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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Marc Emery Granted Bail

Prince of Pot granted bail
Last updated Aug 2 2005 12:18 PM PDT

CBC News

B.C. Marijuana Party president Marc Emery, who faces extradition to the U.S. on drug and money-laundering charges, has been granted bail.

A B.C. Supreme Court judge set bail at $50,000 dollars for the man described as Canada's "Prince of Pot."

Emery, Marijuana Party vice-president Michelle Rainey-Fenkarek and Gregory Williams are all charged with conspiring to sell pot seeds to U.S. residents and money laundering.

The three were arrested on Friday by Vancouver police at the request of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Their arrests followed a year-long investigation by the DEA.

None of the three face charges in Canada.

The DEA is seeking to have them extradited for trial in the U.S., and had requested that Emery be held in custody until his extradition hearing concludes. That could take up to a year.

U.S. officials allege that Emery has sold as much as $3 million in seeds.

B.C. Marijuana Party spokesperson Kirk Tousaw says the arrests are about much more than law enforcement.

"This is a political persecution not a criminal prosecution," he says.

"They are not after Marc Emery because he sells marijuana seeds. There are dozens of those seed sellers throughout Canada and the United States.

"They are after Marc Emery because he is a political activist, and we need to make sure Canadians understand that because this issue goes far beyond marijuana policy.------------------------------------------------------------


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  • Its unbeLIEvable what the american public lets its governing body get away with... Mark Emery is a great man, and has done nothing wrong, and the american government is trying to silence his voice. We cannot let injustice like this continue to happen. If they can do something like this to mark, who's to say they wont lock you up for no good reason.

    By Anonymous haz, at 1:26 PM  

  • Does Canada not have any laws in place to protect their citizens from being extridited to other countries for reasons that are this ridiculous. When the laws in their country are not being broken and no one is harmed or cheated in any way, how can - why should anyone go to jail anywhere with so much "real crime," as there is going on. GEEEEEEZ!!! When will we here in the US stand up for our rights to purchase seeds or anything else that we wish from Canada or elsewhere? They do not want free trade - unless they can control it, but then it isn't really free any more is it?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:21 PM  

  • Well, after thinking about my comment above, regarding "when will we ...stand up.." it dawned on me, a lot of us have stood up, written letters, some have testified in front of our Congress and more or less begged for the laws in our country to be changed because of just simple compassion and common sense - and apparently our Congress had rather arrest people, even from other countries, than to listen to its citizens regarding something that shouldn't be their business in the first place. Let me see, the medical profession has given part of their power to the government (I am still asking when did we lose the right to treat ourselves - when did it happen?!!!) And the church is giving the government their power concerning other issues - No wonder the government is confused and thinks it is well - perhaps - GOD.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:34 PM  

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