CANNABIS CULTURE – Canadians, Americans, Europeans in many jurisdictions consider that they have oppressive laws.
CANNABIS CULTURE – Dr. Paul Hornby came to see me at my office at the Strain Hunters Club just before Spannabis in early March.
CANNABIS CULTURE – Dana Larsen was arrested on his wonderful Overgrow Canada tour, specifically for trafficking in marijuana seeds.
CANNABIS CULTURE – Some travel days are long. I was in Italy, and Italy is the nicest place; I loved my 9 days in Trieste, Venice, and Florence. In my entire European trip since mid-February I’ve stayed only in Airbnb’s for $35-$50 Canadian a night.
This is my last blog from the terminals of the US Bureau of Prisons. My sentence was for five years (1,825 days), and I earned all 235 days of my eligible good conduct credit, so my sentence officially ends at 1,590 days, which is Wednesday, July 9th.
I've always welcomed it when former prohibitionist politicians see the light, change sides and become freedom fighters wanting to end the injustice of prohibition. Many of these reformed prohibitionists even spent some of their time targeting me and putting me in prison, like former Mayor of Vancouver Philip Owen, and former US District Attorney John McKay.
CANNABIS CULTURE - Today is Monday, May 19th. I have exactly one month and three weeks, 51 days, to go until July 9th, when my 5-year (1,825-day) sentence officially ends after spending 1,590 days (52 months and a few days) in prison. I got 235 days of good-conduct credit for an unblemished prison record.
2001 was the biggest year for sales of Marc Emery Direct Seeds. It sure needed to be! All the profits that year (as was the case every year), $700,000, were directed to non-profit projects in the US, Canada, and around the world. The two most demanding on money were Pot TV, which needed $270,000 for just 2001 alone with no revenue stream at all, and the British Columbia Marijuana Party provincial election campaign of March to May 2001.
Hemp BC, our original retail store that opened on July 2nd, 1994 at 324 West Hastings Street in Vancouver, launched the first cannabis website in the world on September 30th, 1994. The World Wide Web had gone live in August of 1994, and now web sites could actually be created and put "online". In fact, our launch party for Hemp BC was shared at a location where our Hemp BC site was 'launched' in tandem with CBC.ca, Canada's largest national TV and Radio network.
This is a story about how I was with Dennis Peron at a pivotal moment in the 1996 campaign for proposition 215 in California, even though Dennis was actually in Vancouver. He had been invited up to participate with me in a protest and commemoration of an anti-pot police brutality incident that had happened twenty-five years earlier.