Marc Emery Back in Canada After Release from US Prison
CBC News reported that famed Canadian marijuana activist Marc Emery is back in Canada after having been released from a prison in the United States. He was sentenced to five years there after selling marijuana seeds to Americans, but was let out early due to his good conduct.
As quoted in the market news:
He spoke about his plans to campaign for the legalization of marijuana through to the date of the next federal election.
“You know people diminish our impact as voters as cannabis culture, but cannabis culture, is about three to four million Canadians and we are potentially the largest voting block in Canada…So I think we are a marginalized, underrepresented and underestimated voting block, and we can really make a big difference,” said Emery.
He said he has a university tour booked in Canada starting in Jan. 2015 and will begin a 30-city Canadian tour on Sept.10, 2015 and continue until Oct. 17, the day before the next scheduled federal election.