Marc Emery


Born: London, Ontario, Canada


Marc Scott Emery (born February 13, 1958) is a Canadian cannabis activist, entrepreneur, and politician. Often described as the Prince of Pot, Emery has been a notable advocate of international cannabis policy reform. He has been active in the New Democratic Party, the Freedom Party of Canada, the Unparty, the Marijuana Party of Canada, and the Conservative Party of Canada as well as the British Columbia Marijuana Party, and the Green Party of British Columbia.As a political libertarian, Emery has also protested against Sunday shopping laws, obscenity laws, political endorsement of sporting events, Canadian censorship, and several taxes.Emery has been jailed several times, and in 2009 was sentenced to a five-year sentence in a United States federal prison for selling mail-order cannabis seeds into the US. On March 8, 2017, Marc and Jodie Emery were arrested at Pearson International Airport and charged with a number of offences, including trafficking schedule II, possession, and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.Emery lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife Jodie Emery.

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