Pot activist Marc Emery, who will be released from a U.S. prison this summer, has announced a cross-Canada tour aimed at unseating the Conservative government in 2015.
Starting on Sept. 8, 2015, Emery plans to hold rallies in 30 Canadian cities leading up to the October federal election, he wrote on his blog this week.
“The intent will be to impress upon the Canadian cannabis culture to get out and vote – and vote against the currently-governing prohibitionist Conservative party,” Emery wrote. He added that it’s “essential” that the Liberals and leader Justin Trudeau, who favours legalizing cannabis, form the next government, “with input from the also laudable Green Party MPs and New Democratic Party MPs.”
Last October, Emery’s wife, Jodie Emery, went to Ottawa in a futile attempt to lobby the government to allow Marc to serve the rest of his sentence in Canada.
“People will listen to what he has to say because he was unfairly and unjustly sent to a foreign country for actions carried out in Canada, and Canadians are very upset about that. They have been ever since 2005 so we’re coming up on a decade of outrage against the government of Canada and specifically the Conservatives for extraditing him in 2010,” Jodie Emery told The Huffington Post B.C. on Monday.
Emery is scheduled to be released early for good behaviour from the Yazoo City Prison in Mississippi on July 9, after serving 85 per cent of his sentence. He will be taken to an immigration facility in Louisiana where he will have to wait up to five weeks for paperwork to be processed. He is expected to arrive in Detroit/Windsor around August 15.
– Read the entire article at The Huffington Post.