Marc Emery to be Extradited to the US

I just learned from Jodie Emery that my longtime very close friend, mentor, and freedom fighter Marc Emery will be extradited to the US to spend 5 years in federal prison for selling marijuana seeds over the internet. Marc turned himself in at 9 a.m. Monday morning to await his fate.

It is a sad day for Justice in America and Canada. I talked to Marc Friday evening and he was in good spirits and still holding out some hope that the Canadian Injustice Minister Rob Nicholson would refuse to sign the extradition order. Monday was the last day to sign it.

Marc only sold seeds from a natural plant that grows wild all over the earth. How is it that we have allowed our respective governments to outlaw nature and cruelly persecute those of us who refuse to bow down to their tyranny?

Truth is, Marc’s case has nothing to do with selling marijuana seeds over the internet. There are many other Canadian based marijuana seed sellers, located on the exact same block as Marc in Vancouver, B.C. The only difference between those seed sellers and Marc is that Marc used the millions of dollars he made to fund a movement to end marijuana prohibition, which does more harm to society than marijuana will ever do. He was a brilliant, loudmouth, belligerent, indefatigable, non-violent, civil disobedient thorn in the asses of the American and Canadian governments for many, many, years.

Marc used his proceeds from the sales of marijuana seeds to contribute to nearly everyone working on ending marijuana prohibition on every part of the globe. He funded rallies, marches, ballot petitions, organizations, campaigns, and individuals. He founded political parties and ran for office nearly every election and inspired others to do the same. Yours truly, included. He was my sole funder from 2002-2005. He hired me to work for him as news anchor for web based Pot TV News. He sent me all over the US, Canada, and even to Colombia, South America, to study and report on the disastrous consequences of the drug war. He inspired me to stand up and fight marijuana prohibition in the scariest and most difficult place to bring about change in the US, and quite possibly, the entire world. Alabama.

Marc convinced me to run for Governor of Alabama. His influence in getting the conversation started in Alabama about the dire need to end prohibition cannot be overstated. In short, Marc inspired me and thousands of others like me to stand up and fight back against an immoral and deadly government policy that goes against the very principles upon which the United States of America was founded. And the American government hates dissenters.

His success in organizing a global battle against prohibition is why he was arrested. Not because he sold marijuana seeds. But, because he fought the government.

The other seed sellers pocketed their money. Not saying there is a thing wrong with making money or keeping the money you make. I’m just saying that if Marc’s arrest was really about selling marijuana seeds then the other marijuana seed sellers, on his same block in Vancouver, would have also been arrested and extradited to the US.

Another thing that confirms that this is political persecution is the very words of former head of the DEA Karen Tandy on the day Marc was arrested.

“Today’s DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and founder of a marijuana legalization group – is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the US and Canada but also to the marijuana legalization movement. Hundreds of thousands of Emery’s illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the US and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on.”

I guess Tandy and the DEA thought that all of the thousands of people Marc inspired to fight back would just pack up our bongs, go home and get back into our smoke-filled closets and hide from the all powerful government. I guess she didn’t count on us actually believing in what we are doing and that, while having money to fight against prohibition is nice, lots of it isn’t really required. It doesn’t cost much to email a letter to the editor, stand on a busy street corner with a sign, talk to your elected officials about the drug war, talk to your family and friends about the drug war, or get involved in the political process. Money is secondary to true freedom fighters. We fight every day whether we have money or not.

What former head of the DEA Tandy and current head Michele Leonheart have done is galvanize a movement. Shit….they thought Marc was a pain in the ass on the outside…just wait til he gets settled in prison and starts organizing from the inside. Heh…my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

To all of those inspired by Marc over the years, hold strong. Marc Emery is the strongest willed individual I have ever encountered. He already has the next five years of his life in prison planned. He is going to learn French and Spanish. He’s going to write a book about his amazing life. He’s going to communicate with the troops on the outside, and inspire those in federal prison with him. Within a week or two of his arrival I can almost guarantee that there will be a demonstration of some sort outside the prison where he is. No one knows where that will be yet. When he gets out he is going to run for Prime Minister of Canada.

