Marc Emery’s US Federal Prison blog #7: Letter to Jodie

Dear Jodie: What a wonderful day-after-our-4th anniversary visit! After we kissed goodbye, I went into the anteroom where I get stripped down and take all my clothes off, I’m asked to riffle my fingers through my hair, open my mouth, move my head from side-to-side and bend my ears, show my underarms, lift up my “sac”, turn around and show the bottoms of my feet and – there’s no other way to say it – spread my ass cheeks, to make sure I have not taken any contraband from you (though it would be impossible). My clothes and shoes are checked, and then I’m clear to get dressed and I’m brought back to my unit, Delta Bravo as it’s called, or DB.

It was a wonderful two-hour visit. I had all my freshly ironed clothes on, my brown visitation t-shirt under my khaki smock, my khaki trousers pressed so sharply, just for this visit. I always save my best clothes for when you come, and I hang them in my locker so they keep all the fresh sharp creases from the ironing they got on Wednesday. I love the passionate 30-second kiss we’re allowed to have when we first meet, and I love lifting you up and holding you with my arms while we kiss. You always look so attractive in your beautiful dresses. After our kiss, which is so electric to me, we sit opposite each other and our eyes are usually only 6 inches away while we talk up a storm, pretty well non-stop for two hours. It’s amazing how we get all the politics, social, reminiscing, your business, the people you work with, your challenges and difficulties, as well as many amusing vignettes and anecdotes covered, all in that two hours. Holding your hands and rubbing your arms as we do is so satisfying, you almost purr when I rub your arms. And then the lovely goodbye kiss at the end and your beatific smile that is so reassuring to me. Unlike so many other prisoners here, I have the committed devotion of a completely loving, faithful wife who once vowed when she was 16 that “One day I’m going to work for Marc Emery, or marry him, or both!” Oh, my sweet wife, what a brilliant prediction that was 9 years ago. So glad I made such a good impression. When we fell in love three years later, I had hopes, but little could I predict that we would become the dynamic couple we have been since – and you, such a brilliant public speaker, compassionate and remarkably intelligent leader of people, the perfect loving wife, and a truly liberating voice of the oppressed and marginalized.

Knowing these things about you makes my time here more bearable. My 5-year expected sentence is officially pronounced on September 10 in the Seattle federal court. That means, with 135 days served on my sentence already (65 days here at SEA-TAC FDC and 70 days at North Fraser in Canada awaiting extradition), and in anticipation of 270 days of time off my sentence for good behaviour (54 days off each year), my expected released date if I spend every day of my sentence in the US penal system is June 16, 2014. I have 3 years, 10 months, 21 days to go. The only way I could endure such an ordeal as it already is, is with the kindness, sincerity, devotion, sweetness and competence of your love and your skills. You are my saviour, Mrs. Emery; you are the greatest person to ever come into my life. I often think it’s because of your clearly sincere devotion to both me and my life’s cause in your blogs, videos, and public statements, that people, especially women, have taken to admiring my work and what I represent and who I am. They trust your judgment, Jodie, and they know that a woman who believes in me like you do after over six years together with me, almost 24 hours a day 7 days a week, cannot be fooled. They see your total devotion and they see a love like few others, like out of a romance novel, like out of a epic tale like Tristan and Isolde, or like Robert & Elizabeth Browning, a love for the ages, a love uncorrupted, a love based of principles of noble idealism. Your unmistakable sincerity in your love for me makes people believe in and want to help me, because they want to assist in that kind of pure love. It’s their way to be part of a romance, part of noble cause, something the universe wants to be done. You are doing God’s work, my sweet beautiful Jodie, and people can see that. They tell me so in the letters I get daily. “Your wife loves you so much,” “Jodie’s blog about visiting you made me cry,” messages of that nature are in those heartfelt letters I receive here in my cell every day.

My daily routine begins at 5:40 am when the C.O. (Corrections Officer) unlocks my cell door. I share a 12′ x 7′ space with a “cellie”, as my cellmate is called. Our cell has a bunk bed; I have the top bunk. It is narrow, about 28 inches wide, and six and half feet long. I bound out of bed and head to the inmate “computer room”. I am always the first one there at 5:45 am, but the computers begin to operate at 6 am. The only function of the keyboard is to type; the control and alt functions do not have any purpose on the keyboard. As the Bureau of Prisons screens all emails, they have to hire an army of censors and reviewers to review all emails inbound and outbound. Therefore they charge me $3.50 an hour to use the Corrlinks Inmate email service. I use the email 3 to 4 hours a day! I am allowed 30 contacts maximum. I have my lawyers, my dear wife, most of my close friends like Dana, Jeremiah and Jacob, your mom, my sister, Tommy Chong, and more activist friends among my 30 email contacts.

