Prince of Pot Returns To Saskatoon

Prince of Pot, Marc Emery, is continuing his quest despite heading to jail. He is embarking on a cross Canada tour of 32 cities, and his latest stop, was here in Saskatoon.

Despite pouring rain Wednesday, about 20 people huddled together under a small food tent at the River Landing Ampitheatre, in support of Marc Emery’s cause.

Emery has spent years fighting for the legalization of marijuana. In September, he is heading to the United States to begin a jail term for Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana.

He says his goal is for the cause to stay alive.

“I’m giving people some incentive and motivation to continue my work, and continue the work of the movement, and particularly, to remind them how great the cannabis culture is, and how evil prohibition is,” Emery said.

Emery was released from the Saskatoon Correctional Centre in 2004, after serving time for passing a joint. He says ending prohbition on marijuana will signficantly reduce drug crime in Canada.

– Article from CKOM.


1 Comment

  1. Freedom Fighters on

    To: Marc Emery

    Along time ago we had no rights that today people take so easily for granted, to find a Bong was a treasure because the Law made these simple items contraband and you only had rolling papers and your own creativity. It was people like Marc Emery who is the frontier of these times that people so easily take for granted simply do not think of and the fact that it is possible to go backwards once more and lose what precious freedoms we’ve gained this far.
    People like Marc Emery come only once in a rare lifetime to be able to see the world and effectively make changes in areas that help causes and is an amazing motivator, while sharing us knowledge, enough for us all who sat in our closets in fear of our Government while he taught, “You are not alone, Knowledge is their to defend with real truths”. So people like me and others who want to reach out and help that one person in the crowd to save someone but can’t, won’t or just don’t know how to help them or themselves. Marc is that one person, no matter what the criticisms out their may be, The screaming voice coming from the crowd yelling for help that everyone ignores and walks by, Marc reached out and so many others appeared from the crowd strengthened and ready to help, when just before they stood in apprehension saying to themselves should I even bother. It takes that one Leader from the crowd and soon you have the movement but if that one person never steps forward then it becomes the same repetitive sad story of, what can I do and nothing gets done. Marc said I know what to do and now he’s taking the bullet for being on that front line for us and it seems to me to be pretty honorable when the funds that he received went back to our cause and has nothing to his name to show for it but our memories and how we remember him. Sure Marc might have had multiple personal reasons which gave him his push but no one can say they have reached in this country as far as Marc has by changing the many peoples minds from old misinformation and lies to the truths. This Man gave it all away and is possibly about to lose many years and we will look back and see what he sacrificed just to make it so we the people don’t have to hide like we are ashamed and instead yell I am a better person because of Cannabis. I am thankful to Marc Emery who showed me I am not alone and I should not be ashamed but proud to choose a safer healthier lifestyle.
    So when Marc does come back, hopefully; someone will stand at the front line trying to make changes on our behalf until that day and see it might take bigger shoes then they ever thought possible.
    Sorry to put you on that pedestal Marc but someone has to be up their or there would be no Gandhi or Luther Martin King and you have that job for our cause in this country and I hope we remember this when he comes back and we may find after that time we have lost Marc this day forever because prison does change you on the inside..

    Please give till it hurts and try and make Marcs stay a little less hell like.
    Thanks again Marc for what you maybe giving up I hope you know you did reach many and you did take away the frustrations and fears by giving us truer knowledge,
    Thank you and God Bless.