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The Jodie Emery Show – February 21, 2013

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Jodie is just returning from another great visit with Marc, who now has 505 days left to serve on his U.S. prison sentence. He remains optimistic as the April date to be able to apply for transfer back to Canada draws near. He also stays busy playing bass guitar with his band "Yazoo" who are practicing for an up coming concert for the prison. If you would like to write to Marc or send books and magazines, all of the details and rules can be found at:

The BC Green Party is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and on February 22 they will be having aparty and the official launch of their 2013 Campaign. That's  H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver. For more info go to:

The GEO Group, operators of private prisons including the one in Georgia where Marc was sent,  have caused controversy by paying millions of dollars to a Florida University to have their name on the stadium. Read the story here:–ncaaf.html

Many States are following the lead of Washington and Colorado. The latest is in Pennsylvania where a Democrat Senator is working on a legalization bill to introduce to that State's legislature. Read about it here:

Jodie picks another winner in the weekly draw for a Free Marc t-shirt, stickers and a pin and shows some extra goodies for next week. To have your chance to win, send an email to


Keep warm this February with amazing sales on clothing and glass at CCHQ!


Sale ends February 28th.

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The Jodie Emery Show – February 14, 2013

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Happy Valentine's Day everyone! It was also Marc's 55th birthday yesterday (February 13). Unfortunately he had to spend it in prison, as he has 510 days left in his US federal sentence. You can write to him or send books and magazines; all of the details and rules can be found at

Bob Erb, long time marijuana activist and recent winner of a $25 million lottery has pledged $120,000 to the Sensible BC campaign to decriminalize marijuana in British Columbia, and has also offered to match donations up to $500,000 – so if you can donate, your money will be doubled! Sensible BC will require a 90 day blitz between September and November to sign up 10% of registered voters in each riding. It's a massive task that will require a lot of help, but it is possible and will make a huge difference for Canada! Please go to to sign up, donate, and volunteer.

There's lots happening in the United States, carrying on the momentum of Washington and Colorado, with Rhode Island and Vermont intoducing legalization bills and North Carolina introducing a medicinal marijuana bill. Stay tuned with world-wide cannabis news at and

Here in Canada the fight continues against proposed changes to our Health Canada Medicinal Marijuana program. Demonstrations and actions are planned through two campaigns:

"Fight The MMPR" is spearheaded by Victoria, BC activist and "Hempology 101" instructor and author Ted Smith, who is co-ordinating protests, letter writing and a phone jam. Visit to join in!

"MMAR Coaltion Against Repeal", organized by medical activist Jason Wilcox, is helping coordinate another effort with the help of prominent BC lawyer (and friend to the Cannabis Culture) John Conroy – a class action lawsuit on behalf of patients with the MMAR Coaltion Against Repeal. For more details about that, go to

It's a great time to shop at Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters. We've got Hemp Hoodlamb jackets on sale at 20% off!  All other clothing is 50%, and all of the Heady Glass is is marked down 30%. You can easily shop online at or visit the store at 307 West Hastings St in Vancouver. We're open 7 days a week. "We've got everything you need except the weed!"

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The Jodie Emery Show – February 7, 2013

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Marc's birthday is coming up February 13th, and Jodie recieved a beautiful Valentine's Day card from him, made in the prison where he has 520 days left on his sentence. He was also featured in The Province newspaper nominating him for the job of consulting to the Washington State Liquor Control Board to help them produce and distribute legal marijuana. You can read Marc's (tongue-in-cheek) application blog at

Jodie shares her thoughts and a short video from the Michelle Rainey memorial bench warming ceremony we attended with a big group of others on Saturday, January 19. See that video at and visit to learn more about Michelle and what she did for medical marijuana activism.

Rallies across Canada are being organized by Ted Smith leading activist from Victoria, BC to fight the current changes to the Health Canada Medical Marijuana program. Find out where and when at and – and stay tuned for more stories and news (about the campaigns to stop the federal government from taking away patients' right to grow their own medicine) at and

Verdicts where reached in the Chris Williams' and Matt Mernagh's cases, and Jodie fills us in on the details of those results. Chris got a 5-year sentence, and Matt lost his appeal in the Ontario Court of Appeals. It was bad news for both cases, but the fight goes on!

A winner of a Free Marc t-shirts, stickers and a pin are drawn from the BubbleBag. To get your entry in for next week's draw send an email to Good luck!

Be sure to check our store at 307 West Hastings St in Vancouver. We're open 7 days a week. Shopping couldn't be easier online. Go to to get all your cannabis and hemp needs. "We've got everything you need except the weed!"

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The Jodie Emery Show – January 31, 2013

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Just back from a visit with Marc, Jodie tells us that he is getting a little anxious to be out and working towards legalization. You can read Marc's blogs at and He has passed the two-thirds mark in his prison sentence with 523 days left to go.

