Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Marc Emery to Serve 5 years for selling seeds to voluntary consumers

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.

Disgusting. Thanks for contributing roughly $578,000 in income taxes to government coffers Marc; you will now cash in on our respective contributions to pay for your up-keep, whether you agree or not.

"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.

Update:

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.

6 comments:

mary jane said...

Play with the bull and you get the horn.

NIAC said...

I can't imagine why there would be any anti-US of A sentiment in Canada.

Elaine said...

He was told, so he knew what was coming down the pipe.Smart he would have just sticked to selling the seeds here. They just ignored here. He will just get to write a book and make some more dosh.

mary jane said...

I like pot and think it should be an individual's choice whether or not to use it.

But making the legalization of the stuff your life-long crusade smacks of a pathological obsession bordering on the insane.

It's not like the stuff is hard to get.

But if I was Mark, I'd fight to the bitter end to start doing time in Canada, without ever crossing the Canada-U.S. border.

Once he's in the U.S., he's screwed.

Mike said...

Play with the bull and you get the horn.

I forget -- was it Bull Connor who first pointed that out?

Elaine said...

.....is there any truth to the saying the older the bull the stiffer the horn?