Pubdate: Wed, 26 May 2010
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Copyright: 2010 The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Jodie Emery


My husband, Marc Emery, is a Canadian who never went to the United 
States and never grew or sold marijuana ('Prince Of Pot' Sentenced To 
Five Years In Prison - May 25). He sold only cannabis seeds for more 
than a decade, paid taxes on all income and used the profits to fund 
political activism.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's press release about Marc's 
2005 arrest bragged that it was "a significant blow . to the 
marijuana legalization movement" because "hundreds of thousands of 
dollars of Emery' . profits are known to have been channelled to 
marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and 
Canada." It's all about politics, not about pot.

In 2008, American authorities offered a plea deal that would allow 
Marc to serve his time in Canada if he was charged here, but the 
Conservative government refused.

If Marc broke the law in Canada, he should be tried and sentenced in 
Canada, not sent to a foreign country to be punished under much harsher laws.

Jodie Emery,
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