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Marc Scott Emery (born February 13, 1958) is a Canadian cannabis rights activist, entrepreneur and politician. Often described as the "Prince of Pot", Emery has been a notable advocate of international cannabis policy reform, and has been active in multiple Canadian political parties at the provincial and federal levels. Emery has been jailed several times for his cannabis activism.

Marc Emery
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Marc Emery at a pro-marijuana rally outside City Hall in Calgary, September 2007.
Born
Marc Scott Emery

(1958-02-13) February 13, 1958 (age 64)
London, ON, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Other namesPrince of Pot
OccupationPolitician, activist, entrepreneur
Known forCannabis policy reform advocate
Political partyFreedom Party of Canada (1978–2000)
British Columbia Marijuana Party (2000–present) Conservative Party of Canada (2017) People's Party of Canada (2018–present)
Criminal chargeSelling cannabis seeds
Criminal penalty5 years in prison
Criminal statusReleased
SpouseJodie Emery (Separated)

He is the estranged spouse of fellow activist Jodie Emery, with whom he operated Cannabis Culture magazine and Pot TV. Until the business was raided by police, the couple were co-owners of Cannabis Culture, a business that franchised pot dispensaries. Crown prosecutors later deemed the business to be illegal due to obtaining cannabis from illegal sources.

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