CANNABIS CULTURE – I would like to thank members of the Mississauga South NDP riding association for putting on a march and rally Sunday (September 29, 2013) calling on the Conservative government of Stephen Harper to immediately approve my repatriation back to Canada and into the Canadian corrections system for the remainder of my sentence.
I think it’s very important that any supporters who attend do NOT smoke marijuana at this rally and march. I think we need to be cognizant that the hosts are an association of the official opposition in Parliament, and I request all my supporters to honour the rules set down by the rally organizers. It is not a legalization rally. It is not a smoke-out. It is an action designed to get favourable media coverage for my transfer request and to make a point to the Conservative government of Canada. The local objective to be achieved is to get local Conservative MP Stella Ambler to present this opinion to the Public Safety Minister, Mr. Blaney.
I believe the media coverage and political response would be more favourable if the visuals for this rally and march were not blurred by pot smoking. Since this event is only a few hours, I believe my supporters should restrict themselves to smoking before the rally/march, and afterward, away from media, but certainly not during the event hosted by members of the Mississauga South NDP association.
If you feel you must smoke in that time during the event, my personal preference would be that you not attend this rally, as I do not want the Conservative MP or the government or the media using pot smoking at the event to become in any way a theme derived from the behaviour of my supporters. The entire emphasis should be on the very important single fact that an association of the official opposition of the Canadian government is holding this event to insist on my return to Canada.
I really appreciate everyone’s help in making this rally/march a focused one and hope that my understandable and reasonable request will be honoured at this event.
Marc Emery 40252086,
Yazoo Federal Prison,
Yazoo City, Mississippi
Listen to an interview with the organizer of the Mississauga Free March March on Pot TV.