Pubdate: Mon, 28 Jul 2003
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2003, Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Canadian Press
Bookmark: (Emery, Marc)


ST. JOHN'S, NFLD. -- Marc Emery added another arrest for smoking marijuana
to his growing list when he lit up outside a police headquarters in
Newfoundland on Saturday.

The pot activist was read his rights just seconds after he sparked up a
large water pipe.

The stop in St. John's was the latest for Emery, a Vancouver resident, on
his cross-country tour to protest Canada's pot laws.

He has also been arrested in Moncton, Winnipeg and Regina.

The 45-year-old later reappeared from the headquarters of the Royal
Newfoundland Constabulary and addressed about 100 of his supporters.

Some members of the group extended an invitation to the publisher of
Cannabis Culture magazine to join them for smoking and further discussion at
a local park.

Emery said his detainment by the "polite" Newfoundland officers was his
quickest yet.

"They said the Crown attorney would interview me Monday morning and would
likely lay charges at that point," he said.

Staff Sgt. June Layden said it may take a number of weeks before a decision
is made on whether to charge Emery for possessing marijuana since laboratory
analysis of the seized pot is required.

Emery will continue his tour until the end of August with stops in central
and western Canada, as well as the Yukon.
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