Marc Emery facing drug charges after police raid pot boutiques

Marc Emery, Canada’s so-called ‘Prince of Pot’, was charged with drug trafficking, possession for purposes of trafficking, and conspiracy


 

Marijuana advocate Marc Emery walks down a street following his release from an American prison for selling marijuana seeds in the U.S., in Windsor, Ontario

MONTREAL – Canada’s self-styled “Prince of Pot” is facing drug charges after being arrested at one of his newly-opened cannabis boutiques in Montreal.

Marc Emery appeared in court today via videoconference where he was charged with drug trafficking, possession for purposes of trafficking, and conspiracy.

He was released on $5,000 bail and must respect various conditions, including not communicating with his co-accused and not consuming narcotics in Quebec without a prescription.

He can also not be in a place where narcotics are sold in Quebec.

Emery was one of 10 people arrested Friday night when police raided the stores the day after their grand opening. The other nine people were released earlier on a promise to appear in court.

Emery’s case returns to court on Feb. 15.

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eDenis Coderre said that opening the stores was a pointless stunt since federal legislation legalizing marijuana use is expected in the spring.

“What I don’t understand is, legalization of marijuana is going to happen, so why do this kind of stunt?” he told reporters at an unrelated event in Montreal.

Cannabis Culture, the brand owned by the Emerys, already has a dozen other shops across Canada.

On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters in Montreal “until we’ve changed the law, the current laws exist and apply.”

Ottawa is moving “properly and responsibly,” to legalize marijuana, Trudeau said, but the current law governing cannabis will stand until new legislation is passed.

 


 
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Marc Emery facing drug charges after police raid pot boutiques

  1. Yup….scads of publicity. Just what he wants.

    • He wants money.

      • Mark has a whack of money.

        • He wants more.

          Some weird cookie shit going with your site Maclean’s. Could be my ‘stalkers’??

          • Mark has plenty of money. Go lie down.

          • I would lie down but you know how it is for us cabbage heads. A 24/7 really loud buzz.

            You do realise there is a way to interfere. Over 10 years of waiting and still nothing from our fearless regimes. Guess it’s about control. The bubble will get bigger and bigger then implosion. Only a matter of time. I’d eat popcorn but even that sucks now.

            You mean ‘Marc’ is stirring the pot? Hee, hee…..

  2. Not everyone supports legalizing pot.

    Ask the CBC. The only way some of them have any creativity is by smoking a spliff or copying someone who has. Thump. Thump. Buzz. Buzz.

    Stay out of my house. Leave my computer alone. Krispies.