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Emotions High As Marijuana Activist Marc Emery's Return Home Enters Final Stretch

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For Jodie Emery, this July has been four years in the making. That's because her husband, marijuana activist Marc "Prince of Pot" Emery, will officially be a free man July 9 after serving 1,590 days in U.S. custody for selling seeds online. And although Marc will remain in custody as he is processed for deportation — likely into August — reality is finally sinking in for Jodie. "I've been much more emotional as we get to the end, for the last six months even," she said. "When Marc was first sent away I cried for weeks, but for three years after I didn't cry. I admit I've cried recently."

When Marc finally does arrive home (he'll first spend time in a private Louisiana detention centre until marshals fly him to Detroit and escort him across the border to Windsor, Ont.), it'll be to a different culture than the one he left. The Prince of Pot's drive for marijuana legalization has taken hold in Washington State and Colorado south of the border, while enterprises are seeking the cash in on increased tolerance and a push for decimalization in Canada.

"We'll be the only ones not selling seeds," Jodie laughed. "Everything has changed so much, a lot of it has been down to his work. It's exciting. There's a medial marijuana dispensary down the block from our house, and many more, that we will have to walk by everyday." Marc is bracing for all kinds of change. In his final Cannabis Culture blog post from a U.S. federal prison, posted Monday, he writes about trying to catch up in a more connected world.

"I also haven't had a cell phone since a judge barred me from having one as part of my bizarre bail conditions in August 2005, so for the past nine years I have not owned a phone, and never had a smartphone," Marc writes. "I have never texted in my life! It's all going to require some adjustment." Upon his release from prison, Marc plans to visit family in Ontario and make several public appearances and media interviews there before returning to Vancouver. He writes he'll get settled in at work at his Cannabis Culture store in Vancouver and resume "the unfinished battle to finish off marijuana prohibition with renewed vigor." Jodie, meanwhile, has remained politically active and has been touted as a possible Liberal candidate in the next federal election.

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coconutunococ

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intense and so fucked up. how many more prisoners and deaths will there have to be before we see mj legal? at least you folks in the states are beginning to see positive change. here in aus things are getting worse all the time. it's not called the bloody nanny state for nothing. :17::17:
 

hempaz

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"The Wind Cries Marc n Jodie"

After all the jacks are in their boxes,
and the "W" clowns have all gone to bed.

You can hear happiness staggering on down the street,
Footprints, dressed in...red mapleleafs.

And, The wind...whispers...Marc n Jodie.

A broom is drearily sweeping...
Up the broken pieces of yesterday's life.

Somewhere, a Queen is weeping...
Somewhere, a King...has no wife.

And, The wind...it cries...Marc n Jodie.

The traffic lights, they turn blue tomorrow!
And, shine their emptiness down on my bed.

A tiny island sags downstream...
'Cause the life that they lived is gone, but not dead.

And, The wind...screams...Marc n Jodie.

Will the wind ever remember?
The names 60 minutes has blown in the past?

And, with its crutch, its old age, and its wisdom...
It whispers, "No, this will...be the last!"

And, The Wind...Cries...Marc n Jodie.

~ Lyrics by Jimi Hendrix
 

Shadar

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A strange coincidence that Marc is being released from prison a day after recreational cannabis goes on sale in Washington state.

The world has changed a lot since he was immorally imprisoned, and much of those changes are good when it comes to cannabis, but we've got a ways to go yet. I'm sure Marc will lend his voice to the movement once again, in so much as he is allowed. Hopefully even more people will listen now.

Thanks to Marc and Jodie for keeping the flame alive in BC, from an admirer from across the Salish Sea.
 

Weed420

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A strange coincidence that Marc is being released from prison a day after recreational cannabis goes on sale in Washington state.

The world has changed a lot since he was immorally imprisoned, and much of those changes are good when it comes to cannabis, but we've got a ways to go yet. I'm sure Marc will lend his voice to the movement once again, in so much as he is allowed. Hopefully even more people will listen now.

Thanks to Marc and Jodie for keeping the flame alive in BC, from an admirer from across the Salish Sea.
Yep I don't think anything highlights this issue more than that. Marc is now ina state where everything he did is completely legal now. I'm sorry Marc that our system failed you.
 

Marbles

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Man the US government is so f'd up, letting in thousands of illegal people to their country but lock someone up for 4 years for selling seeds. Talk about messed up priorities.
 

dingusmcgee

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intense and so fucked up. how many more prisoners and deaths will there have to be before we see mj legal? at least you folks in the states are beginning to see positive change. here in aus things are getting worse all the time. it's not called the bloody nanny state for nothing. :17::17:

those damned neo-cons are everywhere. keep fighting with truth and reason, eventually they will show themselves to be fools.
 

dingusmcgee

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Man the US government is so f'd up, letting in thousands of illegal people to their country but lock someone up for 4 years for selling seeds. Talk about messed up priorities.

well they're really screwed up on both issues, neither one should be a criminal offense.
 

Outragedpluto

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The world has It's "Prince of Pot" back. Because of him the eyes of the world are a little more open to the idea that mj is not a drug but an herb just like any other plant!!

I'm sorry mr Emory that the US govt failed you and imprisoned you!! I'm sometimes very ashamed of the way my govt behaves!!
 

Duncan

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A strange coincidence that Marc is being released from prison a day after recreational cannabis goes on sale in Washington state.

The world has changed a lot since he was immorally imprisoned, and much of those changes are good when it comes to cannabis, but we've got a ways to go yet. I'm sure Marc will lend his voice to the movement once again, in so much as he is allowed. Hopefully even more people will listen now.

Thanks to Marc and Jodie for keeping the flame alive in BC, from an admirer from across the Salish Sea.

Could not agree more.
Keep it hazy,
Duncan.
 

Gfcollective

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figures they will hold onto him over the time of Hempfest in seattle. would have been great to see him get out and give a huge powerful speech in a state thats freshly legal to the plant!

I&i
 

hempaz

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I suppose there is a limit to editing a post directly ... update ... "'Cause the life ... that they lead, is not dead."
 
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