The US Drug Enforcement Administration admitted on the day of Marc Emery's arrest (July 29th, 2005) that his investigation and extradition were politically motivated, designed to target the Marijuana Legalization organization that Emery spearheaded and ran for over a decade in Canada.
Here is the original text of DEA Administrator Karen Tandy's statement released on July 29th, 2005:
Today's DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group -- is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement. Read more »
The Toronto Maple Leafs' historic record as biggest losers in a single game lasted all of one day until the BC New Democratic Party took the title away from them in an even more breathtaking fashion.
In a situation that must have deposed BC NDP leader Carole James smirking today, she – whom, according to the rebels like Jenny Kwan, Adrian Dix and others, couldn't win an election in BC (despite taking the BC NDP from 2 seats in 2001 to 40 seats in 2009) – won her seat while the BC NDP collapsed spectacularly in unprecedented way.Read more »
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 »
I'm pleased to report that my previous blog, on the origins of 4/20 celebrations, appeared on the Huffington Post under my name. My 4/20 blog was online at CannabisCulture.com for three weeks in the run-up to the worldwide celebration on Saturday, April 20, which attracted a larger attendance and more media throughout North America than ever before.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 »
The biggest celebration day in the cannabis culture is April 20. The April 20 (4/20) celebration originally started in the mid 1970s as the time of day after school, 4:20 pm, for high school students in San Rafael, California to meet to smoke pot. The phrase "I'll see at you at 4:20" became code for, "I'll be there to smoke a joint with you after classes are over".Read more »
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