Worldwide Rally to Free Marc Emery

CANNABIS CULTURE – Supporters of imprisoned marijuana activist Marc Emery showed their support in over 80 cities around the world on SATURDAY MAY 22, 2010 for the Worldwide Rally to Free Marc Emery.

Stay tuned to for reports! Also be sure to go to and for photos, videos, and updates posted by supporters around the world. See videos on too, by searching for “Marc Emery”!


1) Email [email protected] with your rally location and info so she can add your city to the list!

2) Get one or many friends to plan the rally with you. (Read Marc’s rally advice below for a list of what each person should do.) Use Facebook or other means to find fellow supporters. Even one person standing with a sign sends a powerful message! “One person can undo the evil of several thousand people. You should never underestimate your power.” – Marc Emery

3) If you are planning to occupy a Conservative Member of Parliament’s office, DO NOT ALERT THE MEDIA in advance or the office will likely close down. Call your local TV, radio and newspaper “News Tip Hotline” phone numbers (or emails) after you are inside the office. For any other rally, let the press know in advance so they can come photograph or film you. Provide a link to so they can read more about Marc’s case and the global protest.

We strongly encourage Canadians to hold their protests at the nearest Conservative Party Member of Parliament office. You can find the one nearest you by clicking HERE.

Get inspired by seeing photos and video of Conservative Party MP office occupations and protests by clicking here and here.

– FREE MARC shirts, buttons and posters are available in the FREE MARC section of the Cannabis Culture online store or in Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters store at 307 West Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC.


Marc Emery is a Canadian political prisoner about to be extradited to the United States for selling cannabis seeds on the internet and using the money to fund marijuana legalization groups. The DEA wanted him, and now they’ve got him ordered extradited thanks to Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada. Marc is just one of hundreds of thousands of North Americans imprisoned for marijuana. Now is the time to STAND UP and demand an end to the destructive DRUG WAR and the imprisonment of non-violent cannabis growers and consumers!

For more background information about Marc Emery’s extradition battle and ways to help bring him home, please go to

IS YOUR CITY ON THE LIST? If not, SIGN UP TODAY and start a rally for Marc in your town.

It’s easy to do!

– Go to and for photos, videos, and news coverage of protests so far


– Read the article HOW TO HOLD A PROTEST on Cannabis Culture.

– Read the article RALLY TOOLS by Cannabis Culture.

– Read more activist resources on Cannabis Culture’s Activism Page

Rally advice:

You should have at least 5 people to fill these roles:

Person 1 carries a big FREE MARC sign
Person 2 has a megaphone or leads the chanting
Person 3 contacts the media news tip lines
Person 4 takes photos and/or video of the event
Person 5 should openly posses cannabis if they are legal users

Pick the place for the rally first. The main courthouse in town is a good place. A busy intersection where you will be seen, or on the sidewalk by any US or Canadian embassy or consulate or a federal building on a main avenue are excellent rally sites. You don’t need any permits. Posters & signs should be prepared and the rally should start at 2:00pm and go to 5pm. Chants should be developed; like “Free Marc Emery”, “No Prison For Pot”, “No More Drug War”, “Stop the violence, end prohibition”, “Register to vote, Win the Right To Toke” and, well, you’ll think of many, they are fun. Practice them before hand.

Make your signs legible and clear, check spelling beforehand. People walking with signs while chanting slogans of cannabis liberation is fine for the whole two or three hours, but you can add speakers every 20 minutes or so to change it up. Campaigning for Ron Paul in 2007, we learned that a sign saying “Google Ron Paul” was very effective in drawing passers-by attention to his videos or philosophy. A sign at each rally saying “Google Marc Emery” or something like that will be helpful in expanding awareness.

Signs suggestions:

* Free Marc Emery
* Free the Prince of Pot
* Google Marc Emery
* America Must Free Marc Emery
* Canada Must Bring Marc Emery Home
* Marc Emery = Political Prisoner
* No Prison For Prince of Pot
* DEA out of __________ (your country or town here)
* End Prohibition
* No More Drug War
* No Prison For Pot

The purpose of signs is to stir the mind of any passersby who might Google ‘Marc Emery’, ‘Prince of Pot’, ‘Prohibition’, or ‘Drug War’.

It is important to inform your local media of the rally and its purpose, why you support Marc Emery. Tell them the extradition of a non-violent Canadian to an American prison is WRONG! Address the fact the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Administration) is in your country also, and should be expelled.

One of the under-currents of a worldwide rally, especially with substantial US participation, is to ease the anger many Canadians may feel towards Americans once Marc is incarcerated. Improperly directed anger will be counter-productive to the cause. If American rally support is significant, Canadians will see Americans as fellow warriors and victims in the drug war.

The risk is that there will be a lot of unproductive America-bashing by Canadians after Marc’s sentencing and while he is incarcerated. Anger and indignation should be channeled against the governments that allow the drug war to exist everywhere on Earth, and towards the politicians that make these injustices and cruelties happen.

On September 10th, 2005 over 40 demonstrations were held around the world to protest Marc’s arrest for extradition to the United States. Locations included Moscow, Prague, Wellington, Sydney, Mexico City, Paris, and London (see more information about that protest here).

On September 19th, 2009 more than 100 cities participated in “The Worldwide Rally For The Prince of Pot” to demand an end to Marc’s extradition (see more information about that protest here).

Tell the government to end the War on Drugs and FREE MARC EMERY!

Keep checking this page for updates…


First of all and most importantly, please be polite and respectful – but very firm – when contacting the following people.

Secondly, strongly emphasize that Marc Emery is a Canadian citizen who never went to the USA and carried out his activities in Canada. If he has broken the law in Canada, he should be tried and sentenced in Canada, not sent to a foreign country to be punished under much harsher laws.

Try to bring up these important points along with the “Facts About Marc Emery” (listed below and at to help you better explain why Marc Emery should not be imprisoned in the USA:

a) Vancouver police investigated Marc in 2003 and tried to have charges filed in court, but the Crown refused, so the VPD admitted that the USA picked up the file to get harsh punishment for Marc in the USA. The Vancouver police worked with Americans on Canadian soil to create the US case. If Marc couldn’t be charged in Canada, he should not be charged in America.

b) The US District Attorney arranged a plea deal in January 2008 that would allow Marc to serve his time in Canada, as long as the Conservative government laid charges here in Canada, but the government refused. Again, if the government wouldn’t charge or punish Marc in Canada, he should not be charged or punished in America.

Check out the list of “75 Things You Can Do to Free Marc Emery”!

1) Contact your Member of Parliament in Canada or your Representative in the US Congress. Let them know about Marc Emery’s situation, and why you and thousands of other voters want Marc to be free in his home country Canada.

Don’t be afraid or nervous about meeting your representative! They are paid with your money to represent you, and their job is to listen to you and take your concerns to Parliament/Congress.

Canadians: Meeting your Member of Parliament is something you should do not just for Marc, but also for the future of Canada (you should express concern about the “tough-on-crime” drug laws, like Bill S-10). Your Member of Parliament is in town every weekend to meet local voters, and that includes you — so make sure you get your voice heard amongst the anti-marijuana advocates who are visiting their MPs!