This case was started under the Bush administration and should have been dropped when President Obama took office. I think petitioning President Obama to pardon Marc, or, at the very least, allow him to serve his time in Canada, is in order.

This is America and there should be NO POLITICAL PRISONERS here.

Marc Emery is a Political Prisoner.

We’re now on par with the former Soviet Union, China, and many third world despots who have, throughout history, imprisoned their political opponents and political dissenters.

Comments

16 Comments

  1. Mark L. on

    Hi Loretta! Mark from Grants Pass Oregon here. I live in Talent now, near Medford. I wrote Marc Emery, and told him his case is the worst injustice since Savonarola.
    Hope you’re doing well! I’m working and gardening and life is good.
    -Mark

  2. Mark L. on

    Hi Loretta! Mark from Grants Pass Oregon here. I live in Talent now, near Medford. I wrote Marc Emery, and told him his case is the worst injustice since Savonarola.
    Hope you’re doing well! I’m working and gardening and life is good.
    -Mark

  3. ray christl pastor thc ministry camb. on

    Machine from the Greek word -mechos- means remedy an ORGANIC MACHINE REMEDY. get educated why moving to Kali to VOTE LEGAL is so important .I vote in California from Phnom Penh for Obama agaist HOMOPHOBIA and for LEGAL ACCESS TO A CURE FOR CANCER.Pastor ray Christl here in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh

  4. Anonymous on

    “…Truth is, Marc’s case has nothing to do with selling marijuana seeds over the internet. There are many other Canadian based marijuana seed sellers, located on the exact same block as Marc in Vancouver, B.C. The only difference between those seed sellers and Marc is that …”

    Way to throw those other seed sellers under the bus!

  5. Dog Boy on

    you all whine like girls when the first dot of variance of opinion pops up.
    You reek of fear and pettiness
    throwing in a half cup of cheap shot Zen
    to make yourself look open is dumb,
    you come off as snotty retards,,
    You can’t handle anything except dense smoke
    and napping typical of losers
    losers at every level of human existance

    be useful & go find a light you sissies

  6. Anonymouse on

    instead of arguing in vain about the karmic merits of the posters here,
    what about Marc Emetys very much worldly destination into some perverted hell hole of a US prison ? Thats the pattern worth examining — what cause and effect stuff went down where he ended up in such a terrible situation?
    first hint he knew it was coming
    second hint he admitted to it’
    and thirdly he seems to dig the attention

    the prison _effect is indeed terrible
    the _cause must have been at least stupid
    or at least unwise
    to have ended up this way

    the DEA cannot control karma
    neither can one individual
    tucked away in a tiny prison
    off to one side in the infinate cosmos
    control karma

    maybe– just maybe-
    Marc Emery is an asshole
    and this is where karma files
    all the assholes in this world

  7. Anonymous on

    i think its called china/usa now seeing where in bed with the commies for about 1.75 billon dollars U>S>,these assholes have been covering this fraud up since 1937,and it looks canadian goverment is U.S.A.s bitch.marc needs to go free the blademaster

  8. ray christl THC Ministry Cambodia on
  9. Anonymous on

    “Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on.”

    This is a whopper… I can’t get over that statement!

    1) People have been trying since the ’60s to reform the cannabis laws.
    2) People were told in order to get them changed, they must lobby.
    3) People got the money, apparently, to do the lobbying. And are doing what normal people do to get laws changed for the good of humanity.
    4) Now people are being persecuted for finding a creative, non-harmful way to lobby so that their side of the story can be heard.

    It doesn’t make sense. For so long they told people what they must do to get the cannabis laws changed, and it took a while, but people actually began doing those things, because they know cannabis is, as the DEA once said, one of the least harmful substances on the entire Earth.

    If cannabis is a political issue (which it seems obvious it is), all it takes is for the truth to be put up for discussion, the whole truth. This whole story is about the action and consequences it takes to fight a political fight in the USA. When you can’t speak freely, when you are terrorized by imprisonment and your life being taken away for speaking truth, how the heck can the truth even get out to be discussed?

    Marc Emery is that guy who one way or another, got the truth to be taken into account by those in politics. For this, apparently, they want him to pay.

