Friday, September 10, 2010

Marc Emery sentenced to 5 years

From the Seattle Post Intelligencer

Marijuana seed dealer who spent fortune on pot reform gets 5 years


Canadian marijuana seed dealer and pro-pot activist Marc Emery has been sentenced to a five-year prison term, marking the end of a years-long legal fight once cast by federal authorities as a blow to the marijuana reform movement.

Imposing Emery's sentence Friday, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez honored a plea agreement struck earlier this year by Emery to avoid a potential 10-year prison term.

Emery -- a 12-time candidate for elected office in Canada described by federal authorities as a "Prince of Pot" -- spent millions of dollars gained through a mail-order marijuana seed business to advocate for marijuana law reform in Canada and the United States. After a five-year extradition fight, Emery pleaded guilty earlier this year to drug crimes, which he described as "civil disobedience."



Anonymous said...

There are so many things wrong with this whole situation. The man does not belong in prison.

Mary Barr said...

Folks drink and drive are prone to driving over dogs and beating thier spouses. Folks that use cannabis are prone to listen to music while eating chips and ice cream. Marc Emery sure has his prioroties wrong. Sometimes I wonder what the sheep are thinking.