Marc Emery, a marijuana activist from Canada is now serving his tenth month in prison. He was sentenced to a five-year imprisonment for selling marijuana seeds to U.S. customers through mail order. He’s currently in a prison in Georgia.
According to his wife, Jodie Emery, her husband should have been charged in Canada instead of sending him to U.S. In fact, Marc has paid an income tax for his seeds sale to the Canadian government which was more than $580,000.
Jodie visited her husband on December 18 and 19. She said that she’s so thankful for the support of marijuana advocates around the world for her jailed husband. She added that her husband is always so positive, though Marc Emery said that he cries whenever he thinks of her. Jodie said that Marc keeps himself busy by reading the mails sent to him by supporters. He receives lots of mails and every time he receives them, the inmates chant “Free Marc! Free Marc!”
The website freemarc.ca has been a tool to help the Emery’s collect funds to pay for the legal team that is working to successfully bring Marc back to his country. They have collected more than $20,000 through the worldwide fundraising campaign. Now, the Canadian transfer application is being processed and the decision by the U.S. may be out by February. Hopefully, if approved, Marc will return to Canada where he will serve the rest of his sentence.
Once back in Canada, Marc Emery can apply for day parole and In September 2011, he can apply for a full parole.