By: James Lewis CKNW AM 980
B.C.’s self-proclaimed "prince of pot" is marking a milestone this week, as he passes the half-way point of his sentence in an American prison.
In September 2010, Marc Emery was sentenced to five years for selling marijuana seeds by mail and phone order.
He's now serving his time at a prison in Yazoo City, Mississippi.
Emery’s wife, Jodie, says with good behaviour, he'll qualify for early release in July of 2014.
"But if for any reason, he should lose his good time, good behaviour time, he'll be there until early 2015."
Last year, Emery's supporters tried to gain the attention of the White House, with more than 9,000 signatures on an official petition. Read more »
Staff Reporter, Vancouver Observer
Marc Emery might be the most well known marijuana seed salesmen, with his long history of political activism, marijuana lobbying and media profile, but his business is not unique.
Emery, once dubbed the Prince of Pot, is serving a five-year sentence in a Mississippi penitentiary for conspiring to manufacture marijuana, a charge relating to his business of selling cannabis seeds by mail.
Imprisoned Canadian marijuana activist Marc Emery has three years to go before a possible early release from the U.S. federal prison system, if he can make it that long.
The B.C. pot advocate is serving five years in jail for conspiracy to manufacture marijuana through his mail-order cannabis seed business, but was recently handed another sentence.
Emery was recently diagnosed with an antibiotic-resistant infection called MRSA, according to his wife, Jodie Emery.
"He had a boil right above his rear end, and they tested it and that's what came back positive for MRSA," she said. Read more »
BY LAURA KANE, VANCOUVER SUN
VANCOUVER - Jailed marijuana activist Marc Emery has suffered a “superbug” infection called MRSA, leaving his wife seriously concerned for his health as he serves at least three more years in a Mississippi prison.
Jodie Emery said he was diagnosed in April after a boil above his buttock tested positive for the infection.
While his initial outbreak has been treated, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is a staph bacterium that can cause infections that are resistant to most antibiotics. MRSA is highly contagious and has become a widespread problem in prisons and hospitals, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website. Read more »
The Canadian Press, Globe and Mail
Vancouver marijuana activist Marc Emery has picked up a potentially serious bacterial infection while serving time in several U.S. prisons.
Mr. Emery's wife, Jodie, says the 53-year-old has tested positive for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as the super bug MRSA.
Ms. Emery says her husband was tested when he arrived at the Mississippi prison where he was transferred while serving his five year sentence for selling cannabis seeds to U.S. customers via the Internet.
If left untreated, MRSA-resistant infections can lead to life-threatening complications, such as an infection of the bloodstream.
Mr. Emery was sentenced in Seattle in September, 2010 after being extradited from Canada. Read more »
By QMI AGENCY, London Free Press
The man known as the "prince of pot" has contracted a serious infection while in prison in the U.S.
Vancouver native Marc Emery, the marijuana activist, is serving time in Mississippi for selling mail-order marijuana seeds to American customers. Read more »
BY LAURA KANE, POSTMEDIA NEWS - MONTREAL GAZETTE
VANCOUVER — Jailed marijuana activist Marc Emery is suffering from a “superbug” infection called MRSA, leaving his wife seriously concerned for his health as he serves at least three more years in a Mississippi prison.
Jodie Emery said he was diagnosed earlier this year after a boil above his buttock tested positive for the infection
While his initial outbreak has been treated, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus is a staph bacterium that can cause infections that are resistant to most antibiotics.
MRSA is highly contagious and has become a widespread problem in prisons and hospitals, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website. Read more »
VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - Pot activist Marc Emery has contracted a bacterial infection that's highly resistant to antibiotics while serving time for selling marijuana seeds over the internet to American customers.
The superbug is Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA.
His wife Jodie says he had a couple of boils on his backside, one of which tested positive for MRSA.
"When he arrived at the new prison in Mississippi, they tested him because they're hyper-alert about MRSA," Jodie Emery tells News1130. "I was very concerned when he told me, I cried. It was during our last visit, he let me know in person. Read more »
CANNABIS CULTURE - On July 9, 2011, imprisoned marijuana activist Marc Emery will begin a three-year countdown to his early release date from a US federal prison, scheduled for July 9, 2014.
US federal prisoners who show good behaviour are released after completing 85% of their sentence. For Emery, with time served and a clean prison record, his early release date is set for July 9, 2014.
Emery, the former publisher of Cannabis Culture and founder of the BC Marijuana Party, had a prison transfer application that would allow him to serve his time in Canada rejected by the US government in April, but he can reapply in two years. He is currently in Yazoo City Medium-security prison in Mississippi. Read more »
The date May 10, 2011 marks one year since "Prince of Pot" Marc Emery was ordered extradited to the United States by the Canadian Conservative government.
One year ago, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson signed the extradition order. Marc was taken to Seattle on May 20. He has served time in Seattle, Oklahoma City, Georgia, and is now in Yazoo City medium-security prison in Mississippi.
"Marc and I were never apart, so this last year has been challenging and heartbreaking," said Jodie Emery, Marc's wife of almost five years. Read more »