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Facts About Marc Emery. DEA Release Admits Extradition Politically Motivated
by via NoExtradition.net
Wednesday Oct 7th, 2009 5:05 PM
Marc Emery was taken into custody on Monday, September 28th. Marc is being held in Canada until the Justice Minister signs the extradition order to send him to the USA. Tell the Justice Minister to refuse the extradition of Marc Emery!

• Marc Emery is a Canadian citizen who never went to the USA as a seed seller.

• Marc Emery operated his seed business in Canada at all times, with no American branches or employees.

• Marc Emery declared his income from marijuana seed sales on his income tax, and paid over $580,000 to the Federal and Provincial governments from 1999 to 2005.

• Marc Emery is the leader of the British Columbia Marijuana Party, a registered political party that has regularly participated in elections.

• Marc Emery has never been arrested or convicted of manufacturing or distributing marijuana in Canada, as he only sold seeds.

• Marc Emery gave away all of the profits from his seed business to drug law reform lobbyists, political parties, global protests and rallies, court litigation, medical marijuana initiatives, drug rehabilitation clinics, and other legitimate legal activities and organizations.

• Marc Emery helped found the United States Marijuana Party, state-level political parties, and international political parties in countries such as Israel and New Zealand.

• Marc Emery has been known as a book seller and activist in Canada for 30 years, fighting against censorship laws and other social issues long before he became a drug law reform activist.

• Marc Emery has been a media figure for 20 years with regards to marijuana and drug law reform. He is very well-known to Canadian, American and international news media organizations.

• Marc Emery operated his business in full transparency and honesty since its inception in 1994, even sending his marijuana seed catalogue inside his magazine "Cannabis Culture" to each Member of Parliament in Canada every two months for years.

• The US Drug Enforcement Administration admitted in a press release from Administrator Karen Tandy that his July 29th, 2005 arrest was based on drug legalization efforts -- a copy of the document can be viewed at http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/4685.html --

"Today's DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group -- is a signficant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement. His marijuana trade and propagandist marijuana magazine have generated nearly $5 million a year in profits that bolstered his trafficking efforts, but those have gone up in smoke today. Emery and his organization had been designated as one of the Attorney General's most wanted international drug trafficking organizational targets -- one of only 46 in the world and the only one from Canada. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery's illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canda. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on."

§DEA Release Admits Marc Emery Extradition Politically Motivated
by via NoExtradition.net Wednesday Oct 7th, 2009 5:05 PM

By CC Staff - Saturday, March 4 2006
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Karen Tandy, Adminitrator for the DEA, admits the truth

The US Drug Enforcement Administration admitted on the day of Marc Emery's arrest that his investigation and extradition were politically motivated, designed to target the Marijuana Legalization organization that Emery spearheaded and ran for over a decade in Canada.
Here is the original text of DEA Administrator Karen Tandy's statement released on July 29th, 2005:

Today's DEA arrest of Marc Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture Magazine, and the founder of a marijuana legalization group -- is a signficant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement.

His marijuana trade and propagandist marijuana magazine have generated nearly $5 million a year in profits that bolstered his trafficking efforts, but those have gone up in smoke today.

Emery and his organization had been designated as one of the Attorney General's most wanted international drug trafficking organizational targets -- one of only 46 in the world and the only one from Canada.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery's illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canda. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on.
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by via NoExtradition.net Wednesday Oct 7th, 2009 5:05 PM


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by lightning
Wednesday Oct 7th, 2009 9:52 PM
Given that the international treaties on drugs state clearly that the treaty does not apply to cannabis seed or fibre which means that Marc has NOT broken International Law or Canadian Law (or the Canadian Government would have charged him) there is no grounds for the CG to grant extradition of one of their citizens for reasons of political persecution, many people have been granted refugee status around the world because of Government oppression for political reasons and threat of imprisonment for political or religious beliefs. How is Marc's case any different. He is being handed to a despotic tyrannical government who jail people for what they do to their own bodies and what they put in their own mouths and destroy the inalienable rights of their citizens and others through bureaucratic decree, ignoring their own constitution and bill of rights.

Why would a democratic country like Canada do that to their citizens?
by What the hell
Thursday Oct 8th, 2009 3:06 PM
Wow. Karen Tandy is quite the dandy with her DEA police-stating philosophy. Unreal. How about Canada stand up for its citizens! This isn't all about the America's corrupt DEA and marijuana laws either. How about Canada take some initiative. America didn't do a thing when Mexico decriminalized small amounts of both hard and soft drugs.