Jodie Emery to Speak at Vancouver Island University

Jodie Emery speaking onstage at Seattle Hempfest 2009. (Photo by Jeremiah Vandermeer - click to enlarge)Jodie Emery speaking onstage at Seattle Hempfest 2009. (Photo by Jeremiah Vandermeer – click to enlarge)CANNABIS CULTURE – Marijuana activist and BC Green Party policing critic Jodie Emery, wife of ‘Prince of Pot’ Marc Emery, will speak at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC on Saturday, November 28.

The event was organized by VIU’s Hempology Club, and will take place in Building 200, Room 203 from 11am-3pm. Entry by donation.

“FREE MARC” Shirts and “Prince of Pot” DVDs will be available for sale. Marc Emery, out of prison temporarily on bail as he awaits extradition to US, is also expected to attend.

For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Vancouver Island University is located at 900 Fifth Street in Nanaimo, BC. Click here for a map of the Vancouver Island University Campus.

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Emery trial is about freedom, not cannabis

by Glenda Allard Barr, Nanaimo Daily News

At noon on Saturday, Jodie Emery, wife of Marc Emery will be speaking at Vancouver Island University and there will be a viewing of The U.S. vs. Marc Emery.

At this point, it looks as if Marc will also be there, since he is out on bail awaiting extradition to the U.S.

This has been presented as a cannabis-related event.

As I see it, the most compelling issue here is Canadian sovereignty. Our government chooses to let the U.S. control our policies and in this case, the freedom of one of our citizens.

This is frightening.

If we do not make our feelings known to our politicians, that we want a nation that is governed according to the wishes of its citizens rather than the whims of a foreign power, we are abandoning fellow citizens and our own principles.

Those who feel strongly about preserving Canadian control over our laws and our people can come out to building 200, room 203 to show support for this cause.

Information about this event is available at [email protected]

– Article from The Nanaimo Daily News. on November 24, 2009.