Click here to find your MP

United States
Click here to find your MP

2) Contact the Canadian Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews (pronounced “Taves”), and tell him that if Marc Emery applies for a prison transfer from the USA to Canada, the Minister should approve it right away.

Steinbach Office
8-227 Main Street
Steinbach. Mb. R5G 1Y7
Ph:(204) 326-9889
Fx:(204) 346-9874
E-mail: [email protected]

Parliament Hill
Suite 306, Justice Building House of Commons
Ottawa. Ont. K1A 0A6
Ph:(613) 992-3128
Fx:(613) 995-1049
E-mail: [email protected]

Lac du Bonnet Office
Box 266
Lac du Bonnet. MB R0E 1A0
E-mail: [email protected]

3) Contact President Barack Obama and tell him that he should pardon Canadian citizen Marc Emery and let him return home to Canada.

Phone: (202) 456-1414 (switchboard) and (202) 456-1111 (comments)
Fax: (202) 456-2461
Mail: The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC

4) Contact the media and express your concern about Marc Emery facing extradition to the USA. Spread the story!

Write to the “letters” or “opinion” section of your local newspaper, or find a list of Canadian and US Media Outlets at

5) Wear a FREE MARC t-shirt, hoodie, or button.

Shirts, buttons and posters are available in the FREE MARC section of the Cannabis Culture online store (or in Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters store at 307 West Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC)

6) Download, print and share the FREE MARC logo.

Make this image into stickers, posters, stencils, whatever you can come up with to spread the word about Marc Emery and to help free him from prison!

[DOWNLOAD] (Right click and save to download)
Get more posters and images here


• Marc Emery is a Canadian citizen who never went to the USA as a seed seller.

• Marc Emery operated his seed business in Canada at all times, with no American branches or employees.

• Marc Emery declared his income from marijuana seed sales on his income tax, and paid over $580,000 to the Federal and Provincial governments from 1999 to 2005.

• Marc Emery is the leader of the British Columbia Marijuana Party, a registered political party that has regularly participated in elections.

• Marc Emery has never been arrested or convicted of manufacturing or distributing marijuana in Canada, as he only sold seeds.

• Marc Emery gave away all of the profits from his seed business to drug law reform lobbyists, political parties, global protests and rallies, court litigation, medical marijuana initiatives, drug rehabilitation clinics, and other legitimate legal activities and organizations.

• Marc Emery helped found the United States Marijuana Party, state-level political parties, and international political parties in countries such as Israel and New Zealand.

• Marc Emery has been known as a book seller and activist in Canada for 30 years, fighting against censorship laws and other social issues long before he became a drug law reform activist.

• Marc Emery has been a media figure for 20 years with regards to marijuana and drug law reform. He is very well-known to Canadian, American and international news media organizations.

• Marc Emery operated his business in full transparency and honesty since its inception in 1994, even sending his marijuana seed catalogue inside his magazine “Cannabis Culture” to each Member of Parliament in Canada every two months for years.

• The US Drug Enforcement Administration admitted in a press release from Administrator Karen Tandy that his July 29th, 2005 arrest was based on drug legalization efforts — a copy of the document can be viewed at —

“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.”

More information about MARC EMERY FACTS at



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  3. Anonymous on

    Yes POLCOA! (Parliament only legislate, Courts only abrogate.) Canada is a Constitutional Democracy, not a Parliamentary Democracy. That was recognized in 1982 in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Any laws passed by Parliament are subject to be measured against the Constitution. If a law is found to be inconsistent with the Charter, then section 52(1) instructs courts to declare unconstitutional legislation of no force or effect. When a court issues a declaration of invalidity, it declares that, henceforth, the unconstitutional law cannot be enforced. (That is what happened on Terry Parker Day, the invalidation of S.4 CDSA possession offense took effect on Aug 1 2001 when the MMAR failed to protect him on time.) This was confirmed in Supreme court of Canada in the case of (attorney general) v. Hislop at para 82 and 83 Where it is stated.

    Section 52(1) instructs courts to declare unconstitutional legislation of no force or effect. When a court issues a declaration of invalidity, it declares that, henceforth, the unconstitutional law cannot be enforced. The nullification of a law is thus prospective. However, s. 52(1) may also operate retroactively so far as the parties are concerned, reaching into the past to annul the effects of the unconstitutional law: see, e.g., Miron v. Trudel, [1995] 2 S.C.R. 418.

    This Court has applied in many cases the “declaratory approach” to constitutional remedies, which implies that s. 52(1) remedies are often given retroactive effect. See, for example, Nova Scotia (Workers’ Compensation Board) v. Martin, [2003] 2 S.C.R. 504, 2003 SCC 54, at para. 28, Gonthier J. On this view, s. 52(1) remedies are deemed to be fully retroactive because the legislature never had the authority to enact an unconstitutional law. In the words of Professor Hogg, a declaration of constitutional invalidity “involves the nullification of the law from the outset” (P. W. Hogg, Constitutional Law of Canada (loose-leaf ed.),vol. 2, at p. 55-2 (emphasis added)). If the law was invalid from the outset, then any government action taken pursuant to that law is also invalid, and consequently, those affected by it have a right to redress which reaches back into the past.”

    When one add the words of the interpretation Act S.2(2)that states “For the purposes of this Act, an enactment that has been replaced is repealed and an enactment that has expired,lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect is deemed to have been repealed.”and S.42(1) “Every Act shall be so construed as to reserve to Parliament the power of repealing or amending it, and of revoking, restricting or modifying any power, privilege or advantage thereby vested in or granted to any person.” one does not need much more to stand tall in a court of law. For the complete defence and support see

    Section 4 and 7 were declared unconstitutional by the SCC. These 2 section are the foundation of the CDSA when it comes to marijuana, with out these the marijuana prohibition is unknown to law.


  4. Buds4Life on

    Thought we would explain that last comment a little more….

    There are MANY people filing these POLCOA motion kits & they will be heard in the next few months.

    Wish Marc could use this defense, but the damn U.S.uck A. has him now :o(

    Here’s a list of Parliament Only Legislates Courts Only Abrogate (POLCOA) warriors that have won court battles using only this defense KIT & NO LAWYER!!!


    Trio’s pot case nixed, TO Sun
    Pierre Champagne
    Bruce Ryan
    James Wallace

    Ed Martin marijuana charge withdrawn

    Sandy Kramer fifth marijuana charged withdrawn!

    Derek Francisco charges dropped, medpot returned!!
    Wife charges withdrawn

    Marc Beaudoin in Lindsay

    Crown staying Rudy Seegobin medpot charges dropped to duck Krieger App.
    Rudy Seegobin

    Randy Post medpot charges withdrawn

    Joel Bollers
    I didn’t even do a story on Joel’s POLCOA prohibition win!

    Ken Surgent marijuana charges withdrawn precedent in Windsor

    Finally, there are the withdrawals due to POLCOA threat and
    reduced plea bargain:

    Grower Richard Johnson gets 6 months probation
    wife charge withdrawn
    daughter charge withdrawn

    Nielsen’s end case with return of their property
    Laurie Nielsen charge withdrawn
    Danielle Nielsen charge withdrawn

    Dominic Gravel (early 2005)
    He had spent almost a year in pre-trial custody for one of the
    biggest grow-op busts in Quebec. After half a dozen hearings
    where the courts kept insisting his S.601 “unknown to law” motion
    needed constitutional notice until a judge finally admitted he
    didn’t, then the Crown offered him a plea bargain that let him
    out in just a few weeks or months. Pretty impressive to have such
    an arch-criminal released for so little more time.

