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    Canada's 'prince of pot' gets five years in U.S. prison

    The man once known as Canada's "prince of pot" is now a federal inmate in the U.S. system after a judge in Washington sentenced him Friday to five years in prison.

    Marijuana activist Marc Emery pleaded guilty in May in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Washington, to a single count of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana after an 18-month investigation into the seed-selling business Emery operated from his head shop in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    about that is just how they fail to tell the other said of the story, that other said being the overwhelming majority of those kids are court ordered or forced by their parents to attend rehab for Marijuana.
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    Re: Canada's 'prince of pot' gets five years in U.S. prison

    wrong section, sorry..Appreciate it if you could move it to it's proper forum.
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    Re: Canada's 'prince of pot' gets five years in U.S. prison

    I truely hate the Canadian government for caving in on his extradition to the US

    He committed no crime in Canada, he never set foot in the US to commit a crime in the US. So as he never committed a crime in the US and what he was doing was and is legal in Canada the Can government should never have extradited him
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    Re: Canada's 'prince of pot' gets five years in U.S. prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I truely hate the Canadian government for caving in on his extradition to the US

    He committed no crime in Canada, he never set foot in the US to commit a crime in the US. So as he never committed a crime in the US and what he was doing was and is legal in Canada the Can government should never have extradited him
    I've actually been to his headshop and I met him once before all this happened.

    He seems like a good guy.

    Totally agree with you LT. This whole thing was bull****. He shouldn't have been extradited.

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    Re: Canada's 'prince of pot' gets five years in U.S. prison

    Wow, I'm glad they got this dangerous criminal off the streets. I will feel so much safer now that he's behind bars.

    Stupid marijuana laws ...

    It would be interesting to know just how much tax money and law enforcement time was used to prosecute this guy, and I wonder how many violent criminals could have been captured and prosecuted with that money.
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    Re: Canada's 'prince of pot' gets five years in U.S. prison

    So Canada extradite him to the US for something that is perfectly legal in Canada? Thats ****ed up. What next is Canada going to extradite someone to the middle east because they run a porn site that depicts adultery? I hope my the US doesn't do that kind of ****.
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    Re: Canada's 'prince of pot' gets five years in U.S. prison

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    So Canada extradite him to the US for something that is perfectly legal in Canada? Thats ****ed up. What next is Canada going to extradite someone to the middle east because they run a porn site that depicts adultery? I hope my the US doesn't do that kind of ****.
    The thing was he was selling marijauna seeds via mail to the US...

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    Re: Canada's 'prince of pot' gets five years in U.S. prison

    God Canada you are wimps. Why do you extradite some one who broke no law. Grow a backbone and be like no America I will be you bitch no more.

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    Re: Canada's 'prince of pot' gets five years in U.S. prison

    what a waste of tax dollars and jail space. If laws were evaluated objectively and rationally, the weed bans are as moronic as no hunting on sunday crap



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    Re: Canada's 'prince of pot' gets five years in U.S. prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    The thing was he was selling marijauna seeds via mail to the US...
    If you run a porn site depicting adultery and someone in the middle east look at it then it could be argued that you were showing porn depicting adultery to the middle east.
    If he was in the US while selling marijuana seeds then that might be a valid point, however he was in Canada selling seeds via mail which as far as I know is legal in Canada. Canada should not have extradited him. He is under no obligation to follow US law just like a gun store in Oklahoma is under no obligation to follow New York's anti-2nd amendment laws just because a New Yorker shows up to buy a fire arm.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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