Marc Emery’s First Radio Interview From US Prison

POT TV – On Sunday, November 18, Marc Emery was interviewed for the first time from US federal prison by Roy Green, host of the cross-Canada Corus radio network’s “The Roy Green Show”. Marc’s wife Jodie was interviewed before Marc called from Yazoo City medium security prison in Mississippi. Listen to the entire interview here.

From The Roy Green Show: “Prince of Pot, Marc Emery on Sunday’s show! Marc Emery will be giving his first live media interview to me on Sunday since being extradited to the U.S. to serve his five year prison sentence for distribution of marijuana seeds to U.S. customers.

“I’ll begin the hour speaking with Jodie Emery, Marc’s wife, then Marc joins us and after my conversation with him (prison authorities allow a maximum of 15 minutes), Jodie will be back on the show. We’ll open the phone lines and include this question which I have also posted on Twitter.

“Should President Obama pardon Marc Emery now that public health officials, former law-enforcement officers and the U.S. prosecutor who handled Marc Emery’s prosecution for Washington all agree the so-called war on drugs has failed and that the marijuana prohibition is a particular failure? Let’s not forget that the electorate of the State of Washington voted to legalize marijuana sales and consumption in a special vote (Initiative) on the night Barack Obama won his second term as President of the United States.

“So….. should U.S. President Barack Obama pardon and release Marc Emery from custody?”

Find the original audio podcast at www.RoyGreenShow.com, and listen to Roy’s show on the Corus Radio Network across Canada.

Comments

9 Comments

  1. allday on

    Lovin u LARGE in the jax

  2. Islander on

    The longer he’s in the slammer i think the further mankind moves forward on the cannabis front. At least we don’t have that goofball running around in canada giving us a bad name. I believe Marc ruined alot of progress on the cannabis front especially in canada with his lack of professionalism he showed everyone time and time again…. Come on people real canadians (stoner or not) don’t support a guy who sold ecstasy to minors out of his Vancouver store and runs around looking like a mentally ill drug addict.

    I smoke cannabis throughout the day and i believe it has helped me with alot of things in my life, it should not be attracting this much negative attention

  3. Zoe on

    Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  4. Anonymous on

    Great interview. By the time Marc is out, there will be so much support to end the problems caused by prohibition, that the politicians will all be singing a different tune.
    Just look around at all the intelligent and famous people having a negative say these days.
    It only ads voice to most of the conclusions of various commissions or inquiries into such things done by governments before.

    i gave it some thought about what good we have gained from the drug war, i can’t think of any, I figure nothing spreads drugs around like dealers on every street corner so it cant be that we have less drugs in society due to the illegality. Think about the just say no campaigns. Just look at the USA for that. NEVER EVER have i seen a cost benefit analysis and that says a lot in itself. Maybe because they would not get away with claiming running and building prisons, funding things like the DEA and half the local police budgets, are beneficial in themselves. Really, with about 50 percent plus percent of many populations for legalization these days and that only becoming a higher percentage each year, then surely it was only the money that govt continually threw at all these campaigns to keep the taxes flowing their way that people ever thought that prohibition was a good and effective enough thing.
    I spose once they appear tough on crime, they have to ramp up the laws yet again, using our money to do so. People just never knew what they were really voting for when they back these things. Never was there a clause that said, if we don’t reduce use and suffering etc then we will revise these laws in three years…. 60,000 dead mexicans……it’s like the opium wars..huge forces, and now 50 percent against it, prohibition has just about everyone fighting.

  5. Anonymous on

    Great interview. By the time Marc is out, there will be so much support to end the problems caused by prohibition, that the politicians will all be singing a different tune.
    Just look around at all the intelligent and famous people having a negative say these days.
    It only ads voice to most of the conclusions of various commissions or inquiries into such things done by governments before. Are the prison owners really that influential? or is it because people really thought prohibition protects children.

    i gave it some thought about what good we have gained from the drug war, i can’t think of any, I figure nothing spreads drugs around like handing the market to anyone that wants to break the law, have it on every street corner.. so it cant be that we have less drugs in society due to the illegality. Think about the just say no campaigns. Just look at the USA for that. NEVER EVER have i seen a cost benefit analysis and that says a lot in itself. Maybe because they would not get away with claiming running and building prisons, funding things like the DEA and half the local police budgets, are beneficial in themselves. Really, with about 50 percent plus of many populations for legalization these days and that only becoming a higher percentage each year, then surely it was only the money that govt continually threw at all these campaigns to keep the taxes flowing their way that people ever thought that prohibition was a good and effective enough thing.
    I spose once they appear tough on crime, they have to ramp up the laws yet again, using our money to do so. People just never knew what they were really voting for when they back these things. Never was there a clause that said, if we don’t reduce use and suffering etc then we will revise these laws in three years…. 60,000 dead mexicans……it’s like the opium wars..huge forces, and now 50 percent against it, prohibition has just about everyone fighting. I expect it to become a platform that politicians are willing to back given the swing in peoples beliefs on the issue.

  6. Anonymous on

    Obama should release Marc and apologize for the evil ways of U.S. politicians. In his suitcase should be ten million dollars taken from the paychecks of DEA goons.
    Afterwards Obama should go on TV and apologize to the world for the U.S. war on freedom (drugs)and declare it dead.

  7. Guitrod on

    Everyone in Canada should listen to that interview.
    The will of the people will prevail one day because of Canadian’s like the Emery’s. Roy: keep up the great work.

  8. BillyBoy on

    I believe that Marc’s many acts of activism and his unjust incarceration positively influenced the successful legalization initiatives in Washington and Colorado. People are fed up with government hypocrisy and they realize how such wrongful laws negatively impact them and their world.

    Freedom is rarely granted before it is taken. Our freedom in this instance will be earned by thousands of activists, prisoners, their friends and family.

    My most sincere thanks to Marc and Jody for their sacrifices, made in behalf of all of us. The writing is on the wall and we will win!

  9. CanadianGiant on

    It was good to hear Marc speak on the Roy Green Show on sunday.Marc is sounding good and i wish him well.Peace