pot protest at Young's office

The Free Marc Emery (also known as the Prince of Pot) Campaign came to Oakville Tuesday and one arrest followed. Emery is a Canadian, who was recently extradited – with the co-operation of the Canadian federal government – to await sentencing in the United States for selling marijuana seeds online. […]


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Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)

By Kim Murphy

June 11,2010

'Prince of Pot' is at a low

The Canadian Thought His Profitable Seed Sales Could Upend the U.S. War on Drugs. But Now He Is Stuck Behind Bars in Seattle. For years, his seed catalogs were scrutinized by discerning cannabis cultivators across the U.S. and Canada, much like the ladies of Cumbria might fuss over Chiltern’s inventories […]

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Source: London Free Press (CN ON)

By Geoff Turner

June 6,2010

Emery pleads guilty to conspiracy to manufacture marijuana

Even the walls of a maximum security prison can’t keep Marc Emery out of the public eye. With a new prison blog, he’s harnessed the Internet to give the world a glimpse into his new lifestyle behind bars. But now, less than two weeks after he entered a U.S. prison, Emery might have stuck it to the […]

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Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)

By Andrea Woo

May 25,2010

Emery pleads guilty to conspiracy to manufacture marijuana

Vancouver’s Prince of Pot Marc Emery pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle Monday to conspiracy to manufacture marijuana. As part of a plea bargain, Emery, 52, must serve five years in prison for selling marijuana seeds to U.S. customers through his business, Marc Emery Direct. He will remain in custody at the Federal Detention Center […]

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Source: Rabble.ca

By Libby Davies

May 24,2010

Marc Emery: An interview before U.S. prison

Short Summary: As published in rabble.ca Editor's note: The following exclusive interview, recorded by rabble.ca, took place between Libby Davies, MP for Vancouver East, and Marc and Jodie Emery in January 2010 in Vancouver, days before his extradition was expected to take place. Marc, 52, was extradited to the US on May 20th to serve a five-year prison sentence for shipping marijuana seeds to Americans. This far-ranging interview covers the reasons for Emery's extradition, the war on drugs, Canadian sovereignty, and Marc's previous experience in prison.

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Source: Alberni Valley Times

By Phillip Woolgar

May 18,2010

Weed party in limbo

Pot Activists Look For Leader As the leader of the B.C. Marijuana Party, Marc Emery faces extradition to the United States. That leaves the future of the grassroots cannabis-fueled lobby group in doubt. But according to a local weed activist, the charge could spark further publicity for possible pot legalization. As Mik Mann smoked a marijuana joint […]

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Source: The Vancouver Sun

By Ian Mulgrew

May 11,2010

Prison-bound Prince of Pot says he has 'no regrets'

Federal Justice Minister Robert Nicholson has signed an extradition order clearing the way for Prince of Pot Marc Emery to be imprisoned in the United States. The 51-year-old Emery surrendered to authorities Monday in Vancouver after his bail expired, and his lawyer said he expects the marijuana activist to be transferred to America relatively quickly. He had […]

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Source: LibbyDavies.ca

June 9,2010

Libby's speaking out for Marc Emery

An Open Letter to the Public Safety Minister on the Extradition of Marc Emery […]

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Source: EyeWeekly.com

By Mira Saraf

April 28, 2010

Marc Emery: I fought the law (but the law might still win)

EYE WEEKLY caught up with "Prince of Pot" Marc Emery to discuss the latest on his case and his views on the changing climate of the cannabis world. Emery will again be speaking at this year’s Toronto Freedom Festival (May 1, 6:30pm, Speakers & Awareness Stage, Queen's Park North) and his presence […]

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Source: EyeWeekly.com

By Mira Saraf

April 28, 2010

Marc Emery: I fought the law (but the law might still win)

EYE WEEKLY caught up with "Prince of Pot" Marc Emery to discuss the latest on his case and his views on the changing climate of the cannabis world. Emery will again be speaking at this year’s Toronto Freedom Festival (May 1, 6:30pm, Speakers & Awareness Stage, Queen's Park North) and his presence […]

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Source: The Walrus

By Monte Paulsen

The Prince of Post

With her husband Marc in jail, Jodie Emery, a Green Party candidate in the next federal election, will inherit his cannabis empire During the months while he awaited news of his extradition to the United States, parades of well-wishers regularly marched through Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters in Vancouver. They wound their […]

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Source: The National Post

By Andy Ivens

March 16, 2010

MPs move to block extradition of pot activist Emery

Marijuana activist Marc Emery’s battle to avoid going to a U.S. prison is getting a boost this week in the House of Commons. Three MPs – Libby Davies of the NDP, Ujjal Dosanjh of the Liberals and Scott Reid of the Conservatives – presented a petition signed by more than 12,000 Canadians asking Justice Minister Rob […]

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Source: WhyProhibition.ca

By Jacob Hunter

March 3, 2010

Canadian Seed Seller Avoids Jail Sentence

When it comes to marijuana seeds, most Canadians are familiar with the case of Marc Emery, a well-known activist facing extradition and five years in a US prison for selling seeds online–but a lesser–known case involving a Canadian seed-seller named Richard Baghdadlian, one of the few cases in history where a Canadian has faced charges […]

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Source: Cannabis News

February 21, 2010

Marc Emery's CCHQ

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Source: Harbour City Star

December 4, 2009

Author: Walter Cordery

Pot crusader's wife speaks of fears, anger

The wife of Canada’s "Prince of Pot" admits she is terrified when the phone rings when her husband isn’t home because it’s often bad news. Marijuana crusader and advocate Marc Emery has often had to call his wife Jodie from a police detachment as he has been arrested for flouting Canada’s marijuana laws. The Emerys dread […]

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Source: Special to Vancouver Courier

Tuesday October 7, 2009

Author: Janaya Fuller-Evans

Jodie Emery, wife of the self-styled Prince of Pot Marc Emery, is moving ahead with business plans for the Cannabis Culture Headquarters store. Emery is replacing her husband as sole director of Avalon Sunsplash Ltd., the parent company of Cannabis Culture, following his arrest last week. Marc Emery was taken into custody at B.C.’s Supreme Court Sept. […]

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Source: Georgia Straight, The (CN BC)

Copyright: 2009 The Georgia Straight

August 18, 2009

Author: Carlito Pablo

Marijuana activist Marc Emery swears imprisonment in the U.S. won’t put out the fire in him. In a phone conversation today ( August 18 ), following his talk last evening at the Vancouver Public Library’s central branch as part of his cross-country farewell tour, Emery told the Straight that he […]

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Source: Banff Crag & Canyon, The (CN AB)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Marc Emery made the second stop on his farewell tour in Banff on July 6, speaking at the Central Park gazebo. Emery, known as the "Prince of Pot," is embarking on a cross-Canada tour before he returns to the United States to face incarceration for selling marijuana seeds online. Speaking to a crowd of about 100 people, […]

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Source: Edmonton Sun

Monday, July 13, 2009

The prince of pot took shots at the government and praised parenthood yesterday in his last words to Edmonton supporters before heading to jail this fall. Alberta’s capital was Marc Emery’s latest stop in his farewell summer tour of Canada. "I’m not repentant. I’m not trite. I’m proud of what I’ve done," said Emery before dozens at […]

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Source: CC Magazine

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Marc Emery's Farewell Tour, Summer 2009

The Prince of Pot Marc Emery is taking a final tour across Canada before he is sent to prison in the United States for selling marijuana seeds online.

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Source: The Province

Friday, June 5, 2009

Marc Emery, Canada's most well-known pot activist, will serve time in an American prison after giving up on a four-year extradition battle on three drug-related charges.

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