Prince of Pot Marc Emery on Farewell Tour As US Prison Term Looms

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:37:57 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Drug War Chronicle via Cannabis Culture Magazine - Marc Emery has less than three weeks of liberty before turning himself in to US Drug Warriors and pleading guilty to "conspiracy to traffic marijuana". He expects to be sentenced to at least five years in prison. For selling seeds. To consenting adults. Kill a narc today. You know you want to.

And he remains adamant about ending prohibition. "What is the public benefit in prohibition? There is none. We get more drugs, more drug use, more gangs, the treasuries are empty, the jails are full, but they don't care about that. The only thing important to a prohibitionist is suffering. They think we must suffer because we have a moral failing. They have a puritanical hatred for what we represent."

The forces of prohibition may have won a temporary victory in their battle to shut up the Prince of Pot. But it may well be a pyrrhic one.

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