    So, 16 people had their charges withdrawn and 3 had a plea
    bargain so the Crown could avoid arguing the POLCOA. And of course,
    since the Sfetkopoulos decision and the Crown Sean Gaudet’s Goodie,
    POLCOA is even stronger.

  5. Buds4Life on

    The law died in 2001,Parker vs. Regina Ontario(interpretations act 2.2) and again later on with the Grant Kreiger case in Alberta. These decisions are good for all provinces since it’s federal law. Oh sure, judges will tell you they are not bound by another court, but they ARE bound to the outcome of that court (federal). The person you should be writing letters to is the Crown Attorney Generals office. They are the ones who lost and then appealed to the supreme court and lost again. Crown attorney Frankle just didn’t do his job and re-write the books and tell the cops to stop busting people under this now defunct law. Why else would they hand out 4000 stay’s under what they called the dead law period. A new law has not been past by parliament since do to the fact that they took 2 million tax dollars and gave it to the senate committee to do a study on Mj. The outcome was to legalize it. So every time Parliament tries to pass a new law, the senate shoots it down ( not wanting to go back on it’s findings).It’s all just a matter of a sore looser(crown Frankle) not playing by the rules. And about Harper, here’s my slogan,” Broke yet! keep voting conservative and it won’t be long”
    Cheers, and keep up the good work.

  6. Medicinal Mike on

    I want to thank the anonymous person who put up that post I am replying to. That phrase “The seeds of freedom” sounds like history book of this time- our time in history. It would have to start most likely with the temperance movement and the reasons behind the movement. At the time medicines where made from herbs and roots and such. Medicine had been made that way for all of man’s history up to just a scant 7 decades or so ago. The invention of synthetic drugs from petrolium products is the only thing we had to fall back on once we decided to do away with the most productive plant on the planet. What we have now is a poluted wastedump for a planet where the plant that can help the very most is told to sit this one out on the sidelines. That is not only an irrational way of doing things, but you would figure after a couple of years of a drug war that does not work, people would have the sense to repeal prohibition. Wrong! What happened is they tossed more money down this black hole called a Drug War Budget. They have militarilised the police and created a large bunch of thugs that are taught how to curtail all our civil rights. The abuses of power and the deaths might be a small clue that what they are doing is not working. At this point , when I get all frustrated over this insanity I have to take a step back and remember the lessons we have learned from other prohibitions. Prohibitions do not work. It is a matter of time and effort, but we have the truth on our side and we get Cannabis legalized once again. So many of our offspring will look back at us with much shame and pity. Many papers in houses of learning will be shuffled a round, most of them tearing apart the real reasons why our governments are so screwed up at the moment.

  7. Medicinal Mike on

    I never said Marc was an alterboy or anything, but we can all see this is a form of punishment for Marc’s activism. It said so right in the statements made when they tried to justify this sham. Harper wants to get rid of him so he is willing to allow this to happen, as a matter of fact, forced the situation by refusing Marc to be tried here and serve his time here. The U.S. were willing to have him serve his time here but Harper refused. Why is that? The short answer is even if Marc was in jail here in Canada, Harper would not be rid of him. Dictator Harper does not want Cannabis in any form to be legal but he has to suck it up because of the pesky constitution.

  8. Daniel Johnson on

    Yeah, free one guy who is in jail because he took the time to fight, in a much bigger way than most activists, for the rights of EVERYONE ELSE incarcerated for marijuana.
    But cops can pretend not to know that when they post on these things, I suppose.

  9. Daniel Johnson on

    “As a modern day shaman, i have the power to punish those responsible for Mark Emery’s incarceration so from this moment forth i Here by condemn those responsible to the wrath of BAD KERMA created within this moment of truth.”
    This may or may not be true, Mr. Shaman sir, and I suppose it is a matter of theocratic conjecture, but I still must ask: how exactly is this kind of thing helping us refute the various myths surrounding Cannabis and mental health problems, including delusions of grandeur and anti-authoritarian paranoia?

  10. Anonymous on

    Remember the words of Marc Emery, “Plant the seeds of freedom, overgrow the government”. That motto applies to everyone, Cannabis user or not. He said plant the seeds of “freedom”, he didn’t say “Cannabis”, overgrow the weed of oppressive government by planting the seeds of freedom, in the minds of you and I (insert angelic singing here).

  11. Dantheman on

    As a modern day shaman, i have the power to punish those responsible for Mark Emery’s incarceration so from this moment forth i Here by condemn those responsible to the wrath of BAD KERMA created within this moment of truth.

  12. the other greg williams on

    When one thinks about the forces that gather against us….,tv media, prisons, wiretaps, newspapers, police, drug free America, DARE, radio, people paid millions to lie, people making trillions doing the lying, government pulpits spouting government laced propaganda, misinformation and deciet, police forces, spies, and a trillion dollars used so far in America in the war on pot, etc etc etc…i’d say we bunch of mostly peaceful stoners are standing our ground.

    I’d almost dare say that we stoners are defeating, and rightfully so, Goliath. Truth and justice can not be defeated by liars, thieves, or guns. We simply won’t go away and allow it to happen. We who seek truth and fairness have a global obligation to make sure it doesn’t happen.

    The captcha below wants to test me to see if i am human or not. When i read some of the posts here i am convinced that some here humans aint human at all.

  13. Anonymous on

    How about free all the US citizens who have been jailed for 10 years or more just because they sold lights or growing equipment to people. Now THAT is a travesty. Marc actually sold Cannabis (seed is still cannabis) and bragged about it. The US already dropped the worst charges. What do you want them to do, just politely ask Marc not to send any more seeds? I don’t think people should be calling for Marc to be freed. That sort of thing is usually reserved for people who are really political prisoners, like Mandela. Marc may not have committed a crime in the eyes of Cannabis users, but it is still a crime in the law books. You may think Marc’s case is also political, like Mandela, but they couldn’t have legally prosecuted Marc for simple Cannabis activism. Prosecuting him for Cannabis seed distribution is perfectly legal. If it has a political side benefit for them, that’s their good fortune.

    Marc knew the potential penalties and chose to commit the offences anyway. Why now call for his exemption from international law? What gives him that privilege, because Cannabis users like him? All this Free Marc chanting is just making Cannabis people look like crybabies who can’t take their sentences when they are legally convicted after flagrantly violating the laws and bragging about it in the media.

    You can’t demand to free Marc Emery before you demand, and get, a new international narcotics treaty. Otherwise, you are demanding special treatment for one person, then what about all the others? I doubt the UN watches Canadian news shows so it’s doubtful they will change international narcotics law because of the chanting. It’s true that Canada vastly under-punished other seed sellers, like Hunter and Baghdadlian, but does that prevent the US from prosecuting him and giving him a legally appropriate sentence for the weight he sold? We all know Baghdadlian deserved a few years for the amount of Cannabis he sold, according to the letter of the law. Canada just has a sentencing system that allows judges to give inappropriately low sentences if they choose to do so. The US doesn’t have that system. There you actually have to do the sentence prescribed. Several kilos of seed is punished the same as several kilos of prime bud, which should be the case in Canada too because there is no legal distinction made between bud and seed here either. Judges chose to make a distinction themselves but it’s not legally grounded. The US will simply give him an appropriate sentence under their law. Sure, it would be nice if they were ridiculously easy on seed sellers but we have no grounds to demand it. We’re not even US citizens.

