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Canada’s flamboyant Prince of Pot has been sentenced in a U.S. court to five years in prison for being one of the largest marijuana seed suppliers in America. The key word here being largest: had no idea he had that distinction. U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan told the court Marc Emery made millions of dollars by shipping seeds into the United States and now he’s paying the price for being part of the illegal drug trade.
When U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez sentenced Emery in Seattle on Friday, he told him there was no question his actions were criminal and that Emery ensured others broke the law by selling them the seeds. umm yea …. dont you think that the U.S government should be prosecuting people who break the law in their own country rather than marc emery …
Emery was indicted in 2005, but it wasn’t until May of this year that he was extradited from Canada and left for Washington State after a plea agreement. She said right after court adjourned on Friday, his lawyer went to the Canadian consulate in Seattle to submit the paperwork to have Emery transferred back to Canada to serve his sentence here. hopefully he’ll be allowed to carry out his sentence in canada ….
The court noted that Emery claimed on his website to have made about $3 million a year for selling about four million seeds over the years from his Vancouver headquarters. that’s a lotta dough for sellin dope ….
*marc emery an his wife jodie pictured above
What agreat story to start up another work week!… Some positive about the plant we all love – Go Canada!
As featured on Yahoo News – By Anne-Marie Tobin, The Canadian Press
TORONTO – Smoking pot can make some of the pain go away, without the patient getting high.
The finding comes from what researchers in Montreal believe to be the first outpatient clinical trial of smoked cannabis, involving 21 people with chronic neuropathic pain.
The results, which included improvements in mood and sleep, were published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Dr. Mark Ware and colleagues at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre got the ball rolling for the study almost a decade ago, but found it was a long road to get all the necessary approvals and import a convincing marijuana placebo from the United States. But they plowed ahead, supported by a grant from the Canadian Institute for Health Research, because they felt it was important to generate some scientific data.
Marijuana is illegal in Canada but can be used medicinally in some circumstances. In 2001, Health Canada brought in marijuana medical access regulations outlining conditions for possessing, producing and using the herb for medical purposes. Despite the years that have passed, “the debate rages on about medical marijuana,” Ware said. “We hear this a lot from policy makers and from regulatory colleges, especially here in Canada … there is very little evidence, and many of them aren’t aware of any evidence that smoked cannabis has any medical value.”
WOW….I couldn’t believe when i read this piece of news recently … read on
A man plans to file a human-rights complaint against an amusement park after security guards told him to cover up his Bob Marley T-shirt or leave the premises. But Montreal’s La Ronde insists it didn’t have a problem with the shirt’s portrait of the late reggae legend — just the cluster of green, marijuana-shaped leaves that surround it. He says security staff singled him out because they associated a black man wearing a Marley shirt with something criminal.
“The onus is on Six Flags to explain to me, the Marley family, fans of Bob Marley around the world, how this T-shirt is deemed ‘inappropriate’ to ordinary families,” Moise said in a statement. But a spokesman for La Ronde indicates that only the pictures of pot leaves on the shirt were considered offensive under the Six Flags’ corporate-wide dress code. “It’s not the image of Bob Marley that’s in question here,” Martin Roy said Wednesday. “It’s the dozens of marijuana leaves on the shirt that were judged by the employees as not family friendly.”
No that is not a typo …. Law personnel in British Columbia, CANADA came across a crop of marijuana being guarded by Bears. Apparently it is the most bizarre security system they have ever encountered.
Police regularly monitor several drug sites in the hills above Christina Lake. But a recent raid on one marijuana grow operation had an unexpected defense system. Police found at least ten bears patrolling the grounds around thousands of pot plants. The bears were fed dog food and vegetables to keep them in the area. Police say the bears were so docile the animals were actually playful as they approached.
“They were tame, they just sat around watching. At one point one of the bears climbed onto the hood of a police car, sat there for a bit and then jumped off,” said Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant Fred Mansveld. Two people have been arrested, and are facing charges. I wonder if Yogi Bear was one of them!!!
