CANNABIS CULTURE – The Prince of Pot: The U.S. Vs Marc Emery, one of the best documentary film to explain the plight of the prominent Canadian marijuana activist, is now available through the iTunes store.
The film, directed by Nicholas Wilson and released in 2007 in coordination with the CBC, follows the story of Vancouver cannabis seed-seller Marc Emery during his fight against extradition and imprisonment in the United States.
Emery, founder of the B.C. Marijuana Party and publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, spent millions in profits from his successful seed business on legalization and drug law reform activism in North America and around the world. His altruism made him a target of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, who claimed he was Canada’s biggest “drug kingpin” and admitted in an official press release that Emery was targeted for his political activism.
The movie also stars Marc’s two former co-accused, Greg Williams and Michelle Rainey, his wife Jodie Emery, and fellow cannabis activists including Kirk Tousaw, Chris Bennett, David Malmo-Levine, Alan Young and many others.
Politicians like NDP MP Libby Davies and former Vancouver Mayor Larry Campbell speak on Emery’s behalf, and criticize back-room plotting and scheming between elements within the U.S. and Canadian governments.
Emery is now stationed at a federal penitentiary in Yazoo, Mississippi and must serve 994 days until he is eligible for early release.
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The Prince of Pot is one of several documentary films produced about Marc Emery. Others include The Principle of Pot and Messing Up the System. Another, called Citizen Marc is currently in production and is expected to be released in 2012.
Read more about the film at the Internet Movie Database.