    I know you want to feel like you are supporting Marc but demanding his freedom is a little naive and pointless and makes Cannabis people look like exactly that, naive and detached from reality. The US has every right to extradite Emery and prosecute him for the charges, in light of Canada’s previous Supreme Court constitutional cave-in on the US v. Cotroni case. Can you really blame them for exercising that right after Emery heckled their Drug Czar and publicly bragged about how many seeds he sold to the US? Why should they just take that? Would you if you ran the DEA? If you let Emery get away with that you might as well just close down the DEA. Arguably not a bad idea but that won’t happen anytime soon, realistically. Saying “Free Marc Emery” is the same as saying “make Marc Emery above the law because we like him”. A nice thought but ain’t gonna happen.

    Before people start with the insults, I’m not an anti-Marc person at all. I admire him and agree that the offence doesn’t warrant more than maybe a year in prison. I’m simply being realistic after investigating the laws involved. While those laws are on the books, calling for Marc to be freed is calling for anarchy. The US can’t legally bypass their sentencing regulations by freeing Marc and Canada is under no obligation to bring Marc back here to serve his sentence either. As they said when they denied the transfer deal, they don’t owe Emery any favors. Why should they do it after denying many others the same request? What would their justification be, that a bunch of people made signs demanding it? Then Nicholson would look like he gives in to demands from Cannabis traffikers’ friends for special treatment. Again, ain’t gonna happen. You have every right to demonstrate for Marc’s freedom if you want, just know that it won’t reduce Marc’s sentence by even one day or bring him out of the US until he serves his full sentence. That’s just the reality of the situation. Let’s just hope the US gives him an appropriate sentence for the weight he sold, which will be about 3 years or less. If they really give him 5 years, THEN you’ll have something to legitimately complain about because that will be a travesty of justice considering the actual weight of seeds he sold to them.

  14. Anonymous on


  15. Anonymous on

    Yes it is true that michel rainey and greg the marijuana man provided damning evidence against Marc after going on and on about how they would fight to the death rather than accept a plea deal. Marc was betrayed by his two main employees and they are still today running around acting like heroes.

  16. Anonymous on

    If Jesus was a Nazarite then he was forbidden wine, grapes and vinegar-
    besides, cannabis doesn’t impart its virtues into vinegar
    This is the first I have ever heard of cannabis vinegar
    Couldn’t Christ just eaten a big bud & avoided all this questionable
    sacred insense & annointing oil foolishness ?

  17. persecutedinalberni on

    So true renney,he had a habit of building a small fire and threw his herb onto the fire and then throw a cloth/blanket over his head and sat above the fire breathing the smoke.

    And before he was tortured I do beleive it was a mixture of cannabis and apple cider vinegar that they gave him to drink.

    He used it like everyone else at the time was using it,it has all been a big lie.

    Only lucifer would makes us beleive it is bad for us,our creator gave us the worlds most renewable resource so we would not destroy ourselves and so this is how lucifer will destroy the world.

    If we care about the world then now is the time to fight lucifer for it by bringing Marc home and legalizing marijuana at the same time.

    Stand up to lucifer and say NO to america.

  18. Jose Melendez on

    I’m fighting back also, with letters, emails and more. Big signs draped across highway bridges should help.

    Also a suggestion for Jodie: Perhaps sell a dozen or so hemp seeds for $4.20? That could raise awareness and legal funds. Purchasers could be encouraged to send them legally, say one at a time, directly to lawmakers along with letters demanding Marc’s (and all pot prisoners’) release. Or, you could ship them directly from your offices with a printed message at client’s request to any address.

    Hey, it worked for the tea party . . .

  19. renney b. on

    if jesus lives and if jesus was here; he is a nazarite, a freedom fighter, a lover of sinners and the saviour of the world… we the cannabis culture are the true followers of jesus; not this hateful empire of church and state… the way they are running our lives is just a copy or rather the opposite of what real life is; the life of christ is one love not war… that is how we know the truth and are able to rebel against their lies… cannabis has been a sacrament, food, medicine, building material and fuel oil since the times of moses and all the prophets… the burning bush, the holy anointing oil, the tree of life and the baptism of fire are some of the holy attributes of this blessed plant… the sign of the rastaman is the true witness of jesus christ in the world today any thing else are just fakes… those so called prohibitionists need to educate, medicate and regulate the holy herb; so the masses will have no doubt who speaks the truth… peace, love and fire; jah rastafari… free marc emery ; he speaks the truth.

  20. Dave on

    Would one of you prohibitionist please tell us why you’re so hell bent on hurting us and our families. The other day, I mentioned to a christian that if jesus lived and was alive today, he’d be a longhair-pot-smoking-rebel. Well holy cow, this person went ballistic. Ranting that jesus wasn’t a sinner and on and on like they were spinning themselves into a trance.

    So is it jesus that tells you to do those awful things to our families. Come on now at least one of you assholes can provide a clear justification for what you are doing!

  21. Anonymous on

    Ironically, Canada could sentence Marc to as much as life for the same offence (exportation). They probably wouldn’t but they could. At least the US is bound by the sentencing guidelines and can’t give him more than 47 months maximum. Canada actually went surprisingly easy on Baghdadlian. He also exported tens of kilograms of seeds (Cannabis) and walked with 2 years community service. Admittedly unpleasant, but at least he gets to go home every night. They could decide to go particularly hard on Marc, though, if they wanted to. Maybe best just to take the extradition and serve the 3-4 years in the US. That’s doable time. The judicial review is still worth trying but even if he is really extradited it won’t be a total disaster. Good thing they dropped the Manufacturing charge. He really could have done hard time on that.

  22. Anonymous on

    Sorry for stringing a bunch of posts together like I did but I keep thinking of new things. So anyway the net result is that we have at least some slightly good news. Now we know Marc won’t be serving more than 4 years maximum and probably more like 3 1/2. Still a long time but less than 5. How can they prove he sold more than 60 kg of seeds? That’s at least the full 3,000,000 seeds he sold to the US in the whole time he was in business. Even he doesn’t claim to have sold more than that, and he would have boasted about it if he had so we know it’s true.

  23. Anonymous on

    I don’t see how they can give Marc 5 years for the distribution of at least 40 but less than 60 kg of Cannabis, which is all the seeds he ever sold to the US. The federal guideline for that amount, which is a level 20 offence, says 33-41 months with no prior criminal history. Even taking Marc’s prior conviction in Canada into account it would only be 37-46 months. That’s still less than 4 years. They can’t go over those figures unless there are special circumstances, and there aren’t any in this case. So how can they sentence him to 60 months even if he agrees to it? I don’t think that’s even legal. Marc cannot legally be sentences to more than 4 years absolute maximum and more like 3 1/2 years. The US prosecutor has no shame. He doesn’t mind making a deal that results in an illegal sentence being agreed to.

