Prince of Pot’s Sentence Reeks of Injustice and Mocks Our Sovereignty, Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun
Emery’s Jail Term Longer Than for Some Violent Crimes [...]
It is a legal tragedy that in my opinion marks the capitulation of our sovereignty and underscores the hypocrisy around cannabis. [...]
He is being handed over to a foreign government for an activity we are loath to prosecute because we don’t think selling seeds is a major problem. [...]
“There isn’t a single victim in my case, no one who can stand up and say, ‘I was hurt by Marc Emery.’ No one.”
He’s right again.
Emery is facing more jail time than corporate criminals who defraud widows and orphans and longer incarceration than violent offenders who leave their victims dead or in wheelchairs.
Whatever else you may think of him — and I know he rankles many — what is happening to him today mocks our independence and our ideal of justice.
‘King of Pot’s’ Punishment Was No Surprise, Editorial, Nanaimo Daily News
Nobody should shed any tears for Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince of Pot.” [...]
His misguided supporters consider him a martyr for the cause of marijuana decriminalization. He is nothing of the sort. Emery is a calculating businessman who flouted the law.
His punishment should be a surprise to no one.
U.S. DEA Finally Gets Its Man by Paul Armentano
Just over four years ago, former U.S. DEA administrator Karen Tandy announced to the world that her agency had struck “a significant blow … to the marijuana legalization movement” by indicting Canada’s so-called ‘Prince of Pot,’ Marc Emery. [...]
But lets not kid ourselves. Marc Emery was hardly a high level target because he sold marijuana seeds to the U.S. — a simple google search will yield dozens of listings of competitors that presently engage in similar activities. No, it wasn’t so much what Marc did [...] as it was what he did with his money that aroused the ire of U.S. anti-drug officials.
And we have Karen Tandy’s own words to prove it.