Pot Activist Marc Emery Granted Bail

Pot Activist Marc Emery Granted Bail
Posted by CN Staff on August 02, 2005 at 13:35:29 PT
By The Canadian Press 
Source: Canadian Press 
Vancouver -- Pot activist Marc Emery has been granted bail on charges that he sold marijuana seeds to people in the United States. The U.S. is seeking the extradition of Emery, the leader of the B.C. Marijuana Party. He was indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. and faces a minimum of 10 years in jail for the drug charges. Associate Chief Justice Patrick Dohm allowed Emery to go free on $50,000 bail.
He said Emery can continue his political work for the B.C. Marijuana Party, which is fighting for legalization of pot. Emery will also be allowed to continue running his bookstore, where he allegedly sold pot seeds, and can resume operations at his Cannabis Culture magazine. His lawyer John Conroy said the case against Emery is unfair because Canadian police have never charged him while he openly sold seeds for nine years. "Even Health Canada was directing people to online websites like Mr. Emery's to buy seeds. And now they're helping the Americans," he said at a news conference outside the court. Emery and two others are accused by the U.S. of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, conspiracy to distribute marijuana seeds and conspiracy to engage in money laundering. Source: Canadian Press (Wire)Published: August 2, 2005Copyright: 2005 The Canadian PressRelated Articles:Shame on Canada, Pot Protestors Say Activist Facing Extradition To U.S.'s Prince of Pot Nabbed for U.S. Seed Sales 
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Comment #8 posted by Hempcanadian on August 02, 2005 at 19:10:54 PT
Where did the USA Government get it's seed from for it's
compassionate use program feeding those 7 dead and dying 
US citizens ??????Did they order from Marc Emery?
ha that would be something...
Hemp Canadian
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Comment #7 posted by b4daylight on August 02, 2005 at 17:05:17 PT
this is better... 
I like Marc he is very good to all of us. Never means to harm any one. What about meth.... you see the article in Newsweek.
I am over run with tweakers down here and everyhting else. Rich and poor look out this is very cheap and addicttive. The border is overrun with drugs, peoeple, smuggling, and whatever I cannot think of. . Try fighting some thing worth while. Good Luck Marc and crewand thank you!
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Comment #6 posted by stoner spirit on August 02, 2005 at 17:02:36 PT:
May the prince of Pot win this battle!
May Mark win this battle, so that way he can go on and help others. I think that the DEA has no business in other countries' affairs, but you know our imperial government though. They think that they have the rights to get into everyone's business, weather they like it or not.
May Babelon fall to it's knees and pray.
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Comment #5 posted by Hope on August 02, 2005 at 16:14:29 PT
It would be nice if the eleven states
spoke up in his defense.
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on August 02, 2005 at 16:13:06 PT
Where were people supposed to get seed?
When I think of the number of people who found that they were "allowed" by the government of eleven states to grow marijuana for medical use and think about where they were supposed to get the seed in the first place, I know Marc Emery's seed company must have been a Godsend.
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Comment #3 posted by OverwhelmSam on August 02, 2005 at 15:05:52 PT
Please Uncle Sam!
Please stop torturing your Nephews and Nieces. Please.
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Comment #2 posted by MikeC on August 02, 2005 at 14:18:50 PT
OT - sorta
Nothing we didn't already know -,2933,153721,00.html 
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on August 02, 2005 at 13:37:28 PT
Oh Canada!
You are a Nation that I dream someday we will become.
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