  24. Anonymous on

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the two snitches who gave the US a bunch of information on Marc. Great to have friends like that, huh? Now he has no choice but to take the maximum sentence for every seed he ever sold, unless the extradition can be stopped, which is questionable. Great way for Greg to thank Marc for paying him $300 a day. I know he’s sick and all but it still galls me. They knew the job was dangerous when they took it. That’s why they getting paid more than the Mayor.

  25. Anonymous on

    Notice in the extradition order that they don’t specify the amount of Cannabis seed weight he’s being charged with. The only mention of quantity is when they say Marc stated that he sold 4,000,000. So that’s the basis for the extradition? That was just salesmanship, you know, make grandiose statements to get attention. Was he talking to the police at the time, and is it on tape? What a shame. What REAL evidence does the DEA have? A couple packages of seeds, that’s what. I doubt if all those US growers said they bought several hundred seeds each so they can’t even make a plausible conspiracy case for that amount. What jury would believe those guys all paid out thousands of dollars for seeds?

  26. Anonymous on

    Now that the extradition for Cannabis seed distribution has been shown to be illegal, all they can prosecute him for are conspiracy to manufacture and money launder. As I explained earlier, those charges are not particularly hard to beat.

  27. Anonymous on

    My research about the sentencing guidelines brought something to mind. In order to extradite a person, the crime must have a maximum sentence of at least two years in the requesting country.See here;

    “3. (1) A person may be extradited from Canada in accordance with this Act and a relevant extradition agreement on the request of an extradition partner for the purpose of prosecuting the person or imposing a sentence on — or enforcing a sentence imposed on — the person if
    (a) subject to a relevant extradition agreement, the offence in respect of which the extradition is requested is punishable by the extradition partner, by imprisoning or otherwise depriving the person of their liberty for a maximum term of two years or more, or by a more severe punishment; and
    (b) the conduct of the person, had it occurred in Canada, would have constituted an offence that is punishable in Canada,”

    Distributing less than 250 grams of Cannabis (as seeds) has a maximum of 18 months, and that’s if you’re the worst repeat offender with 13 prior convictions. Judges can only go outside those guidelines under special circumstances, as listed on the page referenced below. Marc’s case meets none of those special conditions so the guidelines are the actual maximums for him. We know the DEA doesn’t have more than a few grams of Emery seeds, certainly less than 250 grams. Less than 250 grams is a level 6 offence and the table is on this page. Look for yourself.

    Here’s the page with the various offence levels of various amounts

    Marc would have had to sell the DEA and those few US growers between 250 grams and 1 kg to have a level 8 offence, with a 2 year maximum. No way they have that many seeds as evidence. That would be at least 12,500 seeds. This makes the extradition for that offence illegal and must therefore be stopped immediately. You now have a very good reason for a judicial review of the extradition decision. One that can’t fail. Checkmate Harper.

  28. Anonymous on

    I wouldn’t feel bad about pleading not guilty. Sentence has already been pronounce on Greg and Michelle. They can’t be tried again. Besides, look how they turned on Marc to save themselves.

  29. Anonymous on

    The fact that he cashed the money orders or Western Union doesn’t mean he then sent seeds in response. He could have just kept that particular money. How do they know the money was involved in an illegal activity at all? Maybe they ordered a Cheech bobblehead. Did it say “for marihuana only” on the money order?

  30. Anonymous on

    Maybe the 10,000 only applies to institutions. I read that somewhere but can’t find it in the actual laws.Here’s the part from US Title 1956 that they are extraditing Marc for;

    “(2) Whoever transports, transmits, or transfers, or attempts to transport, transmit, or transfer a monetary instrument or funds from a place in the United States to or through a place outside the United States or to a place in the United States from or through a place outside the United States—
    (A) with the intent to promote the carrying on of specified unlawful activity”

    Only the person who sent the orders would have been involved in that. They’re the ones who were attempting to promote the carrying on of an unlawful activity. Marc simply published his address. He didn’t personally conspire with any of those people to send the orders. How did he do that, with his psychic powers? He sold lots of things, all of them except one were completely legal. Do the words written on the note with the money suddenly transform Marc into a conspirator? Then anybody could be targeted. Maybe I’ll send an order for a kilo of heroin to Obama. Then they’ll have to arrest him for conspiracy to launder money.

  31. Anonymous on

    What exactly do they have to connect the US growers to Marc? It’s just their word, right? Obviously, Marc wouldn’t have used his store as the return address on the seed envelopes, would he? If they have e-mails, anybody can get a text editor or spoof an e-mail address. It’s just those guys’ word against Marc’s. Marc can just say he never heard of those people, never sold them seeds, never corresponded with them in any way. Why is his word less valid than that of a convicted marihuana manufacturer?

    They can’t even prove the package Marc sent to the DEA agents in the US was from him. Did he sign it and put his store address on it and include an invoice? Anybody could have sent that, like that Tandy woman. All they have against Marc that would stand up in court is Marc selling the agents seeds in his store. That’s it. Aside from that they got nothing, and that was clearly a Canadian offence. You can’t just extradite Canadians whenever a US cop comes here and buys some drugs. That’s not how it works.

    With the money laundering, from the extradition order it looks like they’re trying to say that the Western Union payments sent to Marc from the US for orders is money laundering. They didn’t mention anything about Marc sending money South using Western Union so it must be the customers payments. Problem there is that a transaction must be $10,000 dollars or more to qualify for cross border money laundering, according to the US money laundering laws. I find it doubtful that they have anybody who made a $10,000 seed order. It has to be that much in a single transaction too. That’s why you have to declare anything over $10,000 at the border if you’re crossing with it. No transaction under $10,000 can be used to prosecute Marc, and where are they going to find that?

    Here’s one US prosecutor to another; “Just for the hell of it, let’s offer him a plea bargain and see if he’ll agree to the maximum sentence we could have got anyway, after we dropped the unwinnable manufacturing and money laundering charges. I hear these Canadians are pretty green. maybe he’ll actually go for it. It’s worth a shot”. Other prosecutor; “You crack me up, Bubba, hilk, hilk, hilk”.

  32. persecutedinalberni on

    No actually it is I who will decide what happens to Marc,I have given the RCMP and Mr Harper and his conservatives and America all the time in the world to confess to their crimes against me.

    What’s more important solving the dissappearence and torture and murders of thousands of children that go missing each year or busting marijuana users/growers ?.

    Again folks you need to demand an investigation into the accusations I have made about the authorities where I live.

    Just wait till the world gets a load of me,untill then You know where I will be on my free saturdays.

    I am making up some more signs this week,you should too

    So don’t be assuming Marc is alone and has no support because he does have support and lots of it.

  33. Anonymous on

    Marc’s on his own here, isn’t he? Nobody’s even going to tell him about this stuff or apply for a judicial review. Marc will blithely accept the maximum sentence and be gone for a full 5 years. He’s doomed. Sorry, Marc. Just too much trouble to apply for that judicial review or talk the US prosecutor into a reasonable sentence deal. See ya in 5 years, bud. Should have surrounded yourself with more competent people, I guess.