Each night you send me a lovely note describing what you did that day, and I see it first thing at 6:00 am as the email program kicks into gear. I love reading about your previous wonderful, challenging busy day. It used to be my life too, before my principles and activism got me put in this grim place. The way you write in detail of your decisions, your worries, your interviews, our supporters, the political situation, the sit-ins and MP office occupations, and, of course, your deep abiding love for me, both relieves me and saddens me. Last week was the most challenging week for me so far. I cried many, many times uncontrollably when I read your notes and wrote to you. Tears streamed down my face on probably six occasions, and then once the tears rolled out, my nose runs too… Normally I can cope with this estrangement, this terrible ache in my heart, always missing you in this alien place where I am the “criminal alien” (more about that term later), but sometimes it becomes emotionally difficult.

On Friday night (July 23rd) five inmates came over to my cell and asked what the matter was. I said, “it’s my 4th wedding anniversary and I’m so missing my wife. She’s everything to me,” I told them, “and the thought of years without her is just too much to bear”. I then started to cry again – I couldn’t help it – right in front of them. Then the unexpected happened. Each one added, “I’ve certainly been there, it’s okay to cry.” My cellie said, “I was crying last night, didn’t you notice?” I said, no, I hadn’t. “I pulled my hat over my eyes and turned up the radio,” he said. “I was just sobbing.” A big fellow named Kodiak (after the big bear), whose job before here was “collections”, let’s say, added, “I’ve cried many nights here, we all have”. All of them chimed in with their stories of many times crying. An African-American inmate came by and spoke to me at length in a most profound way, saying, “I wish I had someone who cared for me as much as your wife cares for you, I’d be so grateful to cry because I miss her. If you can cry, if you can keep your humanity, then when you get out of here, you’ll still be a human being. If you get hardened, and you lose that humanity, and lose that part of yourself that is real, that is of the real world, then prison has defeated you. When we get hardened by this awful place, we lose as human beings. I sure wish I had someone to cry over. Be grateful you aren’t on the phone screaming, ‘You dirty bitch!’ after you find she’s had sex with your brother or best friend, like my woman did”. It’s true, Jodie would never be unfaithful. And indeed, all of my fellow inmates were in more sad situations than I, and I was grateful they all took some moments to reassure that all is normal and I’ll get through it. No one held it against me that I cried, and I was thankful for such kindness in unexpected places.

After the email program comes on, I am on that until 6:40 am when it’s morning lock-up. Normally breakfast is at 6:00 am, usually milk, an orange, and cereal (like corn flakes) or porridge. I pass on breakfast so I can read emails from Jodie and my friends from 6 am to 6:40 am. Then we are locked in our cells from 6:40 am to 8:00 am. I got back to sleep in this period, and when our cell door is unlocked at 8 am, I go out to the showers that are available from 8 am to 10 am (and also 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, and 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm). By 8:30 am, I’m showered and shaved, in clean clothes. We get all our kit of clothes washed on Tuesdays: 7 pairs of underwear, 7 pairs of socks, 6 t-shirts, 3 smocks, and 3 trousers. The socks and t-shirt are pale pink/salmon coloured, the trousers and smock are khaki. I have one pair of white socks and a brown t-shirt, which I wear as my dress clothes for your visits, as I did today! I hope the 5 photographs we took when you visited me on the 4th of July come back in the next week, and I will send them to you so you can remember what I look like when I am in my “Sunday best” clothes. I am looking forward to seeing those photos myself; they should be back any day now!

