Canada's ‘Prince of Pot’ prepares for U.S. prison term
Marc Emery says he’s spending his last few days of freedom tying uploose ends with his business before being sent south of the border tobegin serving a drugs-related sentence.
Marc Emery says he’s spending his last few days of freedom tying up loose ends with his business before being sent south of the border to begin serving a drugs-related sentence.
“You typically miss fresh air and good food, two things that are not available inside federal prisons,” said Emery.
This will be his second time behind bars after spending three months in a Saskatoon jail in 2004.
On Sept. 28, Vancouver’s Prince of Pot will be shipped to the United States and imprisoned for anywhere from a year to 15 years for selling marijuana seeds online.
He said around 120 parties and rallies were held in major cities around the world, including New York City, Washington, D.C., and Dublin Saturday to protest his impending incarceration.
The event outside the Vancouver Art Gallery drew around 400 people.
“Jodie is alternately crushed and … (moved) by the tributes,” Emery said of his wife, who added that the hardest part for her will be waking up alone.
“But I’ll be working, keeping busy (working at Emery’s Cannabis Culture Headquarters),” said Jodie.
“That’s the key to not going nuts,” said Marc. “Otherwise you just spend the whole time sentimentalizing.”
Emery said he plans to learn French and Spanish in jail, and write his memoir.
“I’ve got a lot of amusing stories to tell,” he said.