  34. Anonymous on

    Jodie, you said that the judge could give Marc an even worse sentence than the 5 years if he wants to. Not true. Marc plans to plead guilty to distribution of marihuana. The US only has evidence of a few grams of marihuana (in the form of seed) being distributed, the ones bought by the DEA agents and the ones bought by the few growers they have as witnesses. You can’t even get 5 years for that amount. The MAXIMUM sentence for less than 50 kg is 5 years. That’s all the seeds Marc ever sold in his life. They don’t even have evidence of those offences other than Marc’s own word that he sold 4,000,000 seeds. Marc can’t be required to testify against himself so who’s going to verify those statements? The federal sentence guideline for less than 250 grams, which is all they have hard evidence of, is 0-6 months and the maximum for anything under 50 kg is 5 years as stated here in the very US Code section cited in the extradition order, so no, Marc can’t get more than 5 years no matter how cruel the judge may be;

    “(D) In the case of less than 50 kilograms of marihuana, except in the case of 50 or more marihuana plants regardless of weight, 10 kilograms of hashish, or one kilogram of hashish oil or in the case of any controlled substance in schedule III (other than gamma hydroxybutyric acid), or 30 milligrams of flunitrazepam, such person shall, except as provided in paragraphs (4) and (5) of this subsection, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of NOT MORE THAN FIVE YEARS, a fine not to exceed the greater of that authorized in accordance with the provisions of title 18 or $250,000 if the defendant is an individual or $1,000,000 if the defendant is other than an individual, or both.”

    My question is why he should agree to the maximum possible sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. Doesn’t sound like a great deal to me, 5 years for a six month crime. Looks like 10 times the appropriate sentence to me. Are you just gonna let them do Marc like that, Jodie?

  35. Anonymous on

    Thanks for the suggestion, Jodie, but I’m not relying on letter writing to the judge to have much effect. We’ve seen how well that works. I’m talking about Somebody passing these facts along to Marc or whoever will be representing him so they can use the law to MAKE Canada prosecute him here. That requires the Attorney General’s office in BC to decide to prosecute him. Nicholson can’t do that himself, it has to be done by the Provincial office where the offence occurred, BC.

    As I mentioned, the extradition order states that Marc will be surrendered if he doesn’t intend to apply for a judicial review of the Minister’s decision. So now you have a way to keep him in Canada at least for a while more. Then I told you how to use the Canada Criminal Code and the Single Convention to have the judicial review committee rule that Marc must be prosecuted in Canada. You are the person here with a personal interest in keeping Marc in Canada. It’s up to you to do these things, not me.

    I should add that Canada and the US will try to defend their actions by saying that Article 36 says;

    “b) i) Each of the offences enumerated in paragraphs 1 and 2 a) ii) of this article shall
    be deemed to be included as an extraditable offence in any extradition treaty
    existing between Parties. Parties undertake to include such offences as
    extraditable offences in every extradition treaty to be concluded between them.
    ii) If a Party which makes extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty
    receives a request for extradition from another Party with which it has no
    extradition treaty, it may at its option consider this Convention as the legal basis
    for extradition in respect of the offences enumerated in paragraphs 1 and 2 a) ii)
    of this article. Extradition shall be subject to the other conditions provided by
    the law of the requested Party.
    iii) Parties which do not make extradition conditional on the existence of a treaty
    shall recognize the offences enumerated in paragraphs 1 and 2 a) ii) of this
    article as extraditable offences between themselves, subject to the conditions
    provided by the law of the requested Party.
    iv) Extradition shall be granted in conformity with the law of the Party to which
    application is made, and, notwithstanding subparagraphs b) i), ii) and iii) of this
    paragraph, the Party, shall have the right to refuse to grant the extradition in
    cases where the competent authorities consider that the offence is not
    sufficiently serious.”

    They’ll say that those parts indicate that offenders can be freely traded back and forth between countries and it doesn’t matter which one prosecutes. Well, it doesn’t say that at all. It simply says that the drug offences listed must be grounds for extradition. That is intended to be for the purpose of getting offenders back into the country they committed the offences in after they run away to another country. The fact that those parts are directly preceded by the part which states;

    “iv) Serious offences heretofore referred to committed either by nationals or by
    foreigners shall be prosecuted by the Party in whose territory the offence was
    committed, or by the Party in whose territory the offender is found if extradition
    is not acceptable in conformity with the law of the Party to which application is
    made, and if such offender has not already been prosecuted and judgement

    You can’t follow parts B)i-iv without also following part A) iv. Had Marc committed the offences in the US then they could extradite him from Canada, where he was found. That’s not the case. Canada conspiracy law clearly states that a conspiracy between someone in Canada and someone in another country is regarded as the offence having been committed in Canada. Therefore, according to the Convention, Marc must be prosecuted in Canada. If he went to the US on his own then Canada would have to request the US to extradite him back to Canada for prosecution of the conspiracy. If most of the evidence is in the US, that’s a shame. Fortunately, we have vans now so that’s not a viable excuse for violating the Convention and the Canada Criminal Code.

    Then they’ll say that the US has been extraditing people from other countries for narcotics conspiracies for years so it must be okay. Not necessarily. The US does lots of wrong things until they’re called on it. Other countries probably don’t have it specified in their criminal codes that international conspiracies are regarded as crimes committed there. The US doesn’t have that and neither does Mexico. Canada has to judge every case on its own merits and nobody ever thought to bring up the facts I have brought up. If Marc is sent to the US and is sentenced before anybody makes such a case in Canada, then it will already be over and done, because the Convention says he must be charges in Canada “if such offender has not already been prosecuted and judgment given.” So if Marc gets into the US and they pronounce sentence on him then Canada no longer has to prosecute him here. That’s why you need to apply for the judicial review and prevent the extradition. You WERE going to do that, weren’t you?

  36. Jodie on

    He can still decide to give Marc a much lesser sentence, or even worse… but perhaps your insights (which, by the way, are very interesting — but I doubt they would work had we gone to trial, as the government finds ways to circumvent the law) might be taken into serious consideration by the Judge, Ricardo Martinez. I think you should write a letter ASAP.

  37. Jodie on

    Marc waived his right to appeal the Justice Minister’s decision because doing so would result in his plea deal (5 years, instead of 30 to life) being withdrawn. Marc will willingly go, knowing that his absence will inspire EVERYONE ELSE to rise up and take radical, non-violent, persistent action. Keep it up until Marc comes home, and then keep it up until the war on drugs is over and ALL prisoners of war can go home!

  38. Anonymous on

    In 2008 the extradition application was changed from the Canadian charge of money laundering to conspiracy to possess property obtained by crime. section 354 of the Canadian Criminal Code. That tells us the US knows the laundering charge is bogus.

    The other section of the Canadian Criminal Code used as the basis for the extradition application, 465, is about conspiracy. Here’s an interesting part;

    “Conspiracy to commit offences

    (3) Every one who, while in Canada, conspires with any one to do anything referred to in subsection (1) in a place outside Canada that is an offence under the laws of that place shall be deemed to have conspired to do that thing in Canada.


    (4) Every one who, while in a place outside Canada, conspires with any one to do anything referred to in subsection (1) in Canada shall be deemed to have conspired in Canada to do that thing.”

