Prince of Pot to Plead Guilty This Summer

In this July 23, 2006 photo, Marc Emery, Canada’s so-called Prince of Pot, smokes a marijuana joint at his marriage to his wife Jodie in Vancouver, British Columbia.In this July 23, 2006 photo, Marc Emery, Canada’s so-called Prince of Pot, smokes a marijuana joint at his marriage to his wife Jodie in Vancouver, British Columbia.The lawyer for Canada’s so-called Prince of Pot said Wednesday he’ll appear in a Seattle court this summer to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has steadfastly maintained Marc Emery is among the world’s top 50 drug traffickers for selling millions of marijuana seeds to U.S. residents in the past decade.

Emery admits making millions selling the seeds through his Vancouver-based mail-order business. He says he used the money to finance his battle against the U.S. drug war.

Lawyer Ian Donaldson said exact dates and details are not yet available as negotiations with the U.S District Attorney are continuing. Donaldson said the plea will lessen the time Emery faced in jail on other charges if convicted.

The case is the latest twist in Emery’s fight against the prohibition of marijuana in North America. To his supporters, he is a brave crusader for the use and sale of a drug with both recreational and medicinal value. To drug officials, he is a criminal and the biggest purveyor of marijuana from Canada to the United States.

Donaldson said charges of distributing seeds and money laundering would be dropped in exchange for the guilty plea.

Emery has been the subject of extradition proceedings since his 2005 arrest by Canadian police and U.S. drug enforcement officials after an 18-month investigation.

He was facing life in prison if convicted on all counts.

“There are clear advantages to negotiating a resolution,” Donaldson said.

Emery admits he’s nervous about his impending jail time.

“You start thinking about every moment being precious,” he said.

Donaldson said attempts will be made to have Emery transferred to a Canadian institution to serve his time.

Two employees of Emery Seeds pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle April 24 to conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Michelle Rainey and Gregory Keith Williams entered into a plea agreement and are due to be sentenced to probationary terms on July 17.

Emery said he knew that he would be arrested eventually.

He has said his extradition and possible trial is the greatest platform he could have in his 16-year fight against the prohibition of marijuana in North America.

– Article from The Boston Herald

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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    You watched the Obama Deception didn’t you? lol Good film, very accurate.

  2. DOUG NILLES on

    I HAVE GONE THROUGH THE SAME THING AS YOU. I ALWAYS BELEAVED I WAS DOING GOOD THINGS FOR ALL. MY HOUSE HAD A FIRE. I LOST MY BELOVED DOGS. THAT WAS THE BAD PART OF THIS STORY. I ACCEPTED MY DOINGS FROM DAY ONE. THE JACKBOOTED THUGS TRIED TO TAKE MY HOUSE. BUT I HAVE SMART PEOPLE AROUND ME AND VERY KIND TOO. MY KINDNESS AND THE 5TH AMENDMENTWORKED FOR ONCE. WE PUT LEANS ON EVERY THING ASAP. PLUS SOME BACK TAXES. IM BI POLOR AND HAVE A TREATMENT HISTORY. ALSO EVRYONE AROUND HERE WROTE LETTERS FOR ME.IM A VERY KIND PERSON. SO FOR ONCE THING CAME AROUND ON MY SIDE. THE PIGS WANTED THE HOUSE BUT AS I SAID THAT DID NOT WORK TO GO FOR THEM. (THE STATE) THE STATE OF WHAT. 196 DAYS PASSED AND IT WAS MINE. MY BROTHER REBUIULDS FIRE HOUSES. HE AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT SAVED ME AND MY HOUSE. HE BAILEDME OUT. THE COPS SAID HE CAN BAIL A FRIEND. HE’S MY BROTHER. YOU CAN,T BAIL HIM OUT. F*^YOU.THATS MY BROTHER AND I HAVE CASH. THANKS TO HIM, HE CALLED HIS LAWYER. GET HIM OUT RIHGT NOW J. THERE GOING TO TRY TO TAKE THE BAIL UP SO HIGH THAT D. WILL NOT GET OUT AT ALL .MY BAIL WAS 5000.00 DOLLORS. ON MONDAY THEY WILL RAISE IT AS I SAID BEFORE. THEY HAD TO COMPLY AND DID SO. WITH MALIS. MY LAWER CONTINUED THE CASE FOR 7 MONTHES. THE SO CALLED STATE WANTED ME TO DOMJAIL TIME. $75000.OOIN FINES AND 45 YEARS IN PRISON. TO BAD IT NEVER HAPPENED. HE HELD A 402 CONFRENCE. MY KIDS AND BIRTH FAMILY ALL CAME TO COURT TO SUPPORT ME. BEING BI-POLOR, THIS PRISON THRET WAS B.S. SO THEY WANTED ME TO DO 45 YEARS AND 3 FELONY COUNTS. MY LAWYER, IN THE 402 HEARING SAW MY LETTERS FROM MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THE JUDGE READ THEM. PLUS MY HISTORY OF TREATMENT SAID 15 DAYS IN COUNTY JAIL, LESS 3 DAYS SERVED GAVE MY 12 DAYS. AND 2 YRS PROBATION. I DID IT WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. I COULD SEE THE LITE AT THE END OF THE TUNNAL. AND I SHUT MY MOUTH EARLY ON. DON’T TALK! MYBROTHER CAMEOVER TO TELL ME WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. HE PUT HIS HAND ON MY SHOLDER AND SAID D.YOU GOT 15……. DAYS. IWAS READY FOR THE LONG HAUL. I WAS FOR ONCE TO SEE THE LAW WORK FOR SOMEONE. ME! NOW I HAVE ONLY 1 YR PROBATION AND THATS IT. MY LAWYER GOT THEM TODROP INTENT AND POSATION. TO , IM PROUD TO SAY FELONY 3 CUTIVATION ONLY. IM PROUD TO BE A CULTIVATOR. AND DOING 1 YR PROBATION THAT MY PO.SAID IWAS GOING TO GET FOR BEING KIND. NO, IT’S THE FINES PAYED. $900.00. MY ATTORNY WAS PAID FROM THE BAIL MONEY $2500.OO. AND THE BALANCE TOMY BROTHER. I HAVE TO PAY HIM BACK AND THEFINES HOUSE AND TAXES. BUT IM A WINNER AND I HAVE THE MOST POSITIVE ATTITUDE EVER. EVERY DAY IS A GRAET DAY TO BE ALIVE, TO ME ANYWAY. I HAVE 3 ROOM MATES PAYING THE BILLS AN HAVE APOSITIVE CASH FLOW EVERY MONTH. MY 2 DOG ARE GOIN FOR EVER AND THE GUILT IS ALL OVER MY. I CRYED ALL DAY EVERY DAY FOR 9MONHTS. THEN MY KIDS A.A.AND A.HAVE HELPEDIN THEIR OWN WEYS AND IM CLOSER THAN EVER. THE DARE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SET IN MY TWO KID MINDS. BUT, THINGS ARE BETTER THEN EVER.MY 31 SON BROUHGT ME A RESCUE DOUBERMAN. THAT HELPED ME DEAL WITH KESSLER AND BUDDYS DEATHS SO MUCH. YOU DON’T GET OVER IT BUT I CAN LEARN TO DEAL WITH THAT. TIME DOSN’T HEAL BUT IT HELPS DEAL WITH… NOTING BUT GOOD HAS HAPPENED SINCE. I CAN HAVE NEW FRIENDS. I CAN TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT THINGS AT THE FARM. I NEVER WAS AFRAID OF WHAT HAPPENED. I WAS DOING GOOD THINGS FOR THE 2 FRIENDS I HALPED. EPOLEPSY AND HEP C. AND MY BIPOLOR. I ACCEPTED ALL MY DOINGS BEFOR I STARTED 8 YEARS OF TRUE LOVE. O0H, I HAD TO GOTO ADDICTION CLASSES. ADDICTION TO POT! NO JUST PAY THE MONEY. $45.00 A WEEK TIME 4 AND ONE $35.00 PISS TEST. THEY SAID MORE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO REHAB OVER POT. NO, THEIR BEING SENT BY THE COURTS. OH, YOU MUST TAKE PART IN THE CLASS. BUT I WAS SHOT DOWN THEN JUST ONE THAT THEY GOT PISSED OFF AT. THE TRUHT HURTS. I EDUCATED THEM . WELL I TRIED. ITS A JOKE .THE KIDS REALLY FALL FOR THIS POT BS. AND I DON’T SHUT UP. TO BAD… “POT KILLS I LEARNED THAT.” BY THE WAY IM A FARMER AND ALWAYS BE ONE. MOVE OVER A NEW GUYS AT THE WHEEL. I NEVER FEARED THE JACKBOOTED THUGS. HA HA. DN MARK I HOPE GOOD THINGS WILL HAPPEN FOR U AND THEY WILL…