For the rest of the day I read and write. I get 3 newspapers daily – the NY Times, The Seattle Times and USA Today – so I read them and stay well informed. I have 9 magazine subscriptions: Reason, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Harper’s, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, The Economist, and MacLean’s. I enjoy MacLean’s because even though they can be jingoistic police-loving Conservative-Party fascist sympathizers, it’s nice to get a round up of all things Canadian. When my MacLean’s subscription started, I was in solitary confinement, and I was so desperate for reading material, I was grateful the subscription had started. I got to page 12 of the June 24 edition and was reading about Alanis Morrisette’s wedding, the new prime Minister of Japan, and lo & behold, I was the next item. Yes, indeed, I was in solitary reading about me being put in solitary. A nice little moment that put a smile on me in that grueling 21-day punishment (June 4 to 24). In fact, today is a special day because I got my phone access restored! Along with being put in solitary for 21 days, I lost all email, phone, and commissary privileges – in fact, all privileges. You can’t even get a visitor or a phone call to your lawyer while you are in solitary. You get indifference and 24 hour lock-up. Thank goodness I had a radio and earphones to make it bearable, but barely so (listening to music and radio ads takes up some time, but I had 24 hours of isolation every day to get through). But after 52 days without phone privileges, my phone access is on again, starting today. I called Jodie right away and woke her up! You get 300 minutes each month maximum. Calling a Vancouver number is 35 cents a minute. Normally that’s 10 minutes a day, but the days when Jodie visits (8 times a month), I don’t call her, so its just about 15 minutes each of the other 22 days a month. Today is an exception, as it’s the day after our anniversary and I haven’t used the phone for 52 days, so I’m excited. I’m going to splurge and call her for 15 minutes tonight!

Along with my newspapers and magazine subscriptions, I get letters from supporters. When Jodie’s evocative blogs spoke about my struggles dealing with solitary confinement, I received up to 30 letters a day, peaking on June 28 (I got out by then) at 45 letters that one day. Now it’s about 7 letters a day. But I wrote back to each and every serious thought-out letter of support. In the last 30 days I have written 165 thorough handwritten substantive letters to correspondents, and I still have about 85 to catch up on. A University class of 40 students has even written me 40 individual letters with each having attached a photograph of themselves to it, sent from the Critical Thinking project at Sannasastra University in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia. I’m trying to get to one student every day and explain to them what I am doing here, why my cause is just, and what I believe. They all write in charming English, as my language is their second language, after Khmer.

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I write 5-7 letters daily and sent out. Then I have books to read. I have enough books so I don’t require any more for now! I’m at page 300 of Christopher Hitchens’ Memoir “Hitch-22”, a very erudite and delightful book from the contrarian current events commentator, formerly of England, now an American based in Washington DC. It’s very good and charmingly written. I’m halfway through “The Armageddon Factor” by Marci McDonald. This is a book about the Christian fundamentalists and their very successful attempt to co-opt and takeover the Conservative Party of Canada. Even Stephen Harper, Canada’s bloodless and ice-cold Prime Minister –whose 2009 press secretary Kory Teneycke implied he hoped I got raped in the showers while in prison in the USA – is claimed to be “born-again”. If you are known by the company you keep, the Prime Minister and the former press secretary are opportunistic sanctimonious religious scumbags of the worst sort. I know Christopher Hitchens (also author of “God Is Not Great”, which I also have here and must start soon) would approve of that assessment. Speaking of our Prime Minister, how come his wife has an affair with an RCMP officer assigned to her security detail, and no one in the press reports it? If the Prime Minister is getting “high with a little helps from his friends” like cocaine party-boy Rahim Jaffer, and the 37-years-married Minister of the Public Safety Vic Toews impregnated his 18-year old assistant, and Mrs. Harper is boinking an RCMP officer and not living with her husband, what is all this talk of Conservative party family values? Go figure!

I’m also reading “To Kill A Mockingbird”, and although it’s nicely written, it’s slow to get going. I still don’t know what it’s about yet, after 50 pages, other than people of Alabama in the ‘30s were poor and often ignorant, but sometimes not. So far, no conflicts have been introduced, and having long ago seen the movie with Gregory Peck, I know that eventually some innocent person gets accused of something heinous at some point. Boo Radley has to figure in with the heinous crime because these kids stalk him for the first 50 pages. Still to read is Robert Crumb’s “Illustrated Book of Genesis”, Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing” and Top 10 graphic novels, along with “Tom Gordon Volume 2”. I am at page 300 of Taylor Branch’s excellent history of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the struggle for civil rights from 1954-1968; the first volume, at 1,000 pages, called “Parting The Waters”. So I am in the midst of 4 books with many others in the on-deck circle.

