Jodie Emery a Force in Her Own Right

Jodie Emery poses with a picture of her husband, jailed pot activist Marc Emery, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on April 20, 2011. Vancouver's annual "4/20" marijuana freedom rally drew thousands of jubilant pot smokers to the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver. (Photo by Mark van Manen)Jodie Emery poses with a picture of her husband, jailed pot activist Marc Emery, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on April 20, 2011. Vancouver’s annual “4/20” marijuana freedom rally drew thousands of jubilant pot smokers to the Vancouver Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver. (Photo by Mark van Manen)Jodie Emery is readying for her bi-weekly trip to Yazoo City, Mississippi, to visit her husband, one-time mayoral candidate, would-be premier and full-time marijuana activist, Marc.

She’ll get up Friday at 3:30 a.m. to ensure she’s at the airport two hours early for her 7 a.m. flight to Houston.

The reason is simple: Sometimes U.S. Customs detains her for extra questioning.

After the five-hour flight to Texas, she’ll wait another hour or so before grabbing a plane to Jackson, Miss.

She won’t get to Yazoo until after dark; it’ll be midnight before she gets to bed.

Jodie will be up before dawn to be at the medium security Federal Correctional Institution where she will be searched before being allowed to spend six hours in a common visiting hall with her husband.

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  1. John on

    Jodie. It just seemed shocking to see you appear with the creep who put Marc away, and his attitude towards busting Marc.If you say your doing this whole bit to use everyone,thats your own trip.I knew Marc from the London bookstore days, and i have a lot of respect for him.Maybe i,m just too old now and out of touch with how the legalization movement should move forward.Next time if i can,t say anything nice, i won,t say anything at all. Peace.

  2. Jodie on

    “but you do a 180 degree face ,and mix with them”

    Actually, I didn’t do a 180 and support prohibition… it’s them doing the 180, and supporting legalization. That’s a good thing.

    “Screw those ex mayors of Vancouver too.They only want to use you.”

    Um… they aren’t using me at all – I’m using them, for our cause of legalization. They can’t get anything from me. But we get a lot from them. It’s great.

  3. Jodie on

    I’m welcoming and congratulating a former enemy for changing sides.

    If we condemn and push away everyone who used to be against legalization, we’d never gain any allies.

    Did you know that in high school, I used to be against ALL drugs? I used to be a teacher’s pet and berated my friends who smoked pot?

    If I didn’t change my mind, I wouldn’t be doing what I am today.

    We should always welcome people to our side when they realize they were doing something wrong. In fact, converts are the most valuable allies, because they can prove that they’ve “been there”, they’ve fought the fight, and they realized they were wrong.

    So I’m happy to congratulate former enemies for joining our side. I didn’t “socialize” with John McKay – I appeared at a press conference that got more media attention in favor of legalization than anything else in recent memory. It was fantastic.

  4. Teddy P. Gray on

    You are out of your mind John! What disrespect you have coming on here talking recklessly to Jodie! She’s the reason that you even have an opportunity to post such nonsense. I would only wish to have such a dedicated wife such as her. She’s doing the best that she can, and she’s doing it quite well. Did you check to see what she had to say to the scumbag when she was on the show or whatever? I guessing no. So, don’t be so quick to judge, and tone down your rhetoric when you address Mrs. Jodie Emery!

  5. John on

    Why you socializing with the prick who put your husband away ? I am very confused as to what your message really is,Jodie.Greg(MJ MAN) calls the DEA and the prosecutors scum ,but you do a 180 degree face ,and mix with them. I hope Marc takes over for you when he gets out of jail.
    Screw those ex mayors of Vancouver too.They only want to use you.