Culture At A Crossroads
Marc Emery is likely Canada's most well-known advocate for marijuana. The 'Prince of Pot' has both smoked illegally and been arrested in every major city across the country. His ambition to create a culture around cannabis, including media, politics, and literature unfolded like that of a mastermind CEO on Bay Street.
Emery started his career a bookstore owner in London, Ontario, but eventually moved to Vancouver where he fully invested into the marijuana industry. Following a five-year prison sentence in 2015, Emery has since lived in Toronto.
In our conversation, Emery will share the elaborate plans he had that helped infiltrate the country with weed, and he'll also explain why today he isn't so fond of the way the legalization has rolled out in Canada. We'll also discuss the costs and benefits of using the drug, and we'll consider what cannabis in the Bible means for Christians.
1990 - Emery convicted of possession of obscene reading at London bookstore
June 3, 1992 - Emery plays key role in ending Sunday Shopping band in Canada
July 2001 - After financially backing Jim Wakefield and Terry Parker, Canada becomes first country to allow medical marijuana
May 2010 - Emery sentenced to 5 years in U.S. prison for marijuana brought into country
Mar. 9, 2017 - Marc and Jodie Emery charged with drug trafficking en route to Spannabis
Dec. 8, 2017 - Couple pleads guilty, fined nearly $200 000
Early 2018 - Emery splits up with wife Jodie after being married since July 2006