This keeps me busy all day until we are locked in our cells at 9:40 pm. From that time on my cellie and I have some serious discussions about life, our wives, our dreams (of getting the hell out of here), our families, and our thoughts, and I often write letters and he reads. At 11 pm, he has usually fallen sound asleep and I read one of my books with a little battery-powered book light bought from the commissary.

Occasionally I play dominoes with my friend Robert, a 62-year-old African-American Vietnam veteran. I am also part way through writing a biography of Robert’s time in Vietnam and his youth from age 14-18 in West Philadelphia. I have taken many notes about his year in Nha-Trang in South Vietnam and his teenage years from 14-18 leading up to it. He lived a few blocks from where American Bandstand was broadcast, and even went there and danced. The Philly group The Delfonics used to practice on the streets of West Philly when Robert was 15, 16, 17, just before he shipped out in 1967, the same year The Delfonics got big on the R&B charts. The Delfonics were used extensively in the Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack for Jackie Brown. I’m hoping to get seriously to work on his story this week; all my background interviews and research are done. I have drawn a detailed map of his immediate neighbourhood he grew up in with every store, newsstand, pool hall, EL Train station, and building represented. I want to see if I can bring his childhood ghetto to life in my writing, and convey the drama and chaos and fear in a young 18-year-old soldier in the throes of the Vietnam War. This era of 1966 West Philadelphia is also the setting for a four-season-run half-hour NBC drama series, now re-run in syndication, called American Dreams. (2002-2005)

Typically though, I don’t take much time for amusements, I never watch TV and since out of solitary, don’t listen to the radio, although there is an excellent World News Report station here, 91.7 FM, that features hour long blocks of programming from CBC Canada, BBC, Radio Australia, National Public Radio (NPR), Radio Russia and other world radio services. The last time I listened to CBC was two weeks ago to hear anthropologist Wade Davis deliver his one-hour 2009 Massey Lecture called “The Wayfinders: What Ancient Wisdom Holds For Modern Society.” Davis is brilliant, and while he spoke, I said to myself, “I’ve heard this before,” and indeed I had – both Wade Davis and I spoke at IDEA CITY in Toronto in 2003, and he was a featured speaker a few hours after I was. That day his speech was the same subject, but only 20 minutes long, so by 2009 he had fleshed it out to an hour for the Massey Lectures. It was a nice moment when I realized I was granted similar status as the great Wade Davis for one afternoon in 2003, as well as the many great individuals who attend IDEA CITY every year. Davis originally hails from Vancouver, and may still call it home, but teaches at Harvard.

So my day stretches from 5:45 am to 1 am when I turn off my book light, and by then my eyes are weary and I’m exhausted, so I fall easily to sleep.

Next letter: Challenges with Food, Sunshine (the lack of it), Boredom, Loneliness, My Upcoming Sentencing, and my (hope for) Transfer Back To Canada.

Marc Emery
Marc Emery

Marc Emery is a Canadian cannabis activist, entrepreneur, and politician. Known to his fans as the Prince of Pot, Emery has been a notable advocate of international cannabis policy reform for decades. Marc is the founding publisher of Cannabis Culture and Pot TV.



  1. Jodie on

    Pathetic. What you say is NOT true.

  2. Anonymous on

    your store I see, you know you wouldn’t have a store if it wasn’t for Marc it’s not like you worked to build it up Marc worked his ass off for that store Michelle Rainey and Marijuanaman should own that store they helped to make it what it was it may be in your name now but we all know who it belongs to

  3. Anonymous on

    your store I see, you know you wouldn’t have a store if it wasn’t for Marc it’s not like you worked to build it up Marc worked his ass off for that store Michelle Rainey and Marijuanaman should own that store they helped to make it what it was it may be in your name now but we all know who it belongs to

  4. Rockin Robin on

    >> When I find a new site to go to and blog my story
    I allways say things that will get deleted,
    that’s how I gauge the site,
    to see what I can get away with. < < ------------------------------------------------------ Is this what Cannabis Culture is all about these days since Marc went to prison- ..... An online psychiatric drag race ??? This guy persecutedinalberni is just begging to be deleted & admits to playing a game with you and yet you keep him on the loop while legitimate debate is bumped off ???????????????????????????????????? One or two posts deleated, OK, whatever but entire strings disappear so frequently and so recently what is it exactly that you fear that you choose dig a hole and bury it ?? Nobody here holds it against Marc if he called some dumb politician a NAZI JEW in fact, maybe its time somebody actually did call prohibitionists the Nazi Jews they are Why is Jodie and the CC staff coming down on anyone for saying so? They didn;t call anybody Nazi Jews, > Marc Emery did

