By AMY CARMICHAEL
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Vancouver — Marc Emery took a quick hit from a joint as his fans smoked and screamed for his freedom in front of the U.S. consulate.
The self-proclaimed Prince of Pot, faces extradition for seed sales — a crime that isn't prosecuted in Canada — and up to life in prison if convicted by a U.S. court.
In the same breath, supporters gathered around him demanded sovereignty for Canada and the world-wide legalization of pot under a billowing cloud of smoke from spliffs being waved in the air.
People everywhere are outraged and scared it could happened to them, declared Mr. Emery, 47.