Tomorrow the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in the Matt Mernagh case comes down — it it may strike down the cannabis laws! Stay tuned to and for all that news.

Medical Marijuana grower Chris Williams is to be sentenced tomorrow in Missoula, Montana and could be facing a very long prison sentence. We wish him and his family all the best and hope that reason and justice will prevail. Go to for all the details about the story.

Some justice has prevailed in Texas where a State trooper who sexually violated two females on the side of the highway under suspicion of possessing marijuana has been fired. No marijuana was found, showing proof that prohibition can abuse everyone at any time.

Another winner is drawn from the BubbleBag and wins a FreeMarc t-shirts, stickers and a pin. To have your chance send an email to Good luck!

Shopping online is easy. Go to where you'll find a full selection of all your Cannabis and hemp needs. Hemp Hoodlamb coats are currently on sale 20% off! Heady glass can be shipped in the mail in Canada now too! There are a lot of deals online and even more in store at 307 West Hastings St in Vancouver. We're open 7 days a week. "We've got everything you need except the weed!"

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The Jodie Emery Show – January 24, 2013

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With 530 days left on his U.S. prison sentence, Marc begins his campaign to be transferred back to Canada. You can read his blogs and stay up to date by going to and – read Marc's prison transfer blog here:…

Jodie shares the long awaited Christmas photos she and Marc had taken on the pre-Christmas visit to the prison in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Join Marc and Jodie's social network to see photos and more updates at and

The Liberal Party of Canada has officially adopted a "legalize marijuana" position and held a town meeting here in Vancouver to answer questions and present their policy paper. Find out more about the presentation and policy paper here:…

Jodie prepares to run for the BC Green Party in Vancouver West-End for our upcoming May 14th BC provincial election campaign. She ran in 2009 too – see media, photos, blogs, videos and more from that campaign at and stay tuned for the new campaign website.

Shopping online and supporting Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters store is easy. See all of our goodies at: – we now have heady glass available for Canadian customers! Or visit our store at 307 West Hastings St in Vancouver. We're open 7 days a week. "We've got everything you need except the weed!"

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The Jodie Emery Show – January 17, 2013

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Now with 537 days left on Marc's prison U.S. sentence, he has received and filled out the papers to have him transfered to Canadian prison. Read Marc's new blog about his campaign to come home:…

Jodie fills us in on a change in Marc's cell situation, reminding people how the US prison system violates the rights of countless inmates every day. We cannot forget the prisoners when we talk about peace and justice!

Today Jodie and the Cannabis Culture crew attended the "City Conversation: Legalizing BC Bud" put on with the involvement of Simon Fraser University. Member of the Legislature Kash Heed, a former police chief and current legalization advocate with Stop The Violence BC ( spoke at the event and thanked Jodie publicly for pushing him to support legalization after she ran against him in the 20009 BC general election on an anti-prohibition platform. See video of the event here:

Jodie will begin her new election campaign soon as she running for the BC Green Party in the upcoming provincial election, and hopes to keep the issue of cannabis law reform high on the agenda. See Jodie's previous election website here: – and stay tuned for the new website to be launched in the coming weeks!

Get your name in the Bubble Bag for the weekly draw to win a Free Marc T-shirt, stickers and a pin. To enter the draw, send an email to

Shopping online is easy and Canadian customers can now order high-end Heady Glass form Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters store! See all of our goodies at … or visit our world-famous store at 307 West Hastings St in Vancouver. We're open 7 days a week. "We've got everything you need except the weed!"

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The Jodie Emery Show – January 10, 2013

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Today is Marc's 1,045th day in prison and he's near finished two thirds of his sentence, with only 544 days left to the early release date of July 9th, 2014 (85% of the 5-year sentence for good behaviour). The paperwork for his transfer application to finish his sentence at home in Canada has arrived from his lawyer, and we hope to have him home by next Christmas. Stay tuned for more info about how you can help get him back to Canada!

Please go to to support friend, former Cannabis Culture editor, and fellow marijuana activist Dana Larsen's campaign for a referendum to decriminalize cannabis in British Columbia. Register now as a volunteer or a supporter, so that we can collect your official signature for the referendum campaign. Together we can change the law in BC!

There will be a Bench Warming ceremony in honour of Cannabis Patient Advocate "Medicinal" Michelle Rainey to be held January 19 at 4:20 pm at 23282 River Rd. in Maple Ridge, BC. For more info go to: or see the Facebook event page here:

Jodie is going to be running in Vancouver West-End for the BC Green Party in the May provincial election! More info will be shared in the coming weeks, but for now, take a look at the 2009 election website for Jodie's BC Green Party campaign three years ago:

Another winner of a FreeMarc T-shirt, stickers and a pin is chosen from the Bubble Bag. To enter the draw, send an email to:

Shopping online is easy! See some of our goodies at online but definitely plan a visit to our landmark "Marc Emery's Cannabis Culture Headquarters" store at 307 West Hastings St in Vancouver. Open 7 days a week! "We've got everything you need except the weed!"

