The Prince of Pot Marc Emery, accompanied by his lovely wife Jodie at the Ottawa stop of his Farewell Tour, has a message for all of us, students especially, on why we need to end prohibition and the war on Cannabis.
More from Marc Emery regarding his US extradition hearing. Everyone needs to support Marc, he has made it his life's work defending our freedom and fighting draconian prohibition laws. If no one in your area has taken up Marc's call for help and put it into action, YOU be the person to do it.
A Rally For Marc Emery, on the SATURDAY prior to my day of Sentencing in Seattle, United States, expected in October.
Planning should begin in advance of the announcement of the date in October, which will be made known when it is finalized.
I want 420 demonstrations all over the world, as in, four hundred and twenty villages, towns, cities, islands, and communities with a protest on my behalf, in 42 countries. I have facebook friends in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, England, Scotland, Ireland, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Chile, Argentina, Brasil, Costa Rica, Mexico, United States, Canada, Iceland, Vietnam, South Africa, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, and several other nations.
I would like my supporters in every community in Canada to hold a rally on the Saturday of my sentencing at the Government of Canada building that is in almost every city and town in Canada. The government of Canada is responsible for the marijuana prohibition as well as signing off on my extradition.
Additionally, there should more major rallies in support of me at US consulates in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, and the US Embassy in Ottawa.
In the United States, I would like a rally in support of me in cities in all 50 states. Those who are interested in this can begin planning a rally in their community and organize with others to do so. Please contact me if you would like to be a leader of a rally in my name, or help with such a rally in your community, or would attend or make signs.
Across the globe, I would like to see a rally of support in whatever country I can find a supporter to lead a rally wherever on the earth they may be.
Over 40 demonstrations were held around the world on September 10, 2005 to protest my arrest for extradition to the United States, including Moscow, Prague, Wellington, Sydney, Mexico City, Paris, London.
Cannabis Culture has these articles on holding a pot-protest or rally:
Appropriate signs are:
* Free Marc Emery * Free Anti-Prohibition Activist Marc Emery
* Free our/the leader of the Cannabis culture, Marc Emery
* DEA out of __________ (your country or town here)
* End Prohibition * No More Drug War
The purpose of signs is to stir the mind of any passersby who might google my name, or prohibition or the drug war. It is important to inform your local media of the rally and its purpose. Rallies in the United States should be at the main courthouse in your town, or DEA office, Justice Dept. office, or a main intersection for maximum visibility to your community.
Rallies not in Canada or the US should be at the US or Canadian embassies or consulates in your country, or at the courthouse in your community, or even at a major intersection. It is important to inform the media or your actions and explain why you feel my leadership is important and why the US prosecution is wrong. Address the fact the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Administration) is in your country also, and should be expelled.
To help me further, all supporters are encouraged to write a polite, sensitive letter to my sentencing judge, Ricardo Martinez, in the federal court in Seattle, pleading for leniency. An address and protocols will be posted soon.
Update from Jodie Emery: Requesting people write letters asking the Washington State judge to let Marc Emery return to Canada without any imprisonment. Please take the time to help save my husband and Canadian hero by sending polite, passionate letters to: Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez U.S. Courthouse 700 Stewart Street Seattle, WA 98101
Update#2 - A Facebook Event Page has been posted for the Worldwide Rally For Prince of Pot Marc Emery. Please join to receive important news regarding the rallies and help spread the word! Make sure there is a rally in your country/province/state/city/suburb/village/town. It's time for all of us to support Marc Emery and give a little back for all he has done for the cannabis legalization movement and the fight to end prohibition.
Last Thursday I was lucky enough to attend the Toronto stop of Marc's Farewell Tour at Vapor Central and meet and speak with both Marc and Jodie. It was inspiring and if anyone has the chance to hear Mr. Emery in person please make the effort to do so - you too will be inspired!
To read the full story of the DEA led persecution of Marc Emery and his fight to stay in Canada, please visit Cannabis Culture Magazine. Pass It to The Left.