Cannabis Culture publisher Marc Emery was arrested on July 9, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at about 4:20pm, during the first stop of what was planned to be a 16 city cross-country freedom tour.
Before leaving for Winnipeg, Emery declared his belief that recent court decisions in Ontario, which have legalized possession of marijuana in the province, apply equally across all of Canada.
“Cannabis possession is not an offense known to law anywhere in Canada,” said Emery, announcing that he would begin his cross-country “Summer of Legalization Tour” with Winnipeg, Manitoba, and then go to Dauphin, Regina, and then on to other cities.
Although he was surrounded by the small crowd which had gathered, Emery was immediately arrested by police as he tried to light up his “Canucks Bong,” which has the Canucks logo emblazoned into the glass. Police found no marijuana on Emery’s person, other than that allegedly stuffed into the bowl, about to be lit.
Emery was held overnight at the Winnipeg Remand Centre and then released after posting $500 bail. He will be required to appear in court this September in Winnipeg.
To reach the Winnipeg Police Department for media inquiries, or just to tell them your opinion, call 204-986-6037. To leave messages for Marc Emery, call the BC Marijuana Party office, at 604-684-7076.
News about the Emery bust on Pot-TV: www.pot-tv.net/archive/shows/pottvshowse-2051.html
Marc Emery announces his cross-country tour: www.cannabisculture.com/articles/3019.html
Marc Emery announces his cross-country protest plans on Pot-TV: www.pot-tv.net/archive/shows/pottvshowse-2030.html
You can also discuss Emery’s tour in the CC Forums.
To help organize a smoke-out in your hometown, contact Marc Emery: [email protected]