Prince of Pot Plans Protest

Prince of Pot Plans Protest
Posted by CN Staff on August 26, 2003 at 08:04:42 PT
By Carolyn Wong, Free Press Reporter 
Source: London Free Press 
Marc Emery, former London pot activist and bookstore owner, is coming home today to light up at a familiar place -- the steps of the London police station. Emery, now of Vancouver, grabbed headlines in the 1990s with unsuccessful stunts to get arrested for smoking pot and selling books on illegal drugs in front of the police station. Today, the ex-owner of City Lights bookstore plans to smoke up as part of his Summer of Legalization tour, says Cannabis Culture, a magazine he publishes.
But with the law on pot possession now hazy, it's likely Emery won't be busted. "Simple possession is not an offence, so we can't do anything," London police Const. Paul Martin said yesterday. Known as the "prince of pot" in Vancouver, Emery was charged in Calgary and Edmonton this month, according to Cannabis Culture. In June, he led a smoke-in outside Toronto police headquarters after Ontario's top court ruled it would not overturn a precedent-setting ruling clearing a teen of pot possession charges. As a result, police forces in Ontario said they won't lay charges for possessing less than 30 grams of marijuana until laws are clarified. No action is planned against Emery, said Martin, who called the activist's plan an "in-your-face" antic. "Is he coming back to London because of his years of battle?" asked Martin. "If that's his purpose, he's not going to get the reaction he's looking for." Emery, who owned City Lights for 17 years, has a long history of activism, including in favour of Sunday shopping and against censorship. Emery could not be reached yesterday. But Jim Capel, co-owner of City Lights, supports his former boss. "Emery likes to call himself a freedom fighter," he said. "This is another one of the tenets he believes in -- sometimes laws have to be broken to change them." Source: London Free Press (CN ON)Author: Carolyn Wong, Free Press Reporter Published: August 26, 2003Copyright: 2003 The London Free Press Contact: letters lfpress.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:Cannabis Culture Magazine Smokers Get Off Scot-Free Advocate To Light Up at Police Station Toke & Pro Action Articles -- Marc Emery 
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Comment #7 posted by Richard Paul Zuckerm on August 27, 2003 at 12:19:41 PT:
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Comment #6 posted by 420eh on August 26, 2003 at 20:19:36 PT
the nicknames are endless. in this area its been around as long as i can remember. i wasn't sure on the spelling but hoolie is pronounced "who ly"...its an english language thing where words are spelt differnt the way they sound420eh
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on August 26, 2003 at 16:33:12 PT
News Article from Australia
Police Run Out of Room for Seized PotBy Mark ButtlerAugust 27, 2003Police were ordered not to raid big drug crops because of a shortage of storage space. 
Officers at Sunshine in Melbourne's west were told they should not execute warrants on large hydroponic marijuana set-ups in their area. An order sent to 55 officers at the station stated the order would apply until further notice. "At present the property office is so full we are unable to store any more," the memo states. The police force last night said after the ban was revealed that the order was no longer valid. But Police Association secretary Paul Mullett said the situation was nonsensical and should be of great concern. "It's a really good example of how under-funded and under-resourced Victoria Police is," Sen-Sgt Mullett said. "This should not occur." Opposition police spokesman Kim Wells said it was bizarre that criminals could be given even a few days' grace. "It is absolutely critical that as soon as police locate illegal drug manufacturing that it is shut down because the equipment can be moved in hours," Mr Wells said. A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the order lasted just two or three days. She said the ban followed a drug crackdown filling the station's property office with seized drugs and equipment. "There was no effect on any drug operations," the spokeswoman said. A spokesman for Police Minister Andre Haermeyer said he had been assured the ban order would not happen again.,4057,7081016%255E26462,00.html
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on August 26, 2003 at 10:04:44 PT
Very good advice. I never heard of a hoolie. That's a new one for me!
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Comment #3 posted by 420eh on August 26, 2003 at 10:01:16 PT
Show Support in Ontario
yesterday i did 2 things i thought i'd never do. i smoked a big hoolie in front of a police station with police around and i was involved in a legal demonstration fighting for my rights.i was at marc's stop in kinston. when i first saw marc's schedule i found a date-location that was near me and figured why not. i had 3 friends join me and away we went for our 90min drive to kingston. we figured this would be a great cause to support.i have friends i've talked to and they haven't a clue about pot being legal. because of this i'm going to take the leaflet marc handed out yesterday and distribute a copy to all of my friends who smoke.i'd like to see the remaining stops of marc's ontario tour have some of the biggest crowds at them. i'd like to see people show their support and go stand with marc at the location nearest you. 420eh
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Comment #2 posted by 420eh on August 26, 2003 at 09:48:25 PT
paul martin says its legal
""Simple possession is not an offence, so we can't do anything," London police Const. Paul Martin said yesterday."" sounds to me he agree's its legal""No action is planned against Emery, said Martin, who called the activist's plan an "in-your-face" antic."" "in your face" he may think of it that way but i think of it as a way of getting his point out. he's showing the people that it is legal and there's no better way than doing it in a spot where the police can't miss you.
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on August 26, 2003 at 09:04:12 PT
Good Luck Today Marc Emery
Thank you for your dedication!
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