Marc Emery Released From Prison, to be Home Next Month
Marc Emery, the founder of Cannabis Culture who is often referred to as the Prince of Pot, was released from prison today, and is being sent to a detention center in Louisiana where he will be processed for deportation. He’s expected to be back home in Canada by the end of August.
Marc was extradited from Canada, to Seattle in May, 2010, where he pleaded guilty to the distribution of cannabis seeds to American customers; he was sentenced to five years.
During their press release of his arrest, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made it clear that the arrest was politically charged, claiming that it’s “a significant blow” to the cannabis legalization movement, and that “Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on” – Marc is known for donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to efforts aimed at legalizing cannabis.
Marc, and his wife Jodie, plan a 30-day advocacy tour across Canada once he returns.