Tag: Marc Emery

  • An Open Letter Regarding Marc and Jodie Emery

    AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FRIENDS IN MEDIA, MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, MEMBERS OF PROV PARLIAMENT AND MUNICIPAL POLITICOS: I’d like to clear a few things up for you. Whatever you think of Marc Emery – and we certainly have had and still do have our major disagreements and differences – we are not friends, but […]

  • How NOT To Have a Public Debate on Legalizing Marijuana

    Notes on the February 4th Event at the University of Victoria   Last Wednesday I trotted off to UVIC’s Farquar Auditorium to listen to a ‘debate/discussion’ on legalizing marijuana, put on by the UVSS—the student society.  They had organized a panel with four speakers, two pro, two con.  On the pro side were activist Marc […]

  • 2014: A Year To Remember

    by Ted Smith Last year was the best year for cannabis activism that I have witnessed in my almost 2 decades in the field.  Indeed, the future has never looked brighter for cannabis, both in Canada and abroad.  As we work together to make 2015 even better, lets take a minute to reflect upon the […]

  • Flying High Again: An Interview with Marc Emery

    By Ted Smith Emery Reflects, Re-evaluates and Reacts Soon after Marc Emery was released from prison I bugged him to grant me an interview. Luckily he had time before taking off to Europe for his first trip abroad with his wife, Jodie. Here is what he had to say. 1. Can you describe your first […]

  • Marijuana in a Post Prohibition World:  Reflections On Mark Haden’s views

    The recently held First Annual Conference of Sensible BC featured a great menu of panel discussions and small study sessions.  One of the truly enjoyable subjects on the menu was how best to imagine life in post prohibition Canada.   In this context, Marc Emery reiterated his view that we should legalize the plant and impose […]

  • You’re invited to the Sensible BC Conference!

    by Dana Larsen – Sensible BC Director You are invited to join with Canada’s largest legalization team on the first weekend of October, to “Learn how to Legalize” at the Sensible BC Conference in Vancouver. This is going to be a very special weekend for anyone who cares about cannabis! First, you’ll get a chance […]

  • A Convict and a Gentleman: Marc Emery Beyond Prison

    (Ted, Gayle, Marc and Jodie cuddle up for a photo) By Ted Smith After over 4 years in jail one would suspect the first thing Marc Emery would do is run away and hide for a romantic weekend with his beautiful wife, Jodie.  Instead, he actually went out of his way to pay a special […]

  • Welcome Home Marc!

    He is finally back in Canada.  After serving a 5 year sentence for selling seeds, Marc Emery has been released and just spent his first night back on Canadian soil.  His wife Jodie is obviously thrilled, as their future looks pretty green. No one can predict how much fame and fortune Marc will acquire now.  […]

  • Marc Emery Returns to Canada

    By Ted Smith No event in cannabis activism around the world has been as highly anticipated as the release of Marc Emery.  After spending over 4 years trapped in various US jails, the Prince of Pot is getting ready to return to his native homeland to begin the next chapter of his life.  No one […]

  • Three More Years of Hell for Emery

    Marc Emery may be in prison, but the powers that put him there have not been able to silence his voice, despite obvious attempts to do so. Emery, the seed vending-activist who was extradited to the U.S. with the Conservative Canadian Government’s approval, has been incarcerated in the U.S. for one year this past May. […]