  5. Anonymous on

    what about the photo of Mr Cotler in a Nazi SS Uniform?
    That was rotton and Marc in your quote above is referring to,
    apparently trying to soft soap on his earlier words where
    he delivered the term ” NAZI JEW ” way less nice than what you posted
    – and that earlier slurr comes with a photo of Cotler in a Nazi Uniform
    as you point out, marc was in jail and son was unable to post a photo
    so he is >>definately referring to his earlier, way less sweet delivery of the Nazi Jew crack..

    hmm so Marc can write horrible racist hate and thats OK
    but when someone quotes him accurately about it thats not OK
    If any case is closed it is perhaps just your make up case that is closed
    you might wish to reflect, Mrs Emery, on this hasty attempt
    to sell rough & angry anti Semitic slurrs as noble freedom of expression-

    just see if this post get censored,
    please note there is no unkind language, or untruths
    so there is no factual , spiritual or moral basis to remove it

    Just in case, we are making copies and watching to see if the censor button gets overheated at the CC offices like we pointed out it has been of late
    There has been a disturbing trend in this community blog lately with casual censorship activity, Several posters have pointed that out
    we, your supporters strongly object to any unilateral censorship
    Censorship is not what Marc would want-
    nobody wants, like or needs censorship
    it only soils the advance of the truth

  6. Jodie on

    The quote you refer to, which was in Marc’s prison blog from his 3-month sentence in Saskatoon back in 2004, and was written in the much deeper context of a conversation about persecution and pogroms, was:

    “Cotler was a life-long human rights advocate, and as Justice Minister, he has presided over a record number of prosecutions of marijuana possession, prosecutions of marijuana cultivation, and marijuana selling. I thought the term Jewish-Nazi, or Nazi-Jew, was an oxymoron until Cotler became the In-Justice Minister.”

    Yes, it might be rude, or crass, or shocking and controversial, but so what? Marc has never been one to hold his tongue, and that’s why he’s accomplished so much (and also what has gotten him into trouble). But he gets in trouble with Forceful or Coercive Authority for a purpose, and that’s what has earned him so many fans and supporters since the 1970s, when he was a young, vocal and persistent activist.

    The attitude and tone of that message was inappropriate and unwelcome, and that’s why it was removed. Case closed.

  7. persecutedinalberni on

    The site belongs to you Jodie and so you should have the right to delete anything you want too.
    When I find a new site to go to and blog my story I allways say things that will get deleted,that’s how I gauge the site,to see what I can get away with.
    Many sites boot me right away because they don’t like me or my story and in some cases they even part of it.
    The ones that do allow me to do it because they either know my story is true that I was indeed screwed over as I have said and feel sorry for me or they do it in the hopes it gets attention of the public and brings in new people($$$) to the site.

    Others can gauge you and the site and keeps them aware of what they can say or not say so keep up the good work Jodie.

  8. Anonymous on

    yah mon, may Jah guide and protect him

  9. bridak on

    Jodie couldn’t be more right about deleting stupid hate posts. I read what was written and i was hoping myself that Jodie would delete it. The hate in some people is incredible and deleting those posts is not censorship in my book. They are useless personal innuendo’s and insults against Jodie or Mark.

    Keep up the good work guy’s. I live in Quebec and i so wish there were people like you defending this great cause. The amount of personal sacrifice is huge when someone decides to speak out against the system and it’s very hard to get people with a good Job and a family to get involve. I know i

    Long live Cannabis Culture !!

  10. Anonymous on

    >>If it’s someone who says “I think Marc did the crime so deserves the time”, I’ll respond to it with points about why that assumption is wrong, but I won’t delete it.

    Go ahead and delete anything you don;t like Jodie
    None of that will change Marc’s Karma for the next few years
    ” Do the Crime / do the time ” is not an assumption,its a cold hard >fact..

    you visited Marc in that steel & concrete fact several times already
    How would be receiving a long and nasty prison sentence in a foreign country
    in any way be viewed as an >assumption?

