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Get Marc Emery Home From U.S. Prison: NDP And Green MPs (VIDEO)

10/29/2013 10:26 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
Three members of Parliament are backing B.C. marijuana advocate Marc Emery's bid to return to Canada from a U.S. prison.

Nicknamed the Prince of Pot, Emery was and  in 2010 for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana after his Vancouver-based seed mail order business was busted in a joint operation involving U.S. and Canadian law enforcement agencies in 2005.

NDP Deputy Leader Libby Davies, Liberal public safety critic Wayne Easter and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May have joined Emery's wife, Jodie, on Parliament Hill to call on the Conservative government to approve Emery's request to serve the remainder of his sentence in Canada.

In June, the U.S. government approved Emery's transfer back to Canada, but the Canadian government has yet to approve the move.

According to his wife, Emery is eligible for early release from U.S. prison in 251 days.

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