DEA Release Admits Marc Emery Extradition Politically Motivated

The US Drug Enforcement Administration admitted on the day of Marc Emery’s arrest that his investigation and extradition were politically motivated, designed to target the Marijuana Legalization organization that Emery spearheaded and ran for over a decade in Canada.

Here is the original text of DEA Administrator Karen Tandy’s statement released on July 29th, 2005:

Today’s DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group — is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement.

His marijuana trade and propagandist marijuana magazine have generated nearly $5 million a year in profits that bolstered his trafficking efforts, but those have gone up in smoke today.

Emery and his organization had been designated as one of the Attorney General’s most wanted international drug trafficking organizational targets — one of only 46 in the world and the only one from Canada.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery’s illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on.

Large image of Karen Tandy Statement: here



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  12. Anonymous on

    At the top of this page: has a direct link to the feedback page of the US Department of Health and Human Services, the federal agency that was issued 2003 US Patent No. 6630507, “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants”, linked here:

    HHS should remove raw cannabis from scheduling, it’s healthy food regardless of THC content and belongs untaxed as such. Then, place artificial and manufactured cannabinoids in Schedule V.

    Freedom of Information Act requests should prove this true. Here is public evidence from March of 2001 that then DEA Administrator Donnie R. Marshall made this now demonstrably false claim in order to issue this Notice of Denial of Petition:

    “Thus, when it comes to a drug that is currently listed in
    schedule I, if it is undisputed that such drug has no currently
    accepted medical use in treatment in the United States and a lack of
    accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and it is further
    undisputed that the drug has at least some potential for abuse
    sufficient to warrant control under the CSA, the drug must remain in
    schedule I. In such circumstances, placement of the drug in
    schedules II through V would conflict with the CSA since such drug
    would not meet the criterion of “a currently accepted medical use
    in treatment in the United States.” 21 USC 812(b).

    Therefore, even if one were to assume, theoretically, that your
    assertions about marijuana’s potential for abuse were correct (i.e.,
    that marijuana had some potential for abuse but less than the “high
    potential for abuse” commensurate with schedules I and II),
    marijuana would not meet the criteria for placement in schedules III
    through V since it has no currently accepted medical use in
    treatment in the United States–a determination that is reaffirmed
    by HHS in the attached medical and scientific evaluation.”


    Millions heve been arrested since HHS applied for that patent in 1999. At that time, the United States Government possessed evidence that cannabinoids are not lawfully in Schedule I. Reparations are long past due, and we’ve been taxed enough.

    Don’t just blog:

    Correspondence to the Department, including the Attorney General, may be sent to:
    U.S. Department of Justice
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20530-0001

    Department of Justice Main Switchboard – 202-514-2000

    Office of the Attorney General Public Comment Line – 202-353-1555

    To call component officials, see the Directory of Department Officials

    E-mails to the Department of Justice, including the Attorney General, may be sent to [email protected]

    Contact them respectfully and challenge their false claims directly.

    Are there any lawyers reading here?

    An amicus brief in Marc’s case would generate international press for your organization.


  13. Anonymous on

    If Marc is guilty of anything, it’s being “too nice” to the propagandists and profiteering pharmaceutical giants who fund the propaganda against marijuana.
    The Canadian Government is guilty for failing to protect its citizens.
    The Canadian Government is also guilty on all counts being an “accessory” before, during and after the fact. Having collected procedds under the guise of taxation of a legitimate and legal business and referring medical marijuana users to buy the seed they need from Marc’s company.
    Such complicity cannot be over-looked.
    The American government is guilty of profiteering,slander, libel, and conspiracy. The “treaty” under which Marc is being charged is Un-Constitutional and in direct violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of the Dominion of Canada.( Marc did not get to use the charter in his defense.)
    The charges against Marc are not only fabricated, but in violation of American Law. Laymans term: ENTRAPMENT.
    Better post it quick, before the man kicks down your door stating that they got a 911 call from your residence, which actually does not even have a land line registered to that address.

  14. gerard on

    to reply with depth would take hrs upon hrs due to the delicate content of the information.

    so i’ll keep it short and sweet

    To answer that question, it does not surprise me at all, thats what the us government is all about. marc emery is a possibly the biggest and most influential figure head that any cannibis movememt has ever seen and will probably ever see.Its clear that the reasons why the us government, or dea want him incarcerated for life, in us soil, go far far beyond the selling of cannabis seeds. marc emery besides being a cannabis activist(and a good one), he is also great public speaker, very intelligent and resourceful, and very influential figure to cannabis users, from what i gathered.

    There are thousands of people out there selling seeds, in the us, holland, uk, etc etc etc, yet those parties are not being prosecuted by any of these agencies why? because marc emery is extremely influential, phylosofically and politically, so he becomes a threat, so basically marc has been making some noise, prince of pot this, legaliize pot that, and they want to quite him, erase him from the scene or circle, one less activist pot head to worry about, make an example, put some fear in the eyes and minds of any one that is considering becoming a cannabis activist. including myself and any one that has been arrested in relation to cannabis

    we could discuss many things, the origins of governments and parliaments, kingship etc, etc