As Marc Emery Returns to Canada, U.S. Scientists Still Face Obstacles Researching Medicinal Marijuana

After serving a five-year prison sentence for selling marijuana seeds to U.S. customers, Vancouver’s Marc Emery is expected to cross the border back into Canada on Tuesday (August 12).

His wife Jodie will be flying to Windsor on Monday (August 11) and will be waiting for him on the following day in the plaza outside Windsor City Hall.

“I’m definitely excited, a little stunned almost,” Jodie told the Georgia Straight by phone. “It’s kind of surreal.”

She and her husband expect that he’ll be escorted by U.S. marshals to the border between Detroit and Windsor. This will occur after he’s flown, possibly in chains, to the Motor City from Louisiana, where he’s still in custody.

Jodie said that she’s basing the details of the upcoming release on what a former cellmate of Emery said. He’s a Canadian who was held in the U.S. on a drug charge, and he came escorted back in chains before being instructed to walk across the border.

“That’s why we picked Windsor City Hall,” she said. “It’s a half a block away.”

She had hoped to bring Marc some clothing to wear before realizing that all of his garments are at least eight or nine years old.

– Read the entire article at The Georgia Straight.