CANNABIS CULTURE – Iconic filmmaker/stoner/activist Tommy Chong stopped by Cannabis Culture Headquarters this week to discuss Obama’s continuing war on medical marijuana and the latest on imprisoned Canadian pot activist Marc Emery.
Tommy, a former Vancouver resident who has been a friend of Marc and the CCHQ family for many years, spent some time talking with Marc’s wife Jodie Emery at our magazine office and bong store, and even had a chance to talk with the imprisoned Prince of Pot directly by telephone.
A former U.S. federal prisoner himself, Tommy was sentenced to nine months in prison after a dubious government sting called “Operation Pipe Dreams”, where he was eventually found guilty of sending glass bongs to a state where drug paraphernalia is illegal.
Never camera shy, Tommy let us set up our Pot TV equipment to record a personal message. Watch the video below:
“I think it’s time that we started making our voices a little louder in protest,” Chong said, “and one really good way to protest is to sign a petition.”
Tommy asks viewers to sign the Pardon Marc Emery petition at the White House’s We the People website. At the time of publication of this article, the petition has over 6600 signatures, enough to get a response from the White House according to the rules – but every extra signature helps. The more signatures on the petition, the more powerful the message!
SIGN THE PETITION asking Obama to Pardon Marc Emery.
The Pardon Marc Emery petition made mainstream news on this side of the border. South of the border, the press took notice that 5 of the top 10 We the People submitted questions are related to marijuana, hemp or the drug war; the top asking to “Legalize and Regulate Marijuana in a Manner Similar to Alcohol”.
Marc is currently serving a five-year prison sentence in the U.S. for selling marijuana seeds in Canada, after being targeted by the government for his political activism. Read more about Marc Emery at FreeMarc.ca or on his CC Blog.