Prince of Pot Emery extradited to U.S.: Supporters
By Staff reporter, Vancouver Province
VANCOUVER — Supporters of Marc Emery — British Columbia's so-called Prince of Pot — say he was loaded into a transport vehicle Thursday morning and driven across the U.S. border to face marijuana charges.
"Marc Emery . . . is being extradited to the United States as we speak. Guards are loading Emery into a transport vehicle to take him across the U.S. Border," said a news release.
The Department of Justice typically does not comment on extradition details.
Supporters claim Canada's Conservative government is initiating a "culture war" by refusing to intervene in the extradition of Emery, who is accused of shipping marijuana seeds by mail to the U.S. for cultivation.
Emery had been awaiting extradition in B.C.
Protesters have been occupying Conservative Party MP offices to push their position.
On Wednesday, Emery's wife, Jodie Emery, joined protesters occupying Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Calgary constituency office.
"My husband committed a crime punishable by only a $200 fine in Canada, yet this Conservative government is sending him to serve up to 25 years in U.S. jail," Emery's wife said in a news release.
"I promise you, Stephen Harper, we will hound you until you are nothing but an unpleasant memory."