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The Jodie Emery Show – January 3, 2013

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The first show of the new year! We look forward to all of the positive changes coming on the legalization front, but there's still much work to do. With now only 551 days left on Marc's prison sentence, Jodie will be seeking political support for his transfer to Canada – so he could be home even sooner! – and will be needing your help. Hopefully we can have him home by next Christmas! Check out his blogs at: and

There is a provincial election coming here in British Columbia and Jodie announces she will be running for the BC Green Party to keep the discussion about legalization on the table. To see the website documenting the media and more from Jodie's 2009 BC Green Party campaign, go to

Another winner is chosen to receive a FreeMarc T-shirt, stickers and a pin. To have your chance to win, send an email to:

Shopping online is easy. See all of our goodies at
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The Jodie Emery Show – December 27, 2012

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As 2012 comes to a close, Jodie and Marc note that new year's eve will leave just 555 days left in Marc's prison sentence. It also brings the possibility of him being with us next Christmas! Tune in for more details about Marc's possible early transfer home…

Jodie shares two beautiful cards she received from Marc and his Yazoo band mate Terry. Marc's Christmas blog is at and – or click here for the direct link:

Jodie will be launching the campaign to get Marc transferred home, and she will need your help gathering political endorsements for his transfer application. Support is needed from any politicitan you may know about, at any level of government. Whatever assistance you can provide, please contact Jodie at:

A winner is picked to receive the Holiday super gift pack filled with all sorts of great prizes. To have a chance to win in future draws., send an email to

It's the 20% off HotBoxing Week Sale in the our store at 307 West Hastings St in Vancouver and online, until January 2nd! It's a great time to stock up on all your cannabis and hemp needs. "We've got everything you need except the weed!"

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Marc’s Christmas Prison Blog

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Marc and Jodie Emery in Yazoo City prisonI had some additional thoughts about Michael Coren's Sun TV interview with my wife Jodie and his subsequent Toronto Sun newspaper rant (both are attached to the beginning of my last blog) about me and the cannabis culture.

One of the favoured media propaganda techniques is the long ranting monologue preceding the interview of the guest (Jodie in this case) with opposing ideas. This rant (perfected by Bill O'Reilly at Fox News and emulated in this case by Sun TV host Michael Coren) is always full of idiotic lies. What do you say to someone who is arguing the world is flat? Well, you don't get to say anything because the guest isn't present during the taping of the rant, and doesn't know it will show up in the broadcast. And even if Jodie were aware of the rant, how can you rebut a dozen lies in nine seconds?

As for the tacked on interview with Jodie, it's a matter of the host skipping from subject to subject whenever one subject gets too hot. When Jodie brought up prohibition's role in starting wars, justifying invasions and directing foreign policy, Coren tosses in a quick lie and zips off to another subject.

Coren says he can't see why marijuana prohibition is a big cause (despite it being big enough for two states to vote in the majority to repeal marijuana prohibition). Again, Jodie starts to tell him how prohibition affects nearly every aspect of society and zip… lie… zip… he's off to another subject.

What has Coren ever read about prohibition? There are dozens of books cogently explaining the hundreds of thousands of prohibition murders and deaths, the narco-states, the corruption of whole militaries and police, cartel slaughters, massive incarcerations; is it possible a modern day man with access to so much information could be so blithely unaware?

No issue is bigger than prohibition: wars, invasions, drug cartels, repressive narco-states, civil wars, gangster governments, corrupt law enforcement, over 60,000 dead in Mexico in six years, loss of privacy in a police state, seizures of homes and kids, denial of miracle medicine to those in pain and misery, orphaned children, millions of destroyed lives, demagoguing politicians, drug cartel money propping up the world from total economic collapse in 2009, and 75 years and counting and prison, prison, prison.

Could it be Coren and people like him are just propaganda robots who automatically reject anything coming from the reality-based community? Whenever the 'reality-based community' brings up a point, the reaction is to dismiss it with some moronic lie, and then …zip… to move on.

Jodie Emery and Michael Coren on Sun TV News MediaThe camera, when left alone to do its work, doesn't lie. Jodie came across as a classy, intelligent person who dealt in facts. Coren comes across as a brainwashed ideologue grinning at his own stupidity, which he mistakes for intelligence. Coren, knowing full well how full of it he is, even predicts he will get loads of emails and twitter responses from the reality-based community calling him "evil". Coren doesn't see the relevance of his own remark. He laughs at it.

