My husband Marc Emery goes to jail…

I don’t know how many of you watch our YouTube videos or Pot-TV, but I want to share this 24-minute video of the morning Marc surrendered into custody (September 28th, Monday). I use a phrase that will be heard more often as I campaign for the release of my husband (and all pot prisoners) — “I am a Drug War Widow”.

(There are also numerous media clips from Global, CBC, CTV, etc. on YouTube if you want to see the media’s perspective; just search for “Marc Emery” and arrange by “newest” to get the latest additions.)

I appeared that same day on live TV across Canada, both CBC and CTV, to discuss what happened and how I feel about my husband being sent to a foreign country for harmless activities done in Canada…

CBC National News:

CTV National News:

On Friday, Global TV did an excellent, in-depth and truly fair segment about Marc when they interviewed him from jail.

On Saturday (yesterday) we had our prison protest, the start of a constant vigil outside the jail where Marc is being held. Global came out again and covered it for the evening news.

Keep up to date on what’s happening at — and please, write Marc letters! The address and rules are listed at the FREE MARC EMERY page on (which is the page, soon to become a full website in itself).

Regards and thanks for the support,

Jodie Emery
Jodie Emery

Jodie Emery is a Canadian cannabis activist, politician and business owner. She is the wife of activist Marc Emery, and owner of Cannabis Culture Magazine, Pot TV, Cannabis Culture Lounge and Cannabis Culture Headquarters.



  1. legalize on

    You have no idea what you’re talking about! marc is doing this on purpose! he wants to get arrested and jailed because this is the only way that marijuana will be legalized! dont you get it?! you’ll understand in the future when it all flows through and you’ll be kissing marc’s feet! how many drinkers will choose to smoke pot instead if its legalized? this alone would change the world for the better as we know it. dont you realize what harms prohibition causes the world?? sure legalization will have some kinks to fix at first but its worth it in the longrun. thank you marc and thank you jody for everything you have done for the movement! thank you for putting your ass on the line for the rest of us!

  2. one12alpha on

    I fail to see the victims here. By your same logic, public school should be illegal. There are tonnes and tonnes of children who aren’t reaching their “full potential” because they are in public school. Many will go on to join the military, and lose sight of their child hood dreams of becoming astronauts or presidents. It was wrong of the public school to have ever given the children the hope of becoming something like that any way. They should have just told them from the beginning, “sorry kid, this is public school. You will most likely, never be able to understand the physics and mathematics to become an astronaut. And even if you did, you most likely wont ever be able to afford the college you’d need anyway. Besides, there are maybe a hand full of astronauts or presidents across the world, and billions who dare dream to be one…your odds are slim. More likely you will end up ‘addicted’ to a plant that is illegal. The perpetuated dogma about how ‘harmful’ the plant is will impose a negative stigma on you as well. As a result any implication of logic on your part to any problem in society will be seen as mindless hippy jabber. Your ideas and solutions will always be discredited by your use of the plant. Your use, current or past, will always come before your education, and will always bar you from employment opportunity. Effectively smashing any hope of reaching your ‘full potential'”

    But of course that would be rather cruel to tell your kids wouldn’t it.

  3. unsympathetic on

    If anything you are as much to blame for him being in prison you stood by his side encouraging him to take these risks there are other ways of going about changing laws than breaking them and going around town getting stoned and encouraging others to break the law. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time marijuana is not a victimless crime there are apethetic lazy stoners all over the world who are not living up to their potential because they are hooked on the stuff. legalizing would be telling the kids that its okay to do drugs i for one do not want my children hooked on this garbage. you ran a business selling dope seeds made millions of dollars and now that you’ve been caught you want peoples sympathy? hopefully when marc gets out he’ll haev learned his lesson that first of all he’s fighting for a bunch of deadheads who cant be assed to fight with him and second his own country wont defend him so who is he fighting for? be thankful he only got five years for helping thousands of people spread the drug use furthering the corruption in the world.

  4. Anonymous on

    Keep on fighting the good fight!!

  5. Anonymous on

    Thanks for keeping everyone updated.