I feel sorry for the kid that keeps getting recruited by the big goons to do their dirty work. Are they that stupid to think that no one is gonna see or smell the pot on a bicycle? Especially if you want the kid to cross the US border? They should try bicycling over the border themselves to see if this ish works. These dudes need to learn about smuggling from Pablo Escabar… lol But read up on a true story below that made news today!
PHOENIX (Reuters) – U.S. border police have nabbed a Mexican teen caught cycling over the Arizona border with a load of marijuana — his second such arrest in five days, authorities said.
Border Patrol agents in Yuma, in far western Arizona, said they arrested the 17-year-old boy pedaling a bicycle loaded with 30 pounds of pot near the Colorado River on Sunday evening.
Agents ran a records check and found they had arrested the same boy in the same area on July 14, on that occasion wheeling into the United States with 27 pounds of marijuana on his bicycle.
Mexican drug cartels frequently use youngsters to ferry narcotics over the U.S. border because as juveniles they often can avoid prosecution.
Border Patrol agents turned the unnamed bicycling youth over to the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force.
An interesting book that we found online… I have not read it but would love to. If anyone has read the book, leave a comment letting us know how it is.
Joyce Taylor was a nice high school girl, maybe a little wild, and when she is kicked out of school for doing a bump-and-grind number on a cafeteria table she moves to the big city and gets a job. There she meets a man who introduces her to the smoky world of jazz and before she knows it, she’s inhaled some of that sweet, sweet smoke. When the cops get in on the action the misery starts and Joyce finds herself on a roller coaster ride to oblivion. N.R. de Mexico wrote as if he knew his subject, yet refrained from getting as preachy about dope as many of his contemporaries did. The pot-smoking jazz scene of the 50s is well described and filled with smart, sympathetic people.
Poor Paris Hilton … the heiress accustomed to the handcuffs by now thanks to her DUI’s in America can’t even catch a break in crime ridden South Africa. Apparently Paris and her friend, former Playmate of the Year Jennifer Rovero were outside the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium following the Brazil-Netherlands qarterfinal game when local cops smelled marijuana. Upon approaching Paris & Jennifer, it is alleged that a spliff was suspiciously dropped to the ground[smart thinking!!!] but they were taken into custody nonetheless. Paris Hilton is a celebrity and a legitimate heiress so naturally er charges were dropped after her friend Jennifer took the blame upon which the World Cup Special Court ordered Jennifer to pay $130 an leave South AFrica in 14 days. Well the Final’s are in a week so she’s good loll.
What a great article that reiterates what we’ve been preaching for a while now. We all know that good causes of green outweigh any negative “assumptions” that people have about it. But for some reason, we still consider a plant that is grown naturally illegal? Does not make sense to us. The pic below is of Jessica Alba doing the handy-dandy!
Why is marijuana illegal? Why is it illegal when far more dangerous drugs, like alcohol and tobacco, are legal? Despite any hesitations you may have about marijuana, the research proving that it is hardly dangerous is in. And it means something.
Sure, marijuana can make you lazy and lethargic. But so can a big meal. Sure, it can make you hear, see, or feel things in a new way, but I think most of us know that alcohol does the same thing. Except alcohol tends to bring out violence in a lot of people, extreme behavior, and cigarettes cause cancer…
My point is that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that something is up with the legalization of marijuana, regardless of whether or not that rocket scientist smokes him/herself.
The state of California is catching on to the BS surrounding the case of marijuana and they have long been standing against it. Leading the way in legalizing marijuana for medicinal reasons, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that California is now trying to make marijuana legal for everyone.
A new initiative has been constructed that could easily end up in the November ballot. This initiative will allow for the ‘drug’ to be sold to anyone at any place that sells alcohol. It’s called The Inalienable Rights Enforcement Initiative. There are pieces of it online, and you know what? I think they’re totally right here.
With all of the life-sucking drugs that are available legally, it’s hard for me to believe that we’re a progressive country when we can’t come to terms with marijuana. Anyone else with me…and California?
*as featured on college candy; written by Elizabeth-Baruch College