    Well, okay then. I guess that means Marc conspired in Canada. That means he must be charged here because Canadian criminal law considers it a Canadian crime and the Single Convention says that the party in whose territory the offence was committed “shall” prosecute. All three charges are conspiracy charges and now we know that it is official Canadian law that a conspiracy carried on in Canada with a person in another country is considered a Canadian offence, not an offence of the other country.

    In summary, section 465 of the Canada Criminal Code combined with Article 36 of the Single Convention leaves no room for extradition.

  39. Anonymous on

    Council for the Attorney General, BC office, decided that Emery’s case should be prosecuted in the US because of the case of US vs Frank Cotroni. The case of United States v. Cotroni set the precedent of extraditing Canadians to the US for conspiracy to traffic narcotics, even though Frank Cotroni was in Canada during the whole conspiracy. The difference, though, is that Cotroni only planned to traffic heroin in the US, he never actually did it. Emery was engaged in real Cannabis exporting.

    I don’t think one country can just decide to let another country prosecute their criminals in narcotics cases because of the Single Convention. Ironically, it doesn’t look like the issue of the Convention was ever brought up in the Cotroni case. All they considered was the Charter. They didn’t have a problem with casting that aside but what if they were told that because the conspiracy was to traffic in heroin that it HAD to be prosecuted in Canada, where Cotroni conspired. At least that’s my contention. How else can you interpret the text of Article 36 which states that narcotics cases, including conspiracies, “shall be prosecuted by the Party in whose territory the offence was committed”. “Shall” is not the same as “may”. Shall means you damn well better do it. Cotroni got screwed by Canada and now they’re trying to do it again to somebody else. When will the corruption of justice in Canada cease?

  40. Anonymous on

    Nicholson’s excuse for extraditing Marc was that the evidence from Canada, the seeds purchased in his store, was easily transportable while “on the other hand, the American evidence consists of materials seized from the marijuana grow operations in the US as well as the evidence of the cooperating witnesses in the US who are expected to testify that they started their grow operations with seeds obtained from Marc Emery Direct in Vancouver.”

    So? Does he think a court would need to see everything seized from the grows? I think they get the idea, Marc sold seeds and growing equipment. I don’t think he’s going to contest that fact, considering he did it in an international magazine and the Internet. So some jerks bought some seeds from Marc instead of Baghdadlian and maybe also bought some equipment which could be used to grow tomatoes or anything else. That’s their case? I think that case could be held pretty much anywhere, even the backwater known as Canada.

    Yes, Americans are guilty of importing seeds and growing weed. Americans are bad. Point taken. So because Americans are law breaking jerks we need to extradite Marc Emery? Why, because his seeds were more popular among growers than those of the other companies exporting seeds to the US? This whole thing is an American problem, how is it appropriate to let them prosecute a Canadian for the acts of their degenerate population? They initiated the crime. We should be extraditing all those people who plan to testify against Emery and charging them here for conspiracy to export. They enticed Marc to export seeds by sending him money, those bastards. This extradition must be overturned. Haven’t the Americans done enough damage already with their insatiable druglust?

  41. Ken on

    People taking it to the street. Enough of this madness called the drug war. It’s time to decriminalise canabis and rid the Government of of Harpers Agenda and Harper himself cronies included. Stand Up! FREE MARK EMERY!

  42. Anonymous on

    People listen up ! Marc Emery is a Canadian prisoner, soon to be a American prisoner. He is a prisoner of a so called drug war which should not have prisoners of victimless crimes.
    These protests coming up on May 22 are more important than any other marijuana protest this year and we need the numbers at every one of the…m that day.
    Our movement is a joke to the current government and it’s up to all of us to make the change.
    Free Marc Emery!

  43. Anonymous on

    I looked at some of the archived versions of Marc’s emeryseeds website from 2001 -2005. They don’t encourage or council growing. It does have links to frequently asked questions about growing weed, but nowhere does Marc suggest you do so in countries where it is illegal. I doesn’t do that anywhere. There’s a big difference between selling seeds for the expressed purpose of growing them illegally and selling seeds that COULD be used to do so, if you were an outlaw and chose on your own to. Marc did not conspire with anyone to manufacture marijuana. He didn’t really care what you did with the seeds after you bought them. In some ads he mentioned that they are good for eating. If you chose to do something illegal with the seeds, that wasn’t Marc’s responsibility. At no time did explicitly agree to help anyone grow marijuana illegally in the US, therefore he’s not guilty of conspiracy to do so. He exported or distributed “marihuana”, by the US definition, in the amount of probably about 50 kg or less. He did not conspire to launder money at all. Who was his willing partner in that crime?

  44. Anonymous on

    My source for the sentencing guidelines was the book Marijuana Law, by Richard Glen Boire, you can read most of it on Google Books for free. See page 41 for the sentences I mentioned above. In 1995 they made the law so that any Cannabis plant is considered to be 100 grams of dried marijuana. That’s where the figure of 800-999 plants came from. That’s on page 42. Pretty dirty of the US to try to railroad Marc into a 5 year sentence.

  45. Anonymous on

    Actually, it’s a little more than 50 seeds to a gram (I tried it myself) so Emery would probably be in the next lowest category, 40-59 kg, which has a sentence of 33-41 months. So about 3 years. Now you have to ask yourself why the US would offer to drop the other two charges, which have longer sentences, and only keep the distribution charge, which has a much lower sentence. They must know that’s the only charge that they could realistically get a conviction on anyway. No other reasonable explanation.

  46. Anonymous on

    You would have to grow 800-999 plants to get a federal minimum of 51-63 months. I don’t think they can plausibly link Emery to that many actual plants. Just because somebody buys seeds doesn’t mean they ever grew them or that they entered into an agreement with Emery to grow them in the US. I think they would have to go on the estimated weight of all the seeds he admitted to selling. 50 seeds weigh 1 gram so 4,000,000 would be 80,000 grams, 80 kg. Emery admitted that 3/4 of that was to the US, so about 60 kg of seeds. The mandatory for 60-79 kg is 41-51 months. They want him to accept 60 months and plead guilty. Sound like a good deal to you? He would have had to have sold 100 kg to get that much time. That’s more than all the seeds he ever sold in his entire life all around the world. I’d say a guilty plea for 3 years might be reasonable, or two years and a years probation.

  47. Anonymous on

    Marc shouldn’t let himself get bullied and suckered into accepting a 5 year sentence for distributing less than 50 kilograms of Cannabis. That’s the maximum sentence anyway. The other charges won’t hold up. Greg and Michelle would have beat their charges too, or they would have been dropped.

  48. Anonymous on

    “Conspiracy law usually does not require proof of specific intent by the defendants to injure any specific person to establish an illegal agreement. Instead, usually the law only requires the conspirators have agreed to engage in a certain illegal act. This is sometimes described as a “general intent” to violate the law.”

    The people Marc sent money to in the US didn’t agree to launder his money, so there wasn’t a conspiracy to launder money. Money sent to him from the US was not illegal money when it was sent so that wasn’t laundered either.

    For conspiracy to manufacture, Marc would have had to agree to engage in growing weed illegally in the US. I find that difficult to believe. I doubt if anyone who ordered specified that they would be growing it illegally in the US.

