The BC provincial election is only a few days away and Jodie has been busy campaigning with the help of many volunteers in her riding of Vancouver-West End. She encourages everyone to get out and VOTE GREEN ON MAY 14! Visit Jodie's campaign page at http://JodieForMLA.ca
It will be three years ago on May 10 that Marc was surrendered for extradition. He now has 425 days left of his U.S. prison sentence. The paperwork has been filed with the US Justice Dept. requesting his transfer back to Canada. If you'd like to write to Marc, visit http://www.FreeMarc.ca for the details -- he'd love to hear from you.
Jodie was in Vancouver for the Global Marijuana March held on May 4 and she tells us all about it. Look for pics and videos of the event at http://www.Pot.TV and http://www.CannabisCulture.com Read more »
Marc's transfer paperwork is in Washington D.C., and he has 432 days left on his prison sentence. With approval of the transfer back to Canada, his time could be cut by 6 months, so we all are hoping for the best. Marc's blog about his prison band Yazoo got an article in the Vancouver Metro newspaper - see it here: http://metronews.ca/news/vancouver/65... Read more »
It's almost April 20th - 4/20! We hope everyone has a safe and peaceful cannabis celebration and prohibition protest. With now only 446 days left on Marc's prison sentence, you can read about the origins of the April 20th rally in his blog at http://www.FreeMarc.ca and http://www.CannabisCulture.com - or click here: http://www.cannabisculture.com/blogs/... Read more »
Marc's application to transfer back to Canada goes in to the United States Department of Justice in the coming days. You can show your support by writing a letter on his behalf. To get all the details, go to: http://freemarc.ca
With 460 days left on his prison sentence, Marc is once again has a letter published in our local Province newspaper. This makes 14 of 14 letters he has had published since he has been imprisoned. Entitled "Call For Law Reforms", you can read the letter at: http://cannabisculture.com/content/20... Read more »
Jodie updates us about Marc after returning from her latest visit, which included some tornado-like weather in Yazoo City. Marc now has 473 days left on his U.S. prison sentence, but the time is fast approaching that we'll here about his transfer back to Canada. You can write a letter to show your support for his transfer home. All of the details can be found at http://www.FreeMarc.ca
Both Jodie and Marc hit the newspapers this week with an article in the Langley Times about Jodie's participation at the Sensible BC public forum held there. You can read the entire article at http://www.langleytimes.com/news/200278981.html
Jodie and Marc continue to be excited by the approaching possibility of a transfer back to Canada for Marc. Read his blogs and find out how you can write to Marc. He loves to hear from fellow supporters and activists. All the info is at: http://www.freemarc.ca/
Jodie shares more photos she Marc had taken as well as another beautiful work of art sent from the prison by Marc. He's proud of Jodie's election campaign with the BC Green Party, for the May 14th British Columbia provincial election! Find out more about it at http://www.JodieForMLA.ca - and remember, anyone can donate from anywhere in the world! Read more »
With 481 days left on his prison sentence, Marc is excited that his prison transfer application to come home to Canada is going to the US government next month. Marc meets all of the criteria for transfer, and should serve the remainder of his sentence closer to home. Please send a letter politely explaining why you think Marc should be transfered home to Canada:
Paula A. Wolff, Chief
U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division
OEO, International Prisoner Transfer Program
JCK Building, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
It's less than one month until Marc's application for transfer back to Canada will go in to the U.S. Department of Justice. He currently has 488 days left on his sentence, but could be released much earlier if transferred home. You can help by writing letters; all the details and where to write can be found in this blog by Marc: http://www.cannabisculture.com/blogs/2013/01/21/Marc-Emery-Begins-His-Ca...
Jodie shares more pictures of her and Marc taken at the prison during one of her visits to Yazoo, Mississippi, and soon we'll be able to see photos of Marc and his band "Yazoo" playing on their instruments together!
With the move towards legalization the business world is gearing up to try to take advantage of the billions of dollars to be made in the new industry. Jodie shows us The Walrus and Canadian Business magazines covering the story and quoting Cannabis Culture. Read more »
On the last day of February, Jodie has new visit photos and two pictures of Marc with his prison bass guitar! He now has 495 days left on his US prison sentence, plus the possibility of coming home earlier if transferred to Canada. With the US facing budget cuts, we hope they'll approve his transfer to get him out of the American prison system!
There's plenty of protest over the GEO Group's attempt to advertise and sponsor a stadium at Florida Atlantic University. The GEO group operate private prisons in the US and are campaigning to expand into Canada. Marc was in one of their prisons in Georgia and it was corrupt and very poorly run. He blogged about it between November 2010 and May 2011. Read the story about GEO Group's stadium plans here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/27/florida-atlantic-university-geo... Read more »
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