By JEREMY HAINSWORTH
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A Canadian marijuana activist wanted by U.S. authorities to face drug charges says he believes that being profiled on CBS's "60 Minutes" has increased support for dropping the charges against him on both sides of the border.
"It's my job as leader of the cannabis culture to thwart the United States government," Marc Emery, Canada's so-called Prince of Pot, told The Associated Press outside British Columbia Supreme Court on Thursday. "The American government and their war on drugs has got to Kafkaesque extremes."
Emery, of Vancouver, is charged in U.S. District Court in Seattle with conspiracy to launder money and distribute marijuana and marijuana seeds. Conviction would carry a sentence of at least 10 years in prison.
He was in court Thursday to set a date for the start of extradition proceedings, but the hearing was adjourned to April 6.