Marc Emery Gives First Interview Since Release From U.S. Prison

From CBC News: B.C. pot advocate Marc Emery has spoken to CBC News in his first interview since being transferred from a U.S. federal prison to a private deportation facility in Louisiana. My own government betrayed me and I’m going to wreak an appropriate amount of political revenge.

Emery was sentenced to five years in prison in 2010 for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana after his Vancouver-based mail order business was busted in a joint operation involving U.S. and Canadian law enforcement agencies in 2005.

After his paperwork is completed and a flight booked to Detroit, it is estimated he will return to Canada sometime between Aug. 10 and 25.

Emery spoke exclusively to CBC Radio’s On The Coast and CBC News Network’s News Now with Ian Hanomansing on Wednesday. You can watch part of his interview on the CBC News Network above.

Marc Emery, B.C. ‘prince of pot,’ gives 1st interview since release from U.S. prison