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Marc Emery: Political Prisoner
CANNABIS CULTURE - Marijuana activist and Cannabis Culture Publisher Marc Emery surrendered to Canadian authorities Monday, September 28th and was escorted to jail to await a transfer to the United States where he is expected to serve a 5-year prison sentence for selling marijuana seeds.
The 'Prince of Pot' held a press conference in front of the British Columbia courthouse where he spoke to supporters and journalists. After an emotional speech from Emery and his wife Jodie, Marc hugged many of his friends and made his way into the courtroom.
Watch video of the full press conference.
Mainstream Media correspondents were on-scene and began reporting on the event shortly after Marc was 'committed' by the judge and taken from the courtroom.
Read media reports about Marc's case below, or go to this MedPot.net Forums thread with almost all media coverage of Marc's incarceration.
Read more about the DEA's political persecution of Marc Emery and find out how to help Marc come home.
Please call the Canadian Minister of Justice, Rob Nicholson, and (politely) tell him that you and thousands of other Canadian voters are opposed to Marc Emery's extradition to the USA: 613-992-4621.