Prince of Pot rally planned for City Hall Park
Red Deer Advocate
A rally will be held in support of Canada’s “Prince of Pot” in City Hall Park on Saturday as part of a world-wide protest.
Marijuana activist Marc Emery was sentenced to five years in prison on Sept. 10 by a U.S. federal judge in Seattle, Wash.
He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana in May.
The owner of Vancouver’s Cannabis Culture store was extradited to the United States after being charged with shipping millions of marijuana seeds to customers south of the border.
The organizer of the Red Deer rally, which that will run from noon to 4:20 p.m., says it will be a peaceful event.
Emery supporters are calling for Canadian Justice Minister Vic Toews to accept Emery’s treaty transfer application so he can serve his time in Canada.