CANNABIS CULTURE – Marc Emery needs your help. The Canadian marijuana advocate, currently serving a five-year prison sentence in the US after being arrested for his political activism, has been approved by the US federal government for a transfer to serve the rest of his time in Canada.
Please help us convince the Canadian Public Safety Minister to approve the transfer and bring Marc home!
“On July 7th, the United States Department of Justice approved my transfer application,” Marc writes in his latest blog on Cannabis Culture. “Now Canada’s Minister of Public Safety has 90 days – until October 6th – to accept or reject my application.
“Despite the diminished value of returning to Canada under the 1977 bi-lateral International Transfer of Offenders Act treaty transfer, I still want to urge you to politely call the Minister’s office and constituency office, and your local MP (you can find your Member of Parliament here), and urge a swift approval to my transfer application.”
Please contact the Public Safety Minister’s office
Telephone: (613) 944-4875 – 1-800-830-3118
Letters: (postage not required within Canada)
Minister of Public Safety
House of Commons
“Marc’s supporters can help bring him home to Canada by calling or mailing the Public Safety Minister and their local Member of Parliament,” Marc’s wife Jodie Emery told Cannabis Culture. “Please send letters and make phone calls politely asking for my husband to be transferred home.”
If approved for transfer by the Canadian government, Marc could be released as early as May 10, 2014 or as late as June 10, 2014. A transfer would also mean Marc would have parole in Canada lasting as late as August 25, 2014.
If not transferred, Marc’s US release date could be as late as October 7, 2014. Find out all the calculations in Marc’s latest CC blog.
Visit the Bring Marc Home page on FreeMarc.ca for more information.
Photo by Miranda Nelson.