"The FREE MARC campaign wants the Canadian government to repatriate Marc Emery from the US federal prison system so he can serve his sentence in his home country of Canada. Marc Emery is a political prisoner, imprisoned for activism and funding the marijuana movement through marijuana seed sales."
Marc's early release date is down to 958 days. The White House says "No comment" to the Pardon Marc Emery petition, despite over 8,000 signatures. See the story at http://www.FreeMarc.ca
Leadnow.ca organized protests at Conservative MP's offices across Canada in opposition to Prime Minister Harper's crime bill. Jodie and CC editor Jeremiah Vandermeer attended one right after this video was filmed. Join http://www.LeadNow.ca for news alerts about ways to be active across Canada! Read more »
CANNABIS CULTURE - The White House has finally issued a response to the "Pardon Marc Emery" petition signed by 8,249 people calling for Obama to pardon Marc and send him home to Canada. Not surprisingly, the answer is mostly a disappointing non-response: the White House has "declined to comment".
Here is the original "Pardon Marc Emery" petition text submitted to the WhiteHouse.gov website's "We The People" petition campaign: Read more »
Canadians are taking action! Sign the petition to help stop Bill C-10, the US-style drug laws being pushed through Parliament by Prime Minister Harper and the Conservatives. Sign the petition at http://www.Avaaz.org and send letters to all of your politicians telling them you do not want Harper's Crazy on Crime Bill at http://www.LeadNow.ca -- Go to http://cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/11/17/Stop-Bill-C-10-How-Help for links to these super simple ways to have an impact!
Activist friends and supporters in Lethbridge Canada are holding a second Free Marc fundraiser! Saturday December 3rd, Moose Hall at 1401 5th Ave. doors at 6:45pm. Bands, raffles, prizes, cash bar and food! 100% of proceeds go to Marc in prison.
There are 971 days left until Marc's early release date of July 9, 2014. Jodie shares the latest from Marc after visiting him in Mississippi. Go to http://www.FreeMarc.ca for the countdown and Marc's prison blogs.
Remembrance Day is on November 11th, and Jodie reminds people that the day is supposed to be about recalling the horrors of war and promising "Never Again". She explains the white poppy symbolism and shares the provocative banner that will be hanging from the building over the Vancouver Remembrance Day ceremony. Read more »
It's election time again in Canada, what with BC's municipal elections in two weeks, and the campaigns for the US primaries for President, Congress, state officers down to local sheriffs are underway. In Mississippi all candidates for every office assert they are pro-life but in favour of prohibition. Irony and contradiction abound.Read more »
There are 978 days left until Marc's early release date -- watch the countdown at www.FreeMarc.ca. The White House responds to petitions calling for the end to cannabis prohibition, and it's a bad response! Read Marc's blog about it at http://www.CannabisCulture.com and http://www.FreeMarc.ca or click here: http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/node/28881 Read more »
Today is November 1, 980 days to go till my release on July 9, 2014. There are two possible hopeful scenarios that could shorten that wait. One is the petition to "Pardon Marc Emery" which appears at www.WhiteHouse.gov in the "We The People" section. On September 22, that petition initiative website was launched and any petition that obtained 5,000 signatures within 30 days was promised a response from the White House.Read more »
Jodie gives keeps us up to date on how Marc is doing in prison. She wishes everyone a Happy Halloween and shares some cute pumpkin cookies made by CCHQ employee Alysha. The Vancouver Sun newspaper published an article calling for an end to cannabis prohibition to stop the gang violence, and Jodie is quoted! Read the article here: http://www.cannabisculture.com/v2/content/2011/10/27/Gang-Violence-Fuell...
Check out all the great cannabis related goodies in our online store at: http://www.CannabisCulture.com/store -- "We've got everything you need, except the weed!"
Marc loves getting letters, books and magazines, so find out how to send him mail by going to http://www.FreeMarc.ca
Marc continues to be busy with his prison band "Yazoo" and has sent Jodie a beautiful prison hand made card. He has 992 days left in prison - you can see the daily countdown at http://www.FreeMarc.ca. October 20th, 2010 was the day we lost medical marijuana activist extraordinaire Michelle Rainey to cancer. One year later, Jodie remembers Michelle and encourages everyone to visit http://www.MichelleRainey.com to show your support continuing her activism.Read more »