    PS Nobodys’ time is ever wasted unless they want it to be wasted

  11. Anonymous on

    what about the other deleted posts that had nothing to do with allegations of Jodie being unfaithful to Marc, or suggestions that Marc might be raped in prison? The ones quoting Marc about calling the Justice Minister of Canada
    a ” Nazi Jew ?” He definately called that man a ” Nazi Jew”: and even provided a custom professionally photoshopped image of his target wearing a Nazi Ghestapo uniform. That fellow had never ever worn a Nazi uniform, he was Jewish.

    Marc apologised for that evil crack and even eviler stunt some weeks afterwards.. but fact remains he did write and publish that sentiment
    and CC censored that whole thread.

    Nobody has ever challenged your privilege& oppoprtunity to censor,
    but we are taking note, with all respect, that you actually did censor entire threads here that were accurate quotes and honest comments, and that you claimed you didn’t censor.

  12. Anonymous on

    I didn’t read anything about rape what I read was something about voting and I think that Marc has enough people behind him so when people do post garbage we can defend him without censoring them. also telling people to leave if they don’t it can’t win votes all sides are very important rather you agree or not maybe then we can come to some common ground

  13. Jodie on

    What I mean is that if someone comes and posts a comment that is just hateful, mean, untrue, space-wasting garbage, it’ll be removed, just like spam is. That’s my right to do so, on my website.

    If it’s someone who says “I think Marc did the crime so deserves the time”, I’ll respond to it with points about why that assumption is wrong, but I won’t delete it.

    Again, if it’s garbage that I don’t like on my website, I have the right to remove it, just as all news websites or personal blogs remove comments they deem inappropriate. It’s not censorship, it’s exercising control over something we own and control.

  14. Jodie on

    There was no “accurate quote” from Marc. It was cruel suggestions of me being unfaithful to Marc, which will never happen. It has no place here. If you don’t like the way things are here, you can leave. I don’t allow crazy or hateful people to stand in my store or my home saying outrageous or offensive things, and that applies here too.

  15. Rockin Robin on

    >>>>> If they have valid points, we’ll let it stay<<<< you actually wrote that Jodie Emery ? AFTER DEFINING YOURSELF AS AN AUTHORITY FIGURE WHO CANNOT BE QUESTIONED and reminding everybody there is an us and a they Authority knows what a valid point is and seeks to protect the commoners from some inconvenient truth That is _exactly_ what censorship is

  16. Anonymous on

    I read he posts that were removed
    so did others many others
    these posts were not about anyone wishing marc to be raped in jail that comment was made by someone else weeks ago on their own blog, not here
    they were actual accurate quotes marc made about non marijuana policy
    we recognize them as marc’s words he freely chose to say
    and nobody censored him when he said them
    but you are censoring someone who is quoting him accurately

    Yes, this is your website now Jodie as you point out
    but it sort of _is_ censorship if you remove true things
    marc actually said in public

    censorship hurts our cause
    and our cause does not condone censorship
    on fair comment reporting on words actually spoken by marc emery himself

  17. Anonymous on

    … should be the end of Harper, which will bring us the first NDP government ever elected Federally! You’ll be home and out sooner than you think Marc. Hang in there.

  18. Scott Fehr on

    free the prince of pot it not right to be in jail he need to be free just like the plant grows. its not ok to lock up pot and its not good to lock up the prince of pot, let him out, if he is going to be in jail it should be in canada and not in the usa. free the prince and make it so that any one at any given time should be aloud to buy pot and not go to jail for it, weed is good and its not a drug.

  19. Jodie on

    It’s our own website and we can do whatever we please here; we provide information and interaction for everyone, but we do not have to accept abuse. This is our website for our purposes, and we do not have to sit back and let people say sick, hateful, untrue and malicious things about Marc, me, or anyone else. That’s our prerogative. It’s not censorship; it’s exercising control over something we control. The haters are not welcome. If they have valid points, we’ll let it stay, but if it’s just hateful bullshit about Marc being raped in prison or anything else of that nature, it will not be allowed to stay.

  20. Anonymous on

    It’s not 5 years … its 3.10 (3 years ten months).

    Lets work on getting him back to Canada to serve his time.

