Pubdate: Tue, 20 May 2014
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2014 Postmedia Network Inc.
Author: Cheryl Chan
Referenced: Marc Emery Prison Blog: Coming Home Soon!:


Canada's Prince of Pot is getting ready to roll into town.

Marc Emery is counting down to July 9, with 50 days to go in a
five-year sentence in a Mississippi jail for selling marijuana seeds
to U.S. customers from his Vancouver shop.

On his blog, Emery laid out his plans for his return to Canada,
including a reunion with wife Jodie Emery and large public parties in
Toronto and Vancouver.

"After five days in southern Ontario, Jodie and I will fly back to
Vancouver for a big Vancouver party at the BCMP or the art gallery
plaza or both!," Emery wrote Monday, referring to the headquarters of
the B.C. Marijuana Party on Hastings Street and the Vancouver Art
Gallery, site of the annual 420 smoke-in.

Marc Emery is also planning a party at Toronto's pot-smoking Vapor
Central lounge or a bigger shindig at Yonge and Dundas. He and Jodie
will then travel across Canada, and attend a marijuana related
conference in Spain. "Substantial" dental work is also in the cards.

"I'm very excited about everything," Jodie Emery said Monday of her
husband's plans. "We'll have an impromptu rally at some point and
people will show up. There are many people ... who want to give him good

Marc Emery told supporters who may be eager to celebrate his
homecoming with a toke not to be offended if he doesn't take a puff -
he'll need to rebuild his tolerance after not smoking for 4 1/2 years.

Emery said he doesn't know when he'll arrive in Canada because after
he's released from jail, he will be transferred by U.S. officials to
an immigration prison in Louisiana, then flown to Detroit and dropped
off at the border in Windsor, Ont. - a procedure he said could take
four to 10 weeks.

Jodie had spearheaded an unsuccessful campaign tour get he federal
government to let Emery serve his time in Canada.  
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