It is this disconnect between the evil done by prohibition and the inability of people like Coren to accept responsibility for what they are endorsing. This is sociopathic behaviour. Coren simply can't empathize with the suffering he is promoting. Prohibition is no more serious a concern than "the right to masturbate", he writes!  It is indeed true with prohibition, that if you aren't against prohibition, you are indeed for it – and therefore must accept the evil done by prohibitionist policy as your own. Prohibitionists are incapable of logical thought in this matter because logic would show they are supporting evil acts. Therefore, Coren avoids logic, and avoids any responsibility for who he is, and what he is.

Coren's mistaken assertion that police ignore possession busts is limited and incorrect. Incorrect because, as Jodie points out, possession busts continue to rise, over 10,000 in Canada last year. But limited, too, because the big prohibition money for police is in seizures. That's the main interest of police when it comes to prohibition. The police don't get homes and cars and yachts and motorcycles and computers and furniture and anything else they want by making possession busts. Would-be-uniformed thugs don't join police SWAT teams to make possession busts. They join to fuck shit up. To blast through front doors, to toss in stun grenades, carry heavy assault weaponry, wear intimidating black assault outfits, have slavering German Shepherds ready to attack anyone inside feigning resistance. Helicopters, tanks, all the SWAT team paraphernalia so beloved by adrenalized cops everywhere in North America – you don't get that making possession busts.

Seizures and the new asset forfeiture laws that allow them are the biggest part of the corruption. As in the United States, Canadian police are now addicted to marijuana prohibition because of forfeiture and seizure laws. Like the US, seizure laws have created a profitable industry for police in Canada. Some US police departments exist only because of seizures.

When drug-related asset forfeiture laws were first introduced in Canada, it was made clear none of the proceeds would go to police. This was done to avoid corruption. That quickly changed, and so did Canadian policing. Asset forfeitures are used to finance police asset forfeiture infrastructure. Busts are now equated with personal and institutional benefits that can be obtained no other way. Corruption is guaranteed. Police become armed robbers with a badge.

Coren asked Jodie if she was a 'pothead', a juvenile tactic that says a lot about Coren and his audience. Coren seemed to be in a constant state of self-absorbed glee through the entire interview. He was so charged up while saying the dumbest things and was just bursting to say the next dumb thing, and the next.

A classic remark by Coren had a certain historical resonance, his final last-stand defense for prohibition and all it represents. When the lies don't hold up (and they didn't), when the facts are starting to get in the way (and they did), it's time for the ultimate rationalization, the one that is history's most popular justification for evil: "Well, it's the law."

Marc Emery in Yazoo Prison for Christmas Then at the end, Coren wishes me the best for the holiday season. See, that's a disconnect. He can't see legalization as a worthy cause, he thinks I doth protest my five-year sentence for selling seeds from my desk in Vancouver too much (there are more worthy prisoners and causes, he says), he issues me a robotic Christmas greeting to show his humanity while expressly supporting the propaganda from a prohibitionist system that put me in a US federal prison in the first place! That's chutzpah for you!

The prohibition system has left over a million children without fathers in the US, and millions more in some level of despair over loved ones in prisons worldwide for prohibition. Coren and drug war apologists will nonetheless enjoy the holidays with their families. He does not see the evil, the contradiction. It does not enter Coren's mind. Simply by wishing me a Merry Christmas, Coren is able to reassure himself he is an okay guy. After all, prohibition can't be so bad as to ruin a Merry Christmas, can it, Mr. and Mrs. Emery? What's 2,600 kilometers separation, really, for five years, because of some seeds?! Merry Christmas, Marc and Jodie – come on, lighten up, says Mr. Coren; It's Christmas, for goodness sakes!


But I'll be out soon, maybe 12 months if I get transferred back to Canada, 18 months if I don't. The Prohibitionists, however, are forever locked inside a delusion they can never escape. Abandoning that delusion, they'll have to see themselves as they really are. And that's something they can't handle. Therefore, their lives will continue to be an exercise in worthlessness. But enough of Michael Coren at Christmastime.

Christmas brings a feeling love and hope for humanity. People warm up at Christmas. They are nicer to each other for a brief period of time. I know from letters and cards that I am thought of at Christmas by many, and it's a comforting feeling. All my work of over 30 years is coming to a big pay-off. Two US states have legalized, with many more (and hopefully British Columbia) on the horizon to legalize. Uruguay will legalize next year. The juggernaut is loose and cannot be turned back, though the prohibitionists will certainly try.

Let us hope for Happy Holidays, and in the New Year, begin the hard work anew on Legalization with Peace on Earth, and No More Drug War.

Merry Christmas,
From Marc Emery