In the same week an Ontario court struck down Canada's marijuana law, "Prince of Pot" Marc Emery was told he won't be allowed a prison transfer and must serve his entire sentence in the U.S.Okay, that intro's kind of mean: this guy doesn't deserve to be in an American jail for selling seeds, neither does it help that the current Conservative government is pretty happy leaving Canadians jailed abroad to their fates, and extraditing Marc Emery in particular. Those who LLLLLLLove Liberty or (in Canada) the rule of law should be pissed, and that recent court decision just rubs it in. Emery is a guy who has done a whole lot to make Vancouver pot-tolerant, and that is to his credit. Nevertheless I am mean and I think he's a really irritating guy so I find this celeb picture of Emery from a local eatery amusing:
Kirk Tousaw, a Canadian lawyer for Emery, said authorities told his client in a letter received Friday that the U.S. government refused his transfer request due to the "seriousness of the offence" and "law enforcement concerns."
He received the news in a federal holding institution in Oklahoma while awaiting transfer to a prison in Mississippi.
Emery, who had been imprisoned in Georgia, pleaded guilty Sept. 10 in Seattle to selling marijuana seeds to Americans through his Vancouver-based catalogue company and was sentenced the same day to five years in prison.
Maybe the congressman'll put in a good word for you, dude.