Thursday, April 06, 2006

Free Marc Emery?


Yesterday...I met this man.

Yes...it's true. For Moral Issues and Ethics, I had to do a group presentation on the legalization of marijuana. So, I tell this one guy in my group "Why don't you just phone the marijuana party, ask a few questions". So he does, and asks if someone is willing to come to our class and speak. And guess who came?

You guessed it - the
Prince of Pot himself. Honestly, it was kind of mind boggling. This man is the leader of the B.C. Marijuana party. He has been arrested 21 times, and put in jail 17. Currently, he faces extradition to the US where he could face a life sentence for selling seeds and "laundering" the profits into pro cannabis legalization activities. Basically, the DEA wants him big time.

And he just came to our presentation. This guy was a hard core politican. He saw himself as a martyr, pushing foward the cause of "freedom". Not your average pot head. He related marijuana to music, Jesus (ya I know, hard to believe), farming. You name it. He spoke on it. The craziest part is - he is probably going to jail FOR LIFE in the US. And he's alright with it. He certainly believed what he was preaching. We shook his hand, took some pictures, and basically laughed the whole time. Could not even believe it.


Pull Quotes

"Plant the seeds of freedom...Overgrow the government" - the quote he wrote on my very own "cannabis culture magazine". oh man.

"Take a good look at your CD collection, put the ones on one pile that have been influenced by drugs. Now take a look at the other pile...you don't even WANT that pile" - in regards to pot & creativity

"The first time you smoke up, just go to the woods, to a very natural place...and take your bible" - please imagine these words directed at an entire TWU classroom. laughing sooo hard.

So, we are left with one big question: "Free Marc Emery?"

5 comments:

Bec Shulba said...

wow -- you must have gotten a fantastic mark on that project. that's crazy. i can't believe this guy was preaching it up at T-dub. weird. and here i am thinking marc emery is that guy from Empire Records. ha.

Kristina said...

I say let him go...
what's the worst he's capable of doing? People are doing to do drugs either way.
That C.D. quote is probably one of the best things I've ever heard.
(mostly because it's true)

DAD said...

What a fantastic opportunity to meet one of the most outstanding Canadians of our time. I wish I could have been there. It sounds like he has keen insights into an active counterculture. "You da man Mark."

Kathryn said...

I told my mom the CD collection remark, she found it humorous.

the tapered pant said...

Sharelle. I'm just exquisitely jealous. Hell yes let him go.