    It isn’t entirely fair, so, it can’t be fair. For he only did it by proxy, enabled speech that for so long had been squelched.

    This case seems to make it highly obvious that the expression of these thoughts through speech, for some reason, is dangerous to the wishes of some people. Why. Marc only did what was right to get ideas expressed.

    Could those people seeking out Marc’s arrest please point out another way that these ideas can be expressed? Is lobbying necessary?

    If so, it means a lot of money is needed just to speak the truth, have it heard, and taken seriously.

  10. HawaiiChocolope on

    Inciting anger in people you know will be offended with what you say is what you do when you are unable to win an argument or back up your own claim in any way shape or form. When people lose an argument or have well thought out points that contradict their own limited view, they go to violence, if violence is not able, they verbally attack, and thats what the first poster did. The second fell for the trap and instead of staying on point gave into the anger, which was the point to change the subject. Now you point out that she is being wrong now and have some how injected this pointless angry mans good riddence speech into the argument at hand… which it has no place. In the end Nobody can give a legit reason to extradite Marc Emery to a US Federal Prison… So they said “He deserves that” to anger his supporters because they know they are wrong.

  11. Anonymous on

    “I hope you enjoy your hate. There’s no room for that here. Die quickly and go to hell if you would please.”

    Lol, first off let me say I believe the extradition of Marc Emery is a ridiculous plot that will blow up in the DEA’s face. His imprisonment will only anger and motivate pot enthusiasts all over the world, and give them a solid point to make in the future.

    Secondly, let me say I’m an avid marijuana activist, and also a committed buddhist. You talk about him having a bad karma, yet you’re trying to revoke his freedom of speech and, as I quote “go to hell if you would”. I’d say your Karma is worse than his.

    Also, let me inform you of the actual meaning of Karma. Karma is the law of cause and effect, having nothing to do with the fact that you just don’t agree with him. Unless of course you control Karma.

  12. Anonymous on

    This is a very stupid charge, giving this guy 5 years in prison for something that is legal in his own country is beyond stupidity…

    Marijuana prohibition is the most foolish law in the books…It is Taboo.

    Government CAN NOT get ride of all the weed, If the plant was created in a lab then it would be a different story but its a plant that grows naturally…

    If anyone should go to prison then it should be God since he is the manufacture and distributor….God create the plant why not extradite him to US federal prison.

    Growing up in the country as a kid I would pass marijuana in bushes growing wild. I use to see helicopter at night in the mountain burning down marijuana field, I couldnt understand why government hate the plant that much…

    The burning of Marijuana field was nothing more than a big fireworks that we enjoy, We didnt have TV and we dont see much helicopter so when they come around burning ganja field, the community would gather and watch for entertainment…and even hope they return the next day so we could be entertained again….Growers dont have watch or clock so marijuana growing always have all the time in the world to plant more weed. The only time they dont have time to plant weed is when they sick or get too old to work in the field.

    Burning marijuana didnt mean anything or done anything other than wast tax money since countless marijuana field, countless abandon marijuana field, countless marijuana field that just growing wild in the mountain….

    War on Marijuana will never be won, just wast of tax money and giving people foolish criminal record….
    I tell you how foolish this marijuana law is, if Obama did get caught smoking pot when he did, guess what? he would have received a criminal record and we probably wouldn’t have a black president today….

    Best Regards
    http://www.overthelimitentertainment.com/

  13. moldy on

    I hope you enjoy your hate. There’s no room for that here. Die quickly and go to hell if you would please.

  14. Anonymous on

    yeah ok the man sold seeds in his native country and that makes it okay for the corrupt us government to to arrest him and convict of something that isnt a crime in his home country the writer of this article has it right about Emery being a political prisoner as it is very well known about his legalization efforts. Like it says in the article. Emery was singled out because of his legalization efforts and contributions to ending the cannabis prohibition. So you should really think before you speak and maybe the world wont know how completely fucking ignorant you are

  15. Andrew on

    Nice to see this guy finally receive what he had coming to him. I hope they make him serve the full five years and then some.

  16. Anonymouse on

    Marc Emery will a political prisoner
    the day you are governor of Alabama
    do the math