  3. Anonymous on

    You are right. It doesn’t matter who holds the office that is seen as being powerful. The Presidency is just like the manager of a Burger King. He holds no actual power, if you want to change the menu, you have to find the people that own the franchise and then replace them. Barack Hussein Obama is just George Walker Bush with blackface and left cover. Fascism lives large in America, will you just say “I don’t se it” like the good people of Nazi Germany? The SYSTEM is the problem, and it isn’t even the system the American Colonists set in place after kicking out the British controllers. Look at what is there honestly. Then tell me what’s wrong.

  4. smack jack on

    Marc has, and is one of the bravest people fighting for the Marijuana Movement. We need to keep in mind that even when he’s behind bars legalization can come. His sentencing will draw headlines in Canada, and be one of the top news stories in America.

    This blow will only make us stronger.

  5. renney b. on

    it seems as if it does not matter who is in power in the united states wheather democrats or republicans; the war on drugs rages on… i for one thought that barak obama would have made a difference, still only time will tell… the racist, monopolistic and evil marijuana laws that exist there and in canada and many other countries in the world is a disgrace to our so called democratic ideals, righteousness and justice… the trees that god created for the use of his people has been persecuted for too long and yet our cry for mercy has not produce a answer of freedom from our god… i can just imagine what our foreparents endured in babylon, egypt and the middle passage … ours is a heritage of much suffering and bondage so that we remain strong and continue to rely on gods ever presence even in the worst of times… the enemy of our cause comes to kill and steal and destroy but as jesus said, ‘ i am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly ‘… our faith in the truth is strong and not even the gates of hell will prevail against it… cannabis / hemp is medecine, food, cloths, oils and sacrement to aid us on our journey through life and no devils will stop us from knowing this … for generations to come this war will rage until these evil governments accept the truth and set jah people free… in my oppinion marc emery should be free as a token to the impending failure of the war on marijuana that have already destroy so many lives and spilled so much blood… i pray that god will hear and answer and send us a deliverer as he did in babylon, egypt, the middle passage and in america today… jah send us a deliverer in canada and in the many countries where the cannabis / hemp culture is persecuted for the truth and righteousness of the tree of life… keep your spirits up marc , be brave and strong; rejoice in the contribution you have made to this noble cause like so many great freedom fighters before and us who are with you in word and deed we will never fail… peace and love, from; renney b.