Acting on the advice of his lawyers under hire for two years, Marc Emery has agreed to serve 5 years in a Canadian prison, with no chance of parole, to avoid extradition to the US for selling marijuana seeds to voluntary recipients. Violent criminals who rape and/or rob unsuspecting citizens are likely to serve less time in Canada.
"I'm going to do more time than many violent, repeat offenders," [says Marc Emery] "There isn't a single victim in my case, no one who can stand up and say, 'I was hurt by Marc Emery.' No one."See also here and here.
A letter written to the National Post by Marc Emery's wife Jodie clarifies the potential plea bargain that is currently being negotiated. The deal has not yet been finalized and will not be accepted unless co-accused Michelle Rainey and Greg Williams are spared jail time.
The sentence would be for 10 years, and Emery would have to serve at least 5 years of that sentence in Canada. In addition, if this deal is accepted, Emery would serve 6 - 9 months of his sentence in a US jail.