  21. persecutedinalberni on

    I cry too Marc ,after all the RCMP and Adolph Harper have turned my wife and family against me and now they do not believe in me and untill they do I will not solve any child murders.

    Men feel pain too Marc, they can beat us to death Marc and we will shed no tears for them but divide or seperate us from the ones we love and we cry like babies.

    Men in prison probably cry more than men who are not in prison so why worry about it and thanks for sharing it with us because it let’s the outside know prisoners have hearts too it is only the governments that are heartless.

    I will write another letter soon Marc right after I have made another 4by8sign and take some more pics to send to you.
    I have been sittting near the tourist info centre on highway #4 in Port Alberni every saturday for two hours at a time with my signs for 11 saturdays in a row.

    I too have been persecuted by the Harper government and I have been blogging it all over the net,I just recently posted a few things about a fat cop in my town and the other corrupt people in this town.

    Google “persecutedinalberni” don’t forget to check out concen/Canadian conspiracy by persecutedinalberni and you will get an understanding on WHY I must get an answer from these government workers.

    So untill the RCMP and ADOLPH confess then you will be see my story around the net and it will grow as I still have something I can pull out of my ass at anytime and the media will have no choice to come flying in like voltures.

    So remember the nut on the alberni highway protesting for Marc Emery is also the guy who can solve the dissappearence of little children but cannot because authorities are corrupt.

    Hang in there Marc and stay strong and remember it is true that when you stop crying then it is the prison that has won over you.

  22. Jason on

    Then I am a bit confused about why he can’t make podcast’s.

    I get fidgety if i don’t eat chocolate now and then.

    As far those hoodlums that were on here causing trouble well, you just need to ignore them. There agenda is hate and control. while yours is peaceful and natural .

    What you and marc are doing is very honorable
    thank you

  23. Anonymous on

    I read a comment on here the other day that was not very nice I didn’t agree with it at all but one thing I hate even more is censorship and I think it is Jodie that removed it for that reason I could never vote for her. it reminds me of Mandy Potter when she was bad mouthed she whined about it and quit the high times contest, you girls are way to sensitive if you ever expect to gain support from the people you got to learn to role with the punches Marc rolled with the punches he never quit or whined about it.

  24. Cybergenesis on

    It is possible that he may obtain weed behind bars, but given how draconian they are, and how well behaved Mark seems to be, I suspect if he was offered it- he may not risk it.

    I am thinking of writing to Mark, though I have never writen to him before.

    Maybe I could arrange for him to come down here to Australia for a holiday when he gets out!

    I really hate not being able to mention pot, because if I write, I will have to be extremely careful with what I say, but I am sure if I say something like “I am an enthuisast of your Cultural values”, that Mark would know what I mean.

    Its a damn outrage that Mark is located up in that craphole. Its double the outrage that Cananda let him go.

  25. Jason on

    hopefully u all can cnange that

  26. howard on

    I’ve been writing Marc a lot. I hope I’m not annoying him. I think he may think im a stoner. I am but I am still a good person.
    be strong.

  27. persecutedinalberni on

    Yes Jack you are so right, infact web search multistalking/gangstalking/ against technilogicaly communitiy based harassment.

    I confronted a multistalker/gangstalker and the police and mental health took me away and held me in a psychward for two weeks against my will and made my wife and family assume I am insane.

    They were working hand in hand with police to discredit me and destroy my life,I am making plans on leaving my family and wife behind starting over elsewhere because the people in my life do not want to believe in me anymore because of these gangstalkers/RCMP.

    I pointed out the RCMP were harassing me because I was the whistleblowers and they took me away and held me for two weeks against me will and fooled my wife and family.

    The RCMP and Adolph Harper are behind it all and set out to destroy my life and discredit me and fool the people in my community into NOT believing in me.

    The fact is I will not solve the murders of children or lead police to remains untill I get back what is mine and RCMP confess to the crimes they have done against me and my family and friends.

    I have written letters to the Primeminister and the premiers office aswell and the media and plenty of law offices and they avoid me like the plague.

    So yes you hit it dead on Jack and this is why I am on the internet with my story hoping you the people come to my aid and demand I be given my answers because when I demains an answer from people they take me away for two weeks at a time.

    They have turned my wife and family against me and so now I trust no one in my life or government to do the right thing so untill Marc returns so that I may write a letter to him hoping for help.

