Marijuana Superstar to campaign for Trudeau


mentalfloss
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Marijuana activist Marc Emery vows to campaign for Justin Trudeau — as soon as he gets out of U.S. jail

VANCOUVER — The Liberals may be leery of the idea, but when marijuana activist Marc Emery ends his four-year U.S. prison term on Wednesday, he has vowed an all-out, cross-Canada campaign to rally votes for Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

“The star power we could bring to the campaign alongside Trudeau, that’s powerful in an election when nothing else seems to get out the vote,” said Jodie Emery, recently returned from her last visit with her husband at Yazoo City Federal Prison in Mississippi.

“We won’t get a chance like this again,” she said.

Recently, Ms. Emery submitted her name to run as the Liberal candidate in Vancouver East, the riding represented for the past 17 years by the NDP’s Libby Davies.

“I got asked by the members of the riding association if I would want to run, I thought about it, and I joined the party only about a month ago,” she said.

As yet, Ms. Emery has yet to submit official papers for the nomination, and her candidacy would still need to be vetted by a local “Green Light committee.”

“I’m sure they’re looking up all my old videos and photos, and you can’t hide those big bong hit photos from the old days,” she said.

On Wednesday, Mr. Emery, 56, will end his 1,590-day U.S. prison sentence for drug distribution, although he expects he will not be deported across the Detroit-Windsor border until mid-August.

From then until the October 2015 federal election, the self-styled “Prince of Pot” has said he intends to appear at public events across the country imploring supporters to vote for the Liberal party.

Speaking by phone, Mr. Emery acknowledged it “might make Mr. Trudeau a bit nervous,” but added, “I have to make good use of my reputation in the cannabis culture, and no job is more important than defeating prohibitionist regimes.”

Marijuana activist Marc Emery vows to campaign for Justin Trudeau — as soon as he gets out of U.S. jail
 
petros
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Stellar endorsement.
 
Locutus
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marc who?
 
petros
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Princess of pot.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

marc who?




I mean...

 
darkbeaver
Republican
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I'd vote Marc whatsa prolem
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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Pot should be legal. In fact it should never have been illegal. But I am not sure this will be a good idea to base a run for PM on. Mostly itwill just take fotes from other left parties and have little effect on the center.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
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Lokk do you want a box of tax reduction promises or the cure fore taxes
 
Locutus
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a prince riding a pony...bring it on the next Harper majority!
 
darkbeaver
Republican
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Oh Harper has a majority, they just ain't Canadian, most of them ain't even human, Harper and his reptilian majority, bug eating lizards the lot of them
 
Locutus
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*rubs hands*


Lol, ya think? "Marc Emery, the 'prince of pot,' may be a liability for the Liberals" http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/marc-emery-the-prince-of-pot-may-be-a-liability-for-the-liberals-1.2701645 …
 
mentalfloss
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Damn his wife is pretty hot.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Damn his wife is pretty hot.

maybe compared to um, somebody else's wife, but I think she's a butterface.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

maybe compared to um, somebody else's wife, but I think she's a butterface.

 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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This is fantastic news... JT continues his downward spiral.

Say, does anyone know if Marc's Parole Officer will be hitting the campaign trail along with him?
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

This is fantastic news... JT continues his downward spiral.

Say, does anyone know if Marc's Parole Officer will be hitting the campaign trail along with him?

You have this flamboyant flavour to your posts.

It's like you're channeling Joan Rivers or Richard Simmons.

Are you Sue Ann Levy?
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

You have this flamboyant flavour to your posts.


I can't take all the credit for that... To be completely honest, JT offers-up such fantastic material to work with.

It really isn't that difficult
 
mentalfloss
#18
Thanks Joan
 
Colpy
Conservative
#19
Yet another reason not to vote for the Boy Wonder...............
 
tay
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'Cannabis queen’ Jodie Emery files to run for federal Liberals in Vancouver East








Jodie Emery, the wife of notorious marijuana activist Marc Emery, officially filed her nomination papers Monday to run for the Liberals in Vancouver East — a move widely thought to put wind in Conservatives’ sails as they attack leader Justin Trudeau for pushing marijuana legalization too hard.


Ms. Emery said she has never met or spoken with Mr. Trudeau, but members of the Vancouver East Federal Liberal Riding Association encouraged her to seek the nomination. Still, she understands why he would be nervous as the Conservatives try to connect his support for legalization with the slippery slope leading to the corruption of children.




‘Cannabis queen’ Jodie Emery files to run for federal Liberals in Vancouver East | National Post
 

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