    Conspiracy to distribute? He did do that, but in Canada. He conspired with Greg and Michelle to do that. He didn’t conspire with anyone in the US to distribute. An order was not an agreement to engage in distribution. That would be if Marc sold them wholesale to another seed seller in the US. The DEA didn’t catch any US resellers so Marc is clean. Besides, each order would have to be taken as a separate conspiracy, and the amount involved in any one conspiracy would be less than a gram. He’d get less than 5 years for that.

  49. Anonymous on

    In the Single Convention extradition is supposed to be for when a person runs away to another country after committing an offence, so they can get him back and prosecute him where he did it. It’s not for one country to reach out and pull a person out of his own country for something he did there and prosecute him with a completely different set of laws and punishments.

    The US complained to Canada that Emery was exporting Cannabis seeds and asked them to prosecute him. Canada couldn’t just say “pass” and then extradite him for prosecution there. That’s how you weasel out of paying for your own criminals. That’s why they put it in the Convention that you have to prosecute them yourself. Nicholson didn’t even mention the Convention in his extradition ruling. He didn’t even consider it.

  50. persecutedinalberni on

    Like I keep saying folks Mr harper the conservatives persecutedd me aswell and I am still waiting for an explaination and admittance from the ministry for children and EIC aswell as the RCMP and many others.

    My story is very long and certainly not enough room here to explain it all here, I have a blog for that.

    I have written letters to the media and the government and many others including the pope and they all ignore me and do not reply back.

    It is because they are all involved and that is why They avoid me they turned my wife and family/freinds and people in my community to believe I am insane with “CHARACTER ASSASINATION”.

    They followed/spy/stalk and harass me and when I try to lash out at them they take me away and make me “APPEAR” insane to my family,I call it the brain fart game.

    I am so sane that I am smart enough to come here and ask/begg/plead with the people to please come and help me convince my wife and family that yes it is true I was infact persecuted by Mr harper and the conservatives and others?.

    My leadership qualities are a threat to some people who like the ideals of people like Hitler and are affraid I will change the world for the good.

    One thing I am about is legalizing marijuana,so to show my support to marc I erected some signs yesterday along highway #4 in Port Alberni to catch all the people headed out to the west coast.

    I took an old white bed sheet and with a can of black spray paint I wrote the words AMERICA MUST FREE MARC EMERY and I put it on a long pole and hung it out along side the highway.

    I got some poster paper and wrote FREE MARC EMERY on one and AMERICA MUST FREE MARC EMERY on the other and mounted it to a stick or pole and stuck it in the ground next to the highway.

    Myself and two other people who wish to stand up and fight for Marc’s and their own freedom then sat down with some drink/snacks and counted vehicles/smiles/waves/thumbs up and honks from motorists.

    We were there from 2pm untill 4pm and in that time we counted 388 vehicles going west and 385 (close numbers)going east.

    We counted at least 52 honks and many more thumbs up coming from motorists that passed by us.

    I think we counted more honks from people leaving than from people coming which is understandable since this is the freest place in the world.

    The more west you go the freer the people are and I saw this with the honks we received as these are the people that understand that it is really all about freedom and not Marc emery.

    This is why we must all fight the conservatives and Harper for our freedom and to do so just do what I did and make up some signs and get your asses out there and show the world(America) that Canada will fight for it’s freedom.

    You don’t have to be a pot smoker to protest for Marc’s freedom just get out there and do it.

    Do as I did and find a safe place alongside a highway/road/streetcorner with a sign that shows support for Marc Emery for just two hours every weekend you can.

    It is a small price to pay for your freedom and it sends a constant reminder to our own politicians that we will not give up our freedoms so easily as they do.

    So please let the authorities in my town know I plan to be out there with my signs this summer and I want to make sure all the Americans that passby highway #4 in Port Alberni see this constant reminder of how their corruption destroys this country.

    I invite anyone else with a sign to join in aswell because as far as our freedoms go it is still legal to protest peacefully in this country but soon will not if we do not quickly rid ourselves of Mr Harper and his band of nazi.

    God wanted us all to be free of religion and controll, to be able to freely walk the world free of persecution because of who we are.

    Our creator gave us the plant that can be used for everything for a reason and so we should fight lucifer for the right to use it so that we do not destroy the world by pollution and greed.

    So stand up for Marc Emery if you care about your freedom and do it quickly.

  51. Anonymous on

    Contact this guy the Secretary-General of the UN, and tell him there’s a banana republic called Canada that refuses to prosecute a cannabis exporter. As a signatory to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, Canada is required to prosecute such offences. I don’t know the guy’s address or anything, but how hard could he be to find? Looks like somewhere in Southeast Asia.

    We can’t allow flagrant disregard for international treaties in this country. SEIZE NICHOLSON! There he is hiding behind his desk. Man, I hate these scofflaws. Hit him in the head with a club, international strike force guys, he’s resisting. Got ourselves a big fish here boys. Can I be bad cop this time? Oh c’mon.

  52. rastaman live up on

    How’s the marijuana party doing these days? Will there be a candidate in Parksville/Qualicum for the next election? I hope so, I will volunteer and try to bring as many votes as possible to the party or to the NDP if they decide to merge to get MP Lunney (con) out of office. Every one counts.
    I hope there’s some activism in Parksville/Nanaimo on the 22nd.

    I’m growing dreadlocks until Marc’s set free.

    Keep your culture
    don’t be afraid of the vultures
    grow your dreadlocks
    don’t be afraid of the wolfpack.
    Rastaman live up!

  53. renney b. on

    on may, 22.2010 we will show support for marc ; plant some treez in the earth… as the bible says, like a sower that goes out a sow good seed… tell somebody about what these conservatives are doing and encourage them to vote them out of office… this is a canadian a human rights issue and this present canadian government has failed… their tough on drugs stance is just a smoke screen to imprison activists and kill sick people… by sending marc to the big bad wolf they think we will scatter and run away and hide… i guess they did’nt see the sign of the rastaman…

  54. Scott on

    I fully support Marc in everything he does. This whole thing is really upsetting to me and my family. I live in Florida, I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to make it to any rallies because I have to work on Saturday’s and its a family business so its hard to abandon. I am planning on putting out some sign throughout along Interstate 4 and around my local area. I want to do a series that reads ” The Drug War is Over!” then another about 30 feet up reading “If you want it.” and another that reads “FREE MARC EMERY!!” I’m hoping this will draw some attention since I’m using John Lennon’s famous “war is over!” just a little modified.

  55. ray christl thc ministry cambodia on

    We will speak boldly for our H.E.R.O. HEMP EXTRACT RESIN OIL the tree of life is our global focus to heal the world of WAR and CANCER. They like SETH the Dark side refuse to use the SUN GOD RA and photosynthesis. Yet, their pharma-synthesis controlled PILLS are for mammon and greed ,and TRUMP all known cultural, religious and HUMAN RIGHTS!!! If the OBAMA led CIA and Democratic Party is ever to have historical LOGOS and ETHOS it must help us on this HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE.Harper is a small orbit player.Look at how the Canadian People treated Master Ricky Simpson.The sickness of apathy from constant media -societal propaganda have left our human family in a mindless death march. What is more important? Ray Christl in Phnom Penh in service to MARC our great HERO.Meta House Rally