    So remember be carefull if you plan on exposing these gangstalkers/multistalkers because they are indeed protected and used by authorities.

  28. Anonymous on

    Marc No Worrys M8 All things that go around come around meaning all those good things that youv done are coming back so it all gon be okay peace and love from all things Breathing rock on Prince of Canabise WOOOOO Go Canada [email protected]@@@@ !!!!

    PS STevnhpn harper may you Cry Flow and get fired soon cuz no one loves you! =(

  29. Jack on

    How can they go after a harmless guy like Marc while ignoring far more serious crimes?

    In the USA, it is federal policy to allow gang stalking fascists to poison people for years on end, some for well over a decade.

    In case this is new to you, just do a web search on gang stalking.

    So in the USA, if you give someone harmless seeds that they specifucally request, you are a dangerous criminal, but if you join a gang and go around poisoning people , it is not even a crime! The police and prosecutors could not be bothered!

    Every year the USA degrades more and more.


  30. SAINT RICO (JPs) on

    Sorry my country is treating you with such injustice. I know it’s easy for me to just say this(but..), Hang in There, Man. You’re “Killing them with Kindness”, DUDE!! A rare, but highly effective plan. I’ll be honest, i don’t agree with everthang you are about….but you sure do stick to your guns….

    And that’s respectable,

  31. Jodie on

    There aren’t any rules against him talking or writing about marijuana. But what would he say? He doesn’t ever feel “withdrawal” or cravings; of course it would be nice to have a toke, but it’s not going to happen in prison and he doesn’t spend any time thinking about it. Marc was never fanatical about getting high, he just did it when it was around and when he wanted to feel good. Without access in prison, he just keeps busy feeling good in other ways, by stimulating his mind and thinking about pleasant memories and plans. The only thing he has noticed is that he doesn’t have any irritation in his throat from the constant big bong hits!

  32. LabRat on

    I do hope that Marc isn’t reducing his chances of serving most of his time in a Canadian jail by rattling Harper’s chains. The prick is one vindictive MoFo fer sure!

    I’m pulling for you Marc and bought a few books off you back in the day in Van when you were still a street vendor. Still have some as well. Comics and the like. Like Dr. Alexander Sumac’s grow guide. Still have letters from him and my rejection letter from the gov’t after I applied for a grow license in ’76! lol

    Damn, think how much research I could have done by now!

    I’ll get a note off to you soon. Every envelope in the mail bag helps show those dick-heads how much you are loved and pisses them off even more.


  33. Cindy on

    Will Marc be able to vote when he returns to Canada? If he is a US citizen in a US prison or Canadian citizen in a Canadian prison he is denied this right. Let’s hope being in a US prison he still can vote in Canada!

  34. Anonymous on

    Sending prayers to you guys… stay strong!

  35. MOTFA on

    another great read.
    inspires me to write some more letters. 🙂

  36. one12alpha on

    In short no. He cannot talk about marijuana. All things sent to and from Marc are read before they reach their destination. Though, I imagine if Marc were to talk about marijuana in a negative tone, they would let it slip by. But I doubt Marc has anything negative to say of marijuana.

    He also cannot speak about activism either. So, for the next 5 long years, all we will hear from Mr. Emery will be about how his days are going, and little chit chat like that. I feel so bad for the man really, but it makes me consider the hundreds of thousands in his situation for practically the same thing.

    Now think, of all those whom are American citizens in prison for pot… How many votes that could be toward legalization. But, as part of the ploy to keep it illegal here, all those folks have lost their right to vote. Oh how carefully constructed they’ve made this thing. It’s a shame really.

    Re-elect no one, Fire them all…

  37. gotsmacked on

    Funny you mention this because while reading Mark’s post i had the same question in mind. I would think that he cannot talk about marijuana at all because it’s an illegal substance.

    I’m a father of 4 and i cannot fathom that with Harper’s lead, our country is sending Canadian’s to the United States to serve prison sentences.
    I dislike the Conservative party so much it’s not even funny now 🙂

    Mark is a great person with a huge heart. You’ll get trough it Mark and when you get out, Harper won’t be there no more.

  38. Jason on

    sweet letter. I am curious , can marc talk/write about marijuana?Has he been this long without it?Has he noticed any difference?