Marc Emery

What 'Prince Of Pot' Plans To Do After Prison Release

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Pot activist Marc Emery, who will be released from a U.S. prison this summer, has announced a cross-Canada tour aimed at unseating the Conservative go...

My Plans After U.S. Prison Release: 'Prince Of Pot'

Marc Emery | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Marc Emery

The most important project for Jodie and I begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. That day kicks off our Election 2015 Canada-wide speaking tour, where we will speak at rallies in thirty cities in nine provinces, until Monday Oct. 18, 2015, the day before Canada's federal election. The intent will be to impress upon the Canadian cannabis culture to get out and vote - and vote against the currently-governing prohibitionist Conservative party.

Bring Prince Of Pot Home: MPs

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

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 Princ...

WATCH: Layton Used To Sound A Lot Like Trudeau

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Today the NDP and Liberals disagree about marijuana, but Jack Layton once sounded a lot like Justin Trudeau on the subject of legalization. In a 20...

The Truth About Toking With Justin Trudeau

Marc Emery | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Marc Emery

There's a video of me speaking at Toronto's Vapor Central in 2009 where I say Justin Trudeau and I have smoked pot together four or five times. I meant that I have only smoked pot on one occasion with Trudeau and four or five times that one evening. But I didn't lie; I meant to reference that Trudeau has smoked pot. I witnessed it in 2003. However, that was then, and this is now. Today, as Liberal Party leader he is doing a terrific job on the issue of marijuana and its legal status. He is advocating the clearest, most rational policy -- legalization -- that I can imagine a Canadian leader putting forth.

'Prince Of Pot' Coming Home?

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The wife of Canada's so-called Prince of Pot says the U.S. government has agreed to transfer her imprisoned husband back home, but Canada'...

Bye Bye To Bong Shops?

Dana Larsen | Posted 08.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

The RCMP have been focusing more on small-time marijuana arrests since Stephen Harper became Prime Minister. RCMP arrests for marijuana possession are up 40% across Canada, and have more than doubled in B.C. Also increasing in frequency are the raids and harassment of bong shops. This trend will continue, unless we put a stop to it. We need one of these store owners to stand up to the police, to go to court and challenge the foundation of this unconstitutional law.

Bongs And Books Banned In Canada

Dana Larsen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dana Larsen

All bongs, pipes and vaporizers have been banned in Canada by the Conservative government. Selling these items is punishable with jail terms and some of the highest fines in the Criminal Code.Books that describe how to grow marijuana are also banned, as is any other written or video material used to "promote, encourage or advocate, the production, preparation or consumption of illicit drugs." Surprised about this harsh law? Don't be, it's 25 years old.

Where The Pot Party At?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

This is one celebration you're likely to smell before you see it. Yes, it's 4/20 - April 20 - the day when stoners everywhere unite to hold the pot p...

The Origins of 420 as a Day of Celebrating Marijuana

Marc Emery | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Marc Emery

The biggest celebration day in cannabis culture is April 20. The April 20 (4/20) celebration originally started in the mid-1970s as the time of day after school, 4:20 p.m., for high school students in San Rafael, California to meet and smoke pot. The phrase "I'll see at you at 4:20" became code for, "I'll be there to smoke a joint with you after classes are over". Its origins in Canada happened in 1995 when two of my HEMP BC employees came to me at my desk and asked, "Marc, we'd like to have a 'Four-Twenty' celebration on April 20. We'd like your permission and approval to put on a Four-Twenty concert and rally and fun time in Victory Square next door." I responded, "No, we can't do that."

U.S. Prosecutor Who Jailed Canada's 'Prince Of Pot' Now Wants To Legalize It

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - As a former high-profile U.S. federal prosecutor, John McKay stands behind actions that had Canada's "Prince of Pot" arrested, indicted an...